San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Greasy Hands Preachers’

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

You’ve heard of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”? Well, “The Greasy Hands Preachers” is pitched at pretty much the same choir.

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TVE Backs Mateo Gil’s Sci-fi pic ‘Project Lazarus’

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mateo Gil, co-writer of Alejandro Amenabar’s Oscar-winner “The Sea Inside” and director of Sam Shepard-starred “Blackthorn,” is attached to direct sci-fi film “Project Lazarus.” The English-language pic, a reflection on inmortality, is set in 2074, when for the first time in history, a medical corporation succeeds in reviving a man cryogenized 60 years ago. Budgeted... Read more

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Benicio del Toro Talks About Playing One of the World’s Most Notorious Criminals

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Looking relaxed and much leaner than his latest screen incarnation as the  heavyweight, disheveled drug lord, Pablo Escobar,  Benicio Del Toro arrived at the San Sebastian Film Festival  on Friday to collect the festival’s Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement ,in an upbeat ,playful , mood. “Well, it’s an honor,” Del Toro said of the Donostia Award, “Because Its the first time I’ve been given a career award... Read more

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David Fincher Scores, but Will Oscar Feel ‘Girl’ Power?

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

David Fincher and his top-notch team weave a memorable dark spell in “Gone Girl,” which could get Oscar nominations in multiple categories if smartly handled. The Fox drama opens domestically Oct. 3 and kicked off the New York Film Festival Friday night. Rosamund Pike bursts into the best-actress race in the kind of showy role... Read more

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‘Gone Girl’ World Premieres at New York Film Festival

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Gone Girl” is a movie so wrapped in secrecy, that many of its co-stars hadn’t seen the David Fincher thriller until its world premiere on Friday night as the opening night selection of the New York Film Festival. “How did you get to see it before me?” asked Casey Wilson (who plays the busybody neighbor... Read more

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‘The Equalizer’ Gunning for Nearly $40 Million at Weekend Box Office

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denzel Washington is dropping the hammer at the U.S. box office. His new action thriller “The Equalizer” is aiming for $37 million this weekend although some observers believe it could hit $40 million. Based on the 1980s TV show, “The Equalizer” reunites Washington with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The R-rated film, according to early... Read more

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‘The Equalizer’ Gunning for Nearly $40 Million at Weekend Box Office

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denzel Washington is dropping the hammer at the U.S. box office. His new action thriller “The Equalizer” is aiming for $37 million this weekend although some observers believe it could hit $40 million. Based on the 1980s TV show, “The Equalizer” reunites Washington with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The R-rated film, according to early... Read more

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Lifetime Renews ‘Devious Maids’ For Season 3

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lifetime has ordered a third season of “Devious Maids.” The Latino-led sudser has been a steady performer for the cabler in its tough Sunday 10 p.m. timeslot. The ABC Studios drama created by Marc Cherry wrapped its second season in July. “We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Devious Maids’ back for another season,” said Lifetime... Read more

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‘Outlander’ Midseason Finale Preview: Ron Moore, Tobias Menzies on Frank, Black Jack and What’s Ahead

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Outlander” will air its midseason finale on Sept. 27, and the action-packed hour should certainly leave viewers craving more until the drama returns for the final eight episodes of season one next April. Ahead of episode eight, titled “Both Sides Now,” Variety spoke to executive producer Ron Moore and star Tobias Menzies (who plays Frank... Read more

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ABC Nabs Drama Thriller From Shondaland Alum Jenna Bans, Mandeville Prods.

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Former “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” scribe Jenna Bans and Mandeville Prods. have set up a drama thriller at ABC. The untitled project follows the return of a politician’s son who was presumed dead after disappearing a decade earlier, shocking the tight-knit community and raising question about his true identity. Bans will pen the script and exec... Read more

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