Posts Tagged ‘film’

Robert Rodriguez Sues Over Unpaid $7.7 Million for ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Machete Kills’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has sued the financers of “Sin City 2″ and “Machete Kills,” alleging non-payment of $7.7 million. The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday by Rodriguez and his affiliate companies against Sergei Bespalov, Marina Bespalov, Maddartico Limited, Vrelonovama LLC, Aldamisa Entertainment and SC2 Productions. It alleged breach of contract... Read more

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London Film Review: ‘The Falling’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A peculiarly English current of terror — agitated, eccentric and politely unspoken — courses through "The Falling," an imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.

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Film Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With sets and costumes aiming for a vaguely '60s/'70s feel, “Lucky Stiff” onscreen is a very light black comedy in a broad, campy tenor.

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IFC Buys Ethan Hawke’s Drone Warfare Movie ‘Good Kill’ for U.S.

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke’s drone warfare drama “Good Kill,” seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Jake Abel. Producers are Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage... Read more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Partner on ‘Virunga’ Release

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions shingle have partnered with Netflix on the release of “Virunga,” the documentary about endangered gorillas on the Congo that the digital network acquired exclusive subscription-video rights to in July. DiCaprio will serve as an executive producer on the film, which is slated for release on November 7 in... Read more

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Digital Tracking: ‘Fury’ to Blast Away Box Office Competition with $32 Million

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more

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Rome Film Review: ‘Soap Opera’

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Alessandro Genovesi’s laffer “Soap Opera,” the Rome Fest opener, won’t be slaying ‘em in the aisles.

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China’s Wanda Cinema Returns With $325 Million IPO

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Largest exhibition chain seeks capital for further expansion

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Film Review: ‘Default’

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

t’s not always totally clear why protags are being allowed to videotape the situation by their captors, and pic sometimes cheats (albeit almost unnoticeably) on its own aesthetic premise. Still, editing, camerawork and claustrophobically escalating crises keep intensity level high enough that most viewers won’t care.

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Hollywood Classics Plans ‘Zabriskie Point’ Re-bow

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International film licensing outfit Hollywood Classics will re-release the 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni drama “Zabriskie Point” in the U.K. starting Oct. 24, in anticipation of the first new album in 20 years from the band Pink Floyd, whose music is featured in the film. A commercial and critical bomb at the time of its release, the... Read more

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