Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘Hin und weg’

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A manipulative German dramedy in the “Big Chill” tradition, where you actually get to know the friend committing suicide.

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Watch: First Trailer for Miles Teller’s ‘Two Night Stand’

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Never has someone been more eager to take the walk of shame than Analeigh Tipton in the first trailer for “Two Night Stand.” Tipton, who plays a woman desperate to get out of a rut, finds herself trapped in Miles Teller’s apartment during a snowstorm following a disappointing one-night stand. After much squabbling, the duo... Read more

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Scores $25.6 Mil Friday on Way to $65 Mil Weekend

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cowabunga is right. Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” more than doubled the box office earnings of Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Friday. The turtle adventure opened to $25.6 million and is on track for a much-higher-than-anticipated $62 million to $65 million this weekend. Analysts had expected the film to debut north of $40 million.... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Fool’

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Frank Capra would approve of “The Fool,” a forceful Russian drama in which a lone plumber stands up to a corrupt system on behalf of the people living in a squalid apartment building.

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Locarno Honor Marks the Latest of Agnes Varda’s Lifetime Achievements

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Agnes Varda. This week, the free-spirited French director will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival, which is just the latest in a series of big events the 86-year-old filmmaker has been involved in so far this year.

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Film Review: ‘A Hitman’s Solitude Before the Shot’

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

German helmer Florian Mischa Boder clearly wants this silly-minded misfire, about a contract killer so out of practice he botches his first big assignment, to play like a cross between a classic Blake Edwards farce and the recent “OSS 117” spy-movie spoofs.

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Om Puri’s Long ‘Journey’

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry,” Om Puri is fond of saying. “But it is not so in the West — otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor.”

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Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Lionsgate Over ‘Expendables 3′ Piracy

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lionsgate was granted a preliminary injunction on Friday in its attempt to limit the scope of piracy of “The Expendables 3″ after a leaked high-quality copy of the film showed up on file-sharing sites. U.S. District Judge Margaret Morrow earlier this week issued a temporary restraining order barring six sites from linking or hosting copies... Read more

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Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

August 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz. He was 85. Golan, whose first name is sometimes spelled Menahem, was famous for his overblown pronouncements and business plans, and partnered... Read more

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Social Media Buzz: Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ Face Off Against Return of the ‘Ninja Turtles’

August 8, 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 laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to... Read more

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