Not lost in translation: The real reason why Hollywood insists on remaking foreign-language films? Answer: $$$

Hollywood is doing it again – and again. So far in this still-young year, there have been no fewer than five films in theaters that are English-language versions of foreign movies. Opening this Friday ...

Celine Dion Film to Be a Fictional ‘Homage,’ Not a Biopic, Gaumont Says

French studio Gaumont said Thursday that its upcoming Celine Dion film will not be a biopic but a fictional “homage” that draws heavily from the details of the singer’s life and uses many of her hit ...

TF1 Studio Scores Sales on Mohamed Hamidi’s ‘New Biz in the Hood’ (Exclusive)

TF1 Studio has scored a raft of sales on Mohamed Hamidi’s comedy “New Biz in the Hood,” which just won the Audience Award at the Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival. “New Biz in the Hood” ...

Celine Dion Film ‘The Power of Love’ in the Works From Gaumont (Exclusive)

Celine Dion Film ‘The Power of Love’ in the Works From Gaumont (Exclusive) “The Power of Love,” a $23 million music-filled film about Canadian singer Celine Dion, is in the works from French studio Gaumont. One of the highest-profile French films slated for 2020, “The Power ...

Kevin Hart Partners With STXfilms on 2 Comedies

Kevin Hart Partners With STXfilms on 2 Comedies Kevin Hart will produce and may star in two comedy films in a partnership with STXfilms via his HartBeat Productions, STXfilms announced Wednesday. Hart’s “The Upside” at Stx, co-produced with ...

‘Glass’ to Rank in Top 3 Mlk Debuts With $48 Million

‘Glass’ to Rank in Top 3 Mlk Debuts With $48 Million M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” is on its way to a solid debut with an estimated $48 million for the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. A sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2017’s “Split,” the ...

Gaumont Reteams with Quad on Mohamed Hamidi’s ‘Queens of The Field’ (Exclusive)

Gaumont Reteams with Quad on Mohamed Hamidi’s ‘Queens of The Field’ (Exclusive) Gaumont is reteaming with “The Intouchables” and “C’est La Vie” production banner Quad on Mohamed Hamidi (“One Man and His Cow”)’s concept company “Queens of The Field.” The movie is set in a small ...

Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano’s ‘The Specials’ Already a Gaumont Sales Hit (Exclusive)

Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano’s ‘The Specials’ Already a Gaumont Sales Hit (Exclusive) Following the widely successful “C’est La Vie,” Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s (“The Intouchables”) passion project “The Specials” (“Hors normes”) starring Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb, has ...

French Films’ Overseas Box Office Revenue Drops 51% in 2018

After bouncing back in 2017, the overseas box office revenue of French movies plummeted by 51% to 237 million euros ($270 million) with 40 million admissions sold, a 52% year-on drop, in 2018. The ...

Is The Upside One Of The Biggest Surprises Of January Ever? One Minute Movie Review

The Upside is a remake of the french film The Intouchables and stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. It tells the story of a struggling criminal who miraculously lands a job as the hired help of a ...

‘Upside’ Surprises In Debut

On a quiet January weekend, Stx’s The Upside surprised everyone by pushing aside Warner’s Aquaman to claim the top spot at the box office. Sony’s A Dog’s Way Home fetched a so-so third place debut ...

‘The Upside’ Takes Box Office Throne With Strong $19 Million Showing

The Upside, a remake of the revered film The Intouchables, made $19.6 million to claim the top spot at the box office. Starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, the flick dethroned Aquaman, which came ...

'The Upside' is #1 at the Weekend Box Office While 'Aquaman' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

'The Upside' is #1 at the Weekend Box Office While 'Aquaman' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide Outperforming expectations, STXFilms's The Upside debuted atop the weekend box office, upsetting Aquaman's bid for a fourth straight weekend at #1. That said, Aquaman isn't exactly focused on its ...

‘The Upside’ Likely to Become Stx Films’ First No. 1 Debut

‘The Upside’ Likely to Become Stx Films’ First No. 1 Debut There seems to be no downside to Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart’s comedy-drama “The Upside.” The Stx Films pic is on its way to becoming the entertainment company’s first No. 1 debut with an estimated ...

Film Review: ‘The Upside’ Works Because of Kevin Hart & Bryan Cranston

Chicago – In 2011, there was a notable French film called “The Intouchables,” based on the true story of quadriplegic Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo and the relationship with his caregiver. Leave it to the ...

‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million at Thursday Box Office

‘The Upside’ Opens With $1.1 Million at Thursday Box Office “The Upside,” the American remake of “The Intouchables” starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman, opened to $1.1 million in Thursday box office previews on 2,460 screens. The strong ...

Lost in translation: why Hollywood can't stop remaking foreign films

The Upside and Miss Bala are the latest in a long line of slick, Americanised versions of breakout foreign language hits and arrive ahead of many, many more For a viewer already familiar with the ...

‘The Upside’ Director on ‘Intense’ Bryan Cranston Performance and Being ‘Truthful’ to Disabled Character

‘The Upside’ Director on ‘Intense’ Bryan Cranston Performance and Being ‘Truthful’ to Disabled Character “The Upside” director Neil Burger described a scene early in the film in which Bryan Cranston, portraying a quadriplegic man, nearly topples out of his wheelchair. It’s played for a laugh at Kevin ...

'Aquaman' Ready for Fourth Week at #1; 'Dog's Way Home' & 'Upside' Compete for Runner-Up

'Aquaman' Ready for Fourth Week at #1; 'Dog's Way Home' & 'Upside' Compete for Runner-Up With the new year underway, this weekend sees three new releases vying for a spot in the top ten, though once again not one of them is likely to dethrone Aquaman from the weekend's top spot, which is ...

15 Highest-Grossing American Remakes of Foreign Films, From ‘Godzilla’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

15 Highest-Grossing American Remakes of Foreign Films, From ‘Godzilla’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos) Opening this weekend is “The Upside,” an American remake of “The Intouchables,” a film that made so much money in France that it became a cultural event. After earning $166 million in France, the ...

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