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Articles from August 2013

Curse of Chucky
Dir/scr: Don Mancini. US. 2013. 97minsYes, Chucky the red-haired homicidal talking doll is back, and with typical blood-thirsty mayhem on his mind this latest addition to the hit horror franchise proves to be a fine sequel, trading more on 'stalker in...
Disney Takes Lone Ranger Hit
Disney says loss on Johnny Depp western could reach $190m; total company revenue up 4%.Disney has projected between $160m-$190m loss on summer tentpole The Lone Ranger.The loss will be recorded for the quarter ending September 2013, chief financial officer...
Goyer, Curtis to Give Lectures
BAFTA and the BFI line-up Dark Knight, Bourne and Four Weddings screenwriters for annual lecture series.Five internationally acclaimed writers have been lined-up by the BFI and BAFTA to discuss the art and craft of screenwriting.David S Goyer, best known...
Match Factory Strikes Deals for Locarno Films
EXCLUSIVE: The Match Factory has signed a raft of deals for Sam Garbarski's Vijay And I and David Wnendt's Wetlands ahead of their world premieres in Locarno.Garbarski's romantic comedy, starring Patricia Arquette, Moritz Bleibtreu and Danny Pudi, has...
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Dir: Thor Freudenthal. US. 2013. 106minsA mythologically-infused adventure quest with a reluctant hero archetype straight from the notes of Joseph Campbell, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters works as a delivery vehicle for unabashed B-movie pleasures aimed...
Planes
Dir: Klay Hall. US. 2013. 92minsMid-level animation meets a slapdash, achingly familiar story in the lackluster animated adventure tale Planes, billed as a spinoff to Disney's successful Cars franchise. Absent much in the way of any special Pixar pixie...
San Sebastian Unveils Titles in Competition
Films from Roger Michell and Bertrand Tavernier as well as Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, among first wave of titles.The 61st San Sebastian Film Festival has revealed the first six titles to compete in its...
Scott Free Signs Universal Music Deal
Long-term deal with Ridley Scott's company will encompass all film and TV projects.Scott Free London and Universal Music Publishing (UMP) have entered into a long-term strategic partnership. The deal will see UMP administer all of the music publishing...
Thor Freudenthal, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Director Thor Freudenthal talks to Elbert Wyche about his entry into filmmaking and the challenges of directing a sequel.Thor Freudenthal received a scholarship that led the German native to the US to study animation at the California Institute Of The...
TIFF Unveils Canadian Line-Up
Denis Villeneuve will have two films in the festival as it emerged on Wednesday [7] that Canadian Features world premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his doppelganger [pictured] has joined the previously announced Prisoners, also starring...
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