A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Riddick Distributor: Universal Having been left for dead in more ways…
Good Ol’ Freda
Docus on the Beatles, jazz pianist James Booker and outlaw rocker Jerry McGill are among the highlights of L.A.’s Don’t Knock the Rock film fest slated for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Cinefamily. Spearheaded…
There is finally good news on the vfx front in Blighty as Double Negative announces the launch of a TV division.
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Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Ryan White’s documentary “Good Ol’ Freda,” which centers on t Freda Kelly, The Beatles' lifelong secretary. “Freda” is produced by Kathy…
Ah, the good ol’ days of reality shows, when networks were content to just knock off one existing hit. Today, the trend seems to be toward Frankenstein-like mash-ups, which explains NBC’s “Ready for…
With 78 features world premiering at SXSW this year, Variety couldn’t possibly get to everything. Here are quick takes from senior film critic Peter Debruge on a handful of deserving films that…
Austin — For auds and buyers searching for the next "Sugar Man," there's no better place for one-stop shopping than the SXSW Film Festival, which intersects with its sister music fest midweek and…
Austin — The 20th annual South by Southwest festival may have opened with cloudy skies but solidified its rep as a buzz-generating powerhouse as the film portion of the fest kicked off this weekend…
Austin — As "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" opens South by Southwest Friday with a comic flourish, hundreds of bizzers — including the fest's largest-ever buyer contingent — begin the real SXSW…
South by Southwest has selected "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" as its opening night film on March 8 in Austin, marking the world premiere of the Warner Bros./New Line comedy.
As TV manufacturers look to promote their 3D sets, others are trying to expand the 3D business to mobile devices.