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  • London Film Festival Shines a Spotlight on Films Poised for Oscar Contention

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In the 15 years since "American Beauty" marched to Oscar glory following a triumphant debut at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, the role of fall fests in shaping the ensuing awards season has grown ever more instrumental. But the gap between those early September showcases and eventual release dates can be a long one, and a second wave of festivals now plays a key role in keeping the buzz going. In October, the New York fest ushers in a fresh wave of possibilities, while it's the BFI London Film Festival that ignites awards talk across the pond.
  • 'Fishing Without Nets' takes an authentic look at Somali pirates' life

     'Fishing Without Nets' takes an authentic look at Somali pirates' life
    The pirates gather on a ragged beach and sail toward shipping lanes, scanning for freighters, the prey of their craft. Rifles drawn, scarves blowing, they troll East African waters, where the deeds of desperate men collide with the precarious rhythms of...

    'Fishing Without Nets' fails to catch interest

    'Fishing Without Nets' fails to catch interest
    Based on a 2012 Sundance-winning short, the Somali pirate flick "Fishing Without Nets" more readily invites comparisons with the Oscar-nominated "Captain Phillips." "Fishing Without Nets" recounts a fictitious ship-hijacking entirely from the Somali...

    Matt Damon to Return to Jason Bourne Franchise

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are ready to be born again at Universal Pictures. Sources tell Variety the the studio is in the early stages of bringing back Damon and Greengrass for an untitled "Jason Bourne" feature,...

    Kennedy Center honors Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin

    Kennedy Center honors Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin
    Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Sting are among the latest Kennedy Center Honorees. They will be saluted along with singer Al Green and ballerina Patrica McBride on Dec. 7. CBS will air the event on Dec. 30. It's the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors,...