| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Hugh Jackman has officially closed a deal to play the pirate Blackbeard in Warner Bros. "Pan."
Variety first reported Jackman was in talks to star in the pic that Joe Wright is directing and Garrett Hedlund is also in talks to star in as Hook.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog.
Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Sanity is a cozy lie!" said Susan Sontag.
So we really don't cherish "sanity" anymore because the world's people feel they are living through uncertain times.
We do seem to be at the beginning of a new Ice Age ... also with drought and the disappearance...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Film Factory's Vicente Canales, one of Europe's most experienced genre pic sellers, has launched a genre label, Fear Factory, focusing on European - especially Spanish - and Latin America scarefare.
Unveiled at Berlin's European Film Market, Fear...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Armstrong Lie
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Give credit to Alex Gibney: Even with as many documentaries as he cranks out in any given year, he always finds new ways into stories that audiences may think they...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The parts are more than the sum, even with the "name" cast assembled by veteran director Ridley Scott, in this melodrama written by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men").
Michael Fassbender plays an attorney who unwisely immerses himself in a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
BERLIN -- Olivier Courson, chairman and CEO of European mini-major Studiocanal, and Rola Bauer, prexy and partner of Studiocanal's Tandem Communications, will deliver a joint keynote address at television mart MipTV in Cannes on April 8.
Under the title...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Ridley Scott's recent film "The Counselor" certainly looked on the surface like something that would need no help in becoming a hit, with Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem starring in a high-gloss tale of a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
MADRID - London-based WestEnd Films will handle world sales rights outside Spain on Fernando Leon de Aranoa's "A Perfect Day," starring Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins, Oscar winners for "Traffic" and "Mystic River," and Olga Kurylenko ("To the Wonder,"...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Idris Elba isn't afraid of his shadowy past. Actually, the actor seems to find revealing his secrets cathartic, as noted in his profile for GQ's October issue.
The 41-year-old British actor rose to fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's critically acclaimed...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business.
Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:20 PM
In director Ridley Scott’s colorful crime thriller “The Counselor,” which reaches theaters Friday, Javier Bardem is back doing what he does best.
That is, stealing nearly every scene he's in with an outré hairdo.