Topic: The Movies
On the Scene: Another Day in Hollywood
Just another day in Hollywood...
The press release is here - Warner Bros. Pictures Presents in Association with Virtual Studios the Los Angeles Premiere of POSEIDON Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM -
A bit on the film here and you can watch the trailer here - directed by Wolfgang Petersen, the screenplay by Mark Protosevich from the novel by Paul Gallico - "In this remake of the 1972 disaster classic 'The Poseidon Adventure' (1972) , a luxury ocean liner capsizes from a colossal tidal wave, leaving its survivors to fend for themselves as they find a way out."
From Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune
From the London Free Press (London, Ontario, Canada), this, one of those insider accounts of how hard it was on the set what with the actors getting injured, or sort of injured in that Hollywood star way (a sprain, getting wet), and from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, an early review - not like the original as the effects are amazing these days, and the tension impressive, but it is kind of stupid fluff.
The Hollywood premier was, as usual, two days before the thing opened nationwide, or worldwide, or whatever. It may be the big hit of the summer, or a turkey. Who knows?
The traffic was awful, but the camera was handy. No stars at 6:15 - on the way home from the supermarket - but there were these fans, hoping. It's Hollywood.
Elsewhere in Hollywood it was calm. Just before the evening fog rolled in the light of the sun going down caught this bunch of orange lines and brick on the hill just above the Actors Studio on the Sunset Strip.