Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Citizenfour’ Wins Best Feature Award from International Documentary Association

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour” has won the International Documentary Association’s award for best feature. Poitras received the award Friday night in ceremonies at the Paramount lot. “What he did was probably the most extraordinary act I’ve ever seen so we could know more as citizens,” Poitras said in her acceptance. Poitras met Snowden... Read more

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‘California,’ ‘Honeymoon,’ ‘Similars’ Top Primer Corte, Blood Window

December 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUENOS AIRES –In a show of Mexico’s strength in depth in young genre pic talent, Isaac Ezban’s “The Similars” and Diego Cohen’s “Honeymoon,” won two prizes a piece at Ventana Sur’s Bloody Window Work in Progress, a section where all six plaudits went to Mexican productions; Brazilian Marina Person’s “California” topped Ventana Sur’s pix-in-post Primer... Read more

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Roberto Orci Will No Longer Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After getting an opportunity to helm the next “Star Trek” pic after writing the first two, sources confirm that Roberto Orci is no longer on board to direct the next installment in the franchise. Orci got the job this past summer after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to directing “Star Wars:... Read more

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Barack and Michelle Obama’s First Date Subject of New Movie

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Southside With You,” a movie about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in 1989, is in the works, with Tika Sumpter (“Get On Up”) on board to play the young Michelle Obama. The role of the young Barack Obama, who was a first-year law student at the time, has not been cast yet. Filming will... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Barefoot Artist’

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An engaging portrait of Lily Yeh, a Chinese emigre to the U.S. who has made her major imprint creating collaborative art with residents in areas torn by war, poverty and other hardships.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ Finds Director

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Earth to Echo” director David Green is in talks to direct “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2,” sources confirm. Jonathan Liebesman directed this summer’s “Turtles” pic, which grossed $478 million worldwide, but Paramount wanted to take a new approach and decided to open the director search. Liebsman would have been unable to direct on such short notice... Read more

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How the New James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’ Is Targeting Marvel Fans

December 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Over the past 50 years, the James Bond movies have tapped into public fears, popular culture and what’s worked at the box office. The Cuban missile crisis inspired “Dr. No,” and the Cold War was felt throughout the earlier films in the franchise, with Russians playing many of the bad guys. “Star Wars” and the... Read more

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Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Joins Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

December 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Benedict Cumberbatch has officially joined Marvel Studio’s “Doctor Strange,” the company said Thursday. The actor will play neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions and becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee... Read more

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Itaca Films Colombia Prepping Amazon-themed Shorts (EXCLUSIVE)

December 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUENOS AIRES– Bogota-based Itaca Films Colombia, the new partnership launched by former Dynamo producer/co-founder Rodrigo Guerrero and AG Studios prexy Alex Garcia, is producing five shorts in a feature format as the first of multiple projects. Shooting from November 16 thru December 17, the shorts penned and helmed by Colombia’s Carlos Moreno (“Que Viva la... Read more

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Jirafa, REI Cine, De Facto Team for Said’s ‘Los Perros’ (EXCLUSIVE)

December 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUENOS AIRES – Benjamin Domenech’s REI Cine, producer of Lucrecia Martel’s upcoming “Zama,” a co-production with Pedro and Agustin’s Almodovar’s El Deseo, has broadening its involvement in cutting edge Latin American distaff directors, boarding Marcela Said’s “Los Perros.” Lead-produced by Jirafa Films, a top Chilean production house, “Los Perros” is now structured as a Chile... Read more

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