September 14, 2010 |
Throughout the new film "I'm Still Here," Joaquin Phoenix insists he's done with movies — acting, the Oscar-nominated "Gladiator" and "Walk the Line" star says, is "fraudulent" and "misery to me" — as he tries to rock the mike in his new calling as a hip-hop performer. Now it looks as if Phoenix is backing away from his "I'm retired" pronouncement. Several producers have said in recent days that they have been approached by Phoenix's talent agents about their client's return to movie roles.
June 7, 2008
'Bigger, Stronger, Faster ': In the May 30 Calendar section, a photograph with the review of the documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster " was credited to Cinetic Media. It should have been credited to Magnolia Pictures.
January 21, 2009 |
While guests paused to watch the inauguration Tuesday, buyers and sellers at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah were busy wrapping up several deals. Fox Searchlight grabbed worldwide rights to "Adam," a dramatic competition entry about the relationship between a young woman and a young man who has mild autism. The film, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne, is scheduled to be released theatrically later this year. Magnolia Pictures acquired worldwide rights to "Humpday," a film also in the festival's dramatic competition.
April 23, 2012
More than three decades after his death, Bob Marley continues to fascinate legions of fans, as evidenced by the solid debut of a documentary about the reggae musician at the box office this past weekend. "Marley," directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, played in 42 theaters and collected a respectable $260,000, according to an estimate from distributor Magnolia Pictures. Because the Rastafarian singer embraced marijuana, Magnolia decided to open the film April 20, an unofficial holiday when many cannabis lovers often gather to smoke.
January 13, 2008
Access Denied Economists, politicians, anti-poverty activists and impoverished citizens discuss whether the true nature of contemporary poverty is rooted in colonialism and its consequences. Featuring Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins. Directed by Philippe Diaz. Cinema Libre Studio, October. Blindsight Six blind Tibetan teenagers are inspired to climb a 23,000-foot peak near Mt. Everest. Directed by Lucy Walker. Robson Entertainment, March 14.
May 3, 2009
May 8 Adoration A student imagines a class news assignment is based on his life as the unborn child of a woman whose terrorist boyfriend plants a bomb in her airline luggage. With Devon Bostick, Arsinee Khanjian, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins. Written and directed by Atom Egoyan. Sony Pictures Classics Julia A manipulative alcoholic jumps at the chance to make a substantial amount of money when an opportunity arises and commits a desperate act. With Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould.