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  • CANNES: First Image from Omer Fast's 'Remainder' Starring Tom Sturridge

    LONDON -- The first image has been released of "Remainder" (above), which was penned and is being helmed by visual artist Omer Fast. Pic, which stars Tom Sturridge, is being sold by The Match Factory. Pic shoots over six weeks on location in London and...
  • Richard Curtis Fights to End Global Poverty

    British romantic comedy scribe Richard Curtis ("Notting Hill," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Love Actually") may have folded up his directing chair, but he's made a short video for the nonprofit org the Global Poverty Project to support its goal of ending...
  • Can Yahoo Make Big TV Shows Pay?

    With an eye toward landing its own "House of Cards"-style tentpole, Yahoo is looking to pour top dollar into original shows with TV-biz pedigrees. It has approached multiple studios and agents to scope out potential hits, and is zeroing in on specific...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Pride'

    The true tale of how two very different communities came together in London and Wales during the lengthy U.K. miners' strike of 1984-5 makes for an irresistible crowdpleaser in "Pride," the sophomore feature from garlanded British theater director Matthew...
  • MIPTV: Red Arrow Sells Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Film 'Roald Dahl's Esio Trot' to Germany

    CANNES -- Red Arrow Intl. has sold family movie "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot," which stars Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, to German broadcaster ARD. Hoffman plays a retired bachelor, Mr. Hoppy, who harbors a secret passion for his neighbor, the lovely Mrs....
  • Film Review: 'Beijing Love Story'

    Taking a rather blatant page from the Richard Curtis playbook of romantic-comedy roundelays, "Beijing Love Story" serves up a chocolate box of disparate narrative sweets, offered in episodic rather than interwoven form. This first feature for writer-...
  • Feng Xiaogang, Duncan Kenworthy Eye 'Thieves' Remake

    HONG KONG - China's most successful film director Feng Xiaogang and "Four Weddings And A Funeral" producer Duncan Kenworthy from the U.K. are eyeing an English-language remake of Feng's comedy drama "A World Without Thieves." Originally made in 2004...
  • 'Thor: The Dark World' thunders to No. 1 with $86-million debut

    'Thor: The Dark World' thunders to No. 1 with $86-million debut
    With its god of thunder "Thor" lighting up the box office this weekend, Marvel has struck again at the multiplex. The 3-D sequel "Thor: The Dark World" debuted with a healthy $86 million, according to an estimate from Marvel distributor Walt Disney...
  • Picturehouse, Universal Stage Charity Event for Philippines

    LONDON -- U.K. movie theater chain Picturehouse and Universal Pictures have linked up to stage a special charity screening in aid of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Screenings of Richard Curtis' sci-fi romantic comedy "About Time,"...
  • Sweden's Super Indie B-Reel Unveils Ambitious Slate Including Langseth's Next Project

    MARRAKECH, Morocco- Lisa Langseth' critically-aclaimed "Hotell" has been snatched up by HBO Latin America. An uplifting drama, the Alicia Wikander starrer is repped by Paris-based MK2 and is produced by B-Reel, one of Scandinavia's leading indie...
  • Locarno Film Festival's New Topper Carlo Chatrian Raises the Stakes

    New Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian hasn't reinvented the wheel, but it's clear he's keen on adding luster to the Swiss event with a promisingly diverse lineup for its 66th edition, which sees a greater number of established auteurs unspooling...
  • Film Review: 'About Time'

    As sweet, familiar and reassuringly bland as rice pudding, Richard Curtis' "About Time" evokes a sense of deja vu, not least for anyone who's seen "The Time Traveler's Wife," a conceptually similar love story that also co-starred Rachel McAdams. After the...