Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ Sets Box Office Record

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hrithik Roshan starrer “Bang Bang,” a Fox Star remake of Tom Cruise-toplined “Knight and Day,” has set a box office record for Bollywood films in North America by reaching a total gross of $2.56 million making it the top Hindi movie of the year in the continent. Co-starring Katrina Kaif, the film in its third... Read more

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Pedro Almodóvar Shoots Latest Film in Lyon

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LYON – What will be Pedro Almódovar’s next film? Answer: It’s a remake of a French classic, 1895’s “Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory,” and Almódovar shot it Saturday in France’s Lyon. Credited as the first mass audience movie ever made, “Employees” was just some 40-seconds long, showing workers streaming out of the factory gates to... Read more

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Russian Oscar Entry ‘Leviathan’ Takes Top Prize at London Film Fest

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It may have received only a screenplay award at Cannes, but Andrei Zvyagintsev’s stinging satirical drama “Leviathan” came out on top at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. At a lavish awards dinner in Westminster’s Banqueting Hall, the Russian critical favorite was presented with the festival’s sixth annual Best Film prize by this year’s jury... Read more

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L.A. Film Critics to Honor Gena Rowlands

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. will present Gena Rowlands with its career achievement award, the group announced on Saturday.

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Watch: Chris Hemsworth in First ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Trailer

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“We were headed for the edge of sanity, like we were apparitions, phantoms,” Brendan Gleeson narrates over haunting vfx in the first trailer for Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea.” “Trust gave way to doubt. Hope to superstition.” Chris Hemsworth battles a bull sperm whale — and personal demons — in the movie... Read more

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Marvel’s Victoria Alonso Wants a Female Superhero Movie, Calls for More Women in VFX

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Marvel’s exec producer and exec VP of visual effects & post-production, Victoria Alonso, called for vfx pros to hire more women — not just for gender equity, but because it will improve the work. In her keynote conversation at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit in Hollywood on Saturday, Alonso diverged from talk of Marvel’s... Read more

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Christopher Nolan: ‘Interstellar’ More Akin to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Than Batman Movies

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The enigma that is the space odyssey “Interstellar” will get solved when the film hits theaters in November, but until then, Christopher Nolan has revealed a few clues. The director divulged in a cover story for Entertainment Weekly that the movie is more comparable to the Stanley Kubrick classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” than his... Read more

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‘Ten Commandments’ Sphinx Unearthed After 91 Years

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Archaeologists have rediscovered a 15-foot-tall, 91-year-old giant sphinx used as a prop in “The Ten Commandments” hidden in the sand dunes of Guadalupe, Calif., Live Science reports. The plaster sphinx was one of 21 featured prominently in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 epic. The legendary director remade the silent film in 1956, starring Charlton Heston as... Read more

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All About His Mother: Pedro Almodóvar Bares His Heart in Lyon

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LYON – Accepting the 6th Lumiére Award at Lyon’s Lumiére Festival in France, Pedro Almodóvar spoke with his heart, as Quentin Tarantino a year before, about what really drives his filmmaking career. Reading his acceptance speech, translated by Juliette Binoche, he was accompanied on stage brother Agustín Almodóvar, his producer of nearly 30 years standing,... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Love, Rosie’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A full quarter-century has passed since Nora Ephron deftly articulated the pitfalls of platonic friendship between men and women in "When Harry Met Sally...". Yet if "Love, Rosie" is to be believed, a whole new generation of adults has arrived at much the same conclusion Ephron did.

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