Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Roaring Currents’ Breaks Korea All-Time Box Office Record

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stirring underdog tale is first film to exceed $100 million in Korea

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Watch: Robin Williams in ‘A Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ Clip

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Everyone’s favorite onscreen dad, Robin Williams, played a father and grandfather in “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” the last movie he filmed before his death. A new clip from the holiday comedy shows his character Mitch giving his grandson unconventional advice about what to leave for Santa Claus in lieu of milk and cookies. “I know... Read more

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Posters Spoof Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal’s latest promotional campaign for “Dumb and Dumber To” is strikingly similar to its marketing material for “Lucy.” Stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are the antithesis of Scarlett Johansson, whose character Lucy mistakenly ingests a drug that gives her access to 100% of her brain power, in two movie posters that the actors tweeted... Read more

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‘The Trip to Italy’: Michael Winterbottom on Italy, Food and Steve Coogan

August 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Michael Winterbottom’s 2011 film “The Trip” starred Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as two chums roadtripping through the United Kingdom, ostensibly writing restaurant reviews for the Observer newspaper. It wasn’t a documentary, since the two characters didn’t exactly play themselves,  but more of a talku-mocu-mentary. “The Trip” was sufficiently well-received, both at the B.O. and on VOD,... Read more

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift in ‘The Giver’

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Giver” — based on the 1993 Lois Lowry young adult novel — hasn’t been well reviewed, but at least there’s a silver lining to this parable about a dystopian future society. It comes in the form (as most happy things do) of Taylor Swift, who appears in a brief cameo as the original chosen... Read more

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Stockholm Fest Set To Dedicate its 25th Edition To Lauren Bacall

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Stockholm fest will dedicate its 25th edition to late Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, who received the Scandi festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. “Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, known for her acting, her deep voice and her gaze (…),” stated the festival. “(She) was politically engaged and open minded. During her weeklong stay... Read more

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Plans Unveiled for $66.8 Million Film Studio in Scotland

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Plans were unveiled Friday for a £40 million ($66.8 million) film and TV production facility, Pentland Studios, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Among Hollywood productions to shoot recently in Scotland was season one of Starz’s sci-fi fantasy series “Outlander,” which employed around 400 crew members. Bringing the show to Scotland... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Found’

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Based on a novella by Todd Rigney, "Found" hits an atypically earnest note for horror by presenting a young serial killer from the p.o.v. of the little sibling who discovers his big bro’s secret hobby.

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Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall Join Showtime’s ‘Inside the NFL’

August 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Former 12-year NFL safety Ed Reed, current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and retired quarterback Boomer Esiason join Phil Simms as analysts, along with new host Greg Gumbel, on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” The show’s seventh season starts Sept. 2 on Showtime. “Inside the NFL on Showtime” is produced by CBS Sports and NFL... Read more

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites ‘Midnight Rider’ Production for ‘Willful and Serious’ Safety Violations

August 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the production company behind “Midnight Rider” for willful and serious safety violations related to the Feb. 20 train accident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others during shooting on a trestle near Jesup, Ga. Proposed penalties were set at $74,900. “Employers... Read more

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