Posts Tagged ‘film’

Warner Bros. Moves Forward on ‘Past Due’ with ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Director (EXCLUSIVE)

August 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Warner Bros. has come on board “Past Due,” setting up the action project with Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood’s longtime producing partner. The studio acquired Thompson Evans’ Blacklist script as a possible directing vehicle for Lorenz, who made his feature directorial debut on 2012’s “Trouble With the Curve.” “Past Due” is described as a female version... Read more

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‘Boyhood,’ ‘Chef’ and ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ Among Winners at Norwegian Fest

August 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HAUGESUND, Norway– Richard Linklater’s indie hit “Boyhood” nabbed the 42nd Norwegian Intl. Film Festival’s critics prize at the awards ceremony held on Aug. 20. The jury described the film  as “a somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes a very special film treasure.”  UIP will distribute... Read more

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Film Review: ‘When the Game Stands Tall’

August 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The religion of high-school football commingles with old-fashioned religion in “When the Game Stands Tall,” an inspirational sports drama long on sermonizing and short on gridiron thrills.

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Berenice Bejo Joins Robert Pattinson Drama ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ (EXCLUSIVE)

August 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Berenice Bejo will play the matriarch in the upcoming drama “The Childhood of the Leader,” Variety has learned. Juliette Binoche was originally cast in the part, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The film, which focuses on the early years of a post-World War I ruler, is the directorial debut of actor... Read more

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China’s Hottest New Director, Han Han Accused of Plagiarism

August 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

State-owned paper rips celebrity blogger, sparks Internet storm, then recants

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Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array of stars expected to alight on the red carpet of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. The fest today... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery’

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A painstaking, somewhat plodding labor of love.

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China Box Office: “Dragon 2” Soars in Opening Weekend

August 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

First major Hollywood release after summer 'blackout period'

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‘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

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