Wondering what to watch on the big screen this weekend? Our Weekend Preview highlights “21 Jump Street,” “Footnote,” “Kid with a Bike” and “Detachment.” For next weekend’s box office, get ready for “The Hunger Games” — early reviews praising Jennifer Lawrence are here.
SXSW Coverage: We started with opening day and day two coverage of “The Imposter,” “Sun Don’t Shine” and “Hunky Dory.” We caught up with “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon” writer-directors Jay and Mark Duplass. Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow talked about HBO’s hilarious and sexually frank comedy series, “Girls.” Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum discussed their raucous comedy “21 Jump Street,” and we posted an exclusive clip from black Brit comedy “Black Pond” and talked with “Prince of Broadway” director Sean Baker about keeping “Starlet” verite. “Gimme the Loot” and Jay Bulger’s documentary on “Ginger Baker” took home jury awards (review-roundup and clips from the winners here).
On the tech side, Forest Whitaker launched his JuntoBox Films project in order to crowdsource and support new low-budget features. Feel the need to see a SXSW movie? Hulu is distributing the “Re: Generation Music Project” exclusively on its ad-supported site for free.
Tribeca Film Festival announced its lineup, including Men-Hattan program.
Music Box made two Sundance buys, Ira Sachs’ Gay Relationship Drama ‘Keep the Lights On’ and HBO Doc ‘Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present’
Across the pond, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” transformed from a pleasant surprise to a phenomenon. Cusack and McTeigue’s “The Raven” premiered a week before the States – our review of “The Raven” here.
On the Classics side, “The Bodyguard” returns to cinemas to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and late star Whitney Houston. Robert Altman’s first film was discovered in a garage sale: you can watch Altman’s 1951 “Modern Football” here. The iconic singer-actress Doris Day was honored with a TCM programming spotlight. This week’s “Now and Then” column is “All About Almodóvar.”
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BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS
Weekend Box Office: Holdover ‘The Lorax’ Gobbles Up ‘John Carter’
Weekend Indie Box Office: ‘Footnote’ and ‘Salmon Fishing’ Deliver
Sundance London Brings 14 Park City Titles Across the Pond
IN THE WORKS
Magnolia Will Bring Pattinson’s ‘Bel Ami’ to US June 8; Will Open Against ‘Prometheus,’ Starring Fassbender
‘A Separation’ Director Farhadi Announces Next Pic Set in Paris After Denial of Celebration in Native Iran
After Quikster Missteps, Netflix Has Recovered