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theatrical and home entertainment distribution for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” based on the omnipresent Stieg Larsson best sellers, collectively known as “the Millennium trilogy. ” Before that Schopf, Music Box Films managing director Ed Arentz and Music Box Films and Theatre marketing and programming head Brian Andreotti scored with the less heralded thriller “Tell No One. ” A.
Zombies, French style, come via Music Box and ‘The Returned’
Nina Metz and Chicago Closeup October 31, 2013
One of the best television shows of the fall is also one of the most unexpected: A zombie drama. In French. That isn’t about mowing down herds of decomposed drones. The undead on “The Returned” (which debuted this week on the Sundance Channel) have no memory of their demise. They simply reappear, as if awoken from a coma, looking as healthy as ever. In the first episode, a 15 year old strolls into her family home four years after a fatal bus crash. She goes. The roster includes a marvelous Chekhov adaptation, “The Duel,” alongside the juicy, pulpy French crime saga “Mesrine. ” The lucrative Swedish language “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy shares virtual shelf. and Ireland. Deal was announced at Mipcom, the TV showcase set in Cannes. theatrical release next summer, followed by DVD and digital platforms. The 4 hour serial drama world preemed at Venice in 2012. .
‘Shall We Kiss?’ stars Michael Cohen, Julie Gayet
By Michael Phillips, TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS CRITIC April 3, 2009
‘Shall We Kiss?’ . “The body is unpredictable,” says the woman to the man in the French comedy “Shall We Kiss?” That just about covers the film’s key elements. Woman. Man. French. Smooch. Don’t expect a bawdy romp however. The film’s very slight (pick your comparison: bonbon, souffle, sorbet) but it has a way of. The roster includes a marvelous Chekhov adaptation, “The Duel,” alongside the juicy, pulpy French crime saga “Mesrine. ” The lucrative Swedish language “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy shares virtual shelf. rights to Australian helmer Cate Shortland’s “Lore,” a drama set at the close of WWII. Deal was negotiated by Music Box’s William Schopf and Tanja Meissner at France’s Memento Films Intl., which sells “Lore” internationally. Set in spring 1945, “Lore” follows the young daughter of Nazi Germans, who, after her parents are taken into Allied custody, is forced to lead her siblings 500 miles across Germany to their grandmother’s.
History of the movies journey worth taking
Michael Phillips and Movie critic October 6, 2012
In recent weeks the nervous future of the movies, as a business and as an occasional, accidental art form, has been subjected to unusually heavy scrutiny and speculation online and in print. This comes after an Oscar sanctified movie year in which nostalgic odes to film history (“The Artist,” “Hugo”) raged against the storm of indifference (those damn kids and their iPhones). Now we have “The Story of Film: An Odyssey,” a whopping eight part, 15 hour seminar on the birth, life.
‘North Face’ script doesn’t match daring mountain quest
By Michael Phillips and Movie critic February 25, 2010
Three years into the Third Reich, and seven years after actress and future director Leni Riefenstahl starred in the 1929 Alpine drama “The White Hell of Pitz Palu,” mountaineers Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser confronted their own white hell and tried to climb the north face of the Eiger, in the Bernese Swiss Alps. “North Face,” which generates undeniable tension though it’s a film of oddly limited visual distinction, chronicles that attempt. This cannot have been.