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  • The Cowsills: One big — not always happy — musical family

    The Cowsills: One big — not always happy — musical family
    Like scores of adolescent boys who grew up in the 1960s, the Cowsill brothers wanted to be like the Beatles. But after developing their musical abilities, gaining popularity and a legendary music executive's attention, they ended up being more like a...
  • 'Life of Crime' satisfies despite sluggishness

    As Elmore Leonard screen adaptations go, "Life of Crime" packs in plenty of atmosphere, but not much punch. Though faithful to "The Switch," the 1978 Detroit-set novel on which it's based, the film's overall affect is flat, and its pacing ponderous. You...
  • Dowdle brothers overcome catacomb challenges to shoot new film, 'As Above, So Below'

    If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France's most prominent names. Mais...
  • Venice: Good Films To Release 'Short Skin' in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indie distributor good Films will handle the Italian release of "Short Skin." Films Boutique has acquired for international sales for the feature. Lead produced by Tuscany's La Regle du Jeu in an unusual three-way Italy-Iran-U.K. co-production, "Short...
  • Microcinema Nabs Iranian Drama 'Melbourne'

    VENICE: Italy's Microcinema Distribuzione has acquired local rights to Iranian drama "Melbourne," which opened Venice Critics' Week playing out of competition. A first work, written and directed by Nima Javidi, "Melbourne" stars "A Separation" protag...
  • Italian Films Unspooling at Venice Fest Promise to Deliver

    The dozen features by Italian directors that made the cut for Venice -- out of an amazingly high 177 pics submitted for entry -- are a promising batch, with some titles centered around familiar Italo tropes such as the mob, Silvio Berlusconi and...
  • TV Picks: 'Houdini,' 'Breathless,' 'Doctor Who'

    TV Picks: 'Houdini,' 'Breathless,' 'Doctor Who'
    Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is the obvious draw for History's four-hour, two-part bio-pic "Houdini," which attempts to show the man behind the great-escape legend. That it winds up spending most of its time showcasing all the escapes, relying almost...
  • Venice Film Review: '99 Homes'

    The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani's fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era economic downturn. The...
  • 'Maze Runner' On Track for $30 Million Opening

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Fault In Our Stars" producers could have another hit on their hands this summer -- and this time, the boys may join in. Fox's "The Maze Runner," based on the book by James Dashner, is on track for a $30 million opening...
  • Ethan Hawke Documentary Acquired by Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has bought U.S. and Latin American rights to Ethan Hawke's documentary "Seymour: An Introduction," just prior to its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. The documentary, which profiles pianist Seymour Bernstein, was produced...
  • California Boost: Will Tripling Tax Credits Work?

    The news that California will more than triple the size of its tax credit program for movie and TV production was met with words of praise from crew members and studio reps, and pledges of new jobs from politicians. Will it make sure Hollywood stays in...