A coup by Swiss-based film and video distrib Highlight Communications has left Bernd Eichinger's Constantin Film in the throes of a hostile takeover and put Germany's most successful…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
When he arrived in Toronto on April 26 for the North American premiere of Werner Herzog's "Wheel of Time" at the Hot Docs Intl. Documentary Festival, Steven Seldenberg expected 10 people to show for…
Magazine writers who haven't had your articles optioned, blame your editors: They're trying too hard to come up with clever headlines. Just ask Texas Monthly writer Skip Hollandsworth, who last week…
Even a movie set during the Great Depression isn't saying no to having a car company as a promotional partner. Detroit automaker Buick is spending several million dollars on TV spots, print ads, a…
"X-Men" to the rescue! Exhibs overseas were eagerly anticipating the weekend launch of "X2" in an unprecedented 93 territories as biz had subsided to generally low levels after the Easter bounce.
Audiences ready, willing and able to find their inner four-year-old may have a decent time at "Daddy Day Care," but others are likely to find Eddie Murphy's latest foray into kidpicdom scarcely more…
The Bollywood envelope gets pushed to pop in "Jism," a smoldering drama of noirish desire and dirty deeds that's two-and-a-quarter hours of pure atmosphere. Pulp story, lying somewhere between…
Timed to coincide with the release of "X2: X-Men United," Free Comic Book Day opens its pages this year on May 3rd. The event, which piggybacked on last year's "Spider-Man" release, aims to bring…
John and Joan Cusack have stepped out of Paramount's remake of "The Stepford Wives" for family reasons. Matthew Broderick is negotiating to replace him; Bette Midler is set to replace her.