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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes Starting At Zero: His Own Story, a collection of Hendrix's own lyrics and writings — on hotel stationary, cigarette packs and beer mats — stitched together with interviews and lyrics. That same day, Experience Hendrix, Jimi's official estate, unleashes their own double-dose: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin', a PBS documentary (beefed up with extras for the DVD), and Miami Pop Festival, a CD and double 12" vinyl release marking the first time the Experience's 1968 performance hits the non-bootleg market.
  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...

    'Eleanor Rigby' examines a relationship from multiple angles

     'Eleanor Rigby' examines a relationship from multiple angles
    More than most movies, romantic dramas are defined by point of view. Are we seeing the film through the lens of a man or woman? The jilted or the jilter? A well-intentioned character or a dubious one? Or does a filmmaker seek to avoid specific vantage...

    Tom Hiddleston set to star in Legendary King Kong film, ‘Skull Island’

     
    Tom Hiddleston will star in Legendary's upcoming “King Kong” reboot, “Skull Island.” Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) is set […]

    Extreme Sports Grab Spotlight at San Sebastian Film Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - San Sebastian's Savage Cinema sidebar -- now in its second edition -- underscores the growing ambitions of the action sports movie sector and its ever-broader audiences. Over the past 20 years, extreme sports' popularity has...