News & Features - Movies
Few recent film franchises have been as successful as The Fast and the Furious. Its first five entries have grossed close to $2 billion, building a worldwide following of devoted fans. More »
The 12th edition of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was arguably its best yet More »
"I was never a fan," confesses J.J. Abrams. He's talking about the “Star Trek” series created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966. So Abrams was surprised when he was asked to direct Star Trek, the 2009 franchise reboot that earned almost $400 million worldwide. More »
U.K. writer-director-editor director Ben Wheatley, 40, likes a good laugh as much as the next man, though that might not be immediately apparent from a quick look at his feature-film credits. More »
Sarah Polley would have you believe that the best part of making her documentary, Stories We Tell, is listening to the stories you tell after watching it. More »
Now that first-graders are eligible for Best Actress Oscar consideration, the girl most likely to follow the lead of Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild seems to be the also exotically named, likewise six-when-she-filmed-it Onata Aprile, a pint-sized heart-tugger who plays the dickens out of the titular role in Millennium Films’ What Maisie Knew. More »
Right at the dizzying digital entertainment rotary where great product meets great expanses like China and great promise from rising markets sits David Kornblum, VP of international theatrical sales and distribution, Asia-Pacific and Russia, for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and this year’s recipient of CinemaCon’s annual “CinemaCon Passepartout Award.” More »
Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, based on the life and crimes of 1970s Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski, is a throwback with a modern twist: Kuklinski is a natural-born killer, amoral and ambitious, but he's also a devoted family man. More »
Summer 2013 is a chance to catch up with old favorites (Iron Man, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, Mike and Sully) and meet some new blockbuster hopefuls (The Lone Ranger, Pixar’s Planes, Epic’s Leaf Men). Whether it’s cocktails at Gatsby’s or a pint at The World’s End, let the summer imbibing begin! More »
“We need to explain to consumers that this is an industry which is more than box-office receipts and salaries of stars,” opines Senator Chris Dodd. “Ninety-nine percent of the people who work in this industry you will never see walking on the red carpet, or any green or yellow carpet, for that matter.” More »
There are those very rare films that grab you right away and hold you, with a combination of wit, verve, technique, a perfect cast and an irresistibly compelling premise. In the House surely is one of them... More »
Hurling the Queen of England out a helicopter to parachute-jump into London’s Olympic Stadium while at the same time executing the grab of a Goya in a botched auction-house heist is, basically, how Danny Boyle spent his summer vacation. More »
At a mini-festival in her honor at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center March 15-17, Pam Grier greets a fan with “Namaste,” the Hindu recognition of the divine within, and holds her hands in the prayer pose. More »
Novelist Stephenie Meyer specializes in impossible romances. In The Host, Meyer creates a love rectangle, in which two guys fall in love, one with an alien soul and the other with a human, both living in the same body. More »
Filmmaker Rodney Ascher has firsthand experience bringing a movie to Sundance that seemed unlikely to play anywhere else. More »
The post-conversion 3D is disappointing, but the newest Star Trek adventure remains exciting summer entertainment with a most appealing ensemble cast. More »
» Blue Sheets
FJI's guide to upcoming movie releases, including films in production and development. Check back weekly for the latest additions.
ORDER A PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
Subscribe to the monthly print edition of Film Journal International and get the full visual impact of this valuable resource for the cinema business.
Learn how to promote your company at the Film Expo Group events: ShowEast, CineEurope, and CineAsia.