What’ happened in Hollywood this week that deserves a second look? Steven Speilberg finally released the trailer for Lincoln staring Daniel Day Lewis. The Toronto International Film Festival comes to an end on Sunday and we will review what films did well at TIFF. Also, studios are scratching their heads as an award winning special effects company Digital Domain filed for bankruptcy. So here’s a quick overview of what we thought deserved a second take.
- Moviegoers Not Impressed with Lincoln Trailer
- Oscar Buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
- Oscar Winning Company Digital Domain Files for Bankruptcy
Moviegoers Not Impressed with Lincoln Trailer
While it’s hard to get an idea of how good a film is from a trailer. Some moviegoers weren’t impressed with the 1st. trailer, which debuted yesterday. Here are some viewer’s comments taken from YouTube and Deadline.com.
Ward Roberts from: YouTube
“jesus… calm down with the fade ins & outs. just let us look at something for a second.”
Jojojojo from: Deadline.com
“I love Spielberg and all. He’s a god. But this is one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen. Did anyone else get a headache from all the fading?”
Take a look for yourself and see if you agree with them?
Oscar Buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
As the festival comes to a close on Sunday 9/16/2012, some films caught the eye of film critics who tossed around the Oscar word. According to Canada.com Ben Afflecks movie Argo is getting the most awards buzz at the festival. Second, The Master with Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymor Hoffman, third Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley and The Session starring Helen Hunt. Are you surprised by this list of films getting Oscar Buzz?
Oscar Winning Company Digital Domain Filed for Bankruptcy
One of the most bazaar stories in Hollywood was the news of a very popular special effects company filing for bankruptcy. Many studios threatened to take their business elsewhere if they did not resolve their debts. So what happened? Most believed the company grew too fast and became overwhelmed. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. According to Deadline.com
“Hollywood studios will not be pulling the plug on projects at the financially troubled special-effects company after Digital Domain got some breathing room yesterday in bankruptcy court. Judge Brenden Shannon approved a fast-tracked auction of Digital Domain Media Group for September 21 and a debtor-in-possession order (read it here) that gives the almost-broke company immediate access to almost $12 million.”
What are your thoughts?