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Jason Bateman to Star in, Direct FBI Wedding Comedy for Universal
Playwright David Bar Katz is rewriting the project, which began life at Warner Bros. as a vehicle for Steve Carell.read more
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Academy Invites 271 New Members
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and recent nominees Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi, Sally Hawkins and June Squibb are among the actors who've been asked to join the Academy's ranks.read more
Karlovy Vary Festival Brings Best of the East to the West
This year, the top prizes in Cannes sent a clear message to the international cinema community: From Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep” (Turkey) to Un Certain Regard favorite “White God” (Hung...
Billy Bragg’s Charity Gives Guitars To Inmates
Since 2007, British folk-punk troubadour Billy Bragg has been providing guitars and guitar lessons for prison inmates throughout the U.K. via his Jail Guitar Doors organization. In 2009, he found an i...
Fate is Often the One to Blame for a Film’s Success or Failure
As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses? These are valid ...
Q&A: Andy Serkis Talks ‘Apes’ and ‘Avengers’
Andy Serkis is the gold standard for performance capture acting, having played Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Caesar in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and King Kong, among his ma...
Documentarian Leslie Zemeckis Points Lens at Conjoined Hilton Sisters
Leslie Zemeckis never set out to be a filmmaker. But now, with a second documentary about vaudeville performers ready to hit theaters June 27, she’s found a niche — and a calling. Her new movie, ...
Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety’s Critics’ Choice Lineup
The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year’s best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a w...
New York City's Large Soda Ban Is Dead
An attempt to revive New York City's ban on sodas exceeding 16 ounces was struck down by the New York State Court of Appeals today, upholding the rulings of two lower courts by a 4-to-2 vote. In...
Benjamin Bratt Joins ‘Ride Along 2′ (EXCLUSIVE)
Benjamin Bratt is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal’s “Ride Along 2.” Tim Story will return to direct. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are s...
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World Cup: Hollywood Shows Support Ahead of U.S.-Germany Match
Josh Duhamel, Spike Lee and others are posting photos on Instagram as the match gets under way in Recife, Brazil.read more
What Makes a Good Horror Story? Indie Games Have the Answer
Look at the world of both film and indie games, and you’ll find a startling similarity between the two when it comes to creating the perfect horror story. The tricks storytellers pull to make your...
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Wes Bentley, Jaimie Alexander to Star in Thriller 'Broken Vows'
Bram Coppens will make his directorial debut with the indie.read more
Is LiLo House Hunting In New York City?
The lady property gossip at the New York Post reported today that Lindsay Lohan went for a look-see at a recently renovated, turn of the 20th century townhouse on a leafy street in New York City’s G...
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Jesse Eisenberg, Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman and Dianne Wiest Book N.Y. Stage Roles
The actors will appear in 20th anniversary season productions for leading Off Broadway company the New Group, with Cynthia Nixon set to make her directing debut.read more
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Terry Crews to Host TCA Awards
Actor-comedian Terry Crews has been tapped as this year’s host of the Television Critics Association Awards, TCA president Scott Pierce announced today. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cost...
‘Downton Abbey’ Alum Dan Stevens Is One Creepy Soldier in ‘The Guest’ Teaser (Video)
“Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens is a far cry from an English gentleman in the first teaser trailer for Adam Wingard's “The Guest.” Stevens plays a creepy American who show...
Neil Cavuto Belittles Michele Bachmann in Heated Interview (Video)
Fox News host Neil Cavuto grilled Rep. Michele Bachmann over her plan to sue President Obama because of his executive orders. Also read: Obamacare Critic Has Epic Meltdown on MSNBC's ‘All I...
Stars Align for New Season at Off Broadway’s New Group
Off Broadway’s New Group has lined up a slew of stars for its 20th season, setting a 2014-15 slate that includes acting stints from Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman, Jesse Eisenberg and Dianne Wiest as we...
The 6 Best Performances by Musicians in Film (Plus the 6 Worst)
This Friday, Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" judge Adam Levine will make his feature film debut. Having rock stars, pop stars and musicians appear in movies is nothing new, but what's alwa...

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