Shot in the winter of 2001 in the border villages along the Iran-Afghanistan divide, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The Afghan Alphabet" is a nonfiction return, post-9/11, to the territory of the director's…
The mythical Canadian monster in a film being shot in New Zealand was renamed after local Maoris warned a Canuck Indian tribe that the story might be disrespectful to the tribe's legends.
"Don't Let Go" reps a grafting of family-friendly narrative onto distinctive music with readily identifiable iconography. Hybrid feels as defiantly out of step with mainstream trends as the…
The man is better company than the spider in "Spider-Man." The long-awaited bigscreen incarnation of the 40-year-old Marvel Comics superhero emerges as a perfectly serviceable early-summer popcorn…
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Talk Miramax Books has acquired world publishing rights to "Kill Bill," the first novel from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
Moving from warm and fuzzy to warm and furry, helmer Jessie Nelson will write, direct and produce "The Night I Followed the Dog" for Columbia Pictures.
Dimension Films and Abandon Entertainment have inked a deal with Shawn Ryan, creator-exec producer of FX series "The Shield," to adapt shoot-'em-up vidgame "Max Payne" for the studio.
Veteran producer Bill Todman has joined with Gotham real estate titan Edward Milstein to option film rights to a trio of bestselling thrillers by Victor O'Reilly.