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MEL GIBSON’S COMEBACK SET FOR MARCH 23

December 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hoping that an appropriate blow-over period will have occurred between now and the beginning of spring, Summit Entertainment has now set March 23 as the release date for The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson. Summit is proceeding cautiously. It had planned to release the Jodie Foster-directed movie (she also co-stars) this year but postponed it after […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BLACK SWAN

September 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Several critics have given Darren Aranofsky’s Black Swan the same sort of ecstatic praise that they bestowed on his The Wrestler two years ago. The film opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (to a standing ovation), where The Wrestler won the coveted Golden Lion award when it premiered there in 2008. “Every film festival […]

TIDE OF AMERICAN FILMS TO HIT VENICE

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

American films dominated the list of 22 selected to compete for the Golden Lion award at this year’s Venice Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 1-11. Festival organizers said that a 23rd “surprise” competitor will be announced after the festival is well underway, on September 6. They gave no hint as to the nature of […]

RATINGS PLUMMET FOR ONCE-MIGHTY “HALLMARK HALL OF FAME”

April 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Sunday night’s two-hour Hallmark Hall of Fame drama, When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, drew disappointing ratings on CBS, averaging just 7.1 million viewers. The figure was especially unfortunate given the fact that it followed two No. 1-rated shows, 60 Minutes, which averaged 11.2 million viewers, and The Amazing Race, which averaged […]