A movie about the gullible and pitched to the naive, "Rock Star" struggles to resist being as generic as its title, but is never more than just another replay of the hoary postulate that showbiz is…
"Leo & Claire" transforms yet another chapter of German history into glossy soap opera. The true story of a happily married Jewish businessman hounded, prosecuted and ultimately beheaded during World…
Weekend Box Office Preview B.O.’S FRUITS OF LABOR In 1999, B.O. for a Labor Day weekend hit an all-time high, and its leading pic, "The Sixth Sense," also earned a record haul. None of this…
More of a bright little Roman candle than a full-on pyrotechnic onslaught, George Zaloom's "The Whole Shebang" is a low-key, agreeable romantic comedy about the adventures in amour and ammo of a New…
Lakeshore International has acquired all worldwide rights to the dot-com drama "Purpose" from Earth Magic Pictures. Lakeshore will be introducing pic at upcoming Mipcom and Mifed.
Edwards Theaters Circuit is rebranding a half-dozen large-format screens formerly operated by Imax as Edwards Giant Screen Theaters, with plans to run Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in January using…
Director Alfonso Cuaron and entrepreneur-turned-producer Jorge Vergara will extend their relationship with a Los Angeles-based company to develop, produce and finance U.S. feature films.
An all-time mark for summer box office will be reached this weekend -- though admissions will fall short of a record -- as a couple of openers with so-so prospects battle two pics returning for brief…
A three-film salute to Bombay's Bollywood, Mark Kidel's docu on sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, a tribute to Indian actor Om Puri and a screening of Ismail Merchant's "Mystic Masseur" give this year's…
British Columbia Film has upped its 2001-'02 grants to Canuck film and television projects here by 71% to C$4.1 million ($2.7 million) from $1.6 million for 2000-'01.
Europafilm will distribute Swedish helmer Geir Hansteen Jorgensen's "The New Country" in Norway.