Posts Tagged ‘news’

20th Century Fox to Unveil Korea Theme Park

July 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Korean destination is second Fox theme park initiated for Asia

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Watch the ‘Masters of Sex’ Season 2 Premiere in Full

July 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Did you miss the second season premiere of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” last night? That’s OK, you can watch it here. Starring Martin Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, Sunday night’s episode was titled “Parallax” and, according to HitFix’s Andy Sepinwall, was “excellent stuff.” Following pioneer sex researchers Virginia Johnson and William H. Masters in the 1950s and ’60s, “Masters... Read more

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TriCoast Worldwide to Release Pics in U.K. Through Partnerships

July 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — U.S. distribution and production outfit TriCoast Worldwide is set to release a string of movies in the U.K. via digital, DVD and theatrical partnerships through newly-formed TriCoast U.K. The Movie Partnership, led by Michael Lee (pictured left) and Peter Dutton (pictured right), will handle digital releases, as well as manage TriCoast’s TV sales.... Read more

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‘Transformers’ Leads Foreign Box Office With $102 Million

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” led the foreign box office for the third week running, propelled by a record-shattering run in China. The giant robots sequel added another $102 million to its bounty from 50 territories, pushing its worldwide total to $752.5 million. China contributed another $25 million to that loot. The film, which was partially shot... Read more

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Katherine Heigl Addresses Rumors of Bad Behavior: ‘I Certainly Don’t See Myself as Being Difficult’

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“State of Affairs” star Katherine Heigl was asked to address speculation that she and her mother are “difficult to work with” at NBC’s Television Critics Assn. summer press tour presentation Sunday. Seeming momentarily unsure how to answer, a flustered Heigl haltingly offered, “I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to... Read more

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Neil Young Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Due to Israel Security Crisis

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Neil Young and Crazy Horse has cancelled their July 17  Tel Aviv concert, according to Warner Brothers Records, due to the security situation in Israel. The band”s only Israeli date was at the city’s main Hayarkon Park. A spokesperson for Young said, “It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our... Read more

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Empty Chair For Detained Chinese TV Anchor

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CCTV star taken away moments before going on air. Rampant corruption or retaliation among the explanations.

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Box Office: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Swings Back Strong With $27.7 Million Friday

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has swung back into theaters and waged a full-blown war. The sequel grossed $27.7 million Stateside on Friday as it eyes a $70 million opening weekend. If estimates hold, the pic will outperform its predecessor, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which launched to $54.8 million... Read more

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Tommy Ramone, Founding Member of Influential Punk Band, Dies at 62

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He was 62 and had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer. Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, and known... Read more

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AMC Orders Martial Arts Drama ‘Badlands’ Straight to Series

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

AMC has given a straight-to-series order to “Badlands,” a martial arts drama based loosely on the Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” “Badlands,” is created by showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar. They will exec produce with Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg and martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu (“Tai Chi Zero”) and Stephen Fung. Show... Read more

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