Posts Tagged ‘year’

Will 2015 Finally Be the Year of Women at the Movies?

April 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood has long treated actresses like second-class citizens, but 2015 could finally be a turning point. Only three months into the new year, two of the three top-grossing films have been headlined by strong female characters: Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” starring Dakota Johnson (with a worldwide gross of more than $550 million), and Disney’s... Read more

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‘The Walking Dead’ Finale Recap: All Life is Precious in ‘Conquer’

March 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Walking Dead” Season 5 finale, titled “Conquer.” After a season that unflinchingly racked up the body count, this year’s “Walking Dead” finale was a surprisingly forgiving affair, with all of our group members surviving the hour, despite close calls for Glenn, Daryl, Sasha, Rick and... 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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‘Frozen,’ ‘Ping Pong’ Winners At Tokyo Anime Award Festival

March 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Frozen” was named the Animation of the Year in the theatrical feature division at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival.

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Sundance Winner ‘Partisan’ Gets U.S. Distribution From Well Go

March 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Ariel Kleiman’s child assassin drama “Partisan” for a theatrical release this year, Variety has learned exclusively. Vincent Cassel and Jeremy Chabriel star in “Partisan,” which won the Sundance World Cinema Special Jury Award for cinematography. It’s Kleiman’s feature directing debut. Kleiman and longstanding collaborator Sarah... Read more

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Sally Field Gets Cheers for Rare Leading Role in SXSW Romance

March 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sally Field took SXSW by storm on Saturday afternoon with “Hello, My Name is Doris,” a dramedy from director Michael Showalter that will certainly be one of the big discoveries out of this year’s festival. Field plays the titular character, a 60-something hoarder from Staten Island who develops a crush, which quickly escalates into an... Read more

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

March 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10 respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday. Marvel’s summer box-office smash, “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the... Read more

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Fake Jim Carrey Fools Czech Awards Show Organizers

February 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PRAGUE — The Czech Lions, the Czech Republic’s top national film kudos, has been struggling for primetime viewership of late — but this year’s edition has piqued international interest, thanks to an apparent scam by a mystery Jim Carrey impersonator. The highlight of the first few minutes of the awards’ live broadcast on pubcaster Czech... Read more

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The 5 Best Backstage Moments from the Spirit Awards

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Independent Spirit Awards, which turned 30 this year, have always been like the afternoon bachelorette party on the day before the Oscars. The Santa Monica celebration takes place on a tent on the beach on Saturday, with free-flowing bottles of beer and tequila on each table. Even the most VIP-celebrities use the porta-a-pottys–just ask... Read more

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Cinemark Quarterly Earnings Beat Expectations on Stronger Concessions Sales

February 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fewer people went to the movies during the last three months of 2014, but Cinemark’s fourth quarter earnings still managed to beat Wall Street’s expectations. The country’s third biggest theater chain’s revenue rose 1.2% to  $659.9 million, while earnings per share climbed to 41 cents from 13 cents in the year-ago period.  Net income hit $47.3 million,... Read more

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