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February 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I love the smell of preservation in the morning. The rest of the day, too, if it comes to that. So it's a pleasure to announce that the UCLA Film and Television Archive's one-of-a-kind Festival of Preservation opens for business Friday night with a knockout new print of one of the killer classics of film noir, Joseph H. Lewis' "Gun Crazy. " It's too bad the concept of preservation has such a musty sound, because what it means in practice is that today's audiences can experience the most unusual, the most entertaining and exciting treasures from the entire range of cinema's past, all brought back to life by the archive's team of crack preservationists.
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September 22, 2013 | By John Horn
Riding a wave of enthusiastic reviews, the Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal kidnapping tale “Prisoners” opened to strong business of an estimated $21.4 million at the box office, according to figures released Sunday. Produced by Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros., the R-rated film from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had to overcome disturbing themes and imagery and a 2 1/2-hour run time, and audiences seemed to like “Prisoners” as much as critics, giving it an A- CinemaScore.
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September 13, 2002 | JOHN CLARK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
TORONTO--The Toronto International Film Festival has been blissfully normal this year--aside from the heat and smog, which have been compared in the local papers to New York's, a city that's been on everybody's mind here. Before the festival started on Sept. 5 (it runs through Saturday ), there was talk that the first anniversary of 9/11 might disrupt or diminish the proceedings, but the events of last year have been more of a murmur, a background noise, in theaters and at parties.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I love the smell of preservation in the morning. The rest of the day, too, if it comes to that. So it's a pleasure to announce that the UCLA Film and Television Archive's one-of-a-kind Festival of Preservation opens for business Friday night with a knockout new print of one of the killer classics of film noir, Joseph H. Lewis' "Gun Crazy. " It's too bad the concept of preservation has such a musty sound, because what it means in practice is that today's audiences can experience the most unusual, the most entertaining and exciting treasures from the entire range of cinema's past, all brought back to life by the archive's team of crack preservationists.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood has Georgia on its mind. After beefing up its film incentive program in 2008, Georgia has emerged among the top five states in the country for film production, attracting such movies as the Academy Award-winning "The Blind Side," the Woody Harrelson horror flick "Zombieland" and the fifth installment of Universal's "Fast & Furious" franchise. The latest sign of the state's expanding film business: a sprawling 30-acre studio complex that has opened in the former Lakewood Fairgrounds site near downtown Atlanta.
MAGAZINE
September 26, 2004 | Barbara Thornburg
The owner of the Italianate seaside villa--Lee Perlman, an admitted audiophile and chief executive of New Age Electronics--set no limit on his budget and simply requested "the finest picture, best sound, best environment and comfort," says Keith Willis of Santa Monica-based Innovative Theatres. Working with business partner Jon Heberling and Los Angeles interior designer Mark Enos, Willis helped create a yacht-like Art Deco home theater with Queen Mary opulence. They started from scratch.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Commercial Producer Buys Carolco Studio: EUE/Screen Gems won the bidding for Carolco Studios in Wilmington, N.C. EUE/Screen Gems, a splinter firm of Hollywood production company Screen Gems, offered $3.4 million for the studio during a bankruptcy hearing this week in Los Angeles. EUE is known for producing commercials, including some advertisements for Coca-Cola. Among the other bidders was Wilmington investor Monica Watson, who opened the bidding with a $2.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2007
"Resident Evil: Extinction," the third entry in the action-horror franchise starring Milla Jovovich, also opens today in general release. Because Screen Gems did not screen the movie in advance for critics, The Times review will appear online as soon as it is available and in Monday's Calendar.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2008
"Quarantine," an R-rated horror movie, opens today in general release. The film's distributor, Screen Gems, did not show the movie in advance for critics. The review will appear in Monday's Calendar and online as soon as it is available.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos
The problem with trying to judge the success or failure of a Jackie Chan movie is this: Do you look at the phenomenal box office revenues of "Rush Hour," which raked in $141.2 million, and its sequel, "Rush Hour 2," which grossed $226.2 million, and wonder why nothing else he has made has ever come close? Or do you look at such films as "Shanghai Noon" ($56.9 million), "The Tuxedo" ($50.4 million) and "Shanghai Knights" ($60.
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June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Goldstein
It's hardly been a secret that Sony Screen Gems has wanted to get going on a sequel  to “Think Like a Man.” The studio finally made it official today, saying it's moving ahead with a second film, hiring Keith Merryman and David A. Newman to write the script. The writing team, who also wrote “Friends With Benefits,” penned the original “Man” film. Produced by Will Packer, “Think Like a Man” was a groundbreaking African American ensemble comedy, grossing more than $91 million in the U.S. after its theatrical opening in April.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2010 | By Ben Fritz and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Christina Aguilera isn't the first struggling pop diva to try to become a big-screen star. Sony Screen Gems isn't the first low-budget studio to gamble on a bigger-budget picture. And Steven Antin isn't the first filmmaker to get his big break from a romantic partner. But "Burlesque," a PG-13 musical opening Thanksgiving weekend, is freighted with all these elements, making it one of the riskiest and most unusual projects to come out of Hollywood this year. Antin wrote and directed the $55-million movie ?
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August 25, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Time waits for no man. And Hollywood's patience is even shorter. Studios will hurry movies into production to make a release date. Producers will recast lead roles in a heartbeat if an actor is unavailable for a moment. And don't even think about putting a talent agent on hold — they won't be on the line five seconds later. So when filmmaker John Luessenhop told Screen Gems five years ago that his 4-year-old son was gravely ill and that he needed to drop everything to care for him, Luessenhop could reasonably assume that the studio would find a new director for "Takers.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood has Georgia on its mind. After beefing up its film incentive program in 2008, Georgia has emerged among the top five states in the country for film production, attracting such movies as the Academy Award-winning "The Blind Side," the Woody Harrelson horror flick "Zombieland" and the fifth installment of Universal's "Fast & Furious" franchise. The latest sign of the state's expanding film business: a sprawling 30-acre studio complex that has opened in the former Lakewood Fairgrounds site near downtown Atlanta.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2009
Sales in the U.S. and Canada: * Includes $4.0 million in Thursday night showings Note: A movie may be shown on more than one screen at each theater. *--* -- Movie 3-day gross Venues Average Weeks Total -- (studio) (millions) -- per venue -- (millions) 1 Star Trek $75.2 3,849 $19,539 1 $79.2* -- (Paramount) 2 X-Men Origins: $26.4 4,102 $6,438 2 $129.0 Wolverine -- (Fox) 3 Ghosts of $10.3 3,175 $3,231 2 $30.1 Girlfriends Past -- (Warner) 4 Obsessed $6.6 2,602 $2,521 3 $56.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2008
"Quarantine," an R-rated horror movie, opens today in general release. The film's distributor, Screen Gems, did not show the movie in advance for critics. The review will appear in Monday's Calendar and online as soon as it is available.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1999
NBC begins exclusively airing the NBA basketball playoffs in prime time Friday, for the first time in years without Michael Jordan as its main attraction. Playoff ratings have remained surprisingly strong despite the Chicago Bulls star's retirement, thus far down only about 5% compared to 1998.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2005
Source: Exhibitor Relations Co. Los Angeles Times *--* Movie 3-Day Total Venues Avg. Weeks (Studio) Gross (Millions) Per (Millions) Venue 1 The Fog $11.8 $11.8 2,972 $3,955 1 (Screen Gems) 2 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the $11.5 $33.1 3,656 $3,153 2 Were-Rabbit (DreamWor ks) 3 Elizabethtown $10.6 $10.6 2,517 $4,219 1 (Paramoun t) 4 Flightplan $6.5 $70.9 3,111 $2,087 4 (Buena Vista) 5 In Her Shoes $6.1 $20.1 2,840 $2,150 2 (20th Century Fox) 6 Two for the Money $4.69 $16.
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