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LOS ANGELES, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Crescent Financial Partners, Inc., (CFP) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a minority equity stake in Prominent Pictures, LLC for a minimum initial guaranteed commitment of $10 million to contribute towards a slate of feature films budgeting between $2M-$10M each.
The Wrestler was named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday night. The movie about a former pro wrestling icon who can't let go of his glory days also earned the award for cinematography, while star Mickey Rourke picked up the trophy for best lead actor. I went out and found the best actors I could find -- Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and the legend Mickey Rourke, director Darren Aronofsky told the audience as he collected the evening's top...
By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot "Frozen River" speaks to the desperation of those American citizens who probably couldn't afford the ticket to go see it. They may be down, but they're not out.
By ROBERT NOTT Cooler runnings Robert Nott I The New Mexican Frozen River, a survival story, rated R, Regal DeVargas, 988-2775, 3.5 chiles The town of Massena, in northern New York state on the Canadian border, is a bleak industrial community where the skies remain cloudy all day.
By John Beifuss Something that is real ought to be more familiar than something that is unreal, but at the movies, the opposite is true. A tale about a superbeing from outer space may seem old hat, while a story about working-class Americans may be novel.
By John Beifuss Courtney Hunt used to return to her hometown of Memphis with the typical luggage of someone reuniting for a few days with a host of uncles, cousins and other family members.
By JAMES VERNIERE "FROZEN RIVER" Rated R. At Kendall, Coolidge Corner and West Newton cinemas. Grade: B- Even the snow is depressing in "Frozen River," the latest feel- bad indie film attracting critical praise from the icy depths of blue-collar, working-class bummer-hood.
By Claudia Puig A Sundance hit that is both absorbing and bleak, Frozen River is anchored by powerful performances, believable scenarios and excellent writing.
- A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.