Everything you know about the Oscars is wrong. The 75th annual Academy Awards, held March 23, was in some ways the ideal kudos show: Shorter than usual, with spirited acceptance speeches -- and, most…
Starting April 1, Japan's film distribs, cinema owners, DVD resellers, publishers and even U.S. majors will have a novel service at their disposal: Gaga Digital Brain (GDB).
Studio chieftains must wonder when someone will finally invent a crystal ball that works. Disney's "Bringing Down the House" is piling up the box office coin. The irreverent laffer has been top…
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With the ongoing outbreak of a mysterious pneumonia-like disease and war on Iraq, Hong Kong's much-hyped April film month is facing a double threat.
It seems the war in Iraq is having a greater impact on the B.O. in Europe -- both in ticket sales and in cinemagoers' choices -- than some distribs initially expected. Yet a star-driven local comedy…
Sinister government agents are spoiling to battle Keanu Reeves in "Matrix: Reloaded" on May 15. That's when the cyberpunk thriller comes cartwheeling onto the bigscreen.
Everything looks bigger about the summer overseas this year -- sheer volume of titles, production budgets and jumbo-release patterns -- except, curiously, for one thing: U.S. distribs say they are…
Animals haven't been this vocal in Hollywood since "Babe" and "Stuart Little." With several studios already prepping live-action talking-animal pics, others have been snatching up pitches featuring…
One of China's longest cinematic bans came to an end last week, as "Rice" finally bowed in Beijing after a seven year wait. Based on a novel by Su Tong, the film tells the story of a 1920s peasant…
Conjecture that Michael Moore's lustily booed comments on the Oscar stage would translate to box office poison hasn't proven out -- at least not yet.