Posts Tagged ‘film’

Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell Go ‘Looking For Grace’

August 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dramatic road movie was previously titled "Driving Back From Dubbo"

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‘If I Stay,’ ‘Sin City 2′ and the Trouble With Tracking

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood studios rely on tracking firms like Greek generals once enlisted oracles — to shine a light through the fog and predict an unknowable future. To some, the most sophisticated data sets and intricate algorithms have proved to be about as scientific this month as the soothsayers of yore. One by one, the weekends have... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Sud Eau Nord Deplacer’

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

French director Antoine Boutet knows better than to wade into the political quicksand surrounding China's Nan Shui Bei Diao project, though he instinctively recognizes the enormous potential, both sociological and cinematic, in documenting it.

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Film Review: ‘Pause’

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

You can’t blame a gal for wanting to take a break from a scruffy, ambitionless boyfriend like Sami after four years. Audiences may feel the same way after just four minutes.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Working on ‘Sandman’ Script With Nolan’s ‘Batman’ Team

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the newcomers in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill” and recently wrapped Robert Zemeckis’ 3D drama “The Walk,” but there’s another buzzed about adaptation on audiences’ minds. According to Gordon-Levitt, “Sandman” is still in the early stages of development. The multi-hyphenate actor will direct and produce the film from a... Read more

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‘Sin City 2′ Bombs at Friday Box Office, ‘Guardians′ Will Be Back on Top

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” was left battered and bruised on Friday at the domestic box office, while “Guardians of the Galaxy” will likely skyrocket back up top, eking out Friday’s victor “If I Stay” by Sunday. The retro-noir tanked, coming in sixth on Friday behind the sports drama “When the Game Stands... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Christmas, Again’

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As Yuletide offerings go, Charles Poekel’s “Christmas, Again” might as well be called “It’s a So-So Life” — a downbeat but never outright depressing reminder that the holidays tend to look a lot less jolly from the vantage of those peddling Christmas cheer.

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Film Review: ‘The Possession of Michael King’

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The seven stages of grief don’t allow for the sort of madness afflicting the title character in “The Possession of Michael King.”

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North Carolina Film-TV Incentives Sliced Amid Conservative Tide

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

North Carolina legislators have ditched the state’s longtime film and TV incentives program amid a conservative push to cut back on such government support. “We knew that this would be an uphill battle and we were cautiously optimistic,” said Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington [North Carolina] Regional Film Commission. “The problem was that a... Read more

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Warner Bros. Moves Forward on ‘Past Due’ with ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Director (EXCLUSIVE)

August 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Warner Bros. has come on board “Past Due,” setting up the action project with Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood’s longtime producing partner. The studio acquired Thompson Evans’ Blacklist script as a possible directing vehicle for Lorenz, who made his feature directorial debut on 2012’s “Trouble With the Curve.” “Past Due” is described as a female version... Read more

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