Content about Film

July 5, 2011

Ever see the movie “Pleasantville,” where the kid and his sister get sucked into their TV set and become trapped in a late-1950s sitcom? As the two introduce 1990s sensibilities to inhabitants of the fictitious town, the people and their surroundings slowly transform from black-and-white to color. The film is a metaphor for enlightenment, innovation and discovery.


Ever see the movie “Pleasantville,” where the kid and his sister get sucked into their TV set and become trapped in a late-1950s sitcom? As the two introduce 1990s sensibilities to inhabitants of the fictitious town, the people and their surroundings slowly transform from black-and-white to color. The film is a metaphor for enlightenment, innovation and discovery.


June 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a head lice treatment made by Topaz Pharmaceuticals, Topaz said Tuesday.

HORSHAM, Pa. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a head lice treatment made by Topaz Pharmaceuticals, Topaz said Tuesday.

Topaz is seeking approval for ivermectin topical cream, for treating head lice in children and adults.

June 6, 2011

H2O is celebrating the Blu-ray and DVD release of animated film "Rio" by partnering with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to kick off a new marketing promotion.

WESTON, Fla. — H2O is celebrating the Blu-ray and DVD release of animated film "Rio" by partnering with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to kick off a new marketing promotion.

Beginning late summer through early fall, consumers that purchase the film will receive two free bottles of H2O's spring water at point of purchase from participating retailers nationwide.

June 1, 2011

Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis Holdings plans to acquire H2O Plus, a privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of prestige, branded marine-based natural skin care products for the face and body.

TOKYO — Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis Holdings plans to acquire H2O Plus, a privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of prestige, branded marine-based natural skin care products for the face and body.

Headquartered in Chicago, H2O Plus is majority-owned by investment companies Cordova, Smart & Williams and New MainStream Capital, as well as Robert Seidl and other members of senior management.

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in July.

May 31, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan plans to give one of its subsidiaries a new name, the company said.

PITTSBURGH — Generic drug maker Mylan plans to give one of its subsidiaries a new name, the company said.

May 12, 2011

Not Your Mother's hair care line launched in 2010 in a few hundred Walmart stores as a test. Now, the brand is celebrating a successful first year with broadened distribution at retail.

TAMPA — Not Your Mother's hair care line launched in 2010 in a few hundred Walmart stores as a test. Now, the brand is celebrating a successful first year with broadened distribution at retail.

Following its test run at Walmart, the brand now is available in 1,500 Walmart locations. In March 2011, Ulta brought in the line to all of its nearly 400 locations. Also carrying the collection are several regional retailers, such as Lowes Foods, Schnucks, King Kullen, Hi-School Pharmacy, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Dierbergs, Acme Fresh Markets and Bag n Save.

May 6, 2011

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has introduced a new premiere line of diverse films from around the world, which will be available on DVD, Video On Demand and digital download formats in the United States later this year.

LOS ANGELES — Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has introduced a new premiere line of diverse films from around the world, which will be available on DVD, Video On Demand and digital download formats in the United States later this year.

Fox World Cinema's debut will include:

  • Korea’s "The Yellow Sea," screening at Cannes later this month as part of the Un Certain Regard program;

April 12, 2011

A newly merged national snack food company has unveiled its corporate logo.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A newly merged national snack food company has unveiled its corporate logo.

Snyder's-Lance said the logo is a visual acknowledgment of the recent merger between Snyder's of Hanover and Lance.

"Our new corporate logo serves as a visual reminder that our geographically and functionally diverse teams of associates are all part of a unified, powerful organization with strong brands and an enhanced ability to serve our customers," Snyder's-Lance CEO Dave Singer said.

April 6, 2011

Reese Pharmaceutical has launched a water-based aerosol that is designed to kill bed bugs.

CLEVELAND — Reese Pharmaceutical has launched a water-based aerosol that is designed to kill bed bugs.

The new Licide bed bug spray is designed to keep homes free of bed bugs for up to four weeks, the company said. The product is available in a 5-oz. size.

Reese also will produce a private-label version of the Lucide bed bug spray, the company noted, and will distribute the products in retailers nationwide.

March 23, 2011

Forward Foods, a nutrition bar company, is making a foray into the beverage market.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Forward Foods, a nutrition bar company, is making a foray into the beverage market.

The company is boosting its Detour brand by the Detour lean muscle high-protein shake to its existing line of Detour protein bars. The shake, the company said, is fortified with 26 vitamins and minerals, provides 1,000 mg of omega-3 and will be available in milk chocolate and vanilla bean flavors.

The Detour lean muscle high-protein shakes will be available next month in health and fitness retailers and GNC stores nationwide.

March 21, 2011

A new tomato planter that has gardening enthusiasts looking up now is available at retailers nationwide.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — A new tomato planter that has gardening enthusiasts looking up now is available at retailers nationwide.

The Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato planter takes on the vertical gardening trend by saving space and time.

How it works: Plant the seedlings, hang the Topsy Turvy planter and water. The process helps avoid such typical gardening frustrations as fungus, harmful pests and labor-intensive garden maintenance, the company said.

Topsy Turvy also offers planters for strawberries, hot peppers and more.

March 15, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care has announced the launch of two new products: Plump Up and Major Body.

NEW YORK — Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care has announced the launch of two new products: Plump Up and Major Body.

March 4, 2011

A spring water brand is rolling out new packages through a new marketing partnership with Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies.

WESTON, Fla. — For a limited time, a spring water brand is rolling out new packaging through a new marketing partnership with Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies.

H20 said its new "Rango"-themed bottles, which will be available through May, feature the namesake character from the animated film. H20 also launched a commercial starring Rango, the company said.

H20 products are available at Kmart, Whole Foods and other retailers.

February 22, 2011

CandyRific is making holiday celebrations better than ever with new M&M's-branded novelty items.

NEW YORK — CandyRific is making holiday celebrations better than ever with new M&M's-branded novelty items.

This Halloween, expect to see frightfully fun M&M's products, which include a Halloween candy fan (suggested retail price of $3.99), Halloween embossed tin (SRP $1.99), Halloween sticker/stamper (SRP $2.99), Halloween screamers with sound (SRP $3.99) and a light-up Halloween candy pop fan (SRP $3.99).

This winter, Candy-Rific also will introduce M&M's Christmas-themed items, including:

  • Candy dome key chain (SRP $1.99);

February 7, 2011

Henkel's Got2b hair care brand is bringing to the U.S. market its Powder'ful volumizing styling powder.

DUSSELDORF, Germany — Henkel's Got2b hair care brand is bringing to the U.S. market its Powder'ful volumizing styling powder.

The Got2b Powder'ful volumizing styling powder is formulated with virtually weightless microparticles designed to help texturize the hair's surface, giving hair root lift in 10 seconds. Shake the powder onto dry hair to give hair an immediate volume boost.

The product will be available in March at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Ulta and Meijer locations for $5.99.

February 3, 2011

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment have brought together two beloved films based on the popular comic strip "Peanuts."

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment have brought together two beloved films based on the popular comic strip "Peanuts."

The "Peanuts Double Feature" DVD, which arrives March 15, includes "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," the first "Peanuts" full-length feature film, and "Snoopy Come Home."

Total running time of the DVD is approximately 166 minutes. The "Peanuts Double Feature" DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

January 26, 2011

An Academy Award-nominated film recounting one man’s harrowing story of survival will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — An Academy Award-nominated film recounting one man’s harrowing story of survival will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Starring James Franco and directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire"), "127 Hours" follows the true story of Aron Ralston, an outdoorsman who gets trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone in the Utah mountains.

"127 Hours" will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for $39.99 and $29.98, respectively, on March 1.

January 26, 2011

Kim Cattrall's latest acting gig? I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! spokeswoman.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Kim Cattrall's latest acting gig? I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! spokeswoman.

The makers of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! are kicking off a series of television spots featuring the "Sex and the City" star, letting consumers know that flavor doesn't have to be compromised.

January 24, 2011

IBISWorld predicted Valentine's Day will boost retail sales in a new report.

LOS ANGELES — IBISWorld predicted Valentine's Day will boost retail sales in a new report.

The independent market and research firm said that consumers are expected to spend 5.8% more on Valentine’s Day purchases this year than last year, totaling $18.6 billion, or about $125 per person.

Big gains will be seen across all categories, especially in such staples as greeting cards and candy, which are projected to grow 4.9% and 5.1%, respectively.

January 17, 2011

A definitive collection of films starring a legendary Hollywood golden couple will be featured in an anthology of films from Warner Home Video.

BURBANK, Calif. — A definitive collection of films starring a legendary Hollywood golden couple will be featured in an anthology of films from Warner Home Video.

"Tracy and Hepburn: The Definitive Collection," features nine remastered favorites starring award-winning duo Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, including:

  • "Woman of the Year" (1942);

  • "Keeper of the Flame" (1942);

  • "Without Love" (1945);

January 14, 2011

Killing footwear odor is simple with a new product from Solutions That Stick.

IRVINE, Calif. — Killing footwear odor is simple with a new product from Solutions That Stick.

Flatliners, made from activated carbon fabric, are designed to absorb and neutralize odors. They hold onto shoes with an adhesive and should be changed about every three months or 3,000 miles, the company said.

One pair of Flatliners carries a price tag of $9.95 and can be purchased at SolutionsThatStick.com.

January 14, 2011

In line with their upcoming live-action feature film, the Smurfs are back in mealtime products that kids and adults are sure to enjoy, thanks to Zak Designs.

SPOKANE, Wash. — In line with their upcoming live-action feature film, the Smurfs are back in mealtime products that kids and adults are sure to enjoy, thanks to Zak Designs.

Zak built on the success of its other character products, including "Dora the Explorer," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and more, with new Smurf-themed pearlized plates and bowls, a 16-oz. tumbler, 19-oz. pull-top bottle and a 25-oz. Zak Hydro-Canteen, which will cater to the whole family.

January 6, 2011

PepsiCo's Brisk Iced Tea is getting animated.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo's Brisk Iced Tea is getting animated.

The iced tea brand has launched clay puppet animation films with iconic celebrities. The first film featured actor Danny Trejo, star of action film "Machete." The second Web film, featuring rock star Ozzy Osbourne, will premiere Jan. 14.

The films build on Brisk's clay animation spots that debuted in the '90s.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Retailers who stick with proven characters should see the strongest sell-through in the toy category. Charles Riotto, president of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, said that, in addition to value, consumers want evergreen licenses to carry the assurance of quality that consumers desire in this economy.


Disney Princesses remained strong and got a boost from the recent release of “Tangled.” 
“Toy Story 3,” “Cars” and “Thomas the Tank Engine” 
are still huge.


December 14, 2010

In line with its newest line of electric shavers, Philips Norelco is collaborating with Disney to offer fans an exclusive look at the film "TRON: Legacy" before its theatrical release.

STAMFORD, Conn. — In line with its newest line of electric shavers, Philips Norelco is collaborating with Disney to offer fans an exclusive look at the film "TRON: Legacy" before its theatrical release.