Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Michiel Huisman Gets Call for ‘2:22′

January 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Game of Thrones" star takes place of Benjamin Walker in romantic action thriller.

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George Lucas Says Movies Are Too Much Circus, No Substance

January 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

George Lucas offered a bleak assessment of the current state of the film business during a panel discussion with Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, saying that the movies are “more and more circus without any substance behind it.” However, the “Star Wars” director hit back at critics who said his role... Read more

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Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’ Pulled From Release

January 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Focus Features has removed historical drama “A Little Chaos,” starring Kate Winslet, from its March 27 release date and has not set a new date. Focus gave “Chaos” the March date when it announced the acquisition in late September, a few weeks after it closed the Toronto Film Festival. Alan Rickman directed the film from... Read more

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Media Luna Bows ‘3 Beauties,’ about Venezuela’s Fixation (EXCLUSIVE)

January 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – Colombia boasts 120 beauty contests, Venezuela 600, near two a day, including Miss Tanguita, for under-10s. Days after Colombia’s Paulina Vega, a 22-year-old student, polemically beat out Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell – black, short-haired, intelligent – to become Miss Universe at Sunday’s Miami pageant, German sales company Media Luna is launching onto the... Read more

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Umrika’

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Prashant Nair's sophomore feature is a straightforward, ingratiating drama that builds toward a satisfyingly expansive close.

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Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics to Pick Up ‘Grandma’

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Classics is nearing a deal for worldwide rights to “Grandma,” Variety has confirmed. The comedy features a standout performance from Lily Tomlin that could factor into future awards races. The pact is in the $2 million range. The film co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer and Julia Garner. Paul Weitz (“Admission”) directs. In... Read more

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Taiwan’s Catchplay Backs New Regency Slate

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lineup includes Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio-starring "the Revenant"

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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘Brooklyn’ Starring Saoirse Ronan

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Brooklyn,” a heartwarming and emotional story about an immigrant’s journey to New York, has sold to Fox Searchlight, Variety has confirmed. The bidding for the project, which sparked interest from a number of studios including The Weinstein Co., Focus Features and Roadside, went for $9 million. “Brookyln” premiered on Monday night, to both sniffling and... Read more

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Sony Pictures Animation Hires Kristine Belson as President

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired DreamWorks Animation veteran Kristine Belson to the newly created post of president of Sony Pictures Animation. Belson, who received an Oscar nomination for “The Croods,” will report to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “I’m thrilled to have Kristine join... Read more

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Take Me to the River’

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Clouds of displaced sexuality hover over the flowing rivers, fertile fields, and little girls on big horses in tyro helmer Matt Sobel’s Midwestern gothic tale.

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