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Articles from October 2015

'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Begins Shoot
Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have announced that principal photography has begun on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.It marks first cinematic outing for the long running comedy and is shooting on location in the UK and the south of France for...
'Ant-Man' Devours $42.4M in China
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONALUPDATED: The debut also made Ant-Man the second largest Disney and Marvel three-day opening weekend of all-time in China behind Avengers: Age Of Ultron.The film grossed $42.6m overall to reach $275.2m...
'A Patch of Fog': Review
Dir. Michael Lennox. UK. 2015. 92mins.Fresh from the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning short film Boogaloo And Graham, director Michael Lennox makes a reasonably sure-footed leap into feature film direction. A thriller about a kleptomaniac literary celebrity...
Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' Biggest Event Cinema Opening of 2015
NT Live's broadcast of Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has become the highest grossing event cinema opening of 2015.Rentrak reported that Hamlet was the top grossing title at the box office in UK and Ireland on Oct 15 (Thurs) and...
BFI London Film Festival Reveals 2015 Attendance Figures
The BFI London Film Festival has recorded attendance of 157,000 across film screenings and events and an additional UK-wide audience of more than 10,000 for its 59th edition, which closed last night with Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs.The festival, which ran...
British Boom at Mexican Festivals
Mexico City documentary festival Docs DF (Oct 15-24) hosts the second leg of the Docunexion programme that British Council is running in partnership with IMCINE, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Docs DF and Ambulante.This training and mentorship initiative for emerging...
eOne UK Appoints Head of Theatrical Distribution
Entertainment One Films UK head of theatrical marketing Kezia Williams has been promoted to the newly created role head of theatrical distribution.Effective immediately, Williams will oversee all cross-functional theatrical activity and will also retain...
'Hotel Transylvania 2' Checks into Top Spot at UK Box Office with $9.7M
SONYWinning the battle of the extended openings, Hotel Transylvania 2 has repeated its domestic success by debuting top of the UK box office.Sony's animated sequel opened with $9.7m £6.3m) from its 542 sites, including $5.4m £3.5m) from two previous...
Michael Kutza, Chicago International Film Festival
The festival founder and artistic director talks to Jeremy Berkowitz about how he gave up medical studios to pursue his love of film and set up the longest running competitive festival in the US.The Chicago International Film Festival opened with Mia...
'Star Wars' Ticket Sales Surge in UK
Advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens began in the UK today, with some cinema websites crashing under the weight of demand.A spokesman for Vue said the cinema chain had its biggest advance ticket sales this year for the fantasy sequel,...
'The Last Witch Hunter': Review
Dir. Breck Eisner. US. 2015. 99mins.Vin Diesel stars as Kaulder, an immortal law enforcement agent charged with keeping the witches that live amongst us in line. When a deadly enemy from his past re-emerges, Kaulder must join forces with his natural...
The Thin Yellow Line
Dir/scr: Celso R. Garcia. Mexico. 2015. 95 mins.The slow-burn bonding of a band of hard-up misfits who have been assigned the task of painting the centre line on a 220km-long stretch of rural Mexican road makes for an old-fashioned bittersweet buddy...
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