New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have made nice over the title of the third "Austin Powers" installment. New Line is allowed to keep the film's original title, "Austin Powers in Goldmember."
Paramount Pictures sees green in the red planet, inking a deal for $300,000 against $2 million for Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume "John Carter of Mars" literary series.
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets the Pretentious Auteur Handbook in the atmospheric but tedious "Spirits." Oblique tale of an eerie Paris, in which people vanish and are presumed dead but can…
The idea of a post-apartheid vampire movie sounds juicier than it plays in writer-director Kenneth Kaplan's "Pure Blood," a semiserious drama that spins off into Herschell Gordon Lewis territory.
German director Dominik Graf, who's made some well-crafted TV movies in between occasional features, inexplicably goes off the rails with "A Map of the Heart," a DV-shot meller-cum-personal quest…
Lightly observant and full of street credibility, Stephen Townsend's "The Kingston High" has the marks of a filmmaker shooting what he knows. Having been made on the ultra-cheap adds to modest charms…
This lavishly produced historical epic about Ukrainian hero Hetman (or "leader") Mazepa, who in the early 18th century briefly secured his country's independence from rivals Russia and Sweden, is a…
Army Archerd - Just for Variety
As he's done so often in a career that exceeds 150 films, prolific ethnologist, cinema-verite pioneer and now vigorous octogenarian Jean Rouch returns once again to the southwestern region of the…
An AIDS movie in which the victim dies 15 minutes in, "Walking on Water" treads a wobbly course between right-on sincerity, apparent black comedy and acres of mutual grieving as it charts the effects…
Covering some of the same territory as Andreas Dresen's telepic "The Policewoman," but in a less grungy way, "Final Hope" is a well-made drama about a determined woman from Lower Saxony who gets a…