Posts Tagged ‘film’

Lily Tomlin’s ‘Grandma’ to Open Los Angeles Film Festival

April 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Los Angeles Film Festival has selected Lily Tomlin comedy “Grandma” as the opening night film of this year’s festival on June 10. The film co-stars Julia Garner, Laverne Cox, Marcia Gay Harden and Judy Greer. The festival, now in its 21st year, returns to downtown Los Angeles at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live.... Read more

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Taviani Brothers’ ‘Wondrous Boccaccio’ To Open Beijing Festival

April 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Competition and gala line up immediately bears imprint of selector Marco Mueller

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Film Review: ‘The Longest Ride’

April 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As spring perennials go, a new Nicholas Sparks movie has come to seem as inevitable as tax day and allergy season, and only mildly less irritating to the senses.

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A Filmmaker Gets an Opportunity of a Lifetime

April 6, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In 2005, Wieden + Kennedy provided a fresh start for Sarah Gertrude Shapiro after she literally fled her reality TV job on The Bachelor —and Hollywood. A decade later, the agency has changed her life yet again: helping her co-create her own Lifetime series about, yes, a Bachelor-like show. "It's very much outside the purview of any advertising agency to be able

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Pflimlin, Saragosse, Garandeau Vie For France Televisions’ Presidency

April 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– While Gaul’s pubcaster France Television is going through a rough financial patch, the race for the broadcaster’s top job is proving highly competitive with 33 candidates in the running. France Televisions’s current president, Remi Pflimlin, was named in 2010 by former president Nicolas Sarkozy who had given his government the authority to appoint the... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation’

April 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Haupt captures the passion of those working on Gaudi’s incomplete church, yet the subject cries out for more depth.

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Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat Invade Theaters, But Movie Biz Not Too Worried

April 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Theatergoers are already using Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat live-streaming video apps, which have launched in the past few weeks, to broadcast movies directly from cinemas — including this weekend’s blockbuster, “Furious 7.” However, studios apparently aren’t overly concerned that box office will be hurt by the shaky, handheld live streams on Periscope and Meerkat, which may include only a... Read more

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‘Woman in Gold’ and the Politics of Returning Nazi-Looted Art (Listen)

April 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Woman in Gold,” opening in theaters this weekend, depicts the politics and legal hurdles faced by Austrian Jewish immigrant Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) and Los Angeles trial lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) as they try to secure the return of Altmann’s family-owned Gustav Klimt painting looted by the Nazis. The painting, depicting Altmann’s aunt Adele... Read more

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‘Woman in Gold’ and the Politics of Returning Nazi-Looted Art (Listen)

April 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Woman in Gold,” opening in theaters this weekend, depicts the politics and legal hurdles faced by Austrian Jewish immigrant Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) and Los Angeles trial lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) as they try to secure the return of Altmann’s family-owned Gustav Klimt painting looted by the Nazis. The painting, depicting Altmann’s aunt Adele... Read more

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Watch: Queen Latifah Channels Bessie Smith in Trailer for HBO Biopic

April 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HBO has released the full trailer for its upcoming Bessie Smith biopic, starring Queen Latifah. The video transports you to the Jazz Age and shows off Queen Latifah’s vocal chops in her performance as the legendary blues singer. Directed by Dee Rees, the film focuses on Smith’s turbulent life and transformation from a struggling singer... Read more

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