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  • Hollywood Films Fail to Represent Diversity in U.S., Study Shows

    Hollywood is not projecting the increasing diversity of the U.S. on the silver screen, according to a USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism study released on Monday. Latinos remain the most underrepresented ethnic group in films, the study...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race

    Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race
    Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the...
  • Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms

    Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms
    With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...
  • 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is bestselling DVD and top rental

    'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is bestselling DVD and top rental
    "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.  The Jackie...
  • Matthew Modine to receive honor at HollyShorts Film Festival

    Matthew Modine to receive honor at HollyShorts Film Festival
    Veteran actor Matthew Modine, whose latest film, "Jobs," opens Friday, will be the recipient of the HollyShorts Festival's Indie Maverick Award during opening-night festivities Thursday at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood. As part of the celebration,...
  • Hollywood reflects on race in year of black, civil rights films

    Hollywood reflects on race in year of black, civil rights films
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation. This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights...
  • '42's' Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in biopic

    '42's' Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in biopic
    Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in "42," will portray James Brown in an untitled biopic of the soul singer. "The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the Universal Pictures movie from a script by "Fair Game" writers Jez and John-Henry...
  • 'Gravity,' at Venice Film Festival, pulls critics into its orbit

    In space no one can hear you applaud, but down here on Earth critical acclaim is reverberating for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," the new thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and will be released stateside Oct. 4. Starring Sandra...
  • Reel Critics: Compared to 'Jackass,' this is a triumph

    Reel Critics: Compared to 'Jackass,' this is a triumph
    Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...