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Travolta worried about future of film

Travolta worried about future of film

Jun 26 2013, 10:10am CDT | by

John Travolta is ''worried'' about the future of cinema. The 'Pulp Fiction' actor has revealed he is concerned that blockbuster fare such as superhero movies are dominating Hollywood, leaving little...

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Travolta worried about future of film

Jun 26 2013, 10:10am CDT | by

John Travolta is ''worried'' about the future of cinema.

The 'Pulp Fiction' actor has revealed he is concerned that blockbuster fare such as superhero movies are dominating Hollywood, leaving little room for ''character driven stories''.

The actor admits he is not ''a comic book guy'' and likely wouldn't star in a big budget action movie like 'Iron Man' or 'Man of Steel', branding them ''gimmick films''.

Speaking to an audience at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London yesterday (25.06.13), he explained: ''I am a little worried because the kind of films I've loved over the years are diminishing by this new wave of financing in films. I'm doing my best to make the kind of movies I respect and I'm going out of my way to target them. But the honest truth is... I think we'll see more gimmick films.

''The heyday of humane stories and character driven stories are limited. It's not that they're over, because good stories will always be told, but they are becoming limited.''

Travolta's varied career has ranged from his star-making role in musical 'Grease' to the Quentin Tarantino classic, and more recently, action-thrillers like 'The Taking of Pelham 123'.

As well as giving a talk at the BFI, the star screened his latest movie 'Killing Season' while in London.

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Jessica Lange Set For Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

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The actress who went from reclining in King Kong’s hand to creeping us out on American Horror Story, picking up a pair of Oscars along the way, will be feted this fall by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Organizers said today that Jessica Lange will receive the ninth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film during a black-tie gala on November 16 in Santa Barbara. Presenters will ...
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Jason Blum Signs Unprecedented Deal with NBC-Universal!

Jul 20 2014 7:29pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

When you produce films that are unequivocal moneymakers, studios sit up and take notice! Jason Blum's production company, Blumhouse Pictures, is responsible for some of the biggest-grossing microbudget franchises in horror film history: Paranormal Activity, Sinister, The Purge and Sinister franchises were made for less than $40 million (combined) but have grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide. Now NBC Universal is banking even more heavily on Blum with an unprecedented ...
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Jason Blum Signs Unprecedented Deal with NBC-Universal!

Jul 20 2014 7:29pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

When you produce films that are unequivocal moneymakers, studios sit up and take notice! Jason Blum's production company, Blumhouse Pictures, is responsible for some of the biggest-grossing microbudget franchises in horror film history: Paranormal Activity, Sinister, The Purge and Sinister franchises were made for less than $40 million (combined) but have grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide. Now NBC Universal is banking even mor ...
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Universal, Blumhouse Extend To Decade-Long Production Pact

Jul 20 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: Deadline

In the wake of another strong finish for a Blumhouse genre film, The Purge: Anarchy, Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have made a new 10-year first-look production agreement. This will include Blumhouse partnerships NBCUniversal businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. Blumhouse will bring its Sinister franchise to Focus Features, making Universal home to three of the company’s most profitable micro-budget franchises including The ...
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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel List Studio City Abode

Jul 17 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: variety

SELLER: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel LOCATION: Studio City, CA PRICE: $2,995,000 SIZE: 4,931 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Stage and screen actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel — or Adele Dazeem as John Travolta called her at the Oscars this year — parted ways late last ...
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Naomi Watts Joins INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT; Tim Roth Added to SELMA; James Ransone Set for Western IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE

Jun 4 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Collider

We have a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly: Naomi Watts has landed the critical role of Evelyn in the Divergent sequel Insurgent, as well as the two-part conclusion to the franchise Allegiant. Tim Roth will play Governor George Wallace in the Martin Luther King, Jr. film Selma. The Wire alum has joined John Travolta and Ethan Hawke in director Ti West’s (The Sacrament) Blumhouse Pictures Western In a Valley of Violence. Hit the jump for more on the afor ...
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Casting: Ransone, Roth, Scott, Stoll

Jun 4 2014 2:31am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

In A Valley of Violence James Ransone ("Generation Kill," "Inside Man") has joined the cast of Ti West's "In A Valley Of Violence" at Blumhouse Productions. John Travolta and Ethan Hawke also star. Hawke plays a drifter seeking revenge on the crooks who killed his best friend. Ransone will play the son of Travolta's character. Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan also star as hotel operatin ...
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