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  • Netflix, Weinstein Co. Bust Windows With 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel Day-and-Date Release

    Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie -- a sequel to Ang Lee's 2000 martial arts pic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer. The...
  • ABC's 'black-ish': The family show with the semi-shocking title

    ABC is placing big expectations on its new fall comedy with a certain small letter in its title: "black-ish." The half-hour series, which premieres Sept. 24, is centered on an African American family that moves to an upper-class, predominantly white...
  • Film Review: 'Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno'

    Unlike most heroes of the Japanese swordplay genre, Himura Kenshin refuses to kill. That's an admirable quality, until one realizes he's susceptible to the same sequel pressures as anyone else: When the reluctant samurai laid down his sword in "Rurouni...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Too Many Gems, No Sole Standout

    SCOTT FOUNDAS: As this year's Toronto Film Festival hits its midpoint, the headlines are that sales have been slow and that Oscar prognosticators are still looking for The One -- that mythical, anointed cinematic being that will appear before them (like...
  • With 3D going nowhere, sports broadcasters look to 'freeD'

    Burdened by funky glasses, a lack of programming and high prices, 3D television just isn't catching on with consumers. Now, the buzz is shifting to a video technology known as 4K. It provides a sharper picture by doubling the resolution of traditional...
  • Dawn Taubin is lead candidate for marketing job at DreamWorks Animation

    Dawn Taubin is lead candidate for marketing job at DreamWorks Animation
    [Update: DreamWorks Animation has hired Dawn Taubin to be its new marketing chief, sources close to the studio say. A release formally announcing her new job is expected this afternoon.] Veteran movie marketing executive Dawn Taubin is a leading...
  • Wong Kar Wai woos kung fu crowd with 'The Grandmaster'

     Wong Kar Wai woos kung fu crowd with 'The Grandmaster'
    Wong Kar Wai is known as an international master of moody romance, making films filled with a yearning melancholy. His "In the Mood for Love" was the only film from this century to make the Top 25 of a recent Sight & Sound poll of the greatest films of...
  • Review: Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster' has great martial arts style

    "The Grandmaster" is like a meal of all desserts, with maybe the tiniest bit of protein thrown in. You'll feel decadent enjoying it, but everything is so tasty, it would be foolish to object. An exercise in pure cinematic style filled with the most...
  • Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer to end longtime partnership

    Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer to end longtime partnership
    The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers. The...
  • Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home

    Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home
    Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service. Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents. He...
  • Netflix earnings jump as it surpasses HBO in U.S. subscribers

    Netflix earnings jump as it surpasses HBO in U.S. subscribers
    Netflix Inc. surpassed rival HBO in domestic subscribers in the third quarter, a milestone it credits to buzz surrounding original series such as "Orange Is the New Black," the Emmy nominations for the political drama "House of Cards" and other...