Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Sinister Six’ and ‘Venom’ Movies to Be Released Before ‘Amazing Spider-Man 4′

April 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A clear timeline is finally starting to materialize for the growing “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise. According to Den of Geek, the villain-centered spinoffs “Venom” and “Sinister Six” will be released before “The Amazing Spider-Man 4,” which had initially been slotted for May 7, 2018. “Before we know what we do with ‘Spider-Man 4,’ we’re going to... Read more

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James Cameron Plans to Finish All Three ‘Avatar’ Sequel Scripts Within Six Weeks

April 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Reddit users got scoop from James Cameron himself on Saturday when the director offered up meaty about the upcoming “Avatar” movies. Cameron told the site during an AMA session (“Ask Me Anything” Q&A) that he’s currently working on the scripts for the three sequels and plans to completed then within six weeks. “The second, third... Read more

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Michael Keaton’s ‘Birdman’ Set for Oct. 17 U.S. Release

April 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox Searchlight has set Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton, for an awards-season release date of Oct. 17 in the U.S. Keaton stars as a famous actor struggling to mount a Broadway play. Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan (pictured above with Keaton), Emma Stone and Naomi Watts also star. Inarritu wrote... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Draft Day’

April 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After spending much of his career being likened to “High Noon” star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a ticking-clock movie to call his very own in “Draft Day.”

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Film Review: ‘Detonator’

April 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Damon Maulucci and Keir Politz make a fine feature debut with this small, punchy drama.

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‘Dumb and Dumber’ Producers Claim Red Granite Used ‘Ill-Gotten Gains’ to Finance Sequel

April 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Producers Steve Stabler and Brad Krevoy, who last year sued Red Granite Pictures for being frozen out of the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber,” have added a new claim to their complaint: violation of racketeering laws. But Red Granite contends that the latest twist in the litigation is “false, malicious and baseless,” with no facts... Read more

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‘Darkness,’ ‘Gauguin’ Top Panama Fest’s Meets

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA CITY – Confirming its status as one of the most buzzed-about Mexican movie projects, Daniel Castro Zimbron’s fantasy psychological thriller “The Darkness” won the Panama Festival’s inaugural Meets Latin American Co-Production Market Tuesday, taking home a straight $25,000 cash prize. First presented at Ventana Sur’s Blood Window, “Darkness” won the Panama Meets award –... Read more

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‘A Monster Calls’ Movie Dated for Oct. 14, 2016

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Focus Features has dated its fantasy-actioner “A Monster Calls” for Oct. 14, 2016 — the first title to be dated on that month. Focus tapped Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”) last month to direct “A Monster Calls,” based on the Patrick Ness novel, with producing partner Belen Atienza on board. No cast has... Read more

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How Do You Find the Right Scream for an Angry Goat in Your Ad?

April 8, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Getting the right scream for an angry goat in a Doritos crowdsourced Super Bowl spot was just part of the job for the musicians at Tunewelders, a 5-year-old music production company in Atlanta. The shop specializes in customized music and sounds for brands and programming, ranging from goofy to solemn, such as a patriotic melody underlining NFL players reading the Declaration of Independence—another promo Tunewelders did for this year’s Super Bowl audience. Guitarist Ben Holst is co-founder, producer and creative director of Tunewelders. He and co-founder Jeremy Gilbertson work with Jason Shannon and Vic Stafford to tap into what he calls the backlash against “overcomputed, overprocessed” music and the movement toward “organic and authentic” sounds coming from real instruments. What makes your music studio different from the legion of others out there? We do emotional Americana using instruments like acoustic guitars and Hammond organs. We play and record real instruments, and we do music by hand. How is the role of music and sound changing in ads and branded content? Music has traditionally been treated as an afterthought in making an ad.

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Academy Taps Smithsonian Director for Movie Museum

April 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped museum veteran Kerry Brougher as director of its new Academy Museum, sources told Variety. Brougher, the current interim director and chief curator of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, will assume his new post in the summer. Groundbreaking on the new museum is expected to take place... Read more

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