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Abu Dhabi: Empire Will Release ‘From A to B’ in the Middle East

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Pan-Arab film distributor Empire Intl. will release Abu Dhabi fest opener “From A to B,” by Ali Mostafa, in the Middle East, starting on Jan. 1. Empire has a close rapport with “A to B” co-financer Image Nation, having successfully released Image Nation-produced chiller “Djinn,” by Tobe Hooper, in 2013. The Lebanese company sub-distributes for… Read more »

Abu Dhabi: Image Nation Sets Doc Slate for Tyro Division

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Abu Dhabi’s Image Nation is delving into documentary production with pics on strong societal topics, such as “Every Last Child,” pictured above, by U.K. director Tom Roberts, which examines efforts to fight the polio epidemic in Pakistan, where the Taliban have imposed a ban on the vaccine. “Child” is set to have its world premiere… Read more »

ABC Cancels ‘Manhattan Love Story’

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ABC has broken up with its new relationship comedy, “Manhattan Love Story,” canceling the sitcom created by Jeff Lowell after four episodes. The ABC Studios comedy, which focused on the inner monologues of characters who were embarking on a new relationship, is the first of the new fall shows to be canceled. “Love Story,” which aired… Read more »

Paul Greengrass Directing Berlin Wall Drama ‘The Tunnels’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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FilmNation Entertainment has acquired film rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” and attached “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass to helm. Mark Gordon (“The Messenger,” “Saving Private Ryan”) will produce the escape drama with FilmNation, which is continuing to amplify its production and financing activity on high-profile projects. “The Tunnels”… Read more »

The Sound of ‘Fury’

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David Ayer’s “Fury” has some of the most harrowing tank battle sequences ever filmed. Paul N.J. Ottoson, the film’s sound designer, tells us about crafting the sounds of battle.

Box Office: ‘Ouija’ Sees Bright Weekend Ahead; ‘John Wick’ Looking Solid

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With Halloween a week away, it isn’t too much of a surprise that Universal’s seance thriller “Ouija” should make contact with some decent ticket numbers at this weekend’s box office: Early estimates have it at $18 million or more, putting it ahead of the $15 million expected for the Keanu Reeves actioner “John Wick” from… Read more »

‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Cast in Syfy Miniseries

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Forget the political warfare of the Seven Kingdoms: “Game of Thrones” actor Charles Dance will soon be staging an alien invasion, as Variety has confirmed he will be one of the leads in Syfy’s “Childhood’s End.” The six-hour miniseries, which is an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel “Childhood’s End,” focuses on what happens… Read more »

‘Terminator’ at 30: The Best and Worst Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger

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With his juggernaut physique, six-syllable name and an accent in need of subtitles, Arnold Schwarzenegger was perhaps the most unlikely movie star to emerge from Hollywood in the ‘80s. And yet that’s just what happened when “The Terminator” premiered on October 26, 1984. Although he appeared as the title character in “Conan the Barbarian” two… Read more »