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Venice: Al Pacino’s ‘The Humbling’ Producers Venture into Animation
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Pictures, at Venice as co-producers of Barry Levinson’s Al Pacino-starrer “The Humbling,” are venturing into animation with “Arctic Justice Thunder...
Venice: Riccardo Scamarcio to Star in, Produce ‘Pericles the Black Man’
Italian A-list actor-turned-producer Riccardo Scamarcio will shepherd and star in “Pericle il Nero” (“Pericles the Black Man”), a noir based on the eponymous Italo cult novel by Giuseppe Farra...
Why France Has Become a More Formidable Player at Film Festivals
The French movie industry has been fiercely debating key issues: Exorbitant movie budgets, release windows, the difficulties of domestic distribution. But as a formidable festival force, France reigns...
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'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Promises Shocking Hookups, Fire in First Trailer
Who is Lady Mary pining for?read more
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'Outlander' Producer on Brutal Death Scene, Claire and Dougal's "Conflicted" Rapport
Writer Matt Roberts talks to THR about spotlighting author Diana Gabaldon's "sassiness"read more
Venice Film Review: ‘Jackie & Ryan’
There was a time when a major studio might have made "Jackie & Ryan," a wholesome, female-skewing heartland romance, with a Sandra Bullock in the lead and reaped the profits; today, it's a wing-an...
Review: 'Doctor Who' Season 8 Episode 2, 'Into the Dalek,' Lets Peter Capaldi Show Off Some Darkness
Officially, the plot is simple -- a Dalek malfunctions and develops a moral code, and the obvious solution is to re-enact the 1987 cult hit "Innerspace." “The most dangerous place in the u...
Venice Film Review: ‘Labor of Love’
The heavy-handed method of conveying a worthy message k.o.s “Labor of Love,” tyro helmer Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s well-meaning attempt at highlighting the difficulties of the average working man...
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'The Boxtrolls': Venice Review
A villainous trollcatcher sets out to eradicate the underclass and join the cheese-eating elite in this latest from the animation house behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman'read more
Venice Film Review: ‘The Boxtrolls’
Repeating a lot of the same beats from their first two stop-motion adventures, “Coraline” and “ParaNorman,” Laika’s disappointing latest represents a baffling misappropriation of talent.
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'Jackie & Ryan': Venice Review
Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes play musicians who meet by chance in small-town Americaread more
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BBC Trust Poised to Get First Female Chair
Rona Fairhead is understood to be the preferred candidate to head the U.K. public broadcaster's governing bodyread more
‘Escape From New York’ Reboot Following ‘Group’ Thinking of ‘Avengers,’ ‘X-Men,’ ‘Justice League’
Is mega-producer Joel Silver planning to take his long-planned “Escape From New York” reboot even further in the same “team” direction as “The Avengers,” “X-M...
Joan Rivers Remains Unconscious as Celebrity Friends Send Prayers
Joan Rivers remains unconscious since being rushed to a New York hospital on Thursday morning, according to ABC News. The comedian is reportedly on life support. She was placed in a medically-induced ...
Venice Film Review: ‘Words With Gods’
Viewers from different religious backgrounds may reach contrasting interpretations of the nine shorts that make up spiritually themed portmanteau pic "Words With Gods," but most are likely to agree on...
Watch: Steve Carell Gets Ominous in New ‘Foxcatcher’ Trailer
If you thought the first “Foxcatcher” trailer was unnerving, brace yourself for the latest clip. The new teaser trailer focuses primarily on Steve Carell, who’s almost unrecognizable as mult...
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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft Pick, Cut by St. Louis Rams
Sam still has a few options as he aims to play in his first NFL gameread more
‘Boxtrolls’ Venice Review: A Charmless Misfire from Laika Studios
Even by the standards of kids’ movies about genocide and the frequent uselessness of fathers, “The Boxtrolls” isn't very much fun at all. A surprisingly charmless and aimless mov...
Telluride Review: Ethan Hawke Discovers a Brilliant Mind in 'Seymour: An Introduction'
Ethan Hawke's career is distinguished by contemplative roles, notably the ones associated with Richard Linklater, though in his limited output as a director — the two narrative dramas "Chelsea ...
Michael Sam Cut by St. Louis Rams, Delaying Quest to Be First Openly Gay Player in NFL
[Update 4 p.m. PT: Hours after being cut by the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam took to Twitter with a positive attitude to respond to the news over a series of three tweets. "I want to thank the entire...

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