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Articles from December 2013

47 Ronin
Dir: Carl Rinsch. US. 2013. 119minsAn unremarkable fantasy-adventure, 47 Ronin skimps on the samurai action and stumbles when trying to be about weightier themes such as honour and destiny. That's an unfortunate combination--and director Carl Rinsch's...
CinefestOZ Launches $100,000 Prize
Australian films and co-productions are eligible, if they have not had a theatrical release locally.CinefestOz has secured its position as part of Australia's major film festival scene and won the hearts of Australian filmmakers by introducing an annual...
Coen Brothers Talk Llewyn Davis
Joel and Ethan Coen tell Jeremy Kay about the musical collaborations behind Inside Llewyn Davis, and give an insight into life on the Coen brothers' set.Inside Llewyn Davis writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen are like two halves of the same thought,...
Hobbit Holds Firm at UK Box Office
Warner Bros' fantasy sequel adds $8.7m (£5.35m) to stay top of UK chart; Paramount's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continue bows with $7.4m (£4.54m), including previews.Despite stiff competition from Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team, The Hobbit: The...
Lionsgate Sets Record Year in China
Announcing on December 23 that the company's films had crossed $2bn worldwide for the second consecutive year, top brass added that six films took a record $116.3m in China.Lionsgate's market share of non-Chinese releases in the territory reached 8%...
The Harry Hill Movie
Dir: Steve Bendelack. UK. 2013. 88minsThe engagingly surreal British television comedian Harry Hill makes the move to the big screen with this scattershot romp (apparently 'based on a true story'), a broad and resolutely silly film that has moments of...
The Suspect
Dir: Won Shin-yun. South Korea. 2013. 137minsSitting somewhere between the Jason Bourne films and South Korean action-thriller The Man From Nowhere (2010), Won Shin-yun's The Suspect about an ex-North Korean agent on the run in the South is an explosive...
Z for Zachariah Heads to New Zealand
Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chewitel Ejiofor to star in Craig Zobel's thriller.Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah, produced by Tobey Maguire and his production company Material Pictures along with Palomar Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks, is confirmed to...
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