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  • Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media

    Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media
    Film festival news conferences are generally friendly affairs, giving a movie's stars and director the chance to take a public victory lap. But when the cast of Jason Reitman's drama "Men, Women & Children" gathered at the recent Toronto International...
  • IFC Buys Ethan Hawke's Drone Warfare Movie 'Good Kill' for U.S.

    IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke's drone warfare drama "Good Kill," seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce...
  • 'August: Osage County' Actress Misty Upham Confirmed Dead at 32

    After a body was found Thursday believed to be that of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham, filmmaker friend and family spokesperson Tracy Rector confirmed that the body has been identified as Upham. She was 32. Upham was found dead in Seattle...
  • Watch: First Trailer for Chris Rock's 'Top Five'

    Paramount has released the first trailer for Chris Rock's "Top Five," emphasizing the question of whether a successful comedian can stay funny. The studio acquired the comedy at the Toronto Film Festival for $12.5 million following its world premiere,...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Bill Murray keeps up the stripped-down cool

    Toronto Film Festival: Bill Murray keeps up the stripped-down cool
    There's a scene late in Bill Murray's new dramatic comedy "St. Vincent" — so late, in fact, the credits are already rolling — that is seemingly innocuous, yet tells you a lot about Murray and this performance, and in fact Murray as a...
  • Chris Rock to host 'Saturday Night Live' with musical guest Prince

    Chris Rock to host 'Saturday Night Live' with musical guest Prince
    Chris Rock will return to host “Saturday Night Live” along with musical guest Prince, the show confirmed Tuesday. The duo will headline the Nov. 1 episode of the late night sketch comedy show's 40th season, which was kicked off by a Chris...
  • Neil Young, Daryl Hannah look like a couple on cozy lunch date

    Neil Young, Daryl Hannah look like a couple on cozy lunch date
    They doth protest too much? Well, they protested enough to get pretty darned friendly, it seems. Neil Young and Daryl Hannah -- who've both been protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline -- were photographed Tuesday in Southern California on what...
  • Robert Downey Jr. drops superhero mask, has new mission in 'The Judge'

    Robert Downey Jr. drops superhero mask, has new mission in 'The Judge'
    There are worse descriptions, as actor typecasting goes, than "wisecracking superhero." Then again, if you're Robert Downey Jr. and colorful descriptions are what you trade in, it could start to feel a little bit limiting. The wheel turns quickly in...
  • 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'

    'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'
    For his first film, writer-director Ned Benson aimed higher than most: Determined to tell the same story from two points of view, he created separate but entwined features. With its "Him" and "Her" components, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" gives...
  • Kenya Bans Toronto Fest Film 'Stories of Our Lives' Over Gay Themes

    Just weeks after its Toronto preem, a film that explores life in Kenya's LGBT community was banned by that country's government on the grounds that it "promotes homosexuality." "Stories of Our Lives," a collection of five fictional vignettes based on the...
  • Egoyan, Lantos, Gatica Set For Los Cabos 'Remember' Masterclass (EXCLUSIVE)

    Consolidating a top-flight Canadian presence at the 3rd Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, director Atom Egoyan will deliver a masterclass on the makings of revenge drama-thriller "Remember," accompanied by producers Robert Lantos and Gerardo Gatica, and...