The imposing shadow of Hitchcock looms large over Robert Zemeckis' "What Lies Beneath," a thriller that tries aggressively, but not entirely successfully, to deliver the goods of three genres…
Taking a cue from the low-budget fest success "Idle Running," Slovenian filmmakers are cutting costs and doubling production. This summer finds seven films in production, compared with the normal…
With a tighter main program of some 50 features, including a competition with an impressive geographical reach and balance, the 53rd Locarno Intl. Film Festival (Aug. 2-12) looks stronger than it has…
X is for "X-Men," Bryan Singer's new film adaptation of the Stan Lee comic book series. Y is for "Like, why do these screen versions of graphic superhero fantasies hardly ever work?" Z is for the…
Don Cheadle ("Boogie Nights"), Michael Bacall ("Urban Legend: The Final Cut") and Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("3rd Rock From the Sun") are starring in the digital film "Manic," a drama about troubled teens…
Suggesting an Iranian spin on "Romeo and Juliet," but with the notion of tragic, unconditional love replaced by world-weariness and cynicism, director Rassul Sadr Ameli's "The Girl in the Sneakers"…
Burt Berman, most recently a music exec at Sony, has joined Paramount as music prexy.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney's largest and most successful supplier of films, has re-upped his deal with the Mouse House for an additional three years.
"Gladiator" and "The Insider" proved that Russell Crowe is versatile, but he's considering showing a whole new side by making his directing debut.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donovan Leitch have committed to act in and direct, respectively, "Last Party 2000" for Henri Kessler's Gotham-based Offline Entertainment Group.