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  • 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...
  • Scenic artist hit a masterwork mother lode with 'Woman in Gold'

    What do you do after you painstakingly re-create one of the most famous paintings on Earth? Hide it from sight, of course. This likely will be the fate of a reproduction of Gustav Klimt's 1907 masterpiece, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," painted by a...
  • 'Get Hard,' 'Home' to race for first at box office

    'Get Hard,' 'Home' to race for first at box office
    Prison comedy “Get Hard” and animated family film “Home” will compete for the top spot at the box office this weekend. The Kevin Hart-Will Ferrell film "Get Hard," which is being released by Warner Bros., could pull in between...
  • Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole

    Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole
    Behind the pristine baritone and charismatic sophistication, Nat King Cole was a gentleman struggling to find his voice in an era when even a universally adored cultural figure could have the N-word burned into his front lawn. It is this private...
  • Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon

    Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon
    When Nelson Algren died on May 9, 1981, he was near-broke, living in a ramshackle rental home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and all alone. Not a fitting farewell for a writer Ernest Hemingway once rated second only to William Faulkner as America's greatest...
  • Steven Spielberg will direct pop culture thriller ‘Ready Player One’

     
    For a lot of people, Steven Spielberg, the director of “E.T.” and the Indiana Jones trilogy, is an integral part […]...
  • Ferrell, Hart defend 'Get Hard' after a jolt of criticism

    In the annals of film festival flops — from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes — the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. After the film premiered last week at the South By Southwest Film...
  • Documentary 'Aspie Seeks Love' follows quest of man with Asperger's

    PITTSBURGH David Matthews ("no relation to that caterwauling alt-rock singer," he says) had a story to tell. So in 2011 he got on Facebook and messaged a Pittsburgh-area documentary filmmaker, Julie Sokolow, enlisting her help in making a movie about him...
  • Bob Balaban talks 'Gosford Park' at Florida Film Festival

    Listen up, "Downton Abbey" fans: Actor Bob Balaban will sit for a question-and-answer session at the Florida Film Festival after a screening of "Gosford Park." Balaban was an Oscar nominee for producing Robert Altman's 2001 film. That film was a...
  • Cannes 2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road's' journey comes to a prestigious end

    Cannes 2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road's' journey comes to a prestigious end
    It took 30 years for “Mad Max” to return, but now that he’s coming back, he’s doing it in style. "Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s franchise follow-up to 1985’s “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,”...