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  • The long goodbye after the loss of an actor

    The long goodbye after the loss of an actor
    When a film actor leaves us before his final work becomes available, it makes for a long, strange goodbye indeed. The most recent example of this comes from the latest "Hunger Games" movie, "Mockingjay — Part 1." The late Philip Seymour Hoffman,...
  • Why the Oscars Need More Movies Like 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ever since the Oscars snubbed Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" for best picture in 2009, the Academy has tried to dodge accusations of elitism. The argument goes that Oscars voters, made up of a bloc of 6,028 Hollywood...
  • Uma Thurman to Host a Star-Studded Gotham Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Gotham Independent Film Awards will benefit from an unprecendented dosage of star power during its annual dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday. The celebration of arthouse films has tapped Uma Thurman as its host,...
  • Golden Globes: Liberal Foreign-Language Kudos Rules Open Screen Doors

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When it comes to its choices for cinematic achievements each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. takes its fair share of knocks. But in the foreign-language film category, the HFPA's roughly 90 voting members seem to get...
  • 'No Land's Man', 'Revolution' win India's Film Bazaar

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - GOA, India -- Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's "No Land's Man" won the most promising project award at the co-production market that is part of the National Film Development Corporation's (NFDC) annual Film Bazaar (November 20-14)...
  • Why Chrysler Treated ABC's 'American Music Awards' Like The Super Bowl

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC's "American Music Awards" isn't the biggest event on TV, but one of its sponsors treated the awards show as though it was. Chrysler Group ran four 30-second spots during the two-hour special, each featuring portions of...
  • Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani Teaming on Song for 'Paddington'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani have teamed up to co-write and perform the song "Shine" for the upcoming family comedy "Paddington." The film will be released in the U.S. and Canada on Jan. 16 by The Weinstein Co. with a...
  • Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones sell in New York

    Move-up buyers Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have sold their rural estate in Bedford, N.Y., for $7.5 million.  A long driveway leads to the Colonial-style painted-brick two-story, which sits on 5.7 acres and is surrounded on three sides by...
  • Editor William Goldenberg on Cutting 'Imitation Game,' 'Unbroken'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As the holiday movie season approaches, film editor William Goldenberg finds himself with two highly awaited, intense, based-on-a-true-story sagas hitting theaters: Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" (edited alongside Tim Squyres) and...
  • James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar fails to sell

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 21 (Reuters) - James Cagney's best actorOscar statuette for the 1942 musical film "Yankee Doodle Dandy"went unsold at auction in Los Angeles, in a rare offering offilm's top award. Auction house Nate D. Sanders said on Friday they...
  • Malloy Overlooked 'Permanent Fiscal Crisis'

    Malloy Overlooked 'Permanent Fiscal Crisis'
    That didn't take long. Only two weeks after winning a second term, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his chief budgetmeister acknowledged that Connecticut's finances are not what months of 30-second campaign ads claimed they are. This suggests some hard going...