Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Guardians’ Claims China Box Office Crown

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” leaped to the top of the Chinese box office in its second week on release. It flew to a $38 million week and a ten day cumulative score of $69.0 million. The previous week “Guardians” charted only in second place behind local comedy phenomenon “Breakup Buddies,” but it won the... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed’

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed” is an easygoing seriocomic flashback starring Javier Camara as a Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher who pursues a chance to actually meet John Lennon in 1966 Spain.

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Why Halloween is Looking Like a Box Office Graveyard

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s worst fear is being realized this Halloween. The ghouls-and-goblins holiday falls on a Friday, an accident of the calendar that will likely result in a box office bloodbath. Moviegoing will be low on the list of people’s entertainment priorities, robbing the exhibition industry of one of the busiest nights of the week. It marks the... Read more

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Why Technology is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood (Guest Column)

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like many Hollywood stories, mine started with Harvey Weinstein. Well, sort of. In 2004, during my freshman year of college, I was lucky enough to land a summer internship at Miramax in New York. As a film school reject, this was the holy grail, and the closest I figured I’d ever get to a movie... Read more

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Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ Sets Box Office Record

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hrithik Roshan starrer “Bang Bang,” a Fox Star remake of Tom Cruise-toplined “Knight and Day,” has set a box office record for Bollywood films in North America by reaching a total gross of $2.56 million making it the top Hindi movie of the year in the continent. Co-starring Katrina Kaif, the film in its third... Read more

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Russian Oscar Entry ‘Leviathan’ Takes Top Prize at London Film Fest

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It may have received only a screenplay award at Cannes, but Andrei Zvyagintsev’s stinging satirical drama “Leviathan” came out on top at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. At a lavish awards dinner in Westminster’s Banqueting Hall, the Russian critical favorite was presented with the festival’s sixth annual Best Film prize by this year’s jury... Read more

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L.A. Film Critics to Honor Gena Rowlands

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. will present Gena Rowlands with its career achievement award, the group announced on Saturday.

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Watch: Chris Hemsworth in First ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Trailer

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“We were headed for the edge of sanity, like we were apparitions, phantoms,” Brendan Gleeson narrates over haunting vfx in the first trailer for Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea.” “Trust gave way to doubt. Hope to superstition.” Chris Hemsworth battles a bull sperm whale — and personal demons — in the movie... Read more

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Christopher Nolan: ‘Interstellar’ More Akin to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Than Batman Movies

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The enigma that is the space odyssey “Interstellar” will get solved when the film hits theaters in November, but until then, Christopher Nolan has revealed a few clues. The director divulged in a cover story for Entertainment Weekly that the movie is more comparable to the Stanley Kubrick classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” than his... Read more

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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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