• Wed, 27 May 2015 09:30:31 +0000
    LONDON — Mark Adams, the new artistic director of the Edinburgh Film Festival, unveiled Wednesday his debut lineup, which includes 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 U.K. premieres. The festival, which runs June 17-28, will showcase 164 features from 36 countries. Highlights include the U.K. premiere of Asif Kapadia’s documentary... Read more »
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 07:29:57 +0000
    LONDON — Several officials of FIFA, the body that governs soccer worldwide, have been arrested in Switzerland on charges of corruption initiated by the U.S. Some of the charges relate to media deals for soccer tournaments. Swiss law-enforcement agents made the arrests on Wednesday at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, where FIFA officials... Read more »
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 06:36:57 +0000
    A remarkably frank if unoriginal take on prostitution in Marrakech featuring exceptionally brave perfs, yet the controversy surrounding this envelope-pushing pic will likely overshadow the film itself.
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 06:00:57 +0000
    Takashi Miike's vampire-gangster action-comedy reps a lazily-executed dud.
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 06:00:55 +0000
    Of the many charges that can be levied at Brad Peyton’s “San Andreas,” false advertising is not one of them.
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 05:44:50 +0000
    The cast of  “San Andreas” delivers a lot of shock, awe, bravery and resilience on screen as they cope with a pair of monster earthquakes. But a couple of the film’s stars said they didn’t react so heroically when the ground started shaking in real life. Lessons learned after appearing in Warner Bros. disaster epic:... Read more »
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 04:59:25 +0000
    Among the luminaries at Tuesday’s “San Andreas” premiere was Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who couldn’t resist the chance to tell residents to get ready for a long-awaited Great Quake, while also touting his recent push for better earthquake preparedness by the city government. Garcetti made the Hollywood premiere, along with city fire chief Ralph... Read more »
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 03:29:34 +0000
    Netflix has given a second season to “Grace and Frankie,” Variety has confirmed. The series, which bowed on the digital channel earlier this month, was created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as sworn enemies who find common ground when their husbands leave them for each other.... Read more »
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 01:34:16 +0000
    20th Century Fox is rebooting its 2003 historical fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” with John Davis on board to produce through his Davis Entertainment banner. Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are overseeing the remake, based on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novel of the same name, centering on Victorian-era literary characters such... Read more »
  • Wed, 27 May 2015 01:16:40 +0000
    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Entourage” retained its top-billing, with “Spy” sneaking close behind as “Jurassic World” made its debut. “Entourage” held ground with $9.2 million spent on 1,137 national airings across 40 networks led by VH1 and MTV. While slightly lower than last week’s $9.8 million... Read more »
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