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15 Netflix Original Movies to Look out for in 2018
These titles provide a snapshot of how Netflix has been investing in film for 2018.‘Private Life’, ‘Outlaw King’, ‘Come Sunday’Last October Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the streaming platform was aiming to release approximately 80...
'Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds' Becomes Korea's Third Biggest All-Time Box Office Hit
The film stars Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon and Kim Hyang-gi.‘Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds’In South Korea, director Kim Yong-hwa’s fantasy film Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds has become the third biggest box office hit in the country’s...
'An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn': Sundance Review
Aubrey Plaza stars in Jim Hosking’s follow up to ‘The Greasy Strangler’Dir. Jim Hosking. UK/US, 108 min. 2017.Indie provocateur Jim Hosking’s follow-up to The Greasy Strangler (Sundance 2016) continues the filmmaker’s penchant for unpleasantness. Deliberately...
China Box Office: Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' Makes Strong Debut
Indian singing drama wins weekend but Zhang Ziyi’s Forever Young tops week.‘Secret Superstar’Zhang Ziyi’s Forever Young fended off five new titles and climbed to the top of the chart in the week of Jan 15-21, but Indian singing drama Secret Superstar...
'Coco' Storms UK Box Office on £5.25M Debut
Disney Pixar feature in strong debut.CocoUK Top FiveRank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week1 Coco (Disney) £3.35m £5.25m 12 Darkest Hour (Universal) £3.27m £10.16m 23 The Post £2.15m £2.15m 14 The Greatest...
Gary Oldman Wins SAG Best Actor Award
Frances McDormand prevails in lead actress category for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.Gary Oldman consolidated his status as Oscar frontrunner with Sunday night’s best actor win at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles...
'Guardians of the Tomb': Review
Li Bingbing and Kelsey Grammer take on a horde of flesh-eating spidersGuardians Of The TombDir: Kimble Rendall. Australia-China. 2018. 90 minsConsidering that fear of spiders is so common, it’s surprising that few movies have utilized these panic-inducing...
'I Think We're Alone Now': Sundance Review
Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning are reluctant companions for the end of the worldI Think We’re Alone NowDir: Reed Morano. US. 2018. 100minsNo matter the situation - even if it’s the end of the world - people have an astounding ability to dictate how...
Media Luna Picks Up Aleksey Fedorchenko's 'Anna's War' (Exclusive)
Cologne-based sales agent nabs international rights ahead of film’s world premiere in Rotterdam.‘Anna’s War’Cologne-based sales agent Media Luna has picked up international rights to Russian director Aleksey Fedorchenko’s Anna’s War ahead of its world...
Odeon Launches Diversity Strategy
London launch ahead of roll-out across 14 European countries.OdeonAMC-owned cinema chain Odeon Cinemas Group has launched what it describes as new long term strategy to promote inclusion and diversity within its network.The strategy programme, termed...
Ousted Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer Joins Netflix Board
French executive becomes one of only two non-US personnel on board.Former Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer has joined the board of Netflix, bringing the total number of directors to 10, the global streaming giant announced on Monday (Jan 22).Belmer is currently...
'Peaky Blinders' Producer Plots Kazuo Ishiguro Adaptation
When We Were Orphans to become TV series.Caryn Mandabach Productions has obtained the TV rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel When We Were Orphans.Set in 1930’s London and Shanghai, the book follows detective Christopher Banks as he attempts to solve the...
Peter Jackson Making First World War Documentary
Movie will premiere at the London Film Festival and then screen on BBC One and in cinemas.Peter JacksonPeter Jackson is working on a documentary about the First World War.Commissioned by NOW, the UK government’s art programme for the First World War...
Salman Khan Hit 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to Be Released in China
India’s Eros International is teaming with China’s E Stars Films and Salman Khan Ventures on the release.‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’India’s Eros International is teaming with China’s E Stars Films and Salman Khan Ventures on the Chinese release of Khan blockbuster...
Seville International EFM-Bound with Slamdance Drama 'Fake Tattoos' (Exclusive)
Pascal Plante’s Slamdance selection heads to Berlin.Seville International has acquired sales rights to Pascal Plante’s Slamdance selection Fake Tattoos (Les Faux Tatouages) and will commence sales at the EFM in Berlin next month.The sexy romance is the...
Sky Sells TV Drama 'Britannia' to 124 Territories
Broadcaster strikes deals with companies including HBO Nordic.UK broadcaster Sky has revealed Roman fantasy drama Britannia has been picked up by broadcasters for 124 territories including HBO Nordic, Starz and iFlix.BritanniaThe broadcaster’s sales...
Starz Picks Up Sundance Entry 'America to Me'
Lionsgate retains international and US distribution and home entertainment rights to Participant Media’s first docuseries.America To MeStarz has acquired the unscripted 10-part docuseries America to Me from Participant Media and Steve James that premiered...
Sundance: NEON Acquires 'Monsters and Men'
US Dramatic Competition selection premiered on Friday.NEON has picked up North American rights in Park City to Reinaldo Marcus Green’s feature debut Monsters And Men, which debuted on Friday in US Dramatic Competition and stirred buyer interest over...
Sundance: SPWA Acquires Thriller 'Search'
John Cho starrer is recipient of Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize.In its third deal to be announced in Park City, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is understood to have paid $5m for the world on Aneesh Chaganty’s thriller Search starring John Cho.The...
'The Happy Prince': Sundance Review
Rupert Everett is an exceptional Oscar Wilde in his own directorial debutThe Happy PrinceDir/scr: Rupert Everett. Germany/Italy 2017. 105 minsRupert Everett summons the ghost of the ruined and ruinous Oscar Wilde - and the flickering shades of Visconti...
'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri' Set for China Release (Exclusive)
On Body And Soul and I Am Not Your Negro are also in the process of being imported into China as NAAC ramps up arthouse slate.‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’Golden Globe-winning drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will receive...
Tomorrow Studios Acquires TV Rights to 'The Oracle Year'
Tomorrow Studios has acquired TV rights to The Oracle Year, a forthcoming debut novel by best-selling comic book writer Charles Soule.Tomorrow Studios has acquired TV rights to The Oracle Year, a forthcoming debut novel by best-selling comic book writer...
'Tyrel': Sundance Review
Mudbound star Jason Mitchell finds himself an outsider on a boy’s weekend in the woodsTyrelDir/scr. Sebastián Silva. US, 86 min. 2017After making three films between 2013 and 2015 (Nasty Baby, Magic Magic, Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus), prolific...
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