Posts Tagged ‘news’

Watch: First Trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Zombie Movie ‘Maggie’

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Abigail Breslin is all grown up and wants to protect Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first trailer for their indie zombie movie “Maggie.” The catch? She wants to protect him from herself. Breslin plays the titular character who becomes infected with a virus and transforms in a full-fledged zombie in a matter of weeks. This leaves... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Home’ Blasts Off for Massive $59 Million Weekend

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The animated comedy “Home” is headed for a box office home run. DreamWorks Animation’s family film defied expectations, to say the least, opening to $15.6 million on Friday, which set it on course for just under $59 million this weekend — one of the best debuts for DreamWorks Animation. Meanwhile, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s... Read more

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Indian Minister Calms Industry Fears Over Censorship

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As closing address at FICCI-Frames, new minister promises dialog with industry, speedy amendments to century old Cinematograph Act.

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Leonard Nimoy’s Son Plans Spock Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A month after the death of Leonard Nimoy, his son Adam Nimoy has announced plans to produce and direct a documentary about his father titled “For the Love of Spock.” The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Zachary Quinto, who... Read more

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Watch: Patrick Stewart Goes Wild in ‘Blunt Talk’ Teaser

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Starz has released a first look teaser for its upcoming comedy series “Blunt Talk,” starring Patrick Stewart. The show is executive produced by Seth MacFarlane and the show’s creator/showrunner Jonathan Ames, as well as Tristram Shapeero (“Community”) and Stephanie Davis (“Bored to Death”). In the teaser, Stewart plays Walter Blunt, a cable newsman and U.K.... Read more

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‘Fancy Nancy’ Set to Become Disney Junior Movie, TV Series

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Fancy Nancy” is about to step up her game in a wide-ranging deal with Disney. Disney Junior has cut a deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books for rights to the hugely successful book series about a plucky little girl who likes to be “fancy” in all aspects of her life. Disney Junior plans an animated telepic... Read more

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FICCI-Frames: Indian Media Grows 12%, But Film Industry Slows, Says Report

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Indian film industry’s revenues grew by just 0.9 % from 2013 to 2014, says KPMG.

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Matthew McConaughey to Star in ‘Billionaire’s Vinegar’

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Matthew McConaughey will star in Sony’s “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” with Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment producing. The project is based on the Benjamin Wallace book, which traces the history of vintage Bordeaux bottles believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson that were auctioned by wine company Christie’s for exorbitant prices. Many experts have concluded that... Read more

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Review: ‘New York Spring Spectacular’ at Radio City Music Hall

March 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Don’t start spreading the news just yet: Arriving one year late, extensively retooled, and with a surfeit of undeniably impressive stagecraft ($25 million worth), Radio City’s “New York Spring Spectacular” still feels like more of a tourist-trap one-off than a kitsch perennial to rival the music hall’s venerable Christmas show. A gaudy valentine to iconic... Read more

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Peter Sarsgaard’s ‘Experimenter’ Bought by Magnolia for U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Michael Almereyda’s drama “Experimenter,” starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder. Magnolia is planning a theatrical release later this year. The film portrays Stanley Milgram’s experiment, in which subjects were made to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to test why people will cede... Read more

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