Baz Lurhmann

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The delays that have plagued Baz Luhrmann‘s needlessly-in-3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby have been well-documented at la Film Ecole Rejecettes (refresh yourself HERE), but now that the auteur’s film will open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, perhaps the wait was worth it. The film will be Luhrmann’s third Cannes showing (his Strictly Ballroom screened in 1992 and Moulin Rouge! served as the fest’s opener in 2001) and is the fest’s first 3D opener since Up.  Tragically, however, opening night at Cannes happens to be May 15th, while the film’s American opening date is days earlier, on May 10th. So much for capitalizing on all that Cannes goodwill, but at least the glittering spectacle will get a suitably glittering spectacle of a “premiere” at the prestigious fest. This year’s Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15th through the 26th. [Press Release]

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Remember when Baz Luhrmann gave us the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear John Leguizamo deliver Shakespearian dialogue? Well so does he, but he’s not content to just rest on his laurels and live off of past crazy. Rumors have been floating around for a while that Luhrmann is gearing up to do an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, and now it can be confirmed that the rumors are not only true, they’re just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve just been introduced to a new phrase that is music to my ears: The Great Gatsby 3D. No, I’m not talking about a deleted scene from Mike Judge’s prophetic film Idiocracy, Baz Luhrmann is actually filming another adaptation of classic literature that gets taught to high schoolers, and this time he’s doing it completely unnecessarily in 3D. Now the climactic hit and run scene doesn’t have to just happen in your imagination, it’s going to come to life right before your eyes in stunning 3D! And all of those other scenes where high society people sit around at parties and talk and stuff: eye popping 3D! Fitzgerald must be rolling in his grave… giggling with glee. Who wouldn’t want to see this happen? Leonardo DiCaprio has already been secured to play Gatsby, and it is rumored that current it girl Carey Mulligan will be playing the object of his obsession Daisy Buchanan. Claire Danes must have already been booked. Filming is happening in Australia, and is […]

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Baz and Gatsby Roll Forward

F. Scott Fitzgerald will hit the big screen again soon, and we’re hoping there are no musical medlies.

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FSR

Kevin Carr looks at Australia, Four Christmases, Transporter 3 and Milk, in theaters this week with the FSR Report Card.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

It’s the Big, Fat Thanksgiving Special! Kevin and Neil beam into the Magical Virtual Studio in the Sky two days early to get ready for their Thanksgiving feast which will keep them napping through the weekend.

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Australi

We know that you kids love high-res, vibrant images from the season’s epic flicks, so you’ll understand why we jumped on the opportunity to throw these 15 images from Baz Luhrmann’s Australia out there.

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If you don’t care about spoiling the ending for Australia, read on. Just know that Hugh Jackman’s sled ends up being both the killer, Tyler Durden and Luke’s father

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Nicole Kidman in Australia

I’m not good with being subtle, so I will just come right out with it. The TV spot below, which is for Baz Luhrmann’s next film Australia, is titled “Defy,” thus the clever play on words in the title. Get it? Good.

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Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman in Australia

Next month’s issue of Vogue magazine will feature a very nice spread of photos from the upcoming WWII epic Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. We’ve got a few shots from the issue, as an appetizer.

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If you’ve been wondering what has kept Hugh Jackman from getting started on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, here is your answer.

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