Posts Tagged ‘film’

Toronto: Jennifer Aniston’s ‘She’s Funny That Way’ Nears $4 Million Deal With Clarius Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Toronto might be inching to a close, but the second weekend of the festival saw another heated bidding war. New distributor Clarius Entertainment is nearing a $4 million deal for domestic rights to the screwball comedy “She’s Funny That Way,” Variety has learned. The film is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, after a 13-year hiatus, and... Read more

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Toronto Film Review: ‘October Gale’

September 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This underdeveloped tale set on an island in Northern Ontario's Georgian Bay fails to build the intrigue or tension required for a thriller, and falls short as a character-driven drama as well.

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Ashley Judd, Demian Bichir Join Comedy ‘Good Kids’

September 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ashley Judd and Demian Bichir have come on board this coming-of-age comedy “Good Kids,” which is starting to shoot in Massachusetts. Voltage Pictures and Depth of Field are producing “Good Kids” which also stars Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Zoey Deutch (“Vampire Academy”), and Israel Broussard (“Bling Ring”). Chris McCoy is making his... Read more

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Toronto Film Review: Chris Evans’ ‘Before We Go’

September 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A missed train sets the stage for Chris Evans’ directorial debut, “Before We Go,” but dramatically speaking, this talky, contrived and ultimately tedious actors’ exercise never leaves the station.

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Social Media Buzz: ‘No Good Deed’ Fights to Swim Past ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ at Box Office

September 12, 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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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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