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  • TIFF 2014: 12 movies making noise, and when you can see them

    A pair of brilliant British scientists, a troubled woman searching for answers along the Pacific Crest Trail and a drunken curmudgeon turned unlikely father figure are among the diverse characters populating the buzzed-about movies at this year's...
  • NFL's Scores in Ratings Makes the TV Biz Willing to Follow the Game Plan

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - At the annual Television Critics Assn. press tour in July, CBS topper Leslie Moonves faced an auditorium full of reporters to discuss the Eye's most promising new program: eight weeks of "Thursday Night Football." Moonves...
  • Russian Cinema: Local Pics Up VFX Ante

    Russian audiences have an enthusiasm for 3D, large formats and visual effects, says Paul Heth, CEO of leading Russian exhibition chain Karo. That lines up Russians with audiences in much of the world, where such spectacle films lead the box office....
  • Bruce Willis decides his Beverly Hills mansion is expendable

    Bruce Willis decides his Beverly Hills mansion is expendable
    Bruce Willis has sold his walled and gated mansion in Beverly Hills for $16.5 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1928, has an arched porte-cochere, a swimming pool surrounded by a wide wooden deck and a tennis court on close to an acre of...
  • Japan Switches on to 'Light' as Foreign-Language Oscar Contender

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Japan has selected "The Light Shines Only There" as its national contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. Directed by woman director Oh Mipo, the film is a drama about an unemployed man's slow reinvigoration...
  • Toronto: Strand Nabs U.S. Rights to Cannes Winner 'Love at First Fight' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Chicago-based distributor Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Thomas Cailley's "Love at First Fight" (Les Combattants). Pic was a standout this year at Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, winning four awards: the...
  • NFL season opener draws 26.9 mln viewers to NBC

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The National Football League's opening game between Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers drew 26.9 million viewers on average, NBC said on Friday, making it one of the most-watched TV programs of...
  • Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'

    Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'
    I propose that, in Joan Rivers' honor, we once and for all retire the word "comedienne." It was jarring to hear and read it in the coverage of Rivers' death Thursday at age 81 — we are well past the days when gender-specific job titles are...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach

    Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach
    Long before Gordon Gekko, Liberace and “Fatal Attraction’s” Dan Gallagher, Michael DouglasĀ  gained fame, and an Oscar, for producing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The film took best picture and a bevy of other...
  • 'Pigeon' Soars, 'Birdman' Snubbed at Venice Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Swedish director Roy Andersson's "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence," an absurdist pic consisting of intersecting beautifully composed vignettes, won the 71st Venice Golden Lion. "Pigeon" is "the...
  • 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,...