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An audacious lawsuit against Lionsgate Entertainment and its subsidiary Summit Entertainment has been whittled away, but perhaps surprisingly, there's one claim of misbehavior surviving against the makers of Twilight that could be tested at a jury trial later this month. Behind the Lines Productions first sued for a whopping $500 million in June 2013, alleging that in getting in the way of a parody film called Twiharder, which lampooned the vampire romance saga starring Kristen Stewart, the defendants violated antitrust law and committed copyright misuse. Among other things, the plaintiff was seeking to cancel all Twilight trademarks. Well, that didn't
- Eriq Gardner
“Making the invisible visible” is the objective that Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt repeatedly claims to pursue in “Castles in the Sky.” It’s also what Gillies MacKinnon’s staid but affable biopic seeks to do for its human subject, placing a soft spotlight on a little-portrayed figure whose greatest innovation — radar technology — is so essential as to be easily taken for granted. Focusing on Watson-Watt’s collaboration with the British air ministry prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, this blandly crafted BBC production counts on star Eddie Izzard’s warm eccentricity to animate dry material; bound for television screens at home, the Edinburgh fest premiere will raise only modest ancillary airwaves elsewhere.
The film’s opening credit sequence, with its typewritten text and bloodstained archive images of Nazi activity, establishes that we’re very much in war-by-numbers territory here, and some distance from the sensory specificity of MacKinnon’s 1997 Wwi drama, »
- Guy Lodge
2 items from 2014
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