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  • Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold

    Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold
    Already killing it in England, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and beyond, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in the U.S. with evening screenings Thursday and an official Friday bow. Expectations couldn't be larger. Its success is predestined; it will be one of...
  • Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'

     Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'
    Call it an un-buddy comedy. Or maybe a tale of how enemies become frenemies. Regardless, the new film "Spy" is largely rooted in the unusual chemistry of actresses Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. In the film, McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA...
  • IFC Films extends movie output deal with Showtime

    IFC Films extends movie output deal with Showtime
    Showtime wants to journey through more years with IFC Films. The premium channel Showtime will keep its pipeline of IFC Films, which was behind this year's Oscar best picture nominee "Boyhood," for five more years. Showtime Networks, a division of CBS...
  • The art of tear production is a subtle one

    The art of tear production is a subtle one
    At the movies, we cry for so many different reasons. The other night I cried at the quality of the buttered popcorn at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema: so tasty, so right. The night afterward I cried driving into the parking ramp of the ICON Theatre on...
  • Ticker: 'Matilda' Has A Cast, Ready To Play The Shubert

     Ticker: 'Matilda' Has A Cast, Ready To Play The Shubert
    Jennifer Blood (Broadway's "Violet," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder") plays Miss Honey, Quinn Mattfeld (Broadway's "Pal Joey") and Cassie Silva (Broadway's "Matilda") are the Wormwoods and Bryce Ryness (Broadway's "Hair," off-Broadway's "Fly By...
  • People with autism featured in free Sprout Film Festival

    People with autism featured in free Sprout Film Festival
    A girl with autism who plays a tuba in Atlanta, a boy with developmental disabilities who becomes an animator, and a high school basketball manager with autism who gets to play in a game are people you will see in 14 films being shown as part of the...
  • Cannes 2015: Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal among jury members

    Cannes 2015: Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal among jury members
    Guillermo del Toro and Jake Gyllenhaal will be among the diverse members of the Cannes competition jury when the prestigious film festival gets underway next month. The jury is typically an eclectic mix of creators and performers, and this year’...
  • A lifetime love affair with Golden Age movie posters

    A lifetime love affair with Golden Age movie posters
    Think of them as snapshots of dreams, intense jolts of visual stimulation that convey the focused essence of a cinematic experience. I'm talking about movie posters, and I am almost as passionate about this art form as I am about film itself, which is...
  • Screenwriters dish on Terry Gilliam, Ken Russell at Enzian panel

    Screenwriters dish on Terry Gilliam, Ken Russell at Enzian panel
    Movie buffs got a bounty of backstory on two cult favorites at a Florida Film Festival panel today when screenwriters and UCF faculty members Pat Rushin and Barry Sandler discussed their collaborations with British filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Ken...
  • With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture
    Should film critics run their own film festivals? I'm conflicted on this one. The practicalities feel a little gummy, a little sticky, but many say the results are worth it. It's the right time to ask the question, whichever side of the rapidly...
  • Cannes 2015: Woody Allen and Todd Haynes to join Pixar and Portman

    The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup studded with both high-profile veterans and intriguing newcomers — and that's before you even reached the vaunted competition section. Woody Allen will unveil his existential comedy “...