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  • 'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office

    'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office
    The raunchy road comedy “Breakup Buddies” scored big at the Chinese box office last week, pocketing about $100 million as mainlanders flocked to cinemas during the extended National Day holiday. The film from director Ning Hao and starring...
  • The Judi Dench-led 'Philomena' wows audiences at Venice

    "Philomena" is hard-to-resist Oscar bait. And according to the early reviews out of the Venice Film Festival, where the BBC Films production starring Oscar winner Judi Dench and Steve Coogan debuted, the audience bit in a big way. (Watch the trailer....
  • Venice Film Festival kicks off awards race

    Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice. The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...
  • Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'

    Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'
    Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived." But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of...
  • Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' is both traditional and personal

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Director Jason Reitman suspects he will get the same "Labor Day" question that dogged Joyce Maynard when she wrote her 2009 novel of the same name: How could any single mother invite an escaped prisoner into her home? But if...
  • Telluride Film Festival at 40: Many celebrants, some growing pains

    Telluride Film Festival at 40: Many celebrants, some growing pains
    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Now in its 40th year, the Telluride Film Festival draws attendees from around the country, some of whom have been coming for decades. The film schedule often includes some of the fall and winter’s best movies, a lineup...
  • Venice Film Festival: Tom Hardy wows in taut, minimalist 'Locke'

    Venice Film Festival: Tom Hardy wows in taut, minimalist 'Locke'
    British actor Tom Hardy, best known as Batman’s nemesis Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” wowed audiences Monday at the Venice International Film Festival in Steven Knight’s taut “Locke,” which was shown out of...
  • Nicolas Cage more than an average 'Joe' in Venice

    Filmmaker David Gordon Green saw his "Prince Avalanche" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and hit theaters in early August. So it may seem sudden for him to also being unveiling "Joe" with star Nicolas Cage at the Venice Film...
  • Telluride Film Festival: Robert Redford receives career honor

    Telluride Film Festival: Robert Redford receives career honor
    TELLURIDE, Colo. -- In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea. But the 77-year-old actor-director appeared very much at home Friday in the Colorado mountain resort, where he...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...
  • Al Pacino's 'Manglehorn' Gets U.S. Distribution from IFC

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Al Pacino's drama "Manglehorn," two months after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. David Gordon Green directed from a a script by Paul Logan. Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina also star...