Columbia Pictures wants Sam Raimi to direct its big-budget adaptation of the Marvel Comics franchise “Spider-Man.” The emergence of Raimi over the past two weeks comes with a web of intrigue and…
A handful of holiday releases continue to confound B.O. skeptics -- even a few within the walls of the majors that released the pics. Topping the list of overachievers is Sony's "Stuart Little." The…
The average Oscar watcher may be clueless about the list of contenders in the animated short category. However, toon insiders can often tell you which titles are going to land a nomination a few…
A grainy scarefest ("The Blair Witch Project") that has become, in ratio to original cost, the most profitable film ever. A hilarious and wounding satire of American life ("American Beauty") that…
Here's a rosy indicator of what a foreign-language Oscar nomination means to a distributor: USA Films is currently handling "Rosetta," a double-winner at Cannes (Palme d'Or and actress), slowly and…
Helen Hunt is in advanced negotiations to co-star opposite Mel Gibson in the Nancy Meyers-helmed pic "What Women Want" at Paramount Pictures and Lakeshore.
New York-based Hart Sharp Entertainment, riding high with the critical success of "Boys Don't Cry," has struck a deal with the U.K.'s FilmFour to develop a biopic of performance artist Leigh Bowery.
If sales are any indicator, DVD players filled many stockings this past Christmas, signaling that the future of the digital homevideo format will be a merry one.
Steve Buscemi's "Animal Factory" and Barbara Kopple's "My Generation" have been added to this year's Sundance lineup.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assn. has tapped DreamWorks' "American Beauty" as 1999's best picture, with the film's Kevin Spacey copping a nod for best actor.