Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Star Trek 3′ Reflects ‘Spirit of the TV Show,’ Simon Pegg Says

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rejoice, Trekkies! The latest sequel to the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise will capture the spirit of the original TV show. Co-writer and star Simon Pegg told Comic Book Resources that “Star Trek 3,” whose script was recently completely overhauled, will have more familiar notes that the previous two films. “I think we just want to... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Home’ Blasts Off for Massive $59 Million Weekend

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The animated comedy “Home” is headed for a box office home run. DreamWorks Animation’s family film defied expectations, to say the least, opening to $15.6 million on Friday, which set it on course for just under $59 million this weekend — one of the best debuts for DreamWorks Animation. Meanwhile, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Domino Effect’

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Perhaps no fiction films could have so perfectly captured the pathos and absurdity that reality (along with some judicious editing) amply supply in this black comedy of a documentary set in a largely unrecognized country in the Caucuses.

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Leonard Nimoy’s Son Plans Spock Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A month after the death of Leonard Nimoy, his son Adam Nimoy has announced plans to produce and direct a documentary about his father titled “For the Love of Spock.” The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Zachary Quinto, who... Read more

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FICCI-Frames: Indian Media Grows 12%, But Film Industry Slows, Says Report

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Indian film industry’s revenues grew by just 0.9 % from 2013 to 2014, says KPMG.

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Matthew McConaughey to Star in ‘Billionaire’s Vinegar’

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Matthew McConaughey will star in Sony’s “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” with Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment producing. The project is based on the Benjamin Wallace book, which traces the history of vintage Bordeaux bottles believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson that were auctioned by wine company Christie’s for exorbitant prices. Many experts have concluded that... Read more

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Cannes: New Movies from Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24). In keeping with his longtime habit of... Read more

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Peter Sarsgaard’s ‘Experimenter’ Bought by Magnolia for U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Michael Almereyda’s drama “Experimenter,” starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder. Magnolia is planning a theatrical release later this year. The film portrays Stanley Milgram’s experiment, in which subjects were made to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to test why people will cede... Read more

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Emma Suarez, Adrian Ugarte Set For Pedro Almodovar’s Next, ‘Silencio’

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – Spanish actresses Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte will topline “Silencio,” the next film from Pedro Almodóvar, a “female universe drama,” in Almodovar’s words, charting one woman’s life between 1985 and the present-day. “Silencio” will go into production in May, shooting over much of Spain. In it, Ugarte, who broke through with 2013 period... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Even those unfamiliar with the subject may find sufficient entertainment value in this portrait of a band whose umpteen personnel changes and interpersonal conflicts make for a colorfully convoluted history.

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