Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Even those unfamiliar with the subject may find sufficient entertainment value in this portrait of a band whose umpteen personnel changes and interpersonal conflicts make for a colorfully convoluted history.

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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Debuts at No. 1 on Home Video Sales Chart

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Three new releases debuted in the top three spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 22, led by the 20th Century Fox-distributed “Penguins of Madagascar,” from DreamWorks Animation. “Penguins” bowed at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and... Read more

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Hong Kong Film Economy Worth $2 Billion, But Could Do Better

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Trade associations call for copyright legislation, more action on piracy

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Sundance Winner ‘Meru’ Sold to Music Box, Showtime for U.S.

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Music Box Films has bought North American movie rights to mountain-climbing documentary “Meru” and plans to release the film in late summer to qualify for Academy Awards consideration. Showtime acquired the U.S. television rights to “Meru,” which won the audience award for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Mongrel Media bought Canadian rights.... Read more

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‘Paris Call Girl’ Romantic Thriller Set with Brett Ratner, Sentinel (EXCLUSIVE)

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment and Sentinel Pictures are teaming on romantic thriller “Paris Call Girl” with commercials director Jake Nava directing, Variety has learned exclusively. Ratner and John Cheng will produce for RatPac Entertainment. Adam Brawer and David Beitchman will produce for Sentinel Pictures. Agustine Calderon will serve as a co-producer. Sentinel financed the development... Read more

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Bradley Cooper in Talks to Direct ‘Star Is Born’ Remake

March 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bradley Cooper is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the third remake of the musical “A Star is Born.” The project, based on 1937’s Janet Gaynor-Fredric March drama, centers on a fading movie star who helps a young aspiring actress while his own career spirals. Cooper will produce through his 22 Green banner along with Jon... Read more

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‘Home and Away’ Actor Stephen Peacocke Joins MGM’s ‘Me Before You’ (EXCLUSIVE)

March 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stephen Peacocke has joined the cast of MGM and New Line’s “Me Before You” starring “Game of Throne’s” Emilia Clarke and “The Hunger Games” actor Sam Claflin. Thea Sharrock will direct “Me Before You,” which is based on the Jojo Moyes novel and revolves around a girl in a small town who forms an unlikely... Read more

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‘Frozen,’ ‘Ping Pong’ Winners At Tokyo Anime Award Festival

March 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Frozen” was named the Animation of the Year in the theatrical feature division at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival.

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‘Birdman’ Financier Worldview Hit with New Suit

March 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Worldview Entertainment, which helped finance best picture Oscar winner “Birdman,” has been hit with a lawsuit alleging fraud and mismanagement of a $25 million investment by one of its major backers. Sarah Johnson, daughter of billionaire Charles B. Johnson, made the allegations in a March 12 suit filed in New York State Court. “This misconduct... Read more

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Deathgasm’

March 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If the title appeals, you’re probably going to be tolerably amused by Jason Lei Howden's New Zealand stew of heavy metal, gore-horror and comedy.

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