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Life of Pi (movie)

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  • Author Salman Rushdie sold 'Midnight's Children' rights for $1

    Author/filmmaker Salman Rushdie joined Jon Stewart Tuesday night on "The Daily Show" to talk about the forthcoming film version of his bestselling novel "Midnight's Children."  The 1981 novel won a slew of awards -- including the Man Booker Prize, the...
  • Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller

    Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller
    Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956,...
  • Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers

     Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers
    "Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
  • 'Django Unchained' will return to Chinese theaters -- with changes

    Chinese moviegoers will soon be able to see “Django Unchained,” but it won’t be the same version that was mysteriously pulled from theaters two weeks ago. Sony Pictures announced Friday that Quentin Tarantino’s freed-slave...
  • Hollywood bets big on blockbusters, starting with 'Iron Man 3'

    Hollywood bets big on blockbusters, starting with 'Iron Man 3'
    Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in. Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
  • Film Review: An epic from the mind of Salman Rushdie

    Film Review: An epic from the mind of Salman Rushdie
    "Magical realism" is one of those descriptive terms that gets thrown around promiscuously: Its scope and characteristics shift significantly depending on who is doing the describing. Still, it's hard to imagine anyone denying that Salman Rushdie's...
  • Cannes Film Festival: Steven Spielberg heads jury

    Cannes Film Festival: Steven Spielberg heads jury
    “We’re always sitting in personal private judgment of the films we see,” Steven Spielberg said Wednesday, in Wednesday’s Cannes Film Festival press conference introducing this year’s nine-person jury headed by Spielberg....
  • Nate Silver: In Hollywood, 'Nobody knows anything'

    Nate Silver: In Hollywood, 'Nobody knows anything'
    Predictability and the arts-and-entertainment world have an uneasy relationship. Predictability is a given — like the mouthfeel of a Big Mac — when it comes to, say, the punch lines on "Two and a Half Men" or the beats of your average...
  • Reel Critics: A good 'Gatsby,' if not great

    Reel Critics: A good 'Gatsby,' if not great
    F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" captured America's roaring 1920s madness with sharp observations of the era. But the love story at the heart of the tale is what makes it a parable for the ages. Director Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!"...
  • The Week Ahead: Myanmar mends, Africa ascends, cinema celebrates

    The Week Ahead: Myanmar mends, Africa ascends, cinema celebrates
    Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
  • Cannes 2013: Reviewers onboard for 'All Is Lost'

    Cannes 2013: Reviewers onboard for 'All Is Lost'
    Some called it “Life of Pi” without the tiger. Others compared it to Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” But most critics liked what they saw in “All Is Lost,” an almost dialogue-free narrative feature...