For a guy who routinely watches the domestic grosses of his film’s top out between $60 and $90 million, Denzel Washington sure commands a high salary — and it’s reported that he’ll command another huge payday (perhaps in the neighborhood of $20 million) to star in Universal Picture’s in development thriller, Safe House.
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Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post has a new rule for filmmakers working on those loosely based-on-historical events flicks like American Gangster, The Queen and I’m Not There: Get it right!
Whether it precedes a biographical film or a historical drama, "based on a true story" has come to convey several, often contradictory, Read More
In 2005, the early release Crash pulled off its big win in the Screen Actors Guild ensemble race — which foreshadowed its big upset on Oscar night—after ambushing Hollywood with non-watermarked DVDs. According to Tom O’Neil at the Los Angeles Times‘ Gold Derby blog, yesterday’s SAG Awards nominees prove two points: "how key it Read More
It seems like New York is in love with Goonies star Josh Brolin. He delivers Oscar-worthy performances in American Gangster (no. 1) and No Country for Old Men (no. 2), both of which sit atop the Manhattan box office chart. American Gangster captured the top spot with an impressive $50,000 per screen average in its Read More
The rapper Jay-Z recently told a reporter that Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, the film that opened on Nov. 2 depicting the dazzling rise and precipitous fall of the 70’s Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, compelled him to write “a back story to the story.”Jay Z’s back story is released today in record stores as a Read More
Jay-Z, whose new album inspired by American Gangster comes out next Tuesday, gave the Los Angeles Times‘ Richard Cromelin a personal tour of Brooklyn.
Jay-Z, 37, doesn’t return often to this Brooklyn neighborhood, where he grew up as Shawn Corey Carter. Stardom and wealth have taken him away to a Manhattan home and the Read More
Jay-Z previwed tracks from his upcoming American Gangster album at a VH1 Storytellers lot in Brooklyn, according to the AP.
On a studio lot for VH1′s ”Storytellers” series, Jay-Z, along with a full band, performed several tracks from the album inspired by the upcoming Denzel Washington-Russell Crowe flick.
”American Gangster,” in Read More