Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘Citizenfour’

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. government’s wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact of Laura Poitras’ extraordinary documentary “Citizenfour.”

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‘Gone Girl’ Draws Blood With $26 Million, ‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Friday Box Office

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite losing the Friday race to Universal’s horror actioner “Dracula Untold,” “Gone Girl” is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox’s thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while “Dracula” is close behind with a $24 million launch. Both films topped two big newcomers this Columbus Day weekend: Robert Downey... Read more

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Thailand’s Vichya Poolvaraluk set as CineAsia Exhibitor of the Year

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG — Vicha Poolvaraluk, chairman of Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group, will receive the 2014 Exhibitor of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony in December. “Vicha’s revolutionary vision and innovative thinking have dramatically changed the movie-going culture as an entertainment lifestyle experience in Thailand,” said Robert Sunshine, co-managing director of CineAsia. Major has... Read more

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Film Review: ‘You’re Not You’

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Playing a fortysomething patrician woman afflicted with ALS, Hilary Swank gives a sensitive, nuanced illustration of the disease’s horrible physical toll in George C. Wolfe’s “You’re Not You.”

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Singapore Independence Film ‘1965’ Picks Lim Kay Tong For PM Role

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran stage actor Lim Kay Tong has been cast in the upcoming “1965” in the key role of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister.

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Singapore Independence Film ‘1965’ Picks Lim Kay Tong For PM Role

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran stage actor Lim Kay Tong has been cast in the upcoming “1965” in the key role of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister.

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‘Xenia’ Nabs Best Pic at Rio’s Felix Awards

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Panos H. Koutras’ drama “Xenia,” sold by Pyramide Intl., won best fiction film at the first edition of the Felix Awards, Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival’s new LGBT-themed category. A telling portrait of contemporary Greek society, “Xenia” narrates two brothers odyssey heading to Thessaloniki to look for their estranged father. Playing Cannes 2014 Un... Read more

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Benedict Cumberbatch Thanks Fans for Braving the Weather for London Film Fest’s ‘Imitation Game’

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Should-be WWII legend Alan Turing’s memory was at last spotlit Wednesday night, spelling out the start of the BFI London Film Fest with “The Imitation Game” opener. The wind and rain joined celebrations in Leicester Square, leaving the code-breaking cerebral stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley just slightly soggy. Of course, in bold Blitz style, spirits could not be dampened. Helmer Morten... Read more

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‘Transformers 4′ Crushes Competition in Home Video Sales Charts

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The big sci-fi action sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, easily topped all three national home video charts for the week ending Oct. 5. The film, which earned $245.4 million in U.S. theaters and ranks as the year’s No. 4 movie in terms of box office gross, shot to the top of the... Read more

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Morgan Spurlock, Landmark Theatres Team to Offer ‘We the Economy’ for Free (EXCLUSIVE)

October 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Morgan Spurlock and a group of economically-minded filmmakers are on a mission to prove that the best things on screen are free. The “Super Size Me” director is teaming up with Landmark Theatres this month to offer the new film series, “We the Economy,” for free at 20 locations ranging from Boston to San Diego... Read more

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