• Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:58:12 +0000
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies” stormed its way to a $49.5 million debut in China. The strong results from the People’s Republic pushed the final “Hobbit” film to the top of the overseas charts this weekend. It posted $54.3 million from 61 markets, pushing its worldwide haul to $866.5 million. The latest... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:33:12 +0000
    Amy Berg’s “Prophet’s Prey” is a chilling examination of religious madman Warren Jeffs, who is so drunk on his own power that he commits unspeakable acts upon the children of his followers. Jeffs, the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church), continues to exert a formidable hold on his thousands... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:44:03 +0000
    Ryan Wise’s docu pays bemusedly affectionate tribute to a no longer quite-so-buff rock god still doggedly pursuing stardom at age 60.
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:54:21 +0000
    The 26th edition of the SAG Awards kicks off Sunday afternoon amid sunny weather, a vast array of starry presenters and nominees and a battle between “Birdman” and “Boyhood.” The red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium will launch around 3 p.m. following toasting ceremonies with Champagne Taittinger, the official champagne of the SAG Awards for... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:27:28 +0000
    IFC is close to signing a deal for U.S. distribution rights to “The D Train,” the high school reunion comedy that debuted this week at the Sundance Film Festival. The film will land a healthy seven figures. As part of the pact, there will be a wide theatrical release for the film. Fox Searchlight was... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:42:56 +0000
    With its slippery, deftly woven narrative, Deraspe's doc could find an audience with the same viewers fascinated by "The Imposter" and "Catfish."
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:26:11 +0000
    Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” continued its box office dominance this weekend, picking up $64.4 million and steamrolling over everything in sight, including Johnny Depp. Depp’s latest exercise in cinematic oddities, “Mortdecai,” left audiences cold, earning a paltry $4.1 million across 2,648 locations and coming in ninth on box office charts. It’s an embarrassing performance for... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:13:41 +0000
    In what could almost be a Fort Greene, Brooklyn-based variation on Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” series, a trio of new bohemians are trying to get pregnant while fending off the distractions of nosey neighbors.
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:07:09 +0000
    Joe Franklin, the New York media fixture who hosted one of TV’s first and longest-running talk shows, died Saturday. He was 88. “The Joe Franklin Show” was a Gotham latenight staple on WWOR-TV from 1962 to 1993. Franklin got his start in 1951 with a daytime show on WJZ-TV, the station that is now WABC-TV.... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:00:31 +0000
    “Sergio Herman, F***ing Perfect,” a documentary about an obsessive Dutch chef which plays next month in the Berlin festival, is set for international distribution. Rights to the film outside the Benelux region have been picked up by Amsterdam and Hong Kong-based sales company Fortissimo Films. The company has handled international sales on other foodie docs... Read more »
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