John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus" is an ambitious attempt to merge his characters' sexual lives with more conventional emotional content, but the pic loses staying power thereafter. The pic will be…
For office drone Andreas, suicide is preferable to a world where everyone's "nice," and every home looks like an Ikea showroom in "The Bothersome Man." Although marbled with bleak desperation, and…
The European Union wants to make it easier for broadband Internet users to download pics legally -- and it has chosen the film Mecca of Cannes to kick off its new initiative.
Hungary offers a great 20% tax rebate, but a lack of studio facilities has meant that Budapest as a production destination has been less popular than expected. This is about to change.
After the box office dip in 2005, Hollywood had high hopes for this year. But after 2006 got off to a solid rebound, studio execs are beginning to fret that this may be another down year, thanks to…
London Eye: Lynne Ramsay is on her way back from the wilderness. Four years after she completed her last movie "Morvern Callar," the 36-year-old Scot has struck a deal with BBC Films to adapt Lionel…
The line between the arthouse and the megaplex is blurring as more commercial chains look to get in on the specialty booking game.
Making three movies back to back with a combined budget of $140 million in the space of 12 months would test the stamina of any producer, but for 86-year-old Dino De Laurentiis it's just another…
The Backlot: I'm not sure why I'm taking the time to write this column, because I'm increasingly convinced no one believes what they read in the paper.
Fox's 11th-hour decision last week to unplug "Used Guys" left reps for stars Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey checking contracts and rival studios scrambling to take advantage of their sudden availability…
One tentpole does not a studio make -- or break. But the failure of Warner Bros.' "Poseidon" to launch at the U.S. box office points to vulnerabilities in the studio's bold tentpole strategy.