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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...

    Q&A: Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval Unveils Pan-European Digital Distribution Company

    PARIS: Building on its experiment with Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York," Wild Bunch is launching a pan-European digital distribution company. Following the footsteps of TWC/Radius, A24 or IFC Films in the U.S., the Paris-based studio will acquire...

    'Nightcrawler' to top slow Halloween weekend at box office

    The box office is looking at a grim Halloween weekend. The last time Halloween fell on a Friday was in 2008, when total box-office receipts were down 37% compared with the same weekend in 2007. This weekend will also likely be slow, as many moviegoers...

    Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'

    Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'
    If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of "Inherent Vice" in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making a movie of cultural confusion, spiritual uncertainty and overall disorientation set in 1970 — perhaps...