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  • A Dog Purpose: Premiere Canceled due to Video Controversy over Dog

    Universal and Amblin Entertainment have decided to cancel the premiere of A Dog’s Purpose after a disturbing video emerged, showing a dog being forced into a raging torrent of water.

    Split–Production

    Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original film that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.  Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the […]

    Sundance Film Fest 2017: IFP Alumni Films

    IFP Congratulates Our 10 Alumni Films at the Sundance Film Festival and Our Alumni Film at the Slamdance Film Festival!  500 years  Directed by Pamela Yates and Produced by Paco de Onís  The third film in a trilogy about Guatemala, this installment explores the sweeping historical significance of the war crimes trial of General Ríos Montt and […]

    Unrest: Jennifer Brea Personal Docu–Diseases Doctors Can’t Diagnose

    An insightful and inspiring TED TALK launched yesterday sharing Jennifer Brea’s experience, entitled “What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose.”  It has already gained nearly 100,000 views in less than 24 hours.   

    Politics 2017: Chelsea Handler to Lead Women’s March at Sundance Film Fest

    Chelsea Handler to lead women’s march at the Sundance Film Fest.

    Box-Office: Martin Luther King Weekend, January 13-16, 2017

    Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s Hidden Figures dominated the domestic box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.  “This continues to be a movie for everyone,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of […]

    Private Property: Lesley Stevens’ Low Budget Indie Restored

    This low-budget film, which cost about $50,000, and runs only 73 minutes, is a black and white psychological thriller directed by Lesley Stevens.

    Mr. Gaga: Documentary of Israeli Choreographer Ohad Naharin

    Focusing on one of the most important choreographers living today, Ohad Naharin, Mr. Gaga is an original and interesting documentary directed by Tomer Heymann.

    Box Office: Weekend of January 13-15, 2017

    Family film “Monster Truck” tanked when it debuted over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, while Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” suffered moribund national expansions. Their failures will lead to tens of millions of dollars in red ink for the studios that backed them. “Sleepless,” an action-thriller with Jamie Foxx, also […]

    Rogue One: Star Wars Story–Most Commercial Film of 2016

    Rogue One: Star Wars Story has passed Disney’s animation Finding Dory to become the highest-grossing movie domestically released in 2016.

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