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  • Octavia Spencer to Co-Star With Leslie Mann in DreamWorks 'Las Madres' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Octavia Spencer is attached to co-star with Leslie Mann in the DreamWorks comedy "Las Madres." Scott Stuber and Dylan Clarke are producing for Bluegrass Films. Story follows three unemployed friends who decide their only chance at economic opportunity...
  • Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'

    Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'
    Fox Broadcasting is overhauling much of its prime-time lineup after a disappointing season. The network, which endured steep declines in overall viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49-year-oldĀ  demographic, said it will premiere 12 new shows next season....
  • Octavia Spencer joins 'Insurgent'; Zack Snyder teases new Batmobile

    Octavia Spencer joins 'Insurgent'; Zack Snyder teases new Batmobile
    The "Divergent" and "Man of Steel" action franchises have new additions to the family. Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer ("The Help") has joined the cast of "Insurgent," the second installment of the dystopian "Divergent" saga based on Veronica...
  • Octavia Spencer Joins 'Divergent' Sequel

    Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of "Insurgent," the second installment in Lionsgate's "Divergent" franchise. Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of Amity, which is the faction in the dystopian society that is said to be dedicated to peace and...
  • '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-...
  • 'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down

     'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down
    At 2 hours and 18 minutes, the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" runs exactly two hours longer than the knockout YouTube clip of the real Mr. Dynamite performing up a storm in 1964's "The T.A.M.I. Show." It is not time well spent. Despite the linked...
  • 'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring

    'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring
    ***1/2 (out of four) Though it sounds like a metal band, “Snowpiercer” is a riveting sci-fi adventure only a few steps down from “Dark City” or “Children of Men.” It pummels forward like the train on which the action...
  • Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'

    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13

    Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13
    Kevin Costner is two-for-two. Six months after his football movie "Draft Day" won its appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America to overturn an initial R rating, Costner persuaded the organization to do the same for his upcoming drama "Black and White....
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • 'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way

    'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way
    He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid...