Watch: ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘Spectre’ Put Spotlight on Austria as Location Hotspot Variety – Music

LONDON — Friday’s release of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” will put the spotlight on Austria, one of the principal locations for the Tom Cruise movie, and the country’s 25% production incentive. Later this year, the release of James Bond movie “Spectre” will underscore the attractions of the Central European ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Film Review: ‘Paulo Coelho’s Best Story’ Variety – Music

Only the most devoted aficionados of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho will find much to hold their interest in “Paulo Coelho’s Best Story,” a dramatically flat and tediously disjointed drama that comes across as a standard-issue, cliche-littered, struggling-writer-finds-fulfillment biopic that has been cut-and-pasted into borderline incoherence. Anyone unfamiliar with Coelho — ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

John Malone’s Liberty Global Ups ITV Stake to 9.9% Variety – Music

LONDON — John Malone’s international cable TV company Liberty Global has increased its stake in U.K. broadcaster ITV to 9.9%. Liberty Global bought a 6.4% stake in ITV, whose shows include “The X Factor” and “Downton Abbey,” last year from European pay TV operator Sky. “Given ITV’s operating and stock ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Film Review: ‘The 7th Dwarf’ Variety – Music

The moral of “The 7th Dwarf,” driven home by its diminutive hero and a dreadfully repetitive end-credits anthem, is that “size doesn’t matter.” It’s a crass (but kid-friendly!) formulation that also happens to be perfectly true: At half the length or twice the budget, this CG-animated musical mash-up of fairy ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more