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DC fans relieved as Wonder Woman wows critics

It would be fair to say that previous female-fronted superhero efforts have fallen fairly flat and even the most ardent DC fans could have been forgiven for being a little trepidatious when Wonder Woman hit the big screen on June 2 earlier this year. Perhaps the most high-profile example of such a f[...]

2017 PIFF winners announced

— by BEV QUESTAD — The results of the 40th annual Portland International Film Festival Audience Awards are in. With 98 feature films, 66 shorts and an audience of close to 35,000, winning overall for Best Narrative was “Truman,” a poignant story of friendship at the end of life. Howe[...]

Netflix’s Daredevil defends Affleck’s stint

Marvel has produced a lot of high-grossing superhero films, such as “Iron Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers” and, most recently, “Doctor Strange,” which featured “Sherlock star” Benedict Cumberbatch. Marvel, however, hasn’t b[...]

Giffoni Film Festival: Griphon Award Winners

With the 46th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival coming to an end, the complete list of this year’s winners were proclaimed during the closing press conference by Director Claudio Gubitosi, together with artistic managers Manlio Castagna, Luca Apolito, Gianvincenzo Nastasi, Tony Guarino and Anto[...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 now filming

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2̶[...]

Star Wars: Episode VIII begins production

Rey took her first steps into a larger world in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which began principal photography at Pinewood S[...]

The Walk to open Tokyo film festival

— by SEAN GERSKI — “The Walk” — directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt — will be the opening film of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). And closing the 28th TIFF will be Tetsuo Shinohara’s “Terminal,̶[...]

Michael Cera to voice LEGO version of Robin

— by SEAN GERSKI — According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cera will provide the voice for Batman’s partner Robin in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Lego Batman feature. In the full-length movie, Cera will be joining his “Arrested Development” co-star Will Arnett, who is retu[...]

Eddie Redmayne receives The Maserati Award

Last night, at the 32nd Turin Film Festival, British actor Eddie Redmayne was awarded the exclusive Maserati Award. The House of the Trident chose to award a young talent with the commemorative statue of the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna, the precious monument that inspired Mario Maserati to create[...]

Saw returning to theaters for one week only

This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of “Saw,” the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open Oct. 31, with select screenings beg[...]

New Akron indie cinema set to open

Akron Film+Pixel has announced that the new downtown Akron venue, The Nightlight Cinema, will be open to the public starting on July 1, 2014. The one-screen theater, made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will show five films during its first weeks, including Cuyah[...]

We Are the Best hits iTunes and On Demand

Magnolia Pictures has announced that the critically-acclaimed film “We Are the Best” is now available on iTunes and On Demand, as it continues its expansion to select theaters across the country. From director Lukas Moodysson, “We Are the Best” is the story of three young mis[...]

LEGO Ninjago movie set for Sept. 23, 2016

Expanding the LEGO brand’s cinema universe, Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the animated 3D action adventure “Ninjago” for release on Sept. 23, 2016. “Ninjago” is The LEGO Group’s popular ninja-inspired line of building sets and minifigures that have gained their own legion of fans. The[...]

DocumentaMadrid IX kicks off tomorrow

— by SEAN GERSKI — The ninth edition of DocumentaMadrid — the international festival covering documentary cinema in the Spanish capital — will begin tomorrow, April 30, and run through May 11. This year’s festival will include more than 70 titles and 120 projections, wi[...]