Posts Tagged ‘film’

Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Unveils 2015 Lineup (FULL LIST)

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New works by Jaco Van Dormael, Takashi Miike, Jeremy Saulnier and Sarunas Bartas will be presented along with the international premieres of Sundance entries “Dope” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” in the 47th annual Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival. As announced by artistic director Edouard Waintrop, the Fortnight will unspool 19... Read more

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Kicks Off CinemaCon With Big Laughs, More ‘Cups’

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Pitch Perfect 2″ got CinemaCon rolling on a high note as the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit received an enthusiastic reception at the exhibition industry confab. Director, co-star and producer Elizabeth Banks promised the crowd of theater owners more of what they loved about the first film, and “Pitch Perfect 2″ didn’t deviate much... Read more

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Christopher Nolan Says His Filmmaking Process a ‘Combination of Intuition and Geometry’

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Christopher Nolan described his filmmaking process as “some combination of intuition and geometry” in one of the Tribeca Talks series of public conversations at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “I don’t write a story outline,” he told a packed house of festivalgoers during the discussion with fellow director Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher,” “Moneyball”). “Usually my answer... Read more

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Youku Tudou Deals to Accelerate Web to Film Development

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Online video giant speeds up migration of popular web content through series of corporate partnerships

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Film Review: ‘The Creation of Meaning’

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As a shepherd and his donkey, dog, goats and chickens pursue their peaceful routines, visitors drop by to swap stories of Italy’s past and present conflicts.

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Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40

April 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. The creation of the lab, and Streep’s involvement in its founding, was announced Sunday at a panel discussion presented as part of the Tribeca Film... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Paul Blart’ Sequel Opens to $22 Million; ‘Furious 7′ Still No. 1

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kevin James isn’t quite as fast as Vin Diesel at the box office but he’s not entirely out of the race this weekend. Sony’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” playing in 3,633 theaters, should open to a solid $22 million domestically. That’s slightly below the 2009 original comedy, which debuted to $31 million but still,... Read more

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Which Trailer Is Better: ‘Batman v Superman’ or ‘Star Wars’?

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s two biggest trailers of 2015 premiered this week–“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The question is–which one is better? Vote now!

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Adderall Diaries’

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

James Franco works so prolifically these days that he's bound to repeat himself now and again: In "The Adderall Diaries," for example, he chalks up his second performance this year as an emotionally and creatively blocked writer.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Orion: The Man Who Would Be King’

April 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Much more of a downer than "Searching for Sugar Man" — but also less daffy than last year's "The Identical," of which it sometimes plays like a docu version — the film poses disquieting questions about the precariousness of fame and fandom.

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