North American 3D film profits dropped by 18 percent last year compared to 2010’s figures. The 3D-ready US and Canadian markets struggle to cope with consumer fatigue: “Consumers criticize uneven content quality and overpriced tickets,” according to PwC. On a global scale, 3D is expanding as theaters renew their infrastructure to accommodate digital technology — especially […]
The Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or, went on Sunday to Michael Haneke for his film The White Ribbon both establishing it as the best movie of the festival and triggering the annual debate among critics and fans over whether the award was a revelation or a gross miscarriage of justice on the part of the Cannes jury. ‘Twas ever thus. Between 1939-1954, Cannes’ highest accolade was called the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
An ex-convict, a mobster, a serial killer — after more than two decades in the movie business, Ray Liotta is still perhaps best known for these "bad guy" roles in such films as "Something Wild" and "GoodFellas." But in his most recent film, “Observe and Report” — a dark comedy co-starring Seth Rogen as a bipolar mall security guard and Anna Faris as the vapid make-up counter clerk he’s in love with — Liotta inches away from his edgy persona to play a detective investigating a flashing incident at the mall.
Don’t believe the hype. “Visionary” director Zack Snyder, as the marketing would have it, has filmed Alan Moore’s “unfilmable” graphic novel by treating the comic book panels as his storyboard and his Bible.