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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Robert Rodriguez Sues Over Unpaid $7.7 Million for ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Machete Kills’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has sued the financers of “Sin City 2″ and “Machete Kills,” alleging non-payment of $7.7 million. The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday by Rodriguez and his affiliate companies against Sergei Bespalov, Marina Bespalov, Maddartico Limited, Vrelonovama LLC, Aldamisa Entertainment and SC2 Productions. It alleged breach of contract... Read more

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London Film Review: ‘The Falling’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A peculiarly English current of terror — agitated, eccentric and politely unspoken — courses through "The Falling," an imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.

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London Film Review: ‘The Falling’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A peculiarly English current of terror — agitated, eccentric and politely unspoken — courses through "The Falling," an imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.

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Film Review: ‘America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

While Roberts doesn’t have either the marketing budget or filmmaking resources to launch a full-blown counter-attack, he has shrewdly chosen a mass-media format in which to reach parents and mature young viewers with this introspective yet unwieldy critique of this toxic cultural situation.

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Film Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With sets and costumes aiming for a vaguely '60s/'70s feel, “Lucky Stiff” onscreen is a very light black comedy in a broad, campy tenor.

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IFC Buys Ethan Hawke’s Drone Warfare Movie ‘Good Kill’ for U.S.

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke’s drone warfare drama “Good Kill,” seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Jake Abel. Producers are Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage... Read more

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Lifetime Cancels ‘The Lottery’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The world of “The Lottery,” Lifetime’s scripted series set in a dystopian future that dealt with the threat of human extinction, has come to an end. Sources confirm that the cabler has pulled the plug on the project after one season. The 10-episode series, which hailed from “Children of Men” co-writer Timothy J. Sexton and was... Read more

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Film Review: ‘V/H/S Viral’

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The VHS homevideo format may have gone to its grave years ago, but the horror series of the same name lives on, delivering three playful, yet thoroughly disposable experiments in short-form p.o.v. cinema via its tertiary anthology, “V/H/S Viral.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Partner on ‘Virunga’ Release

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions shingle have partnered with Netflix on the release of “Virunga,” the documentary about endangered gorillas on the Congo that the digital network acquired exclusive subscription-video rights to in July. DiCaprio will serve as an executive producer on the film, which is slated for release on November 7 in... Read more

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