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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 AndrĂ© 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...

    'Gone Girl': Rosamund Pike on the Role of a Lifetime

    Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar. At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...

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

    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...

    Familiar territory for director of 'The Equalizer'

    TORONTO Back in the day well, the 1980s Antoine Fuqua was more likely to catch an episode of "Miami Vice" than "The Equalizer." He was a music lover in his late teens and early 20s, after all, but he tuned into the Edward Woodward series every once in a...