Posts Tagged ‘film’

Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. The creation of the lab, and Streep’s involvement in its founding, was announced Sunday at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tribeca Film... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Paul Blart’ Sequel Opens to $22 Million; ‘Furious 7′ Still No. 1

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kevin James isn’t quite as fast as Vin Diesel at the box office but he’s not entirely out of the race this weekend. Sony’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” playing in 3,633 theaters, should open to a solid $22 million domestically. That’s slightly below the 2009 original comedy, which debuted to $31 million but still,... Read more

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Which Trailer Is Better: ‘Batman v Superman’ or ‘Star Wars’?

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s two biggest trailers of 2015 premiered this week–“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The question is–which one is better? Vote now!

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Adderall Diaries’

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

James Franco works so prolifically these days that he's bound to repeat himself now and again: In "The Adderall Diaries," for example, he chalks up his second performance this year as an emotionally and creatively blocked writer.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Orion: The Man Who Would Be King’

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Much more of a downer than "Searching for Sugar Man" — but also less daffy than last year's "The Identical," of which it sometimes plays like a docu version — the film poses disquieting questions about the precariousness of fame and fandom.

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China’s Fosun Hires Shan Dongbing For Movie Production Expansion

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran producer Shan Dongbing has been hired as head of Fosun Pictures. The film and TV production company is a newly hatched unit within Chinese investment conglomerate Fosun International.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Leaks Online

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The highly anticipated trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” leaked online Thursday for a few minutes before YouTube quickly took it down. Shot on a handheld camera or phone, the leaked video featured Portuguese subtitles, a sign it may have been from Brazil. Warner Bros. was supposed to premiere the “Batman v Superman”... Read more

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Russia Bans ‘Child 44′ for Portraying Soviets as a ‘Bloody Mass of Orcs and Ghouls’

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — Russia has banned Hollywood thriller “Child 44,” which was produced by Ridley Scott and stars Tom Hardy, for allegedly “distorting historical facts” about the Soviet Union and presenting Russia as a place akin to Mordor. Culture minister Vladimir Medinsky said the movie, which was due to be released on Friday, portrayed Soviet citizens... Read more

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Film Review: ‘My Mother’

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A classic Moretti tale in which a director, played by the helmer’s recent muse and alter ego Margherita Buy, approaches meltdown as she fitfully copes with her mother’s fatal illness.

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Dennis Quaid’s Viral Freak-Out Was Just a Funny or Die Stunt

April 15, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Dennis Quaid hinted Tuesday that a viral video which appeared to show him having an on-set freak-out might have been a joke. Well, it turns out it was. The clip

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