A viable idea for a movie is buried inside "The Pornographer," an intellectually pretentious meditation on art vs. commerce in American life, centering on a nasty, frustrated, unfeeling artist. The…
Republic Pictures Corp. chairman/CEO Russell Goldsmith confirmed that he will leave the company when it completes its merger with Spelling Entertainment Group , expected to close within the next two…
An outlaw-lovers-on-the-run saga in which the leads don't commit a crime, fall in love or ever hit the road, "River of Grass" works much better as a jokey , theoretical piece of genre revisionism…
Columbia Pictures confirmed Wednesday that studio veteran Michael Nathanson is ankling his post as corporate executive veep.
The "Slacker" generation is alive and well in "Clerks," a randy, irreverent no-budgeter that's played for laughs and gets them. This view of the world from behind the counter at a no-account…
The musical synthesizer has been either a boon or a bane to people in Hollywood; it depends on whom you talk to.
Robin Williams was named on Wednesday as NATO/ShoWest '94 Male Star of the Year and will receive the award at the convention's closing awards banquet at the Goldwyn Ballroom at Bally's Hotel and…
At least we know now why this latest big-screen version of a vintage TV series was parked on the shelf more than two years. Crude, virtually laughless and aimed at a target audience that's probably…
Mark Bakshi has been named vice president of feature production management for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures.
A 90-minute documentary on writer Samuel Beckett, titled "Waiting for Beckett ," will be shown Feb. 5 at the American Film Institute Video Festival.