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  • Angelina Jolie's next directing job is Richard Leakey drama 'Africa'

    Angelina Jolie's next directing job is Richard Leakey drama 'Africa'
    Angelina Jolie is doubling down on directing and continuing to pursue her overseas interests while doing so: The globe-trotting actress, humanitarian and filmmaker has signed on to helm "Africa," a sweeping drama about the famed paleoanthropologist...
  • Hollywood's hedgehog mentality threatens its survival

    To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox. Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
  • Oscars: Canada Taps 'Mommy' For Foreign-Language Entry

    Montreal filmmaker Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" will represent Canada in the nominee race for the best foreign-language film Oscar, it was announced today by Telefilm Canada. The film, which shared the Special Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year, follows...
  • Marion Cotillard Starrer 'Two Days, One Night' to Represent Belgium in Foreign-Language Oscar Campaign

    PARIS- Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne's "Two Days, One Night," the Marion-Cotillard starrer which competed at Cannes, will represent Belgium in the foreign-language Oscar campaign. The jury, presided by Joëlle Levie, chose the film for its...
  • A Minute With: Jane Fonda on learning from the young comic set

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Actress Jane Fonda says one of the blessings of growing older is that "you learn what you can and can't do" and she freely admits she doesn't have what it takes to do comedy improv. Fonda has 55 years in...
  • Does the world need a 'Ben-Hur' remake? Nope!

    "IT WAS Jimmy Fallon's choice for the reasons you reasoned. Your story was right on." The above quote -- concerning Barbra Streisand sitting at Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" desk -- comes from somebody inside the Streisand camp. Somebody I trust, who...
  • Oscar Race: Pakistan Picks 'Daughter' for Foreign-Langauge Entry

    Pakistan's Academy Selection Committee has chosen writer-producer-director Afia Nathaniel's "Daughter" (Dukhtar) as the country's entry for the foreign-language Oscar race. "Daughter" is a thriller that follows a woman who was married off when she was...
  • Hobnob with artists at Ragdale's Novel Affair

    Hobnob with artists at Ragdale's Novel Affair
    Imagine that for one weekend, the luminaries of, say, the Algonquin Round Table would mingle with the public, and those who paid for the privilege could rub shoulders, join in stimulating conversation and glean insights from a stellar array of creative...
  • Sophia Loren, Italy's national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

    * Loren grew up in poverty near Naples * Was discovered by future husband Carlo Ponti * Thwarted advance by Brando with withering gaze By Philip Pullella ROME, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80...
  • For First Time Ever, Panama Joins Oscar Race, with 'Invasion'

    MADRID - Panama has joined the foreign language Oscar race for the first time ever with, moreover, an acclaimed film which, as the U.S. considers sending ground troops to Iraq, takes a questioning stance on the efficacy - plus humanity - of American armed...
  • Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'

    Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'
    Southern Californians walking into the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing might wonder whether they’ve stepped through a time-space portal and been beamed back to Burbank or Hollywood. Painted palm trees soar up the walls of a giant...