11:10 AM 7/18/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
The Dolby Atmos theater system delivers audio from speakers located on all four wall of the theater and the ceiling, so when you hear rainfall it’s almost like feeling it. When the dragon Smaug galumphs across screen you hear his tail wrap itself around you. When gunfire blazes off a 3D screen past your head, you might just duck.
Gayle Forman’s best-selling novel comes to the screen in New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ drama “If I Stay,” starring Chloë Grace Moretz (“Carrie,” the “Kick-Ass” films), Mireille Enos (TV’s “The Killing,” “World War Z”), Joshua Leonard (“Higher Ground”), Jamie Blackley (“Snow White and the Huntsmen”) and Stacy Keach (“Nebraska”).
9:11 AM 6/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
Squeezing more money out of established properties is a tale as old as time, and one that Disney is eager to add another chapter to following the healthy grosses that greeted last weekend's revisionist take on the Sleeping Beauty story, Maleficent. To that end, the studio is pursuing a live-action version of Beauty of the Beast, and they've reportedly just hired Twilight vet Bill Condon to direct it.
11:07 AM 5/16/2014 by Senh Duong
“Coming Home,” the long-awaited reteaming of Zhang Yimou and Gong Li, opened on Friday (it’s already Saturday in China) atop the box office with a solid $4.8M.
The drama, set during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution, pushes Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” down to second place. The webslinger rolled up $3.2M for the day, upping its total to an amazing $69M after two weeks in release.
11:45 AM 2/7/2014 by Senh Duong
Will distributors want to buy a romance from John Woo in the Berlin Film Festival? Described as a Chinese Titanic, The Crossing is John Woo’s second most expensive Chinese production to date -- the film cost $50M.
In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
12:30 PM 1/29/2014 by Jeff Giles
Love and terminal illness: On the big screen, they go together just like chocolate and peanut butter. Just ask the millions of viewers who have wept their way through Love Story or Terms of Endearment or Steel Magnolias or...well, you get the idea. Into this tear-stained breach steps The Fault in Our Stars, sniffling its way into theaters on June 6.
2:06 AM 1/24/2014 by Fred Topel
Once again, a Mike Cahill/Brit Marling movie premiered at Sundance and Fox Searchlight bought it for distribution. I Origins is an original script from the Another Earth co-writer and director with Marling playing a supporting role. Michael Pitt plays a scientist researching eyes who discovers a possible answer to great mysteries of life itself.