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Big release Green Lantern only just scraped into top spot this week, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes performing very strongly in its second week of release. Both with figures over three million, next in line was Australian film Red Dog, doing well amongst the superhero/fantasy dominance with almost [...]
An initiative starting in Cannes 2011 to welcome a guest country has brought very poignant beginnings for the festival. A tribute to Egypt with special events and screenings throughout Wednesday climaxed with the world premiere of 18 Days [Tamantashar Yom], a collection of shorts focused on the 18 days following the January 25 Revolution.
A packed Salle du Soixantieme was filled with film-makers, press and invitees who welcomed the filmmakers into [...]
An almost full Salle du Soixantieme anxiously waited for the director and star’s arrival ahead of Le Sauvage, many of whom were young Cannes Cinephiles who applied for special access. They weren’t disappointed. Jean-Paul Rappeneau entered ahead of Cinematheque Francaise director/renowned filmmaker Costa-Gavras before the cheers were raised a notch as Catherine Deneuve walked through the door.
Cannes: overwhelming and pricey. That’s the best I can do to describe my first day at the festival. It’s 3:35pm and since arriving to the Palais at 10:30 this morning I’ve only just managed to step outside and get food to recharge (blowing 16 Euro on a bagel, sandwich and packet of chips – welcome to the Riviera). But the unlimited free water, Nestle juice and coffee and wi-fi make [...]
Unbelievably it’s May again, and for the European spring that means only one thing in the film industry – Cannes. The 11th has crept up ever so slowly but it’s time for the world’s biggest film festival to kick off for 2011. For those lucky enough to be in attendance, this means 12 jam-packed days of film premieres, star-studded red carpets and, of course, juicy controversy that will make industry [...]
Now this is definitely a bit of trailer news that I have been looking forward to reporting: Lionsgate has finally released a theatrical trailer for their upcoming swords and sorcery epic, Conan The Barbarian, and doesn’t it just look like a bundle of bad ass fun.
Plenty of new entries dominated this week, with four films placing in the top five. Animation Rio landed on top with almost $3 million ahead of nationwide school holidays, while other youth-targeted films Hop and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never made upwards of $1 million each. Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch had the best screen average ($7000 p/screen) to come in second spot. The rest of [...]