Posts Tagged ‘year’

Film Review: ‘Maleficent’

May 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Now almost midway through the year, 2014 seems unlikely to produce many more visually arresting, brilliantly designed, stoned-college-kid-friendly pieces of eye candy than Disney’s “Maleficent.” As for its revisionist take on the travails of the iconic “Sleeping Beauty” villainess, however, it falls far short of something an imaginative fan-fiction scribe, let alone obvious role models... Read more

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‘Good Wife,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Top TCA Award Nominees

May 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Good Wife,” “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” are among the series landing multiple nominations in this year’s Television Critics Assn. Awards derby. HBO’s “True Detective” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” join that trio in the org’s program of the year category, which didn’t leave room for any half-hour comedies. CBS’ “Good... Read more

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CANNES: How Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’ Became the Buzziest Movie at the Festival

May 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This year’s Cannes Film Festival unloaded its shared of turkeys, from “Grace of Monaco” to Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive,” David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and the Ryan Gosling directorial debut, “Lost River.” But at least the festival ended on a dazzling high note. On Thursday night, Cannes premiered “Mommy,” directed by 25-year-old Quebecois director... Read more

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Cannes: eOne Takes North America on Doc ‘Dior and I’

May 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Entertainment One Films has sewn up North American distribution rights to Frederic Tcheng’s documentary “Dior and I.” Pic is slated for theatrical release later this year. Guillaume de Roquemaurel produced the film, along with Tcheng, who co-directed doc “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” and was co-editor and co-producer on “Valentino: The Last Emperor.”... Read more

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AOL Relaunches Moviefone with New Look, Expands Into TV Content

May 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

AOL’s Moviefone has a brand-new look and an expanded mission that now encompasses TV. The Internet media company teamed on the Moviefone relaunch with Whalerock Industries, which changed changed its name from BermanBraun after the exit of Gail Berman earlier this year. The new Moviefone website and apps are designed to span all entertainment content,... Read more

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Seth Meyers to Host 2014 Emmy Awards

April 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Seth Meyers has been tapped to host NBC’s telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. NBC and the Television Academy have also set kudocast vet Don Mischer as exec producer of the live broadcast originating from downtown L.A.‘s Nokia Theatre. There was little doubt that the host of this year’s Emmycast would come... Read more

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John Woo’s ‘The Crossing’ To Be Released In 3D

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BEIJING — John Woo’s upcoming epic “The Crossing” is to be presented in stereoscopic 3D. Release in China is scheduled for December this year. The decision to convert to 3D, along with its star cast that includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei almost guarantees the pic will be a massive hit... Read more

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Plays by Tanya Barfield, Halley Feiffer Set for 2014 National Playwrights Conference

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New plays by Tanya Barfield and Halley Feiffer are among the six works on tap for this year’s National Playwrights Conference, the annual new-play development program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. Samuel D. Hunter (“The Whale,” “The Few”), who worked on his play “A Great Wilderness” at the O’Neill last summer,... Read more

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‘The Fosters,’ ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Winners

April 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The groundbreaking ABC family drama “The Fosters” and Emmy-winning HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” were among the big winners this Saturday at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognizes accurate representations of the LGBTQ community. Honorees for 12 of this year’s 29 media categories were feted at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight. Iconic... Read more

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MipTV: Chipotle And Piro Discuss The Making And Future Of ‘Farmed And Dangerous’

April 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– MipTV turned the spotlight on U.S. food chain Chipotle, which fully-financed “Farmed and Dangerous,” the Hulu comedy show toplining Ray Wise as Buck Marshall, a cynical spin doctor navigating the industrial agriculture world. Chipotle earned MipTV’s Brand of the Year award for pushing the envelop with “Farmed,” a smartly-written and well-polished half-hour show which... Read more

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