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Articles from August 2012

Bourne Legacy Leads US Box Office on $40.3M for Universal
Universal's fourth entry in the Jason Bourne franchise debuted solidly despite the absence of Matt Damon. Strong enough to depose The Dark Knight Rises, the film's less familiar lead meant it could not however top the opening weekends of its two immediate...
DKR Rules International BO with $34.2M Haul
Warner Bros Pictures International reported that Christopher Nolan's Batman epic stayed top for the fourth consecutive weekend as the running total climbed to $445.3m. The worldwide tally stands at $835.4m.The Dark Knight Rises added $3.3m in the UK...
Haugesund to Kick off 40th Anniversary Festival with Hotly Anticipated Kon-Tiki
Other local productions to screen include Karlovy Vary winner The Almost Man, I Belong and documentary Bravehearts.Spearheaded by Norway's most expensive feature, Norwegian directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning $15.4 million (NOK 93 million) action-adventure,...
HBO Strikes Distribution Deal with Blinkbox
Boardwalk Empire, Game Of Thrones and Treme to be available to own in UK via VOD for first time.HBO series Boardwalk Empire, Game Of Thrones and Treme are to be made available to download to own in the UK for the first time following a deal with VOD...
Lars Von Trier Backs User-Generated Film Project
Director sets rules for Copenhagen Art Festival project to reinterpret six famous art works, including controversial monument by Nazi architect Albert Speer.Maverick director Lars von Trier has set the parameters for a user-generated film project produced...
Locarno's Golden Leopard Awarded to Brisseau's Girl from Nowhere
Cate Shortland's Lore wins audience award; Olivier Pere points to 'good formula' for programme as admissions rise.The international jury headed by Thai film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakhul presented the Locarno Film Festival's top honour to veteran...
Tahar Rahim, Lea Seydoux Start Shoot for Zlotowski
Elle Driving handling international sales on the story of forbidden love.Shooting began today on French director Rebecca Zlotowski's second feature film RZ2 - Grand Central at the Zwentendorf nuclear power station on the banks of the River Danuve.For...
Ted Carries on Dancing at the UK Box Office
Universal's comedy defies good weather and Olympics fever to retain top spot; Step Up Revolution debuts softly in third with $1m (£650,000).With the overall market down around 46% on last weekend due to a combination of good weather and the closing weekend...
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Dir/scr: Peter Hedges. US. 2012. 105minsGiving Disney family drama a magic realist twist, The Odd Life of Timothy Green is an earnest but flimsy modern day fable about the joys and sorrows of parenting and childhood. With a tendency towards tweeness,...
Wang Xiaoshuai, Lav Diaz among Busan's APM Selections
Busan's Asian Project Market (APM) has announced 30 selections for this year, including projects from Wang Xiaoshuai, Lav Diaz, Min Kyu-dong, Royston Tan, and Jeon Soo-il."Submissions were up a bit this year - we had 196 and chose 30, so the quality...
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