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Ischia Global Fest 2013

Joel Schumacher, Gabriel Garko and Laura Torrisi - Ischia Global Fest 2013 at Gala Dinner at the Hotel Terme di Castiglione - Ischia Italy, Italy - Wednesday 17th July 2013

Joel Schumacher, Gabriel Garko and Laura Torrisi
Joel Schumacher and Valeria Marini
Joel Schumacher and Gabriel Garko

Sesame Street Workshop Benefit Gala

Joel Schumacher - The Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala is held at the Cipriani - New York City, NY, United States - Thursday 30th May 2013

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The Endometriosis Foundation Of America Celebrates The 5th Annual Blossom Ball

Padma Lakshmi and Joel Schumacher - The Endometriosis Foundation Of America Celebrates The 5th Annual Blossom Ball - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Monday 11th March 2013

Deborah Harry, Susan Sarandon and Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi and Bridget Moynahan
Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi

New York Premiere of 'House Of Cards'

Joel Schumacher - New York Premiere of 'House Of Cards' New York City NY United States Wednesday 30th January 2013

Video - Rufus Sewell And Carla Gugino Arrive At The 'Hotel Noir' NY Premiere


Photographers snap famous faces as they arrive outside the 'Hotel Noir' New York premiere. Among them are the movie's stars Rufus Sewell and Carla Gugino, Blondie singer Debbie Harry, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, 'Batman Forever' director Joel Schumacher, 'The Real Housewives of New York City' star Carole Radziwill, the wife of Mick Jones from Foreigner Ann Dexter-Jones, models Iman Abdulmajid and Marcus Schenkenberg and stylists Jay Manuel and June Ambrose.

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Picture - Carole Radziwill, Joel Schumacher , Friday 9th November 2012

Carole Radziwill and Joel Schumacher - Carole Radziwill, Joel Schumacher Friday 9th November 2012 attends the Gato Negro Films & the Cinema Society screening of Hotel Noir at the Crosby Hotel

Video - Joel Schumacher: ‘Actors Were Harmed During The Making Of My Movie’


Iconic director Joel Schumacher (Batman & Robin; Batman Forever; The Phantom of the Opera) attends a press junket for his new movie, ‘Trespass’, at the Crosby Hotel in New York. Joel starts by discussing, in graphic detail, the many injuries the actors sustained while shooting the movie and talks about the dynamic work between Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman.

Joel has worked with his leading actors before; he directed the Nicolas Cage horror film ‘8mm’ and worked with Nicole in ‘Batman Forever’

Flawless Review


Terrible
Oh. My. God. Who came up with the idea for this piece of junk? Robert De Niro as a bigoted, half-paralyzed stroke victim who takes speech & singing lessons from cross-dressing Philip Seymour Hoffman? Of course they're going to learn to love one another, if only they can get through the inane subplots involving gangsters and a gay beauty pageant. De Niro has never been worse. Hoffman has never looked scarier. It would be hard to imagine a worse-written or -directed movie. One of the absolute worst films of 1999, and that's being generous.

The Wiz Review


Terrible
This Broadway mainstay is horrifying -- nightmare-inducing, really. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Nipsey Russell make for a triple threat of overacting and bad costumes in this Harlem-set bastardization of The Wizard of Oz. Ted Ross, as the cowardly lion, is the only one to escape relatively unscathed. There's one song here worth remembering (the "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" update "Ease on Down the Road"), the rest is an acid trip of bad dancing, garish sets, and a Joel Schumacher-scripted mess that runs 135 agonizing minutes. Thank God for the irreverent Richard Pryor as the titular Wiz.

8mm Review


Grim
Looking to delve into the smarmy underbelly of hard-core porn, even snuff filmmaking? Well, 8MM isn't going to take you there. 8MM (Eight Millimeter) is something of a joke, and reports of how "disturbing" it is are highly overrated. As horror, 8MM didn't even give me a jump. As an over-the-top "think about this!" piece, 8MM is even less successful. Why? The film's premise (rich widow hires Cage, P.I., to investigate whether her husband's secreted snuff film is real or not) is wholly unbelievable because, as the audience, you know the film isn't real. The dead girl has a credit at the end, for God's sake!

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Review


Grim
Criticism toward Joel Schumacher's attempted enactment of Andrew Lloyd Webber's cherished stage musical The Phantom of the Opera likely will fall on deaf ears. If you love the source material (I don't), the chances are high you'll thoroughly enjoy the latest film to pay tribute, even though Schumacher is functionally talentless.

Schumacher and his financial backers certainly spare no expense, though the bulk of their budget apparently went to candles. Their Phantom (the not-so-hideously-disfigured Gerard Butler) hides beneath opulent and gaudy-yet-dimly-lit theatrical set pieces that turn the normally regal Opera Populaire into the west wing of the Moulin Rogue. The Phantom's water-logged lair resembles exactly what it is - a poorly constructed, artificial set dropped into the corner of a vast soundstage. Hire the man who put nipples on the Bat suit, and you're going to get what you pay for. The masquerade ball, which occurs late in the story, starts to explore methods of filling the artistic canvas, but by then, it's too little, too late.

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