Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘The Lego Movie’ Wins Producers Guild Animated Award

January 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Lego Movie” has won the Producers Guild of America award for top animated movie — even though it was overlooked in the Oscar nominations. Dan Lin accepted the trophy from Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. “Lego” topped “Big Hero 6,” “The Book of Life,” “The Boxtrolls” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ in... Read more

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Sundance Film Review: James Franco in ‘I Am Michael’

January 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

James Franco’s ongoing game of sexual-identity peekaboo gets its most provocative jolt yet from “I Am Michael,” a remarkably even-handed account of outspoken gay-rights journalist Michael Glatze’s 180-degree identity reversal.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Tangerine’

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Even those who don’t count themselves among the transgender-prostitute-movie-shot-on-an-iPhone demographic will want to try “Tangerine."

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Rare Harry Houdini Film to Screen at TCM Classic Film Festival

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A rare 1919 silent film starring illusionist Harry Houdini will screen for the very first time at the TCM Classic Film Festival in March. “The Grim Game,” which had been lost for decades, has now been restored and will also make its world TV debut on TCM later in the year. Aside from being one... Read more

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Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo Launch Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and Vimeo have launched a partnership designating the video-sharing site as the preferred distribution platform for films backed on Indiegogo. Under the deal, announced Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, Vimeo will match select Indiegogo film campaigns in exchange for exclusive distribution on Vimeo On Demand. Indiegogo will also be joining Vimeo’s... Read more

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The D Train’

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Funny and sad isn’t the easiest combination to pull off, and while both descriptors fit “The D Train” well enough, this dark comedy might just as well be described as edgy and soft, audacious and coy, a largely enjoyable letdown. Starring Jack Black as a chronic loser who decides to save his high-school reunion by securing the attendance of... Read more

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Sundance Film Review: ‘True Story’

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Truth is strange, but hardly any more interesting than fiction in “True Story,” a perplexingly serious new collaboration for James Franco and Jonah Hill.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The End of the Tour’

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A tete-a-tete between two writers that was acclaimed in book form fails to translate effectively to the screen in "The End of the Tour."

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DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs; Takes $290 Million Charge

January 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DreamWorks Animation is cutting approximately 500 jobs across all locations and all divisions of the studio. It’s also cutting back its feature film output from three to two a year with plans to release a sequel and an original title in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The job loss figure is significantly higher than the estimate... Read more

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Berlin Film Festival Chief to Meet North Korean Ambassador after ‘Misunderstanding’ Over ‘The Interview’

January 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Dieter Kosslick, the chief of the Berlin Film Festival, is to meet the North Korean ambassador in Berlin on Thursday over a “misunderstanding” about “The Interview.” The North Korean government had issued a statement Wednesday alleging that screening the film at the festival would encourage “terrorism.” The fest has confirmed to Variety that... Read more

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