Tag: Film

Finally, Ben Affleck moving ahead with “Live by Night” filming on the Georgia coast?

I was way ahead of the curve, it appears: I was writing over two years ago about the likelihood that Ben Affleck would make his next movie in Savannah and surrounding areas. But things — like Batman — happen. Now…

“Magic Mike XXL” makers — including director Steven Soderbergh — talk about pleasures of filming in Georgia

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Well this is pretty cool. I don’t really know if things like this are common in the film world, but the makers of Magic Mike XXL have participated in a thank you video that amounts to high praise of Savannah…

Is Ben Affleck finally moving ahead with adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s “Live by Night”?

Mr. Affleck, please don’t make a fool of me again. It seemed obvious a couple years ago (check out my posts from May 2013 and July 2013) that Ben Affleck was poised to direct and act in an adaptation of…

“The Interview” opens Christmas day in Savannah and Pooler

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Honestly, I haven’t really followed the whole mess with The Interview very closely, but Sony’s film will be released on Christmas day in both Savannah and Pooler. Here’s the full list of Georgia theaters that will screen the film via…

Scenes of Savannah’s Broughton Street and Tybee Island in first trailer for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

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Well this looks fun, I guess: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will be released in the U.S. on Feb. 6, 2015, but that trailer is already out. I don’t know how I feel about the mix of animation…

Check out this spectacular 2-minute time-lapse video of Savannah

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The following video “Savannah – A Time Lapse” is by James Biscardi and Dan MacKenzie. The music is “The Stars Came Out Once The Lights Went Out” by The Veils. Many of the scenes are in the heart of the…

Gregg Allman calls for end of production on biopic “Midnight Rider”

From the Hollywood Reporter, Gregg Allman Begs ‘Midnight Rider’ Director Not to Resume Filming (Exclusive): Midnight Rider subject Gregg Allman, a founding member of the iconic Southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band, is urging director Randall Miller not to…

Variety: “Midnight Rider” suspends production

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From Variety: ‘Midnight Rider’ Suspends Production After Fatal Train Accident (EXCLUSIVE): “Midnight Rider,” the Gregg Allman biopic on which a crew member was killed last week, has suspended production. Crew members are being released, though they’ve been told that they…

Links regarding the tragic death on the film shoot of Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider”

My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Sarah Jones, who was killed tragically on Thursday on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Others were injured in the accident involving a train that the crew…

How will Batman-Superman movie delay impact plans for Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” and its Savannah schedule?

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I do not know the answer to the question in the title of this post, but there are a number of possibilities. To recap: it has been understood for a while now that Ben Affleck plans to adapt Dennis Lehane’s…

William Hurt will play Gregg Allman in upcoming biopic

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Well this is interesting. From The Wrap’s William Hurt to Play Gregg Allman in Biopic ‘Midnight Rider’: Oscar winner William Hurt has been cast as Gregg Allman in the biopic “Midnight Rider,” which is being produced by Randall Miller and…

“Bayou Maharajah” explores the mysteries of James Booker and the allure of New Orleans – a review

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Near the beginning of Lily Keber’s documentary Bayou Maharajah, which explores the life and times of famed pianist and composer James Booker, various interviewees share the stories they were told about how Booker lost his eye. Was Ringo Starr to…

Savannah Arts Academy grad’s acclaimed documentary about piano genius James Booker screening this week

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My Unplugged column for Thursday’s Do is already online: New documentary explores life, legacy of pianist James Booker (Btw, our deadlines for Do are typically on Mondays, and the week’s stories and columns often begin appearing online before the print…

Here’s my Peter O’Toole story

a public domain photo of Roger Ebert, Peter O'Toole, and Jason Patric in Savannah in 2004

Peter O’Toole died today at age 81. I was lucky to have a chance to hang out for a bit with O’Toole back in 2004 when he was honored by the SCAD-sponsored Savannah Film Festival. The film festival was remarkable…