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  • WATCH: First Trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Imitation Game'

    The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for "The Imitation Game," four months before its Nov. 21 release in the U.S. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German "Enigma Code" during WWII....
  • 'The Imitation Game' To Open BFI London Film Festival

    Norwegian helmer Morten Tyldum's Alan Turing drama "The Imitation Game," with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th, marking the pic's European preem. The biopic based on the life story of...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • 2014 Oscar Preview: This Year's Race Off to a 'Grand' Start

    June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...
  • Bot passes Turing Test; judges think it's a 13-year-old boy

    Bot passes Turing Test; judges think it's a 13-year-old boy
    For the first time, a computer program has officially passed the Turing Test, which measures a machine's ability to think for itself -- at least under the standards set by a competition in Britain. The achievement, being hailed as a milestone for the...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...
  • Mavis Batey dies at 92; renowned code-breaker for Britain in WWII

    Fifty miles north of London lies Bletchley Park, a railway town during World War II that had few, if any, sights to recommend it. It was here, to a rundown estate on the other side of the tracks, that 19-year-old Mavis Batey was dispatched in the spring...
  • John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence

    John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence
    In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide. The pardon’s announcement comes during...
  • CANNES: Star-Studded Pre-Sales Events Lure International Buyers

    For nearly seven decades, top talent has descended on the Croisette for splashy parties and black-tie movie premieres. But in the past couple years, more and more actors and directors have been arriving in Cannes, Berlin and AFM for equally star-studded...
  • SquareOne Nabs Rights to Cumberbatch's 'Imitation Game' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Squareone Entertainment has acquired German rights and partnered with Telepool on the historical drama "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Morten Tyldum directed the film from Graham Moore's script, based on Andrew...