Posts Tagged ‘film’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Big Game’

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Where writer-helmet Jalmari Helander's prior Xmas nightmare, "Rare Exports," was a distinctively Finnish product (albeit one with high gloss), this sophomore feature is very much in the style of a big, bombastic Hollywood action pic.

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Toronto: Oscilloscope Buys Romance ‘Felix and Meira’ for U.S.

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to Canadian romance “Felix and Meira” following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Felix and Meira” will screen next month as part of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Oscilloscope plans to release the film theatrically in 2015. The film, directed by Maxime Giroux, is centered on a... Read more

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British Actor Donald Sinden Dies at the Age of 90

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — British actor Donald Sinden, who was known best for his comedy roles, has died at the age of 90. Sinden had more than 70 credits for film and TV productions since the late 1940s, but also had a stellar stage career. His son, actor and director Marc Sinden, said his father only had... Read more

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Duo's followup to "The Yes Men" (2003) and "The Yes Men Fix the World" (2009) is another entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography that should expand modestly on prior entries' success on the fest circuit and in niche various-format release.

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Orion Pictures Label Returns for First Time in 15 Years

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Orion Pictures, the distributor of ‘80s and ‘90s independent hits such as “RoboCop,” “The Terminator” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” is making its first theatrical appearance in 15 years. “The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” a horror pic from “American Horror Story” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, features the Orion label in a trailer released Wednesday, its first... Read more

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Weinsteins Developing Thriller ‘The Bye Bye Man’

September 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s TWC-Dimension has acquired worldwide rights to Intrepid Pictures’ supernatural thriller “The Bye Bye Man.” The deal includes a proceed-to-production commitment. Stacy Title (“The Last Supper”) will direct from a script adapted by Jonathan Penner from the short story “The Bridge to Body Island” by Robert Damon Schneck, chronicling the harrowing events... Read more

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Batmobile Revealed in First ‘Real’ Photo from Zack Snyder

September 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Here’s the first official photo of the new Batmobile from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Director Zack Snyder tweeted the image Wednesday evening after an unofficial picture leaked online earlier in the day. Here’s a real picture of the #Batmobile. i.imgur.com/nBZU3Ch.jpg http://t.co/Ez1ILa8JeE—

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Toronto: Tobey Maguire’s Chess Movie ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Sells for U.S.

September 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Pawn Sacrifice,” the chess drama starring Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber as Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, has found a U.S. home. Andrew Karpen’s newly minted distribution company Bleecker Street has  acquired the domestic rights to the movie, which is directed by Ed Zwick from Steven Knight’s screenplay about the 1972 iconic Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland.... Read more

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Toronto: Latido Takes ‘La Salada’ (EXCLUSIVE)

September 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – In the hurly-burly of Toronto and the build-up to San Sebastian, Madrid-based Latido Films has acquired world sales rights to Juan Martin Hsu’s “La Salada,” a patchwork narrative tale of immigrants’ lives, dreams and suffering in Argentina. Buenos Aires-born Hsu’s feature debut, ”La Salada” screens in Contemporary World Cinema at Toronto, then segues... Read more

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Toronto Film Review: ‘American Heist’

September 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

First U.S. feature for commercially successful Russian helmer Sarik Andreasyan is slick but derivative and forgettable on all levels.

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