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  • Sony Pictures hack fuels speculation about studio's possible sale

    Fallout from the crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has called into question exactly what the future holds for one of Hollywood's biggest names. A paralyzed computer system has hampered the studio's ability to make deals, promote...
  • Best picture Oscar contenders often break the genre film barrier

    There is a long-running misconception that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences love only underdog biopics, literary adaptations and anything in which Meryl Streep speaks with an accent. But if you look at the list of the 500-plus...
  • Why U.S. Audiences Are More Comfortable With Subtitles Than Ever

    Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
  • Review: 'Maleficent' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Maleficent' ★&#9733 1/2
    The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly...
  • Cannes: South Africa's Uncle Morris Films Moves Into Development (EXCLUSIVE)

    South African production service company Uncle Morris Films, which recently worked on Neill Blomkamp's Hugh Jackman starrer "Chappie," is moving into movie development and production. Uncle Morris founders are in Cannes to talk to potential partners....
  • Metropolitan FilmExport at 25: Hadida Brothers Build France Distributor Into Major Indie Player

    Metropolitan Filmexport, France's independent distribution leader owned by brothers Samuel and Victor Hadida, has not just survived; it has steadfastly thrived for the past 35 years. Thanks to the Hadida brothers' deep-rooted ties to Hollywood's power...
  • Durban Festival: 'Snake' Hopes to Show New 'Truth'

    Durban festivalgoers are eagerly awaiting the premiere of documentary "A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake" on July 20, as it brings with it a host of politicians, writers and activists. Doc promises to be an unusual telling of the TRC (Truth and...
  • Academy Invites 271 New Members

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks. Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
  • Sequel or reboot? Paramount plays it both ways with new 'Transformers'

    Big-budget summer movies these days tend to fall into two categories. There's the slate-wiping reboot that deletes all that came before ("Godzilla" and its ilk) and the keep-the-mojo-going sequel that hopes to build (and build and build) on existing...
  • Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

    Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane
    "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is a mixed bag of rapid-fire jokes that obliterate the boundaries of good taste at every level. Seth MacFarlane drops his high-explosive comedy bombs on all the platitudes of life on the Old West frontier. Along the...
  • NBC wraps upfront. Can 'Elysium' be a slump buster?

    NBC wraps upfront. Can 'Elysium' be a slump buster?
    After the coffee. Before saying goodbye to July. The Skinny: You know you need a vacation when you wake up and don't know what day it is. I did get a chance to get to Dodger Stadium last night, but unfortunately the Yankees lost. Wednesday's...