Posts Tagged ‘year’

‘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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‘Timbuktu’ Producer Sylvie Pialat Wins Second Toscan du Plantier Award

February 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” has swept another kudo in France:  Its producer Sylvie Pialat won the Toscan du Plantier Award, Gaul’s equivalent to the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck award, at a Paris ceremony on Feb. 16. Pialat, who produced “Timbuktu” via her Paris-based company Les Films du Worso, was named Producer of the Year for... Read more

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Berlin: Films on Charlie Hebdo, Terrorism Draw Interest at Festival

February 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BERLIN – Like several of the Oscar best-picture nominees, the highest-profile — and among the bestselling – projects at this year’s Berlin European Film Market were based on real-life events: IM Global’s Mel Gibson-directed “Hacksaw Ridge”; FilmNation’s Nicolas Cage starrer “Army of One”; and “Gold,” with Matthew McConaughey, from Sierra/Affinity. One all-too-real event, however, may be... Read more

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Beck On Kanye’s Grammy Criticism: ‘You Can’t Please Everybody’

February 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After the 57th Grammy Awards, Kanye West clarified that in his near-interruption of Beck’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year that he intended to announce that Beyonce should have won. Beck, who encouraged West to join him on stage after he’d turn around and left, hasn’t taken offense to West’s insult. “I was just so excited he was... Read more

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Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition Wraps More Video Around Bikini Franchise

February 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated biggest issue of the year — the Swimsuit Edition, which has nothing to do with actual sports — is still rooted in print. But the mag has steadily built out its major money-maker into a multiplatform event spanning several weeks, despite perennial criticism that the feature shamelessly exploits and objectifies women. And... Read more

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International Artists Share in Bounty of Academy Award Nominations

February 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been under fire for the lack of racial and gender equality in Oscar nominations, but there’s one area where the org can freely boast about diversity: this year’s international contenders. There are non-U.S. nominees in 22 out of 24 categories. The long list includes two of... Read more

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Rare Harry Houdini Film to Screen at TCM Classic Film Festival

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A rare 1919 silent film starring illusionist Harry Houdini will screen for the very first time at the TCM Classic Film Festival in March. “The Grim Game,” which had been lost for decades, has now been restored and will also make its world TV debut on TCM later in the year. Aside from being one... Read more

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