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  • 'No Good Deed' Uses Star Power, Social Media to Top Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Star power and social media savvy propelled "No Good Deed" to the top of the box office this weekend. The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5...
  • Social Media Takes Starring Role in Toronto Movies

    Hollywood is notoriously phobic of technology -- many A-list actors and directors routinely admitted how infrequently they check their email- but this year's Toronto Film Festival suggests that Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are...
  • Fall movie season: Time for the good stuff

    Fall movie season: Time for the good stuff
    Fall is a festive season, if the weather cooperates and the art direction is right. It's festive in other ways, too, unrelated to falling leaves and russet tones. Autumn can mean movies of serious value — awards value, end-of-year "best" list...
  • 'Eden,' 'Gone Girl' and 'St. Vincent' Set For Zurich's Gala Premiere Section

    Mia Hansen-Love's "Eden," David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Theodore Melfi's "St. Vincent" are among the 30 films set to unspool at Zurich Film Festival's Gala Premiere section. "Eden," helmed by French up-and-comer Mia Hansen-Love and sold by Kinology,...
  • Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer

    Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer
    The summer of 2014 may be remembered for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and its phenomenal success in raising money for ALS, but tonight will shine a massive spotlight on raising funds for cancer research. At 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- to name a few...
  • 5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year's record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits such as "Guardians of the...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Bill Murray keeps up the stripped-down cool

    There's a scene late in Bill Murray's new dramatic comedy "St. Vincent" — so late, in fact, the credits are already rolling — that is seemingly innocuous, yet tells you a lot about Murray and this performance, and in fact Murray as a...
  • TIFF 2014: Bill Murray shines, but saints all around in 'St. Vincent's'

    Most of the buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival about the intriguing tear-jerk of “St. Vincent” has centered on the performance of the much beloved Bill Murray. Don’t get me wrong, praise for Murray's performance as...
  • How to hire Bill Murray: Ted Melfi's 12-step plan for 'St. Vincent'

    How to hire Bill Murray: Ted Melfi's 12-step plan for 'St. Vincent'
    You're Ted Melfi, a first-time filmmaker, and you've written a movie about a cantankerous old guy who comes to realize the meaning of his life through the help of a lonely 12-year-old neighbor kid. It's called "St. Vincent," and you think Bill Murray...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' comes to disc

    When ABC announced a television series companion to its Marvel movies, an immediate question was where its events would fit into the larger Marvel narrative. And it turned out to be a major part of the storytelling. Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray on...