Don't expect another $17.5 million sale like the one for 'The Birth of a Nation,' but Dee Rees' 'Mudbound' and Danny Strong's J.D. Salinger biopic are among the films that already have buyers worked up.
The Sundance Film Festival has been the launching pad for some of the greatest indie films ever made. The likes of “Reservoir Dogs,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and last year’s “Manchester by the Sea” all got their starts at the mountainside festival. That track record of finding new talent and fresh stories is what keeps studio... Read more »
John Cho won’t let me off the phone until he gets something off his chest. Contemplative, sincere, and self-effacing throughout our conversation, the actor’s voice assumes a sudden urgency as he searches for the right way to express something clearly very important to him. Best known for his roles in cultural touchstones like the “Harold and Kumar” saga and the recent hat trick of “Star Trek” movies, Cho has spent the last 24 hours thinking about a tiny independent film he starred in last summe....show text
Bidding wars have already begun for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Buyers snapped up six titles in the days leading up to the fest, including one that A24 purchased sight unseen: David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Other movies acquired in the past two weeks are “Berlin Syndrome” (Netflix), “Call Me By Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics), “Casting JonBenet” (Netflix), “Cries From Syria” (HBO for television rights) and “Long Strange Trip” (Amazon). READ MORE....show text
On cable news, "sometimes people expect some large horn to go off and prevent the person from saying whatever ridiculous nonsense they’re saying. That’s not how it works," the CNN political commentator explains.
“Sen. Al Franken discovers Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos doesn't know the difference between proficiency and growth. https://t.co/QFQchwHhuc”
The Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival revealed its lineup Wednesday, with 43 films in its main program, 29 of which are world premieres and 10 are international premieres. The…
Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.
It sounds inconceivable that the first high quality footage to come out of the Chernobyl nuclear accident site was shot by a crew of Spaniards. But that’s exactly how “Graffiti,” Participant Media’s Oscar entry for live-action short, got made. The notorious nuclear disaster occurred in the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was the perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic drama about a man who fills his days tagging walls with graffiti and discovers he might not be as alone as he tho....show text
“It is hard not to be enraged at the stupidity and arrogance of these people, and of the people who put them in charge.”
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have called for a boycott of Universal’s upcoming movie “A Dog’s Purpose” in the wake of the release of video showing a dog being forced into churning water on the set. “PETA is calling on dog lovers to boycott the film in order to send the message that... Read more »
The drought of new releases is over, with no fewer than six new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases debuting among the top 20 on the national home video sales charts for the week that ended Jan. 15. Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” and Warner’s “The Accountant” bowed at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on both the... Read more »
Nick Cassavetes has come on board New Line Cinema’s drama-comedy “Honeymoon with Harry,” based on the Bart Baker novel. Mike Karz of Karz Entertainment and Josie Rosen of Gulfstream Pictures are producing the project, which has been in development for more than a decade. Russell Hollander of Hollander Entertainment is the executive producer. Dan Fogelman,... Read more »