"The Order," Brian Helgeland's hackneyed entry into the Catholic-supernatural-thriller subgenre, is no "Exorcist." In fact, it's not even a "Lost Souls" or a "Bless the Child." Perhaps the fact that…
Numerous filmmakers have attempted to dramatize the terrorist activity that gripped Italy in the 1970s, but few have done so with the unsettling power of Marco Bellocchio's "Good Morning, Night."…
A local crowd-pleaser, "Blackball" takes the genteel sport of, uh, lawn bowling and comes up with a shameless slice of Brit flag-waving comedy. English comic-turned-helmer Mel Smith lassoes a cast of…
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VH1 has engineered the costliest theatrical movie buy in its history, paying about $6.5 million for multiple runs of Universal's Eminem starrer "8 Mile" in a shared network window with the WB.
Facilities and props company Air Hollywood has acquired rival Airline Film and Television Promotions for a seven-figure sum. Air Hollywood will consolidate assets of both companies to become "the…
Jay Roach and Steven Soderbergh are teaming to produce a new pic inspired by a "This American Life" radio show for Warner Bros. Pictures as a potential vehicle for Roach to direct.
Several studios have declared war on the purveyors of videos featuring vintage nude scenes. They have banded together to sue the makers of "Hollywood's Hottest," a series of videos that collects nude…
Fresh from tackling the high seas with Russell Crowe on "Master and Commander," director Peter Weir is negotiating to direct a WWII epic for Paramount and producers Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner.
Fox Searchlight has sealed a five-year U.K. production partnership with DNA Films to create a major British film company with access to worldwide distribution via Fox.
LINGERING HEAT Summer may be over at the B.O., but some of the season’s hits manage to play strong throughout September. TOP SUMMER CARRYOVERS (1993 – 2002) Film (month – year bowed)  …
New York-based indie production shingle Antidote Films is gearing up two features -- Todd Louiso's version of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role, and…