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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...
  • 'This Is Where I Leave You' is a dramatic turn for Bateman, Levy

    Between the two of them, actor Jason Bateman and director Shawn Levy have made more than 30 film comedies. So when it came time to shoot one of several dramatic scenes in their new movie, "This Is Where I Leave You," they felt far from sure-footed. "I...
  • Kate Beckinsale's 'Disappointments Room' Set for Sept. 2015 Release

    Relativity has set Kate Beckinsale's horror-thriller "The Disappointments Room" for a Sept. 25, 2015, release. The film also stars Gerald McRaney, Lucas Till and Mel Raido. D.J. Caruso directed from a script by Wentworth Miller. Variety reported this...
  • Cannes Winner 'Leviathan' Gets Russian Release

    Russian drama "Leviathan," which won best screenplay at 2014 Cannes, has been granted an exhibition license from the Russian culture ministry. A Company Russia will distribute in wide release in cooperation with 20th Century Fox Russia. The distribution...
  • How an Internet Hoax Inspired Kevin Smith's 'Tusk'

    "Oh my Lord, this is gonna be so fun for me because I am so baked!" That was how filmmaker Kevin Smith introduced his latest movie, "Tusk," to a packed house at the Vista Theatre in Hollywood at a special screening Tuesday night. Fresh off its debut at...
  • Edward Snowden Documentary 'Citizenfour' Added to London Festival Lineup

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Laura Poitras's Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour" has been added to the line up of the upcoming London Film Festival (Oct 8-19). It will be given a special presentation on Oct. 17 and 18. The film charts the meeting...
  • 'The Guest' filmmakers Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett going beyond horror

    'The Guest' filmmakers Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett going beyond horror
    A handsome, polite young man arrives at the door of a modest, middle-class family in New Mexico saying he served in the military with their recently deceased son. They invite him in. Wouldn't anyone? In "The Guest," such a seemingly innocuous setup sets...
  • Tom Hiddleston set to star in Legendary King Kong film, ‘Skull Island’

     
    Tom Hiddleston will star in Legendary's upcoming “King Kong” reboot, “Skull Island.” Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) is set […]...
  • 'Green Prince' film details strong bond

    When making the thrilling, 101-minute documentary film, "The Green Prince," Israeli film director Nadav Schirman interviewed numerous people. However, in the film's editing, Schirman realized the film boiled down to the relationship between just two...
  • 'Eleanor Rigby' examines a relationship from multiple angles

     'Eleanor Rigby' examines a relationship from multiple angles
    More than most movies, romantic dramas are defined by point of view. Are we seeing the film through the lens of a man or woman? The jilted or the jilter? A well-intentioned character or a dubious one? Or does a filmmaker seek to avoid specific vantage...