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Life of Pi (movie)

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  • Film Review: 'World War Z' fun but lacking

    Film Review: 'World War Z' fun but lacking
    The big-budget "World War Z" (directed by Marc Forster from Max Brooks's novel) is first and foremost an old-fashioned zombie movie. It makes no rotting bones about it. In the 45 years since George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" — whose...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • 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...
  • FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs

    FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs
    In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company. Schlessel,...
  • Stranded cinema: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' rediscover a genre

    Stranded cinema: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' rediscover a genre
    When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one. Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...