Posts Tagged ‘film’

Croatia’s Pula Film Fest Begins with ‘Happy Endings’ in Roman Arena

July 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PULA, Croatia — The President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, opened the Pula Film Festival Saturday in the Pula Arena, the Roman amphitheater that serves as the fest’s main screening venue. The opening ceremony, which aired live on local TV, was followed by the world premiere of “Happy Endings,” a crime drama with a dark comedic... Read more

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James Garner Gracefully Bore the Weight of Stardom

July 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Tom Selleck is fond of saying that every actor should take “star lessons” from James Garner. Having worked with Garner on “The Rockford Files” very early in his career, Selleck noticed that Garner realized the star’s demeanor had a ripple effect on the set, establishing a tone for everyone else’s behavior. Whatever his personal qualities,... Read more

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Film Review: ‘A Five Star Life’

July 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Maria Sole Tognazzi’s ultra-sedate romantic comedy “A Five Star Life” is full of aesthetic sophistication and luxurious ambiance, but its pleasures are all secondhand.

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Box Office: ‘Planet of the Apes’ Outnumbers Newcomers for $35 Million

July 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

UPDATE: 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is still king of the jungle, according to early box office estimates. With a projected $35 million weekend, Fox’s holdover leads newcomers “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Sex Tape” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” all of which should play above high teens to $20 million in... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Among Ravens’

July 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The rare dysfunctional-family melodrama that might just make you long for a second viewing of "August: Osage County."

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Academy Elects 5 Newcomers to Board of Governors

July 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning. The re-election of Cheryl Boone Isaacs in the PR branch is no surprise, but it paves the way for her re-election as AMPAS president.... Read more

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Alibaba Hires China Film VP To Head Film Division

July 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hiring underlines e-commerce giant's lofty ambitions in entertainment sector

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Korea’s PiFan Lines Up Festival of Monsters and Sex Maniacs

July 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fantasy festival boasts effective genre film market, alongside the likes of Tinto Brass and "Godzilla"

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Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

July 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month’s Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair are currently working on a TV drama about the drug trade set in West Africa. “Cold... Read more

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