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  • 'Lone Survivor': Pressure, pride and a Navy SEAL

    'Lone Survivor': Pressure, pride and a Navy SEAL
    The key moment in Peter Berg's upcoming, fact-based war movie "Lone Survivor" occurs when four U.S. Navy SEALs, hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan while on a mission to kill a Taliban leader, encounter three goat herders. The SEALs quickly boil down...
  • Academy receives first dose of '12 Years a Slave's' 'tough medicine'

    Academy receives first dose of '12 Years a Slave's' 'tough medicine'
    It wowed festival-goers and film critics at Telluride. It was declared the best picture Oscar winner in Toronto. Madonna "visibly teared up" at Tuesday's New York Film Festival screening, even though she apparently spent a fair amount of time texting...
  • Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity

    Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity
    Gazing out at the packed Beverly Hilton Hotel banquet room, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub shook his head from the stage as he accepted the Hollywood Legend Award at Monday night's Hollywood Film Awards. "This has gotta be bigger than the Academy's,"...
  • Will Forte goes the extra mile with 'Nebraska'

    Will Forte goes the extra mile with 'Nebraska'
    The invitation to Tuesday night's special screening of Alexander Payne's new movie, "Nebraska," came from Will Forte, whose surprise casting provides just one of the film's many unexpected pleasures. And Forte was taking his hosting duties seriously,...
  • TIFF 2013: Charting promise, potential pitfalls of contenders

    To find an Oscar best picture winner that didn’t play at the Toronto International Film Festival, you have to go back to 2006 and Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” (The last three winners — “Argo,” “The...
  • TIFF 2013: Roger Ebert tribute: 'He's probably ... somewhere in here'

    TIFF 2013: Roger Ebert tribute: 'He's probably ... somewhere in here'
    Film critic Roger Ebert didn't cover the inaugural Toronto International Film Festival in 1976. But he came the second year and for more than 30 years after that, helping, festival director and Chief Executive Piers Handling believes, put the festival...
  • Emmys 2013: Buzzmeter panel talks 'Mad Men' actors who should win

    Emmys 2013: Buzzmeter panel talks 'Mad Men' actors who should win
    Leading up to the Emmys on Sept. 22, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt Roush, The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff, the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp and, when the focus is...
  • 'The Past,' 'Wadjda' lead foreign-language Oscar submissions

    'The Past,' 'Wadjda' lead foreign-language Oscar submissions
    The academy's deadline for foreign-language film submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1, and though this is a category that has often stymied common sense and gone against the critical consensus, it's safe to say that Sony Pictures Classics has an excellent...
  • 'Gravity' just might exert its pull on Oscar voters

    'Gravity' just might exert its pull on Oscar voters
    After wowing festival audiences in Telluride and Venice, Sunday's gala premiere of Alfonso Cuaron's stunning space survival story, "Gravity," became the hot ticket at the Toronto International Film Festival. That will happen when no less than James...
  • '12 Years a Slave' builds mojo at Toronto Film Festival

    TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
  • 'Rush' and 'Prisoners' make their case to academy members

    'Rush' and 'Prisoners' make their case to academy members
    "What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good." You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...