| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Alfonso Cuaron, the director of the upcoming space adventure "Gravity," spent 4 1/2 years making a movie that he called one "big miscalculation."
Written with his son Jonas, "Gravity" tracks the journey of two astronauts lost in space and their...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:08 AM
If you're a film fan, by now you've either seen "Gravity," made plans to see "Gravity" or gotten annoyed at your significant other for choosing another movie because they're "a little scared" by the prospect of sitting through the tension of "Gravity."...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Alfonso Cuaron's 3-D sci-fi drama "Gravity" will probably have major pull with moviegoers at the box office this weekend.
The film starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut stranded in space is expected to launch with a healthy $45 million, according...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As Focus Features absorbs both the indie distrib FilmDistrict and its founder Peter Schlessel by January, Focus will be able to move into making the kind of movies that FilmDistrict has become known for: titles with clear commercial appeal that...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Oh Canada… “The True North strong and free!” I wasn’t quite singing it as I drove over the border from Buffalo, NY., where I had shipped my lighting case to a friend. But leaving the country for the Toronto International Film...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
If Hollywood remains the symbolic dream factory, more than ever the Toronto International Film Festival qualifies as the dream factory's biggest buzz saw.
The movies generating the loudest, most persistent awards-season buzz at this most public of major...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
DirecTV is officially in the film biz: The satcaster is teaming with indie studio A24 to jointly acquire films for U.S. distribution, with DirecTV getting rights to offer the films on-demand 30 days prior to theatrical release.
Initially, DirecTV is...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:24 AM
It's been weeks since a family-friendly film hit theaters, and judging by the opening weekend result for "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," moviegoers with kids were eager to return to the multiplex.
The 3-D animated sequel easily beat out three...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Consider it Hollywood’s healthy alternative to the Happy Meal promotion.
To launch its “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Sony Pictures Animation is joining forces with several fresh produce companies and plans to donate more...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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The Hollywood Film Festival is in a tough spot with its mid-October dates falling between the Toronto International Film Festival and L.A.'s own AFI Fest in November. To distinguish itself, the...