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2009 year-end review: recession resistant robots and retirees dominate North American box-office

Published in Germany: 18 December 2009



2009 year-end analysis, including top titles, trends and studio market shares with feedback from NATO

Nordamerikanische Kinokasse endet Dekade auf Höhenflug



Zum Jahresrückblick 2008 war die Rede davon gewesen, daß sich der Kinobesuch in wirtschaftlich harten Zeiten wohl als rezessionsresistent erweisen dürfte. In den letzten zwölf Monaten hat sich dies nun in der Tat als zutreffend erwiesen. Damit nicht genug, kann sich die… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments

U.S. Critics like Waltz and Berger

Kritiker krönen Waltz und Berger



Während der European Film Awards mag sich „The White Ribbon“ an die Spitze gesetzt haben, bei den U.S. Filmkritikern in den Küstenmetropolen ging Michael Hanekes Meisterstück allerdings nur als Runner-up hinter „Summer Hours“ (L’heure d’été) von Olivier Assayas nach Hause. Den Preis für Regie mußte er in Los Angeles und New York ebenfalls an Kathryn Bigelow abgeben, die außerdem noch für den besten Film „The Hurt Locker“ verantwortlich… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

FilmEcho 51-52/09: Paramount lauches ‘paranormal’ division with micro budgets

Published in Germany: 18 December 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Frog is king of box office: best animated debut for December; “The Blind Side” football gets not so rough rugby competition from “Invictus”; “Up in the Air” expands as “The Lovely Bones” launches exclusives [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: film critics honor Christoph Waltz (supporting “Inglorious Basterds”) and Christian Berger (cinematography, “The White Ribbon”); Cameron to ho on “Fantastic Voyage” next?; Paramount… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

FilmEcho 50/09: FIND finds new board of directors

Published in Germany: 11 December 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Football players pass vampires: “The Blind Side” takes lead in second week [BoxOff]; “Brothers”, “Armored” and “Everybod’s Fine” launch as “Transylmania” has dismal debut; “Up in the Air” expands and is named beste picture by National Bord of Review whose members also crown Christoph Waltz; [boxoff]



** U.S. News: Sony Pictures Releasing International surpasses $2 billion; Golden Globes[p3];

Annie Award… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

FilmEcho 49/09: German co-production "The Last Station" has Independent Spirit

Published in Germany: 4 December 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Thanksgiving feast under “New Moon” [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Carla Bruni to join Woody Allen’s next Paris-set film after London based “You Will Meet a Tall Stranger” [p5]; “The Last Station” (A Russian Summer) nominated for Spirit Awards [p.7]

Chris Pine in talks to play Jack Ryan [Int1]; DreamWorks and Hugh Jackman to make “Real Steel” with Shawn Levy, Angry Films and ImageMovers, hire Anthony Peckham for “Deep… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

FilmEcho 48/09: Animated Oscar short list announced

Published in Germany: 27 November 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: Twilight shines in record-breaking New Moon lights [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Who will tame the lion? [p5]; Rob Pattinson to be “Bel Ami” based on Guy de Maupassant, co-starring Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas, directed by Declan Donnellan for Uberto Pasolini (Redwave Films) and Simon Fuller (19 Entertainment); SAG discussing Motion Capture technology (Mocap); CBS Films to release internationally and home video… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

FilmEcho 47/09: Inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival was great success, says Robert De Niro

Published in Germany: 20 November 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: End of world rings in top grosses worldwide [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: MGM to be sold?, Cecil B. De Mille Award to Martin Scorsese [p3];

Governors Awards: first honorary awards ceremony indpendent of telecast; “Paranormal” box-office success; Emma Watts runs production alone at Twentieth Century Fox; inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival was great success;

** Talent Ticker: Andy Garcia, Anthony Hopkins and… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

FilmEcho 46/09: MPAA asks FCC to okay Selected Output Control; Sam Worthington and Florian Henckel von Donnersmark leave “The Tourist”

Published in Germany: 13 November 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “A Christmas Carol” faces seasonally warm weather [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: Mark Zoradi leaves Disney [p3];

MPAA asks FCC to okay Selected Output Control to allow box-office hits to be delivered closer to theatrical debut and before dvd; Sam Worthington and Florian Henckel von Donnersmark leave “The Tourist”, co-producers GK Films, Spyglass and Jonathan Glickman book Alfonso Guaron instead and possibly Johnny… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

FilmEcho 45/09: Regal reports quartly minus

Published in Germany: 6 November 2009



** U.S. Box-Office: “This is Box Office!” Michael Jackson number one around the world; “Paranormal Activity” shows just such en route of becoming the most successful indie surprise ever as the latest “Saw” falls 63% and kids collect candy rather than going to watch “Where the Wild Things Are”, “Astro Boy” or “Cirque du Freak”; “Boondock Saints II” enters exclusives [BoxOff];



** U.S. News: American Film Market preview; Daniel Battsek… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 27, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

"The White Ribbon" is red hot at Europan Film Awards

THE 22nd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS



EUROPEAN FILM 2009

Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon), Germany/Austria/France/Italy written and directed by Michael Haneke produced by Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz & Andrea Occhipinti



EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2009

Michael Haneke for Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)



EUROPEAN ACTOR 2009

Tahar Rahim in Un ProphEte (A Prophet)



EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2009

Kate Winslet in The Reader… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 12, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

"Santa Wars" coming: Wir wünschen einen schönen Nikolaus

Krieg der Nikoläuser



In der jüngsten Komödie von Mike White werden Nikolaus und Knecht Ruprecht bzw. seine Elfenhelfer wohl eher mit der Rute als mit den guten Gaben zulegen. Paramount Pictures engagierten den Autor von „The Good Girl“,„Nacho Libre” und „Year of the Dog” für das Drehbuch von „Santa Wars”. Im Zentrum der wahren Geschichte stehen zwei Weihnachtsmänner, die zunächst eine Gewerkschaft für Saisonarbeiter gründeten (Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas), dann aber zu… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 6, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments

MovieClips zum klicken

Mit mehr als 12 000 kostenlosen Filmclips mit einer Abspielzeit von rund zwei Minuten ging letzte Woche MovieClips.com ans Netz. Ausser Disney unterstützen sämtliche Major Studios den kostenlosen über Werbung finanzierten Service. Die Clips, die nach Kriterien wie Darsteller, Requisiten (Fledermaus führt zu „Dracula“), Schauplatz oder Stimmung, Ereignis bzw. Handlung suchbar sind, verbinden die Filmfans dann zu entsprechenden Portalen wie bspw. Amazon, All Posters und iTunes, wo die Werke… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 6, 2009 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Spirit Award Nominierungen: Precious, The Last Station und Peter Zeitlinger

„Precious“ hat Spirit

„The Last Station“ und Peter Zeitlinger ebenfalls nominiert



Am 1. Dezember gaben Taraji P. Henson („Hustle and Flow”, „Benjamin Button”) und Matt Dillon („Drugstore Cowboy”, „Crash”) die Kandiaten für die 25. Jubiläumsausgabe der Independent Spirit Awards bekannt. Mit jeweils fünf Nennungen gingen die Tolstoy-Geschichte „The Last Station“ und Hitdrama „Precious“ – beide u. a. auch für Hauptdarstellerin Helen Mirren bzw. Gabourey Sidibe und die Regisseure… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on December 1, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

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