Like a stone skipping across the top of a deep, turbulent sea, "Chaplin" runs through the dramatic highs and lows in the life of the screen's foremost comic genius without much stirring the waters…
In one of the first development deals to be announced since Sherry Lansing was appointed chairman of Paramount Pictures motion picture division, producer Michael Manheim has signed an exclusive…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America last Friday gave an R rating to New Line Cinema's "Damage," the latest film by director Louis Malle, which had previously been handed an NC-17.
Acting U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger has assured Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti that the Bush administration is committed to liberalizing world trade in film and TV…
European exhibs and the Walt Disney Co. were full of Christmas cheer last week as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Sister Act" filled their coffers.
The Hollywood majors have decided to lift their embargo on supplying product to the former Soviet Union. The ban was imposed by Motion Picture Export Assn. of America members in June last year. The…
Buoyed by pre-sales of such upcoming films as their "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1,""Excessive Force" and "Three of Hearts," New Line Intl. will finish out 1992 with firm sales of $ 91.2 million.
While it's hard to call a film with Mel Gibson "a sleeper," Warner Bros. has a big, rousing, old-fashioned romance hit on its hands, if it can just get people to take the ride. A perfect "women's…
Mr. Murphy goes to Washington and the big winner is Mickey Mouse, as Disney figures to cash in with a hefty honorarium from this uneven but occasionally quite funny political satire. Those tired of…
Acomplex look at an illicit affair that ends in disaster for everyone in its vicinity, "Damage" is a cold, brittle film about raging, traumatic emotions. Unjustly famous before its release for its…
Adam's Rib (MGM, 1949). Producer, Lawrence Weingarten. Director, George Cukor. Annie Hall (UA, 1977). Producer, Charles H. Joffe. Director, Woody Allen.