Matt Wolf: Strands
Casting a mighty spell over the U.K., "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" conjured up a record-breaking $5 million Saturday from previews at about 480 locations, the highest single-day gross…
Rounding out an eventful weekend abroad, "The Others" captivated Australian auds, "Scary Movie 2" saw a rollicking bow in Germany, "Jeepers Creepers" reigned in Spain, and "The One" kicked butt in…
Loaded with charm and a genuine sense of adventure, Icelandic kidpic "Ikingut" has all its budget up on the screen. D.P. Sigurdur Sverrir Palsson's lensing captures both the beauty and the harshness…
Andy Garcia, Giovanni Ribisi, Cristian de la Fuente ("Driven") and Brian Van Holt ("Windtalkers") are negotiating to join John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Connie Nielsen in "Basic," the John…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Several veteran British film execs -- including Mick Southworth, Chris Curling, Michael Ryan and Duncan Clark -- are joining together to create a new production financing company, Feature House Films.
Jason Lee will join Morgan Freeman, Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane in "Dreamcatcher," the Castle Rock adaptation of the Stephen King thriller that will be directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
When release skeds are dotted with losers like "Osmosis Jones" and "The Animal" in the U.K.; "Glitter," "Town and Country" and "One Night at McCool's" in Australia; and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"…
The fifth annual Shorts Intl. Film Festival kicks off today in Gotham at the Loews Lincoln Square theater and the Tribeca Grand Hotel.