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  • Music Box And Soda Pictures Acquire Toronto's Gemma Arterton-starrer 'Gemma Bovery' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS- Chicago-based Music Box Films and U.K.'s Soda Pictures have acquired Anne Fontaine's "Gemma Bovery," a romantic comedy toplining British rising star Gemma Arterton, on the heels of its Special Presentation premiere at...
  • Children's Read & Write: Summer reads that earn '4½ smiley faces'

    Children's Read & Write: Summer reads that earn '4½ smiley faces'
    Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to write reviews of their favorite summer reads as part of our Children's Read & Write program. We were so overwhelmed with submissions that, unfortunately, we didn't have space to run them all in print. Reviews...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • Review: 'The Betrayers' by David Bezmozgis

    Review: 'The Betrayers' by David Bezmozgis
    The immigrant novel, it seems to me, is a kind of existentialist genre. Of course, this should come as no surprise. Few among us must reckon with the most fundamental questions of existence at the level and frequency that immigrants necessarily do. For...
  • Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'

    Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'
    With his 2010 bestseller, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," Nicholas Carr emerged as one of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats. But why stop at terrifying people about the Internet? Carr's new book, "The Glass Cage:...
  • Syfy's 'Childhood's End' to Shoot in Australia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG - Syfy's upcoming six-hour mini-series "Childhood's End," is to shoot from November in Melbourne, Australia. The epic U.S. science fiction series is based on the classic 1953 Arthur C. Clarke novel, follows a...
  • First-rate action, solid performances propel 'Maze Runner'

    One of the problems with movies based on young adult fiction "Divergent," "Ender's Game" and "The Giver" is that they tend to take a long time trying to explain the complicated world where the action unfolds. In "The Maze Runner" based on the James...
  • Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks

    Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks
    Even with Dwayne Johnson and Dane DeHaan sitting out the season, the next four months will offer plenty of opportunities to check out local talent on the big screen. From animated films such as "The Boxtrolls" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" to film...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Personal" by Lee Child (Delacorte, $28). Jack Reacher comes out of retirement to stop an assassin from his past. Last week: 1 2. "Festive in Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam, $27.95). Eve Dallas investigates the death of a personal...
  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture....
  • Toby Kebbell Eyes Villainous Role in 'Ben-Hur' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

    Having recently wrapped "Fantastic Four," in which he plays the evil Doctor Doom, Toby Kebbell may have found another bad boy role. Sources tell Variety Toby Kebbell is in early talks to play Messala in MGM and Paramount's remake of "Ben-Hur." Jack...