A quietly contemplative, deliberately paced tale of renewal and redemption, "A Year in Mooring" sails smoothly, if not downright defiantly, far beyond the commercial mainstream.
Elvis Mitchell, the former New York Times film critic who was recently dropped from Roger Ebert's new syndicated show, has landed a job at Movieline.
MMC Independent will co-produce Stephen Frears' upcoming romantic drama "Cheri," starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
Cable company NTL has called off its planned bid for the Newcastle United soccer club in the wake of satcaster BSkyB's failed attempt to take over the Manchester United club (Daily Variety, April 12).
Satcaster BSkyB's $1 billion takeover of the Manchester United soccer club reportedly has not been cleared by the U.K.'s Monopolies and Mergers Commission -- the exact opposite of what emerged in the…