Sony Pictures Classics News

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (Or Undead, Whichever)

9:19 AM 4/9/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Don’t trust the title. Jim Jarmusch’s newest flight into the fantasies of a teen angst and anima follows the eternal love of Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton, who else?). Comfortable in Tangier when she hears her lover is in the dumps, Eve heroically runs to her man in Ghosttown, Detroit, where he’s carved a fascinating hermit-cum-rock-star life for himself.

San Francisco Film Festival and the Canadian Who's Come to Claim It

10:13 PM 4/4/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
It wasn’t a joke when the press asked the San Francisco Film Society’s new Executive Director how long he plans to stay with us. Warmly, Noah Cowan, responded, “I look forward to many, many, years here.” Cowan comes to us after our last Executive Director, Indie Film mogul Ted Hope, left the Film Society after hardly a year on the job.


Berlin: Sony Classics Nears U.S. Deal for Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home' (Exclusive) – The movie, now in postproduction, is expected to make its world debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May and reunites the acclaimed Chinese filmmaker with actress Gong Li 9 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan

Gareth Evans Talks The Raid 2 Action and Cop Drama

2:34 PM 1/23/2014 by Fred Topel
The Raid 2
The Raid 2 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to thousands of satisfied fans of the original. While director Gareth Evans was in town, we got to speak with him about the sequel. He said the action is bigger than The Raid because they actually choreographed Raid 2 first!

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Nearing Deal for ‘Love Is Strange’ (Exclusive) – In a deal described as north of $1 million, Sony Pictures Classics is in final negotiations to acquire North American and German rights to Ira Sachs’ drama “Love Is Strange,” which stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a married New York couple, according to an individual familiar with the situation.

12 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Icelandic Road Trip Comedy ‘Land Ho!’ – Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz’s bawdy road trip comedy “Land Ho!” The film premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival and SPC plans to release the picture nationwide later this year. The film is produced by Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, and Christina Jennings, and executive produced by David Gordon Green, and Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, and Wendy Ettinger of Gamechanger Films. 12 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan

Review Roundup: 'The Raid 2: Berandal' -- One of the Best Action Movies Ever?

1:02 PM 1/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Raid 2
A man in his thirties fell ill during the Sundance screening of The Raid 2: Berandal Tuesday night, and the movie had to be stopped for a couple of minutes so that he could be attended to. Did the man really fell ill because of the movie or was it a publicity stunt?

Sony Pictures Classics Lands Hungarian Oscar Entry 'The Notebook' – Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American rights to The Notebook, Hungary’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film. Janos Szasz directed the pic and Intuit Pictures produced with Hunnia Filmstudio, Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films. The film, adapted from Agota Kristof’s novel, received The Grand Prix Crystal Globe, the top prize at the 2013 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. 15 weeks 15 hours ago via donnieyen

"The Raid 2: Berandal" Full Trailer Ends 2013 on a High Note

2:44 PM 12/31/2013 by Senh Duong
The Raid 2: Berandal
To online film writers, The Raid 2: Berendal is the most anticipated martial arts film of 2014. It’s easily the most covered Asian film of 2013 from all of the English language film sites we track. Earlier in the year, fans of hand-to-hand combat cinema, were looking forward to three films:


Sony Classics, Stage 6 Set 'The Raid 2' For March 28 Release – The martial arts actioner will bow in the U.S. on March 28, Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films announced today. Slated to world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Fest, the Indonesian action sequel picks up where the first film The Raid: Redemption left off. Raid 2 follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force.

16 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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