Star appeal, moderate budgets and a genre ideal for repeat television viewing -- welcome to the tres drole world of French comedy pics.
Siggraph, the computer graphics conference held last week in San Diego, has always been an odd mishmash. It's part trade show, part job fair and part egghead academic conference.
South African funnyman Leon Schuster, the country's biggest local B.O. attraction, is going back to his candid-camera format for his new film, "Oh Shucks, I'm Gatvol" (Afrikaans slang for "had…
All publicity is not, apparently, good publicity. After facing vocal criticism, Esquire magazine has decided to shelve plans to have Lion's Gate's "Shattered Glass" reviewed by disgraced New York…
Imax B.O. is taking an increasing proportion of the overall B.O. of "The Matrix Reloaded (aka "Matrix II") as the weeks pass.
This much is known: John Calley will retire. The Sony Pictures chairman-CEO's segue into a producing deal, which has seemingly been rumored since the advent of talkies, gained a misleading sense of…
Last year, Fox's international box office hit a record-breaking $1.07 billion (including specialty arm Fox Searchlight). This year, the company is poised to break that record again.
The Imax version of "The Matrix Reloaded" has attracted sizable audiences in the U.S. and in key markets including London, Singapore and Tokyo. But the format switch is meeting resistance in…
Whoever winds up distributing "The Passion" for Mel Gibson can expect to inherit not only a Judeo-Christian controversy but also an unconventional approach to marketing.
In the country where state-of-the-art computer graphics were developed to tell an ancient story of hobbits and orcs, a small software company is fighting above its weight in designing computer…
Western fans with a hankering to see one the way they used to make 'em will get an eyeful in "Open Range." Kevin Costner returns to the genre in which he scored his Oscar-winning success with "Dances…