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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Film Review: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

    The Rip Van Winkle of superheroes goes rogue in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," an impressively equal sequel to 2011's superb origin story "Captain America: The First Avenger" that trades the earlier film's apple-pie Americana for the uneasy mood...
  • 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...
  • Film Review: 'Pompeii'

    The Romans give you every reason to wish for their destruction in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Pompeii," a campy, concept-driven disaster pic that mistakes the eruption of Vesuvius for the biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah, where an entire city is deemed...
  • Visuals outshine plotline in stylish sci-fi head trip

    Exceedingly stylish and ultimately quite silly, "The Signal" is a sci-fi head trip better appreciated for the journey than the destination. The less audiences know going in, the more intrigued they'll be by the story's not entirely predictable twists...
  • 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...