CATEGORIES 'Fone Finds
Today on indieWIRE, Zack Snyder's 'Sucker Punch' continues to get pummeled, an up-and-coming British director is profiled, the 'South Park' boys head to Broadway, and more.
- 'Sucker Punch' continues to get bashed on indieWIRE's blog network. In his review of the Zack Snyder ('Watchmen')-directed action pic, Leonard Maltin wrote, "Throughout this sensory assault I kept asking myself the same question: What's the point? And that's the problem: I'm not sure there is one."
- In her post, subtly titled What the Hell Is Abbie Cornish Doing in Sucker Punch ? Women in Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein tried very hard to understand why the indie darling agreed to take part in the project. Her conclusion? "What good does being in a sucky movie that will get horrible reviews do for a young actress like Cornish. I just don't see the upside."
- In further 'Sucker Punch' bashing news (does it ever end?), Spout dissected Snyder's failure at successfully creating an empowering film for the ladies.
- To offer a bit of respite from all the 'Sucker Punch' haters, The Playlist posted an extensive interview with most of the female cast.
- Another film hitting theaters this week, albeit in limited release, is Francois Ozon's Catherine Deneuve-starring 'Potiche.' The Playlist hailed the comedy as a return to form for the popular French filmmaker.
- One of the big breakouts at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival and Conference was Andrew Haigh's gay romance, 'Weekend.' indieWIRE caught up with the up-and-coming Brit while in Austin during the event.
- Following The Weinstein Co.'s big night at the Oscars -- where they nabbed Best Picture for 'The King's Speech' -- the company has announced they will soon launch a TV department, a games division and a new PG-13 cut of the royal drama (due April 1). Anne Thompson dissects what the future holds for one of the biggest players in the game.