Posts Tagged ‘film’

Eduardo Verastegui Sets ‘Little Boy’ Promotion for World War II Vets

March 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Eduardo Verastegui, a producer and star of Open Road’s upcoming film “Little Boy,” is offering World War II veterans free tickets to the film, Variety has learned exclusively. “The freedom that Americans enjoy is because of the sacrifices of these valiant men and women,” said Verastegui. “In light of that, I would like to give... Read more

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HK FilMart: Andy Lau, Liu Ye Head True Crime Drama ‘Saving Mr. Wu’

March 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Asian superstar Andy Lau and Liu Ye star in “Saving Mr Wu,” a true crime story about the kidnapping of a film star.

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Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ Tops With $54 Million, ‘Gunman’ Flops

March 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Insurgent” topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the “Divergent” series. That’s a disappointment for Lionsgate, the studio behind the adaptations of Veronica Roth’s best-selling books about a dystopian future. It hoped that... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’

March 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Think of “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” as a gift: a work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world’s leading independent animators.

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Film Review: ‘Murmur of the Hearts’

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mapping how a painter, her boxer b.f and her tour-guide brother make their bumpy passage through adulthood, “Murmur of the Hearts” is suffused with elegiac yearning. This introspective drama marks a transition for actress-helmer-scribe Sylvia Chang, from rapt romances (“Tempting Heart”) and family dramedies (“Tonight Nobody Goes Home”) to complex intergenerational dialogue. Set extensively on... Read more

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SXSW Film Awards: ‘Krisha,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’ Win Audience Prizes

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Grand jury prize recipient “Krisha” and “Hello, My Name Is Doris” are among the winners of this year’s SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards, announced on Saturday. While director Trey Edward Shults’ family drama “Krisha” won its second major prize of the festival in the narrative feature competition, fest hit “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” starring... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ Trailing ‘Divergent’ With $50 Million

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Insurgent” is diverging from the most recent estimates that had pegged it in the $45 million range. “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” is still trailing the first installment, last year’s “Divergent,” but is closing the gap as it aims for an opening weekend of $50 million-plus. However, the film is short of initial estimates of nearly... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Jerusalem’

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jerusalem in Imax 3D with a topping of Benedict Cumberbatch — that’s a pretty big dessert of branding. The richly plummy vowels of His Royal Cumberness are mostly window dressing on this magnificently scenic but fatally bland National Geographic docu-history of one of the world’s most beautiful, bloodily contested cities. With one eye surely fixed... Read more

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SXSW 2015: Hollywood Heads to Austin for Annual Festivities

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual 10-day event, which wraps up on March 22. SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by WGN America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.” “No one wants to go up those... Read more

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‘American Sniper’ Actor Cory Hardrict Joins ‘November Criminals’

March 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cory Hardrict has joined the cast of the Sony Pictures Worldwide crime drama “November Criminals” starring Chloe Moretz and Ansel Elgort. Catherine Keener also stars with Sacha Gervasi directing. ​Steven Knight adapted the script from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel about two teenagers who venture into the underbelly of Washington, D.C., to investigate a friend’s murder... Read more

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