Posts Tagged ‘film’

Karl Urban: Filmmakers ‘Working Very, Very Hard’ To Make ‘Dredd 2′ a Reality

April 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Karl Urban continues to keep the faith alive for “Dredd 2.” In his latest update to fans, the actor said that he’s working tirelessly with the movie’s original screenwriter-producer Alex Garland and DNA Films to make the dream of a sequel a reality. “I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone involved with the... Read more

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Social Media Buzz: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Faces Box Office Victory

April 4, 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? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Captain America’ Racing to $100 Million in U.S. Debut

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is marching toward a record for the top April debut with a U.S. opening that could reach $100 million this weekend. Friday forecasts showed an opening-day launch in the $36 million-$39 million range, including $10.2 million from late Thursday shows — leading to projections of $95 million or more... Read more

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed for James Bond Villain

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic. Sources tell Variety that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in the next installment in the Bond series. No offer has... Read more

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Film Review: ‘In the Blood’

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Gina Carano plays a new bride looking for her kidnapped husband in this serviceable action vehicle.

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Film Review: ‘Born to Fly’

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This fascinating documentary depicts avant-garde choreographer Elizabeth Strep as both visionary and ringmaster.

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Will Ferrell to Star in Tennis Drama About 1973 Battle of the Sexes Match (EXCLUSIVE)

April 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Having already taken on roles set in the world of semi-pro basketball and little league soccer, actor and sports fan Will Ferrell looks ready to hit the tennis courts for his next sports-themed pic. Ferrell is attached to star in ”The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” scribe Steve Conrad’s “Match Maker,” which is about tennis’ legendary battle of... Read more

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Peter Chan Starts Chinese Kidnap Drama ‘Children’

April 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"American Dreams" director sticks to contemporary drama register

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Cannes Wishlist: 15 Movies Our Critics Hope to See at This Year’s Festival

April 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Although films like Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and Olivier Dahan’s opening-nighter “Grace of Monaco” are set to premiere at Cannes, the festival’s 2014 lineup is still very much a work in progress. That hasn’t stopped Variety’s top film critics from naming what they’d like to see included when the official selection is announced April 17. PETER... Read more

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Aaron Paul’s ‘Hellion’ Heading for Cannes

April 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

VMI Worldwide has acquired Aaron Paul’s drama “Hellion” for all international territories and will introduce the movie to its international at during the Cannes Film Market. Directed by Kat Candler, “Hellion” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and played at South by Southwest in the Festival Favorites section. Besides Paul, the film stars Juliette Lewis... Read more

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