It was clear to Variety in 1927 that something momentous had happened when Al Jolson intoned "Kol Nidre" in that long-ago mother-son melodrama otherwise known as "The Jazz Singer."
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Mexico continues developing its growing animation business, with Anima bowing its second feature "Imaginum," Aug. 19 in Mexico. The studio plans to release a third pic by spring 2006.
To make your best pitch, sometimes it's best to take a couple of pitches. That's what Billy Bob Thornton, star of Par's"Bad News Bears" remake, forgot to do last week at the All-Star Legends and…
Billing itself as celebrating 5,765 years of culture, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival itself may not be quite so long-lived. But it remains the first, oldest and largest fest of its type -…
Even timid Walter Mitty wouldn't have dreamed it would take more than a decade to remake "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." With Paramount closing in last week on Owen Wilson to star for "Mean Girls"…
A bemused-looking Jacques Audiard has just gotten off the telephone with James Toback. The rail-thin Parisian and super-sized New Yorker have been talking film -- specifically, Audiard's new pic "The…
With only slight fanfare in the United States, "Howl's Moving Castle" has joined an elite group of hit pics from non-English-speaking countries.
Just call it "La Guerre des Mondes." Thanks to a boffo showing in France, Steven Spielberg's Tom Cruise starrer "War of the Worlds" continued to drive the overseas box office this week -- handily…
Just six months into its life as a publicly traded company, DreamWorks Animation is having to fend off unexpected flack. Last week, the studio became the subject of a Securities & Exchange Commission…
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