Posts Tagged ‘film’

Epic War Movie ‘Japan’s Longest Day’ To Be Remade

December 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shochiku has announced the cast for its remake of the 1967 Kihachi Okamoto epic “Japan’s Longest Day.”

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SAG Awards: Predictions in an Unpredictable Year

December 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sorry critics, but the SAG Awards are the first of the true precursor honors that indicate which way the Academy Awards may be leading. The nominees are voted on by 4,200 SAG members selected at random every year — 2,100 vote on film awards, 2,100 vote on TV awards. The full SAG-AFTRA voting body then... Read more

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Moroccan Cinema Center Chief Outlines Film Policy

December 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Over the past 10 years, cinema has occupied center stage in Moroccan culture, both as a result of major international events, such as the Marrakech International Film Festival, and also the local popularity of Moroccan films, which over recent years have consistently occupied at least half of the top 10 films at the domestic box... Read more

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Viggo Mortensen Talks About “Jauja” and “Far from Men”

December 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Viggo Mortensen rose to international fame as Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He has also garnered major critical acclaim for his multiple and complex roles, including performances in three films by Canadian director David Cronenberg, with whom he admits he has forged a special friendship. In recent pics he has depicted... Read more

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Salma Hayek Takes ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ To Middle East

December 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DOHA – Salma Hayek and a delegation from the passion project she produced, animation pic “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” pranced down the red carpet of the second Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha, as the event, where 450 youths are the jurors, wrapped on a high note. “The Prophet” was partly financed by the Doha... Read more

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Sony Hacking: North Korea Denies Involvement, Praises Attack

December 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

North Korea has denied involvement in the ongoing cyber attack on Sony Pictures, according to the state-run KCNA news agency. However, North Korea’s top military body told KCNA that the hacking is “a righteous deed” that may have been carried out by its supporters to protest Sony’s upcoming comedy “The Interview.” The news agency quoted... Read more

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‘Snowpiercer’ Named Best Picture by Boston Online Film Critics

December 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Boston Online Film Critics Assn. favored dark-horse indies on Saturday, naming “Snowpiercer” the year’s top film. Tilda Swinton was tapped supporting actress for the film, which Weinstein Co. released theatrically and on VOD. Fox Searchlight was a big winner, with its “Birdman” nabbing four prizes: for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, supporting actor Edward Norton, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and for acting... Read more

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Watch: Cameron Diaz Sings ‘Little Girls’ in ‘Annie’

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cameron Diaz’s Miss Hannigan makes it abundantly clear that she doesn’t like “little girls” in a new clip from the upcoming musical dramedy “Annie.” The cantankerous alcoholic caretaker tells her foster children that Annie isn’t their true friend before breaking out into song and dance with a new version of the classic tune “Little Girls.”... Read more

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‘Mockingjay’ Continues Winning Streak With $22 Million in Post-Thanksgiving Slump

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With no new wide releases in this traditionally slow post-Thanksgiving weekend, “Mockingjay” domination continued. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” topped the U.S. box office on Friday with $6.6 million. The penultimate installment of the hit franchise is headed for its third consecutive win with $22 million — twice as much as this weekend’s... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Physician’

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For those who miss the substance and scope of films like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Man Who Would Be King,” Philipp Stoelzl’s “The Physician” restores one’s faith in the medium.

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