Posts Tagged ‘film’

Harrison Ford-Narrated Aviation Movie to Debut in April

March 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

National Geographic Studios will release “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” a large-screen format film about the history of aviation narrated by Harrison Ford, in April, the studio announced Thursday. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), the film shot in 18 countries. The pic will also feature an original score by James Horner... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Last Hammer Blow’

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Classical music fans have learned to anticipate the infamous hammer blows that fall at the end of Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, waiting with bated breath for the percussionist, who stands with giant mallet raised, to deliver the tragic strokes of fate.

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‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez Joins Mark Wahlberg in ‘Deepwater Horizon’

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is in talks to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon.” Lionsgate, Participant Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing “Deepwater Horizon,” which details the 2010 explosion on the BP rig that resulted in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. The film will be released on... Read more

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Asian Film Awards to Honor Korea’s Im Kwon-taek

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Asian Film Awards Academy is to give South Korean veteran a lifetime achievement award.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents’

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Avant-garde geniuses or the world's longest-running rock novelty act? Don Hardy's docu leaves that question hanging.

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Danny Lerner, Independent Filmmaker, Dies at 62

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Producer Danny Lerner died March 6 in Simi Valley, Calif. He was 62. Lerner’s career spanned more than 20 years and included work on more than 100 films, including most recently “Olympus Has Fallen” and “The Expendables 3.” Born in Haifa, Israel, Lerner’s career began at a drive-in theater in Israel before he joined Nu... Read more

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Tab Hunter Confidential’

March 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A look at the 1950s Hollywood dreamboat who was living a closeted gay life even as he was marketed as every bobbysoxer’s ideal boyfriend.

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China’s Huayi Brothers Signs 18-Movie Deal with Secret U.S. Company

March 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the latest major East-West movie production and financing development, China’s Huayi Brothers Media has reached an 18-picture, three-year deal with an unnamed U.S. company. The deal was announced as a regulatory filing in China without naming the U.S. party to the deal. Put together through its wholly-owned US subsidiary, Huayi will help fund, produce... Read more

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‘Cinderella’ Towers Over Foreign Box Office With $62.4 Million

March 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Audiences worldwide flocked to Disney’s “Cinderella,” eager to see if the slipper fit and propelling the live-action version of the animated smash to an estimated $62.4 million at the foreign box office. That dwarfed all challengers and included a massive $25 million debut in China. “Cinderella” enjoyed the highest March opening of all time in... Read more

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‘Camino a La Paz,’ ‘Nosotras’ Win Cartagena Fest’s First PuertoLab

March 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Argentine Francisco Varone’s road movie “Camino a La Paz’ (Road to La Paz) and Colombia’s Emilce Quevedo Diaz’s “Nosotras” (pictured) shared the 55th Cartagena Festival’s inaugural PuertoLab prize, its first post-production plaudit. Award was announced Saturday. The two productions, both first features, featured in a five-title lineup at PuertoLab, a pix-in-post competition which marks one... Read more

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