Posts Tagged ‘film’

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies at 93

April 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, died on Sunday. He was 93. As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific career on stage and screen that... Read more

Read More

Watch: New ‘Godzilla’ Extended Look Highlights Destruction and Emotion

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a summer full of potential blockbusters, including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” reboot has managed to roar into attention — and continues to with the new trailer that clocks in at two and a half minutes. “What’s really happening is that you’re... Read more

Read More

Chile’s ‘Gloria’ Tops First Platino Awards

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA CITY – Already a sales and fest hit, Chilean Sebastian Lelio’s fourth feature “Gloria” won picture at the first Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, held Saturday in Panama City. In what was probably the closest to a shoo-in for an award, “Gloria’s” Paulina Garcia nabbed actress for her turn as a 58-year-old divorcee searching for... Read more

Read More

Predicting the Future of Cinema: No Limits — and the Web Wins

April 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LAS VEGAS – Filmmakers got a vision of hope as well as a warning in Saturday’s presentations at the Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas. The hope is for a future where technology doesn’t limit filmmakers, where cameras and screens can reproduce almost anything the eye can see, where networks make collaboration effortless — in short,... Read more

Read More

WATCH: Robin Williams Has 90 Minutes to Live in ‘Angriest Man in Brooklyn’

April 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Talking about a ticking clock. Robin Williams, a.k.a. the angriest man in Brooklyn, is told by a ticked off Mila Kunis that he only has 90 minutes to live after he suffers a brain aneurysm following a car accident. Unbeknownst to Williams, Kunis’ character has made up the arbitrary time span to punish him for... Read more

Read More

Karl Urban: Filmmakers ‘Working Very, Very Hard’ To Make ‘Dredd 2′ a Reality

April 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Karl Urban continues to keep the faith alive for “Dredd 2.” In his latest update to fans, the actor said that he’s working tirelessly with the movie’s original screenwriter-producer Alex Garland and DNA Films to make the dream of a sequel a reality. “I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone involved with the... Read more

Read More

Social Media Buzz: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Faces Box Office Victory

April 4, 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 below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns... Read more

Read More

Box Office: ‘Captain America’ Racing to $100 Million in U.S. Debut

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is marching toward a record for the top April debut with a U.S. opening that could reach $100 million this weekend. Friday forecasts showed an opening-day launch in the $36 million-$39 million range, including $10.2 million from late Thursday shows — leading to projections of $95 million or more... Read more

Read More

Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed for James Bond Villain

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic. Sources tell Variety that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in the next installment in the Bond series. No offer has... Read more

Read More

Film Review: ‘In the Blood’

April 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Gina Carano plays a new bride looking for her kidnapped husband in this serviceable action vehicle.

Read More