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  • John Woo's 'The Crossing' To Be Released In 3D

    BEIJING -- John Woo's upcoming epic "The Crossing" is to be presented in stereoscopic 3D. The decision to convert to 3D, along with its star cast that includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei almost guarantees the pic will be...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Video/interview: 'Joe' star Tye Sheridan compares working with Pitt, McConaughey, Cage

    Video/interview: 'Joe' star Tye Sheridan compares working with Pitt, McConaughey, Cage
    It may sound impossible, but there are some people who don't know anything about Brad Pitt. One of those people was Tye Sheridan, who at 11 was cast as one of Pitt's sons in "The Tree of Life." Since that breakout turn the Texas native, now 17, also...
  • Netflix, Weinstein Co. begin production of 'Marco Polo'

    Netflix, Weinstein Co. begin production of 'Marco Polo'
    Netflix is going around the world for its next original series. The streaming service and the Weinstein Company announced Tuesday that production has begun on "Marco Polo." Based on the life of the 13th century adventurer Marco Polo, the 10-episode...
  • Battle of the Sequels: 'Captain America,' 'Rio 2′ Each Tracking in High-$30 Millions

    A tight race between Disney-Marvel's holdover "Captain America: The Winter Solder" and Fox-Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2" is shaping up at the weekend's domestic box office, with both films tracking in the high-$30 million to low-$40 million range....
  • Int'l Star You Should Know: Fumi Nikaido

    EARLY START Born in 1994 in Naha, Okinawa, Fumi Nikaido got off to an early start in show business, appearing in her first TV drama, "Juken no kamisama," in 2007, and her first theatrically released feature film, actor-director Koji Yakusho's family...
  • Cannes Prospects: 'Foxcatcher,' Inarritu's 'Birdman' Likely Headed to the Croisette

    A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
  • 'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars

    For the many who followed the Oscar race closely this year, there was never any doubt that Alfonso Cuaron, the creative brains behind "Gravity," would win the Oscar for best director. But who knew that he might not hold onto that statue and the one he had...
  • Ti West's 'The Sacrament' finds horror in a realistic cult tale

    Ti West's 'The Sacrament' finds horror in a realistic cult tale
    Filmmaker Ti West has emerged as one of the freshest voices on the indie horror scene with films such as "The House of the Devil" and "The Innkeepers," knowingly playing with audiences' expectations and the genre rule book. So with his most recent film,...
  • As I Lay Dying Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    Christian metal band As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after attempting to hire someone to kill his wife of eight years, Meggan Lambesis. The singer's sentence was handed down in a San Diego Superior Courtroom by...
  • Venice Days Reconfigures Prizes With Eye On New Audiences

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack. After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...