Quentin Tarantino rides to the Weinsteins' rescue, delivering a bloody hilarious (and hilariously bloody) Christmas counter-programmer, which Sony will unleash abroad.
In the mold of Bob Lee Swagger, Dirk Pitt and Alex Cross, "Jack Reacher" is right at home among pulp-fiction tough guys Paramount has tried to turn into franchises -- this relatively generic attempt…
'Amour' marks departure for talent known for dystopian world view
Variety has announced its 10 Directors to Watch list, representing up-and-coming helmers whose early work suggests promising careers ahead.
While Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" delivers more of what made his earlier trilogy so compelling -- it doesn't offer nearly enough novelty to justify the three-film, nine-hour…
When Brad Bird joined Pixar, he brought secret weapon Andrews along, tapping the Scottish toon talent to serve as his head of story on "The Incredibles."
GKids has only been in the distribution game for four years and already three of its animated pics have earned Oscar noms: "The Secret of Kells," "Chico & Rita" and "A Cat in Paris."
As director of rapid prototyping at Portland, Ore.-based Laika, McLean is literally changing the face of stop-motion animation.
In recent years, the cost of producing a blockbuster CG-animated feature has climbed well into "Titanic" territory. But not at Illumination, where founder-CEO Meledandri insists on keeping his…
Animation field explodes while industry adjusts to new techniques
Cinema has never been short of showmen; flair comes with the territory. Arguably, no filmmaker has had a more natural gift for self-promotion than Alfred Hitchcock, and while the director carefully…