June 27, 2013 |
Move over, Mad Max. New York-based indie production company-distributor A24 announced Thursday that it has landed U.S. theatrical distribution rights for “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Australian desert starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. The film was written and directed by award-winning Aussie filmmaker David Michôd, whose debut feature, “ Animal Kingdom, ” became the talk of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and helped launch the stateside careers of co-stars Joel Edgerton and Jacki Weaver.
July 4, 2004 |
The ending of "Two Brothers," the new film by Jean-Jacques Annaud about sibling tiger cubs who are separated by hunters, then reunited in 1920s Cambodia, may induce tears in many viewers. But the large contingent from the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills who attended the recent premiere at Universal CityWalk had a special reason to be moved.
April 12, 2013 |
Robert Downey Jr. opted for lederhosen rather than full-body armor - or a tux - at the "Iron Man 3" photo call in Germany on Friday. The actor, who plays the superhero in the action film, appeared in Munich wearing the below-the-knee breeches partnered with a khaki blazer, button-down shirt and emerald-colored kerchief tied around his neck. He also sported some flashy green socks to pull the whole look together. And his German pride was in uber -drive as he strutted his stuff on the red carpet during the premiere.
July 11, 2008 |
"Death Defying Acts" is far more diverting and well crafted than its promotion-free release campaign might suggest. Then again, for a film largely based on the notion that "nothing is what it seems," such lowered expectations may actually work in its favor.
April 10, 2012
CBS This Morning Magic Johnson; Edie Falco; Anthony Bourdain. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carole King; Christina Applegate; Mariska Hargitay. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly DJ Pauly D; Christina Applegate; Gabourey Sidibe. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Steve Harvey; "Dancing With the Stars"; Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Shannen Doherty; Taniya Nayak. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Fixing persistent pain.
January 15, 2006 |
San Francisco Feb. 2-14: Hunt for treasure in the dark at the S.F. Indie Fest, which festival director Jeff Ross calls the city's "irreverent, politically incorrect festival." The eighth annual parade of curiosities and obscure gems opens Feb. 2 with "The Proposition," written by Nick Cave and starring Guy Pearce and Emily Watson. Topping the documentary category is "A.K.A. Tommy Chong," about the comedian's recent arrest.
August 11, 1994 |
The Scene: Tuesday's benefit premiere of Gramercy's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at the Cinerama Dome. A party followed at the Palace. Writer-director Stephan Elliott said it was altogether fitting that his musical comedy about three drag queens traversing the Australian Outback premiered "in what looks like a giant bra cup."
March 26, 2011 |
With its low-cost labor and scenic locales, Serbia has long been a popular European location for filming. Now, facing rising competition from neighboring countries such as Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany, the country wants to up its game. The Serbian government has approved a new film incentive program specifically targeted to foreign productions. The program provides a 15% cash rebate on goods and services purchased in Serbia and a 12% rebate on labor expenses, including foreign crew and talent.