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  • Why Hollywood Shouldn't Give Up on the Romantic Comedy

    In summers past, Hollywood used to give audiences a break from all the action-packed sequels targeted to teenage boys. Usually, that came in the form of counterprogramming known as the romantic comedy. For most of the late '90s, Julia Roberts carried...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Originally made in 2004...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • How 'Saving Mr. Banks' Helped Rescue Emma Thompson

    On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the tableread with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
  • 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,"...
  • 'About Time'

    'About Time'
    Writer-director Richard Curtis ("Love Actually") has had big success keeping his romantic comedies down to earth, but he adds the element of time travel to this still-engaging story. Domhnall Gleeson plays a member of a family in which the men have...
  • 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-...