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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...
  • From Dubai to Cairo, Festivals Help Arab Filmmakers Court Hollywood Partners

    This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It's a harvest that regional players have spent several years cultivating....
  • Pacino plays depressed men - twice - at Venice film fest

    * Pacino plays aged, anti-social men in two Venice films * Says films not necessarily more depressing now than '70s * Says not a Hollywood actor, but likes some of its films By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Al Pacino fended off...
  • Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor

    Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor
    Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" is about a deathly serious subject -- the Iranian government's 2009 imprisonment of Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.  But, as Telluride Film Festival audiences discovered at the political drama's first public screening Friday...
  • Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings

    Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings
    In the spring of 2013, an unexpected group of movie stars took over Broadway's St. James theater for several weeks, acting in a play as part of a movie that was shot like a play. On ‎one day, a number of those stars — Michael Keaton, Edward...
  • Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?

    Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?
    Bethlehem got a little star power last year when actors Corbin Bernsen, Taylor Spreitler and friends scoured the city for spots to shoot their "passion project," a coming-of-age movie titled "Bethlehem." They said they wanted authenticity and revised...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Wild'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Cheryl Strayed's heartrending 2012 account of her 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail presented no shortage of obstacles en route to the bigscreen, not least in the way it used the great outdoors as the backdrop for a...
  • Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' Premieres to Oscar Buzz in Telluride

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Fox Searchlight's world premiere of "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon, kicked off the 41st Telluride Film Festival on Friday, screening to a packed Chuck Jones theater audience that included Witherspoon,...
  • Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' to Open San Diego Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The San Diego Film Festival has set Reese Witherspoon's "Wild" as its opening night film on Sept. 24. The festival has also selected drama "You're Not You," starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel as the closing...
  • ‘Divergent': Shailene Woodley, Theo James promise emotional ‘Insurgent’

     
    Shailene Woodley kicked off 2014 with the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “White Bird in a Blizzard,” the Gregg Araki […]...