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  • Grotesque, quirky 'Boxtrolls' find home on margins of animation

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the hipsters of animation, Portland, Oregon-based Laika studios is not afraid to play on the fringe with its latest film "The Boxtrolls," and its lead stars are not your average cute animated monsters. "We're never going to...
  • 'Still Alice' Lands Oscar-Qualifying Run for Julianne Moore

    Even if "Maps to the Stars" won't open in theaters this year, Julianne Moore is back in the Oscars race. Sony Pictures Classics announced on Friday that it would be releasing the drama "Still Alice," where Moore plays a woman diagnosed with early...
  • Radar Pictures Gears Up 'All Quiet on the Western Front' with Roger Donaldson (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Roger Donaldson ("The November Man") has come on to direct an adaptation of the iconic World War I novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." Donaldson will direct from a script by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, who are...
  • Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

    Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone
    As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer. "This is...
  • 12 Foreign-Language Oscar Entries You Should Know

    Can't tell the players without a scorecard? So far, about 60 countries have submitted entries for Oscar's foreign-language race, with the Oct. 1 deadline looming. Most of the titles are unseen outside their country of origin or the festival circuit. So...
  • New Zealand Picks 'Dead Lands' For Oscar Consideration

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG - New Zealand has picked the Maori-language "The Dead Lands" as its contender for the Academy Awards foreign-language Oscar section. Directed by Toa Fraser ("Giselle), the film is an action picture about a young...
  • Oscar Race: Bangladesh Selects 'Firefly' for Foreign-Language Contention

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Bangladesh's Oscar selection committee has chosen director Khalid Mohammed Mithu's "Glow of the Firefly" ('Jonakir Alo') as the country's contender in the Academy Awards foreign language category. September 24 was...
  • For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

    For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...
  • 'The Shawshank Redemption' at 20: How It Went From Bomb to Beloved

    When it premiered on September 23, 1994, "The Shawshank Redemption" barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy "Exit to Eden" and just above Robert Redford's "Quiz Show," already in its fifth week....
  • Jennifer Lawrence's 'Serena' to Close St. Petersburg International Media Forum

    The St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum has announced its opening and closing films for the upcoming event. The Cannes prize-winning Canadian film "Mommy" will open the forum, while Jennifer Lawrence's "Serena," from Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier, will...
  • Oscars: Israel Taps 'Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem' as Foreign-Language Entry

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Courtroom drama "Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem," directed by siblings Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz, has been selected as Israel's nomination for this year's best foreign language Oscar race. The final entry in a trilogy that...