An Assist for Weinstein’s ‘Mandela’

December 7th, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein is a master at making use of publicity to create excitement about his videos, no matter whether that indicates ginning up a controversy or concocting a cultural tie-in. Keith Bernstein/Weinstein Business Idris Elba, remaining, and Tony Kgoroge in the new “Mandela: Extended Walk to Flexibility.” This time the PR came to him. The demise of Nelson Mandela on Thursday night time eerily coincided with the Weinstein Company’s launch of the biopic “Mandela: Prolonged Wander to Independence.” The movie was getting its London premiere — attended by two of Mr. Mandela’s daughters — when information shops […]

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This Week’s Films: Dec. 06, 2013

December 6th, 2013

Arts – This Week???s Videos By Gabe Johnson December 6th, 2013 The New York Times movie critics on ???Inside Llewyn Davis,??? ???Out of the Furnace??? and ???Lenny Cooke.???

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Motion picture Overview: ‘Khumba,’ an Animated Movie Established in South Africa

December 6th, 2013
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Movie Overview: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

December 5th, 2013
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The Carpetbagger: Permit the Pink Carpets Roll

December 5th, 2013

The actor Michael B. Jordan, flash in a gray-and-black Calvin Klein tuxedo and Christian Louboutin loafers, stood posing on the red carpet at the Gotham Independent Film Awards and felt a single issue: “Growth,” he stated. “One of individuals bizarre steppingstones that you’ve received to go via as an actor.” “I don’t forget acquiring whisked by these carpets,” he described at the awards on Monday evening, recalling earlier moments in the limelight when a photographer may well snap a single shot and go on. “ ‘Nobody else is having pictures?’ O.K., awesome.” Mr. Jordan, familiar to supporters of “Friday Evening Lights” […]

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Positively Fourth Road, All More than Again

December 4th, 2013

One main pleasure of the Coen brothers’ new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis” — a film that is ample in its pleasures — is revisiting a New York that most New Yorkers thought was gone for great: Greenwich Village of the early 1960s, when downtown was teeming with bohemians and dreamers and not with misplaced vacationers keeping upside-down maps. “Davis” follows a Bob Dylanesque people singer named Llewyn Davis and unfolds primarily (with a few detours to far-flung uptown and Chicago) in that fabled realm of a dropped New York, comprehensive with cold-drinking water flats and smoke-crammed subterranean clubs. Because the […]

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Motion picture Assessment: ‘Out of the Furnace,’ With Christian Bale

December 4th, 2013
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Motion picture Review: ‘Breakfast With Curtis,’ an Indie Directed by Laura Colella

December 3rd, 2013
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Paul Walker, Display screen Actor, Is Useless at forty

December 2nd, 2013
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Motion picture Evaluation: ‘Bullett Raja,’ a Bromance, Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia

December 2nd, 2013

Like many Hindi films, “Bullett Raja” paints India as a swamp of corruption. But where some movies handle the broken method as a spur for ethical outrage, this bromantic shoot-’em-up, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, treats it as little more than a colourful backdrop for motion with lots of all set-produced villains. Mr. Dhulia’s tale bounces about, sometimes unusually, but usually keeps an eye on the item of its affection, Raja Mishra (Saif Ali Khan), a solemn hero who has small personality outside of his muscle tissue and manhood. (At 1 level, he wears a limited white undershirt with the phrase […]

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