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  • Julianne Moore to receive Desert Palm prize at Palm Springs film fest

    Julianne Moore to receive Desert Palm prize at Palm Springs film fest
    Julianne Moore will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, an honor given to one actor and one actress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival every January. A prolific actress and four-time Oscar nominee, Moore has recently emerged as an...
  • Top 3 Pop: 'Mockingjay Part 1,' One Direction CD, 'Foxcatcher'

    'MOCKINJAY PART 1' OPENS 1 "The Hunger Games" begins its final chapter Friday. The games are gone for good, but something larger and more terrifying has taken their place: revolution. After the games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself being...
  • Movie 'Foxcatcher' wrestles with John du Pont tragedy

    Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
  • 'Control' a sad wrong place, wrong time story

    'Control' a sad wrong place, wrong time story
    "Luther, 16, was arrested outside his home in the Bronx, NY. He was charged with second degree assault, a felony." Those words appear on screen at the start of the new documentary "Control," which follows a teenager — in the wrong place at the...
  • Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'

    Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'
    As we head into the most glorious time for college football, rivalry game weekend, there is an asterisk. It is a documentary titled "Happy Valley." It is about a place and a school that, once perfectly named, may be less so now. Penn State...
  • Horrible Bosses 2

    Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) are back in business. In fact, they start their own business. But an evil investor causes problems and leads to an ill-advised scheme to straighten things out. Rated R. 1:48. Hampton...
  • Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' Set for Oscar-Qualifying Release via Cinelou's New Label

    Cinelou Films producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon are launching Cinelou Releasing - starting with an awards-season release of Jennifer Aniston's dark comedy "Cake." The new label will open "Cake" for a one-week qualifying run in December, followed...
  • Watch: Vampire Thriller 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' Trailer

    Just in time for Halloween, Vice Films has debuted the trailer for the creepy vampire indie "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night." The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to good reviews, is a black-and-white thriller set in Iran from Ana...
  • Aspiration Media Launches with 'Noble' Biopic About Children's Rights Advocate

    Aspiration Media -- a distributor aiming at the "aspirational" audience -- is launching with the acquisition of "Noble," a biopic about children's rights advocate Christina Noble. Aspiration will release "Noble," directed by Stephen Bradley, in the...
  • Film Review: 'The Connection'

    The lesser-known but no less interesting Euro side of "The French Connection" story finally gets its due in Cedric Jimenez's "The Connection" (aka "La French"), a meaty, export-ready true-crime saga -- and relatively safe bet for U.S. distrib Drafthouse...
  • From 'Big Eyes' to 'Mr. Turner': A look back at artist biopics

    From 'Big Eyes' to 'Mr. Turner': A look back at artist biopics
    Whether traditional or radical in style, the artist biopic usually comes with an air of cinematic prestige. This awards season, moviegoers and awards voters have two ambitious but very different examples of the genre to ponder. "Mr. Turner" is filmmaker...