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…
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.
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…
Adam's Rib (MGM, 1949). Producer, Lawrence Weingarten. Director, George Cukor. Annie Hall (UA, 1977). Producer, Charles H. Joffe. Director, Woody Allen.
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…
The Library of Congress yesterday added 25 films--including "Annie Hall, ""Footlight Parade" and "The Birth of a Nation"--to its National Film Registry list, bringing to 100 the number of pix that…
Producer Matty Simmons, founder and former chairman of the board of the National Lampoon, has publicly rebutted charges made in two suits filed against him earlier this week by J2 Communications and…
Laurence Mark, the original producer of 20th Century Fox's now-lensing $ 28 million-plus movie "The Good Son," has been quietly booted off the production by Kit Culkin, father and manager of the…
Actor Michael Dudikoff is seeking at least $ 1.4 million he claims is due under a two-year, four-picture deal with Cannon Pictures Inc.