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  • 'The Big Lebowski' coming to SteelStacks

    'The Big Lebowski' coming to SteelStacks
    When "The Big Lebowski" was released in 1998, it was a flop. Writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen were coming off "Fargo," their Oscar-winning hit, and "Lebowski" seemed to please no one, neither critics nor mainstream audiences. But then about six...
  • Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms

    Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms
    With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...
  • The life of Elizabeth Taylor. So, big, so blazing -- so underwritten!

    "LET me explain this. I take a step on the terrace. Where I was just a memory. I take another step -- a memory. Look! A shooting star. It's gone. Shot! It's a memory!" "You seem very wrought up, dear." So it went between Elizabeth Taylor and Noel Coward...
  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'

    Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'
    I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations

    Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations
    Gray is the new black. Night, the new day. Rain, the new sun. Clouds gather, shadows linger. The Oscar-nominated cinematographers' images fill the screen with a beauty only possible in worlds gone monochromatic, turning the most elemental of color...
  • From page to screen and back again

    The memoir "12 Years A Slave" was published in 1853, a year after Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Now Solomon Northup's personal narrative is a bestseller — 161 years after it first came out — through a tie-in to the...
  • Amazon Aiming to Fire on All Video Cylinders, But It's Playing Catch-Up

    Amazon laid the final cornerstone in its blueprint to dominate home entertainment this week with the debut of Fire TV: a small, $99 box the e-commerce titan promises is the easiest way to bring Internet video, games and other digital media to HDTVs. The...
  • Amazon Studios Starts Production on Next Pilots, Whit Stillman's 'The Cosmopolitans' and Drama 'Hand of God' Starring Ron Perlman

    Amazon Studios announced that production is commencing this week on its next two pilots - dramedy "The Cosmopolitans" from Whit Stillman and hour-long drama "Hand of God" -- which will debut on the Internet retailer's site later in 2014 for public...