Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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Film Review: ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’

October 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shined-up studio remakes of grindhouse horror classics are usually best appreciated by viewers unfamiliar with the original films' scruffy textures, but Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's tricksy take on "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" may be an exception.

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Elizabeth Pena, Who Appeared in ‘Modern Family,’ ‘La Bamba,’ Dies at 55

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Elizabeth Pena died Tuesday, October 14, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 55, according to her nephew, Latino Review writer Mario-Francisco Robles. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised by Cuban immigrant parents, Pena’s career spanned nearly 40 years.  She began performing in New York theater, and got her professional... Read more

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Toho’s Mystery Romance ‘Initiation’ to Star Shota Matsuda, Atsuko Maeda

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shota Matsuda and Atsuko Maeda, the former leader of the megahit AKB48 girl group, will star in “Initiation Love,”

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Challenges Facing the Classic Film Biz Tackled at Lumière MFC Round Tables

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Anthony Bobeau – acquisitions executive at Memento Films and former film journalist at Le Film Français – will be presenting two round tables at the Lumiere Festival in Lyon. On Wednesday afternoon panelists will discuss, “Producing, Directing, Broadcasting Documentaries on Cinema.” On Thursday morning the focus will shift to “Restoring, Managing and Exploiting a Catalog... Read more

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China Box Office: ‘Guardians’ Wins Weekend, ‘Buddies’ Is Best Over Week

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office.

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SAG-AFTRA Board Extends David White’s Contract for Four Years

October 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The SAG-AFTRA national board has approved a new four-year deal for David White as national executive director. The board approved the deal Sunday. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. Howard has held the post since 2009, when he replaced Doug Allen, who had been fired from the position. White singled out Ken Howard, who... Read more

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Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day. The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent Amazon.com’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Citizenfour’

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. government’s wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact of Laura Poitras’ extraordinary documentary “Citizenfour.”

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‘Gone Girl’ Draws Blood With $26 Million, ‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Friday Box Office

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite losing the Friday race to Universal’s horror actioner “Dracula Untold,” “Gone Girl” is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox’s thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while “Dracula” is close behind with a $24 million launch. Both films topped two big newcomers this Columbus Day weekend: Robert Downey... Read more

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