J.J. Abrams Cites Influence Of Terrence Malick, John Ford, And Akira Kurosawa On 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' THE PLAYLIST

Among other things, including Saturday afternoon serials, the influence of the films of Akira Kurosawa (particularly “The Hidden Fortress”) and John Ford on George Lucas’ “Star Wars” is well established. And it looks like in preparing for his own venture to a galaxy far, far away, director J.J. Abrams looked ….Read More Via:: THE PLAYLIST

Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Cinches Holiday Victory Over ‘Creed,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ Variety – Music

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” continues to vanquish its Thanksgiving holiday box office competitors, tracking for a five-day total of $74 million. The Jennifer Lawrence starrer generated $21.5 million at the Friday box office in 4,176 locations. “Mockingjay — Part 2” also dominated Thanksgiving day ticket sales, bringing ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Pablo Larrain’s ‘The Club’ Tops 2nd Fenix Awards Variety – Music

Chilean Pablo Larrain’s Catholic Church abuse drama “The Club” swept key prizes at the 2nd edition of the Ibero-American film Fenix Awards, including best picture, director (ex-aequo with Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent”), actor (Alfredo Castro) and screenplay. The Fenix awards, whose second edition took place Nov. 25 in ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more