Posts Tagged ‘film’

China’s Hottest New Director, Han Han Accused of Plagiarism

August 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

State-owned paper rips celebrity blogger, sparks Internet storm, then recants

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Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array of stars expected to alight on the red carpet of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. The fest today... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery’

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A painstaking, somewhat plodding labor of love.

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China Box Office: “Dragon 2” Soars in Opening Weekend

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

First major Hollywood release after summer 'blackout period'

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‘Expendables 3’ Illegally Downloaded 5 Million Times, But Still Isn’t Top Hit for Pirates

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pirates have voted on “The Expendables 3″ with their clicks — and it turns out the Sylvester Stallone-starrer hasn’t been astoundingly popular among digital thieves, relatively speaking. As of Sunday, 5.12 million people worldwide had pirated “Expendables 3” since a high-quality copy hit torrent-sharing sites July 23, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. That likely contributed to the... Read more

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China’s LeTV to raise $430 Million for Expansion

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Online video group pools investors for Internet and finance push

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‘Roaring Currents’ Breaks Korea All-Time Box Office Record

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stirring underdog tale is first film to exceed $100 million in Korea

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Watch: Robin Williams in ‘A Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ Clip

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Everyone’s favorite onscreen dad, Robin Williams, played a father and grandfather in “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” the last movie he filmed before his death. A new clip from the holiday comedy shows his character Mitch giving his grandson unconventional advice about what to leave for Santa Claus in lieu of milk and cookies. “I know... Read more

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Posters Spoof Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal’s latest promotional campaign for “Dumb and Dumber To” is strikingly similar to its marketing material for “Lucy.” Stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are the antithesis of Scarlett Johansson, whose character Lucy mistakenly ingests a drug that gives her access to 100% of her brain power, in two movie posters that the actors tweeted... Read more

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‘The Trip to Italy’: Michael Winterbottom on Italy, Food and Steve Coogan

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Michael Winterbottom’s 2011 film “The Trip” starred Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as two chums roadtripping through the United Kingdom, ostensibly writing restaurant reviews for the Observer newspaper. It wasn’t a documentary, since the two characters didn’t exactly play themselves,  but more of a talku-mocu-mentary. “The Trip” was sufficiently well-received, both at the B.O. and on VOD,... Read more

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