French Cinema Box Office Overseas Rebounds in 2017

French Cinema Box Office Overseas Rebounds in 2017 Paris — Fulfilling expectations, after the softest year in a decade in 2016, French film exports bounced back in 2017, with box office for French films outside France near doubling the year before, as ...

Boon, Binoche, Dujardin, Laurent, Cluzet, Lindon, Viard, Auteuil Grace 2018’s UniFrance Rendez-Vous

Boon, Binoche, Dujardin, Laurent, Cluzet, Lindon, Viard, Auteuil Grace 2018’s UniFrance Rendez-Vous Dany Boon’s “La Ch’tite Famille,” Laurent Tirard’s “Return of the Hero” and Philippe le Guay’s “Normandie Nue” feature at the 20th UniFrance Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, which runs Jan. 18-22 in ...

‘Coco,’ ‘Loving Vincent’ Lead 26 Films Submitted for 2018 Animated Feature Film Oscar

‘Coco,’ ‘Loving Vincent’ Lead 26 Films Submitted for 2018 Animated Feature Film Oscar The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 26 films submitted this year for consideration for the Animated Feature Film Oscar this morning and there were few surprises on this list. ...

Industry Players Weigh on Weinstein Company’s MIA Status at AFM: ‘Nobody Cares’

Industry Players Weigh on Weinstein Company’s MIA Status at AFM: ‘Nobody Cares’ Kicking off less than a month after bombshell reports accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, this year’s Afm is the first in which the Weinstein Company will play no role — beyond ...

Leap! Movie Review – Ballerina Hopeful Is Your New Heroine For The Ages

There’s something about a film focusing on a young, aspiring ballerina in the late 1800s that makes it easy to understand why this animated effort didn’t have the marketing push normally associated ...

‘Downsizing’ Review: Alexander Payne and Matt Damon’s Big-Thinking Social Satire Offers Uneven Charms — Venice

‘Downsizing’ Review: Alexander Payne and Matt Damon’s Big-Thinking Social Satire Offers Uneven Charms — Venice With a sneaky comic tone swerving between earnest compassion and snarky derision, a middle-aged protagonist chewed up by ennui, and a colorful array of character actors populating a kitsch-Americana ...

Why the Weekend Box Office Sank to Historic Lows

Why the Weekend Box Office Sank to Historic Lows Talk about the dog days of summer. This weekend marked the worst box office in this century. If “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (Lionsgate) holds on to the top position for a third time next week, it would ...

'Hitman's Bodyguard' Repeats at #1 During Worst Box Office Weekend in Over 15 Years

'Hitman's Bodyguard' Repeats at #1 During Worst Box Office Weekend in Over 15 Years No need to sugar coat it, this was a miserable weekend. The combined gross of the top twelve failed to total over $50 million, something that hasn't happened in an August weekend in over 20 years. In ...

Box Office Disaster: Lackluster Releases, Mayweather-McGregor, Hurricane Harvey Create Slowest Weekend in Over 15 Years

Box Office Disaster: Lackluster Releases, Mayweather-McGregor, Hurricane Harvey Create Slowest Weekend in Over 15 Years There’s no getting around it: this weekend’s domestic box office is a catastrophe. In the grand scheme, it can seem like a small issue when compared with Hurricane Harvey — the deadly natural ...

‘Leap!’ Review: Take The Chance

The new animated film Leap! has a strange, and storied background -- and we're not even talking about the film's story. Leap! was originally released last year in Europe under the title Ballerina, to ...

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Barely Beating ‘Annabelle: Creation’ to Win Slowest Weekend of 2017

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Barely Beating ‘Annabelle: Creation’ to Win Slowest Weekend of 2017 “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “Annabelle: Creation” may technically be leading the domestic box office at the moment, but this weekend is all about Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather — even at the ...

Mayweather-McGregor, Hurricane Harvey to Pummel Box Office

Mayweather-McGregor, Hurricane Harvey to Pummel Box Office With the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight and Hurricane Harvey hurting moviegoing, holdovers “The Hitman's Bodyguard” and “Annabelle: Creation” are leading a disastrous weekend at the U.S. box ...

‘Red Christmas’ Review: Australia’s Latest Horror Export Isn’t Much of a Present

‘Red Christmas’ Review: Australia’s Latest Horror Export Isn’t Much of a Present You know you’re in trouble when the matriarch of a horror movie is determined to make this “the best Christmas ever.” Australia’s latest genre export is in keeping with the country’s cinematic ...

Box Office: ‘Birth of the Dragon’ Kicks Off With $200,000 on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Birth of the Dragon’ Kicks Off With $200,000 on Thursday Night Martial-arts actioner “Birth of the Dragon” has opened with a moderate $200,000 at 1,350 North American locations on Thursday night. Sony’s faith-based drama “All Saints” launched softly with $70,000 ...

Summer Staggers to a Close as Mayweather and McGregor Fight Takes Center Stage

Summer Staggers to a Close as Mayweather and McGregor Fight Takes Center Stage We are looking at what may be the worst August weekend in over 20 years with a top twelve that could struggle to reach a combined $50 million, something that hasn't happened in August since 1993. In ...

Box Office: Will ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Protect No. 1 From Newcomers?

Box Office: Will ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Protect No. 1 From Newcomers? A sluggish summer at the box office appears to have almost reached a standstill. Last weekend, “Hitman's Bodyguard” won the domestic box office with $21.4 million. That was a solid opening for a film ...

Why Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Cut to the Feeling’ Proves the Oscars Need to Rewrite their Rules

Why Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Cut to the Feeling’ Proves the Oscars Need to Rewrite their Rules Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling” may be the song of this never-ending summer, but audiences in France and the UK have been grooving to this irresistible pop masterpiece since last December ...

Ballerina (aka Leap!) movie review: lowering the barre

MaryAnn’s quick take… Cheesy Euro ballerina-porn cartoon is full of dated animation, cringeworthy attempts at humor, bizarre anachronisms, and a terrible message for little kids. I’m “biast” (pro): ...

Exclusive: Carly Rae Jepsen Takes Et Behind the Scenes of Her New 'Cut to the Feeling' Music Video

Exclusive: Carly Rae Jepsen Takes Et Behind the Scenes of Her New 'Cut to the Feeling' Music Video Carly Rae Jepsen is excited for fans to see her new projects! The 31-year-old singer invited Et to the Los Angeles set of her new music video, "Cut to the Feeling," where she gave us the exclusive ...

The Weinstein Company Launches New Animation Division Called ‘Mizchief’

The Weinstein Company Launches New Animation Division Called ‘Mizchief’ The Weinstein Company is taking a flying leap into the world of animation, announcing today the formation of their brand new animation label “Mizchief,” which will roll out later this summer with the ...

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