Powered by exceptional displays of physical filmmaking, "Deep Blue Sea" is pulled back to shore by the usual suspects--weak plotting and weaker dialogue. The main draw is a trio of 40-foot killer…
Heavy-hitting national entries in Japan and Hong Kong added to the explosive firepower of U.S. titles to stoke the foreign B.O. last week, although the exhibitors' enemy -- baking-hot weather -…
Vet scripter-helmer Jean-Charles Tacchella is true to the bittersweet tone and playful spirit of his best work in "People Who Love Each Other," a reflective comedy as straightforward and evocative as…
An epistolary musical? It sounds like an idea Stephen Sondheim might have toyed with and discarded, and indeed, "After the Fair," a (fairly) new musical by Stephen Cole and Matthew Ward, is written…
David Arquette has jumped into the ring with Warner Bros.
Fernando Perez's delirious "Life Is Whistling" is arthouse auteur fare at its most uncompromising, but not without redeeming characteristics in its daring visuals and moral integrity. Though…
Ian McKellen, flooded with honors for his work in last year's "Gods and Monsters," will play Gandalf in New Line Cinema's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings."
Broadly inspired by, rather than a remake of, Scorsese's pic of the same name , Stephen Chiau's Chinese New Year B.O. topper, "King of Comedy," is a potentially perfect vehicle for the deadpan star…
Ramping up its development activity, New Regency Prods. has paid $625,000 upfront in a preemptive bid for sizzling scribe Darryl Quarles' latest comedy spec, "Black Knight."
Playwright Jack Heifner is still best known for the cheerleader nostalgia piece "Vanities," a late-'70s dramedy that ran forever Off Broadway and remains a regional theater staple. In recent years…
The New Line specialty arm has made a preemptive mid- to high-six figure bid for all North American rights to "The Filth and the Fury," Julien Temple's documentary about the punk band the Sex Pistols.