Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Oscar-Nominated Dramas Confound Hollywood’s Liberation-Story Formulas

February 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Oscar voters have traditionally loved liberation stories, uplifting tales of the oppressed throwing off their shackles. In this season’s contending scripts, though, the power relationships are more tangled and the stories lack such cathartic retribution. Edwin Epps in “12 Years a Slave” and the nuns who sell Philomena Lee’s son in “Philomena” are villainous enough,... Read more

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Berlin: Joan and Pauline Collins Join ‘The Time of Their Lives’

February 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Joan Collins and Pauline Collins are set to hit the road along with veteran Italian actor Franco Nero in upcoming comedy “The Time of Their Lives.” Collins plays a former Hollywood star who is on her way to crash her ex-husband’s funeral with a friend. Along the way they pick up a Frenchman (Nero.) Directed... Read more

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NBC Shuts Down The Michael J. Fox Show

February 6, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

NBC’s beleaguered Thursday prime-time lineup continues to give the network fits, and as of this evening, the night’s

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Hugh Jackman Helped Make Broadway the Star-Magnet It Is Today

January 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When Hugh Jackman hits Broadway next season in Jez Butterworth’s play “The River,” it’ll mark his fourth stint on the Gotham boards in a dozen years. His return not only underscores his remarkable commitment to stage work for an in-demand thesp with a busy Hollywood sked, but it also serves to highlight a decade-long shift... Read more

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How IFC Got Alex Prager to Shoot Portlandia Ads in the Style of Her Fine-Art Photos

January 16, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

IFC just released the key art for season 4 of Portlandia, and the photos are fantastic. Not only did the network get the great young photographer Alex Prager on board—she decided to shoot the ads in the style of her "Face in the Crowd" photos (many of which are on display through March 9 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and at Lehmann Maupin in New York through Feb. 22). It's almost like getting a couple of non-advertising Prager originals as gift. AdFreak spoke on Thursday with Blake Callaway, IFC's svp of marketing, about how Prager got involved, and how the two photos will be used differently in the media buy. How did Alex get involved with this

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Disney India Expands Release Slate

January 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney will this year release seven Hollywood titles in India through its market-leading Disney UTV subsidiary. A further four Indian movies will also go out under the Disney brand.

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Diane von Furstenberg Parties with Hollywood’s Finest Before the Golden Globes

January 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Designer Diane von Furstenberg opened an exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress with a perfectly-timed pre-Golden Globes party intersecting power players and starlets with fashion’s finest. The chic Hollywood crowd, mostly clad in DvF, included Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Uma Thurman, Rooney Mara, Allison Williams, Julie Delpy and Robin Wright (with... Read more

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Katherine Heigl, ‘The Nut Job’ Premiere Show Off Animal Magnetism

January 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not everyday you see a groundhog, a rat, a trio of hedgehogs and an adorable pug on the red carpet, but there they were right along with the Hollywood elite at Regal L.A. Live on Jan. 11, for the premiere of Open Road’s 3D animated heist pic “The Nut Job.” Star Katherine Heigl got... Read more

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Stallone, De Niro KO’d at the Box Office

December 28, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are two of the most championed fighters in Hollywood history, starring in 1970s and ’80s boxing pics “Rocky” to Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” but this year, the duo have struggled mightily at the box office. “Grudge Match,” which opened Christmas day and stars the veteran actors, finished in 11th... Read more

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Robots’ New Challenge: Pentagon Boot Camp

December 22, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

They have been portrayed by Hollywood as deadly Terminators. They have been vilified as future automaton armies, hunting humans without conscience. But these imposing robots, their makers say, are just here to help. If all goes as planned, machines named THOR, Valkyrie and Atlas will rush in where humans fear to tread, rescuing earthquake victims and turning off potentially catastrophic radiation leaks. To help developers come up with the rescue robots of the future, the Defense Department has embarked on a multimillion-dollar campaign. Competitors squared off Friday on a Nascar racetrack in Florida, where they engaged in a kind of slow-motion robot contest for survival—and for more Pentagon money. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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