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  • Box Office: Denzel Washington Powering 'Equalizer' Over 'Boxtrolls'

    Denzel Washington may be the most consistent hitter in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actor steers clear of blockbuster fare and superhero pics, but his name above the title is gold when it comes to bringing in adult crowds to his thrillers and dramas. His...
  • 'It's Only a Play'

    "NEW York, without the theater, is Newark!" utters the Matthew Broderick playwright-character in the about-to-open hit comedy, "It's Only a Play." This Terrence McNally work of inside theatre genius is already over the moon at the Longacre and it doesn't...
  • Taiwan to Take 'Ice Poison' on Foreign-Language Oscar Campaign

    TORONTO - Taiwan has selected "Ice Poison" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film by Taiwan-based Burmese director Midi Z is the story of impoverished Burmese who through miserable circumstances turn to selling and...
  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will...
  • Broadway's Kelli O'Hara Joins NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

    NBC has again turned to the Great White Way before setting off for Neverland, tapping Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara for its upcoming musical "Peter Pan Live!." O'Hara, whose credits include "The Bridges of Madison County" and "Nice Work if You Can Get It,"...
  • Cedering Fox's WordTheatre gives voice to authors' works

    Cedering Fox's WordTheatre gives voice to authors' works
    "It's really exciting when an audience hears a good actor read great writing," says Cedering Fox, founder of WordTheatre. Since 2003, Fox has been combining literary fiction with award-winning actors (Screen Actors Guild Awards, plus Emmys, Tonys and even...
  • Paul Rudd Replaces Jeff Bridges as Hyundai's Celebrity Spokesman

    Paul Rudd is in the driver's seat at Hyundai as the carmaker's new pitchman, replacing Jeff Bridges who has been the voice of the carmaker's commercials since 2007. Rudd's deal with the Korean automaker will last three years and already has begun with...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Which Toronto International Film Festival movies are Oscar material?

    The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 14, is a key indicator not only of the upcoming fall movies but of the awards season. Eight of the last nine best picture Oscar winners built awards-season momentum...
  • 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...