Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘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

Read More

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

Read More

‘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

Read More

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

Read More

‘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

Read More

‘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

Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift in ‘The Giver’

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Giver” — based on the 1993 Lois Lowry young adult novel — hasn’t been well reviewed, but at least there’s a silver lining to this parable about a dystopian future society. It comes in the form (as most happy things do) of Taylor Swift, who appears in a brief cameo as the original chosen... Read more

Read More

Stockholm Fest Set To Dedicate its 25th Edition To Lauren Bacall

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stockholm fest will dedicate its 25th edition to late Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, who received the Scandi festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. “Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, known for her acting, her deep voice and her gaze (…),” stated the festival. “(She) was politically engaged and open minded. During her weeklong stay... Read more

Read More

Plans Unveiled for $66.8 Million Film Studio in Scotland

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Plans were unveiled Friday for a £40 million ($66.8 million) film and TV production facility, Pentland Studios, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Among Hollywood productions to shoot recently in Scotland was season one of Starz’s sci-fi fantasy series “Outlander,” which employed around 400 crew members. Bringing the show to Scotland... Read more

Read More

Film Review: ‘Found’

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Based on a novella by Todd Rigney, "Found" hits an atypically earnest note for horror by presenting a young serial killer from the p.o.v. of the little sibling who discovers his big bro’s secret hobby.

Read More