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Brett Ratner resigns as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards (photo)

Brett Ratner resigns as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards

Remember a few hours ago, when I told you about the controversy brewing over 2012 Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner‘s gay slur at a post-screening Q&A for “Tower Heist?” And remember when I said that “given the swiftness of his apology and the soundness of the vote of confidence from [Academy President Tom] Sherak, I […]

Firestorm brewing over Oscar producer Brett Ratner’s gay slur (photo)

Firestorm brewing over Oscar producer Brett Ratner’s gay slur

There’s a firestorm brewing in Southern California this week, and it has nothing to with high winds or drought conditions. As first reported by Vulture, “Tower Heist” director and 2012 Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner shocked an audience at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles last week by responding to a question about his attitude […]

Brett Ratner says “Wicked” adaptation is his “dream project” (photo)

Brett Ratner says “Wicked” adaptation is his “dream project”

Of all the names that come to mind to potentially direct a big screen adaptation of “Wicked,” Brett Ratner is not someone we would put at the top of our list. The “Tower Heist” director admitted in an interview with The New York Times that adapting “Wicked” is his “dream project.” It might seem like […]

“Tower Heist” VOD experiment put on hold (photo)

“Tower Heist” VOD experiment put on hold

Remember all that talk last week about the new Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy comedy “Tower Heist” coming to video-on-demand just three weeks after it opened in theaters? Well you can pretty much forget about it at this point. It never happened. Everyone got that? Never happened. That’s because after all that talk, there were […]

Cinemark threatens “Tower Heist” boycott over VOD release schedule (photo)

Cinemark threatens “Tower Heist” boycott over VOD release schedule

Yesterday, IFC’s very own Matt Singer told you all about Universal’s new plan to let folks in Atlanta and Portland watch “Tower Heist” from home a mere three weeks after the theatrical release. Now, as expected, the theater owners are starting to get a little peeved. The first theater chain to respond is Cinemark, who […]

“Tower Heist” coming to VOD while still in theaters (photo)

“Tower Heist” coming to VOD while still in theaters

The standard window between theatrical and DVD release is 90 days. But studios looking to boost revenues (and, in this case, synergize with their corporate parent) are experimenting with new windows and new ways to make money. The Los Angeles Times reports Universal and their new owner Comcast are going to try a window of […]

IFC.com’s 2011 Fall Movie Preview Guide (photo)

IFC.com’s 2011 Fall Movie Preview Guide

Summer may be the season of the blockbuster, but September through December is where studios release their most varied titles. From sci-fi thrillers to dramas and potential Oscar nominees, Hollywood unleashes a veritable storm of A-list talent and often brilliantly original films. Here are our picks for the highlights of Fall 2011. Sept | Oct […]

“Tower Heist” trailer brings the funny to high-rise robbery, courtesy of Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy (photo)

“Tower Heist” trailer brings the funny to high-rise robbery, courtesy of Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy

The first trailer for Brett Ratner‘s upcoming film “Tower Heist” has arrived online, and it’s packed with a ridiculous number of comedic actors of the past, present, and future. Starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, and a long list of other established and up-and-coming thespians, the film follows the staff […]