Michael J Bassett

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  • New films scrutinize Brazil's World Cup legacy

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Last year's World Cup in Brazil may have been the "cup of cups" for soccer fans, but for Brazilian taxpayers, who forked out some $11.5 billion for the month-long tournament, its legacy has proven negative, according to two new films.

    Associated Press
  • ‘Pan’ Looks for China Life Raft as it Faces $100 Million Writedown

    “Pan,” the pricey fantasy adventure about a boy who refuses to grow up, crashed on the shoals of audience indifference last weekend when it debuted in the United States and across more than 50 foreign markets. The film has racked up a meager $40.5 million globally, which is a far cry from the $150…

  • Join the air-volution, bruh

    In the middle film (of the three middling films), the main character uses a time machine to go to what was, at the time, considered the future: October 21, 2015. October 21, 2015 is still considered the future, but it's coming up soon, and what better way to celebrate than to make some money for…

    The Verge
  • Steve Jobs' Greatest Notoriety: Elevating Tim Cook

    Steve Jobs is back all over the media and movie screens these days - as Hollywood portrays its take of his genius and his warts. At the end of the day (not the movie), Jobs' greatest notoriety may indeed be elevating Tim Cook to be his successor. Not because of the product rollout Cook has presided…

    Huffington Post
  • DGA Honors: Tyler Perry on the Films That Got Him Into the Guild

    Tyler Perry wrote and starred in the 2005 film “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which surprised industryites when it opened at No. 1 at the box office. Perry, whose Atlanta production center is about to expand, is being recognized for his contributions to film and television. “I have been a DGA member…

  • Awards Go to 'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke

    "Games of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke was named by two of America's biggest men's magazines as their Woman of the Year. Mark Kelly reports. Image: HBO/Everett Collection

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    London Film Festival: Saoirse Ronan's New York love

    Saoirse Ronan hit the red carpet for the premiere of the latest Nick Hornby film adaptation 'Brooklyn'.

    Zoomin TV
  • Storytelling Our Way Into Science

    This past weekend, my family, like perhaps many others around the U.S. went to the movie theatre to watch Matt Damon living on and (spoiler alert!) figuring out how to get home from Mars. We all liked the movie, my eight year-old daughter most of all, full of questions during (sorry people behind…

    Huffington Post
  • Lionsgate Promotes Distribution Executive Shaun Barber

    Lionsgate has promoted veteran executive Shaun Barber to exec VP and general sales manager of domestic theatrical distribution. Barber played a key role in overseeing “The Hunger Games” franchise, which has grossed over $2.3 billion worldwide for its three films. The final movie, “The Hunger Games:…

  • Fotosintesis’ ‘Angel’ Launches Cause-Driven Entertainment in Mexico

    MADRID – Mexico City-based Fotosintesis Media, a joint initiative of Mexico’s Mantarraya Group and writer-director Miguel Uriegas, is producing “The Angel in the Clock,” a 2D animation film which is launching cause-driven entertainment in Mexico. Written by Rosanna Curiel from an original idea by…

  • 25 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From Comic Con 2015

    From super heroes, monsters, fantasy heroines and classic figures from literature, there was something for everyone at Comic Con 2015.

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    Ghostly Voice and Falling Figurines Caught on Tape

    Figurines in the house fall without explanation, and GA captures it on film.

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  • Golden Globes: Picking a Category is No Laughing Matter

    A number of films this season could go either way, and like it or not, gaming the odds is part of the equation this time of year.

  • How NASA and 'The Martian' Teamed Up to Inspire Students About Mars

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ? More than 10,000 students from across the country recently participated in a digital learning network at Kennedy Space Center with NASA scientists, astronauts and cast members from the new film "The Martian."

  • Is the Cinema Industry Set For A Clear Downfall?

    The game is evolving, and the cinema industry will need to adapt to survive in our streaming, television-obsessed world.

  • Luther Creator To Write Escape From New York Remake

    Long in development at 20th Century Fox, a new take on John Carpenter’s dystopian sci-fi thriller has no director or star attached yet, but according to The Hollywood Reporter it now has a writer in the form of Neil Cross. Most notably, Cross is the creator of hit BBC detective series ‘Luther’…

    Ben Bussey