Posts Tagged ‘film’

Miike Takashi to Direct Yakuza-Vampire Picture

April 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Say good-bye to wimpy and boring Japanese movies," says cult Japanese director

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Film Review: ‘Small Time’

April 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This coming-of-age drama delivers some laughs, but loses its way when things gets serious.

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‘Rush Hour’ Producer Developing Spy Tale ‘Fugitive Colors’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian is developing “Fugitive Colors,” optioning Lisa Barr’s debut novel about the 1930s art world in Paris. The novel, published in October by Arcade Publishing, centers on an American Jewish artist who flees Chicago for the artistic freedom of Paris and becomes a spy amid the Nazis’ plans to rid Europe... Read more

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Beijing Market Emphasizes Film Production Detail

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rights trading not the central theme of diversifying event

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Film Review: ‘Make Your Move’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A slick, disposable soap opera about two dancers falling in love against Brooklyn's underground club scene.

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Laying an Egg at the Box Office

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite its star power, Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” will likely play fourth fiddle in the box office this Easter weekend. The race looks to be a repeat of last weekend’s sequel showdown between Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Fox’s “Rio 2,” which are each tracking for $25 million-plus. “Rio 2” looks to benefit from... Read more

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Nicole Garcia To Head Cannes’ Camera d’Or Jury

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS — France’s Nicole Garcia, a well-regarded actress-turned-director who has worked with many of French cinema’s greats, will serve as president of the Cannes Festival’s Camera d’Or Award jury. Created in 1978, the Camera d’Or prizes the best feature debut at the Festival.

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Cannes Unveils 2014 Official Selection Lineup

April 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The official selection lineup of the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival is being announced at a press conference this morning in Paris by fest delegate general Thierry Fremaux and president Gilles Jacob. Fremaux noted that of the 49 titles selected (from some 1,800 submissions), 15 were directed by women. He also said that more titles might be added... Read more

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John Woo’s ‘The Crossing’ To Be Released In 3D

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BEIJING — John Woo’s upcoming epic “The Crossing” is to be presented in stereoscopic 3D. Release in China is scheduled for December this year. The decision to convert to 3D, along with its star cast that includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei almost guarantees the pic will be a massive hit... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Transcendence’

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Transcendence” is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god.

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