‘Pacific Rim 2’ Finds Writer in ‘Jurassic World’ Scribe Derek Connolly

May 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Derek Connolly has been tapepd to write the next installment in the “Pacific Rim” franchise for Legendary. Marvel’s “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will direct. Jon Spaihts penned a previous draft. “Pacific Rim” starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky. It’s never been clear whether the actors would reprise their...

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Film Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’

May 7, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A fast, fizzy and frenetically entertaining extension of the manic gaming franchise that, at its zenith, had children of all ages glued to their smartphone screens

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Shanghai Disneyland Begins Pre-Opening Trial Period

May 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shanghai Disney Resort begins a six-week pre-opening series of trial operations.

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Western Australia Launches $12 Million Film Fund

May 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Western Australia has launched a US$12 million (A$16 million) film fund intended to attract and increase inbound production.

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IMAX Strikes 10-Theater Deal With Shanghai Bestar

May 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shanghai Bestar Cinemas Management has signed a deal to open 10 IMAX theaters in China.

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Korea Box Office: Unprecedented Opening Gives ‘Civil War’ $29 Million Win

May 2, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Captain America: Civil War” opened on unprecedented 1,989 screens, giving it a $29 million win at the Korean box office.

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‘A Melody to Remember’ Wins Audience Award at Udine

May 1, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lee Han's "A Melody to Remember" scooped the audience award at the 18th edition of the Far East Film Festival, which unspooled April 22-30 in Udine, Italy.

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Film Review: ‘Inside Men’

April 30, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In "Inside Men," a smashing political revenge thriller with more double-crossings than "Infernal Affairs," a prosecutor allies himself with a gangster to topple a corrupt cabal.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Don’t Look Down’

April 30, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Unseen footage of Richard Branson’s daredevil hot air balloon trans-oceanic flights offer genuine thrills, but “Don’t Look Down” plays like a rah-rah promo for the adventurous businessman.

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‘Billions’ Team Talks Blue-Collar Showdowns, Strong Women and Power

April 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

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