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Articles from July 2012

Assassin's Bullet
Dir: Isaac Florentine. US. 2012. 91minsSmart Bulgarian locations, a strongish cast and a dash of female assassin action help make Assassin's Bullet a tantalising - if all rather predictable - action thriller, driven mainly by some game enthusiasm from...
Danny Boyle's Olympics Opening Ceremony Draws 27m Viewers in UK
Danny Boyle's near-universally acclaimed opening ceremony scored the biggest UK TV ratings in 14 years; James Bond, Chariots Of Fire, The Queen feature in opening ceremony.The London 2012 Olympics opened in spectacular fashion with a peak audience of...
DKR Reaches $252M for Warner Bros Pictures Int'l
UPDATE: The distributor confirmed on Monday morning (30) that The Dark Knight Rises added $126.2m over the weekend and drew approximately 18m admissions from 17,200 screens in 57 markets.Overall box office dropped a mere 49% and France led the openers...
Dr. Seuss' the Lorax Fails to Uproot the Dark Knight Rises at the UK Box Office
Warner Bros.' epic retains top spot and crosses the £30m mark, while Universal's animation opens in second; Searching For Sugar Man takes $108,000 on debut.Christopher Nolan's climactic Batman instalment has retained top spot in the UK for a second consecutive...
Memento Racks Up Sales on Craig Zobel's Compliance
EXCLUSIVE: PictureWorks takes India and AT Entertainment, Japan ahead of controversial picture's international premiereat the Locarno Film Festival.Memento Films International has been racking up sales on Craig Zobel's provocative thriller Compliance...
New Horizons Awards Go to Thursday till Sunday, Donoma, Punk Syndrome
Festival presents 469 films over 11 days; Fipresci prize goes to Neighbouring Sounds by Brazil's Kleber Mendonca. Polish-Indian co-production talks becomes reality.Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor Castillo's Thursday Till Sunday won the Grand Prix...
Peter Jackson Confirms Third Hobbit Film in Facebook Post
The New Zealand director hinted at it during Comic-Con and now the news is official - the two-part JRR Tolkien adaptation will become a trilogy.Jackson issued the following statement on his Facebook page on Monday (30):"It is only at the end of a shoot...
Space Brothers Scoops Top Prize at PiFan
The 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) closed over the weekend with the Best of Puchon award going to Space Brothers from Japanese filmmaker Yoshitaka Mori.Based on a manga series of the same name, the film about two brothers with...
StudioCanal Acquires Rufus Norris' Broken for UK
EXCLUSIVE: Film premiered as opening of Cannes Critics Week.StudioCanal has acquired UK rights to Rufus Norris' debut feature Broken. The UK drama had its world premiere as the opening selection for Cannes Critics' Week 2012.For full production details...
Swiss Culture Minister Ignites Controversy over Policy Remarks
On the eve of the Locarno Film Festival Switzerland's daily newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) has reported that Alain Berset wants the government to champion more "innovative" fare, sparking concern over the future of local mainstream product.Berset,...
UK Creative Industries Have 'Soup Kitchen Mentality,' Says Lord Puttnam
Lord Puttnam had some home truths for the UK creative industries last week during a speech about entrepreneurship. Should the film industry be concerned?In a speech promoting the NFTS' new course in entrepreneurial producing Lord Puttnam last week had...
Venice Days to Open with d'Alo's Pinocchio
Venice Days has announced that the opening film for 2012 will be Pinocchio directed by Enzo d'Alo and scripted by Umberto Marino.For full production details visitVenice Days has announced that the opening film for 2012 will be Pinocchio directed by Enzo...
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