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  • Berlin -- 'Love' Conquers New Territories, 'Linsanity' Bounces on

    HONG KONG - Gay drama "Love Is Strange," starring John Lithgow and Ira Sachs, will play new dates in Europe. Following its appearance at Berlin's European Film Market, the pic was licensed to Spain's Golem Distribucion, Italy's Koch Media, Portugal's...
  • Debra Winger, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale Join School Drama 'Boychoir'

    Debra Winger, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas and Kevin McHale are joining the cast of "The Red Violin" director Francois Girard's music-themed drama, "Boychoir," with a trio of newcomers -- Garrett Wareing, Joe West and River Alexander -- set to play the film's...
  • 'Noah' Marketing: It's Not Exactly the Bible's Story

    In a nod to concerns by Christian moviegoers, Paramount Pictures has agreed to admit that its upcoming "Noah" movie is not exactly the same story that's in the Bible. The studio announced Thursday night that it has agreed with the National Religious...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Gets First Trailer

    Universal is promising plenty of funk, singing, dancing and pathos with the first trailer for "Get On Up," the James Brown biopic set for U.S. release on Aug. 1. "42" star Chadwick Boseman (pictured) portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that...
  • 'Snowpiercer' Arrives on Video in France Two Months Ahead of Delayed U.S. Release

    While director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi spectacular "Snowpiercer" is still two months away from its long-delayed U.S. release via Weinstein Co. subsidiary Radius, in France (where it was released last fall) Bong's film has newly arrived on Blu-...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • Review: Diablo Cody's vision is far from 'Paradise'

    Review: Diablo Cody's vision is far from 'Paradise'
    For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith...
  • 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' gets two-night run in theaters

    'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' gets two-night run in theaters
    The big "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary celebration will happen worldwide at the same time, but in case it comes at an inconvenient time, a second night has been added. "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" will screen on TV and in select movie theaters...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....