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Why 'Moana,' the First Docufiction in History, Deserves a New Life
In the summer of 1924, American filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty moved to the Samoan island of Savai'i with a group that included his wife, three daughters and 16 tons of filmmaking gear. The purpose was ...
Review: Spanish Drama 'The Time in Between' Will Cure Your Hankering for 'Downton Abbey'
Since last October, online sales of sewing machines in the country of Spain have shot up a whopping 176 percent. But the sudden urge to sew grew not out of an urgent dressmaking necessity, but as the ...
‘I Origins’ Helmer Mike Cahill Talks Science and Sequels as Sci-fi Pic Prepares to Open Karlovy Vary
Variety speaks to writer-director Mike Cahill, whose sci-fi mystery “I Origins” opens the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The pic, which was purchased by Fox Searchlight for wo...
Netflix Beats Amazon’s Streaming Lineup for Top Movies, TV Shows
Netflix continues to outpace Amazon.com’s subscription-video service on the content-licensing front, delivering substantially more of the top 50 movies and top 75 TV shows from the last few yea...
‘Midnight Rider’ Director, Producers Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
“Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller and producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish were charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of camera assistant...
‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Sarah Jones Death
Prosecutors in Georgia have charged “Midnight Rider” filmmakers Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in the Feb. 20 death of 27...
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Box Office: 'Transformers 4' Beats Melissa McCarthy's New Comedy 'Tammy' on Wednesday
The popular actress' latest film earned a dismal C+ CinemaScore; elsewhere, "Deliver Us from Evil" and "Earth to Echo" placed No. 3 and No. 4 as the long Fourth of July holiday got underway.read more ...
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'Midnight Rider' Director Randall Miller, Producers Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter, Criminal Trespass
UPDATED: Camera assistant Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic.read more
Susan Sarandon and Jimmy Kimmel Recreate ‘Thelma & Louise’ Selfie (Video)
Jimmy Kimmel noticed the selfie craze that swept America may not have started with the rise of social media, but 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” so he decided to recreate the iconic pict...
Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Isn't Good, But It's a Valuable American Comedy
In "Tammy," Melissa McCarthy plays an absolute train wreck. In the opening minutes, she rams into a deer, gets fired from her fast-food job, and discovers her husband is cheating on her...
Melissa McCarthy Had a $9,000 Jet Ski Fiasco During ‘Tammy’ Filming (Video)
“Tammy” star Melissa McCarthy divulged to Chelsea Handler Wednesday that her jet ski stunts in the film had a very costly snafu. “We weren't actually shooting yet, we were just d...
Joan Rivers Reacts To ‘View’ Exits: They Should've Kept Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Video)
Joan Rivers says she was surprised by Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy exiting “The View,” and thinks the show shouldn't have let Elisabeth Hasselbeck go. “I was on the last sh...
TV Review: Disney’s ‘The 7D’
Disney has been adept at mining its animated properties with preschool-oriented spinoffs (see “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and to an extent “Sofia the First”), and in terms of mining, wel...
Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: June 27-July 3
The World Cup is still bringing excitement to soccer fans around the globe, but the U.S. is out of the running, and so it might be time ... for something completely different. Among our picks for th...
Karlovy Vary Engages in ‘Conversation With Hollywood’ as Part of Industry Events
The industry events program at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival kicks off on Sunday with the panel discussion titled “Conversation With Hollywood.” The event, which takes place in the ...
Media Stocks on Upswing as Dow Tops 17,000 for First Time
Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June. As the ...
Spike Lee, Fashion Icon? The Famed Director Talks About How He Reflects Pop Culture in His Films
In 1996, Spike Lee had a red New York Yankees jacket, and decided he wanted a hat to match. So, in typical Spike Lee style, he made a few phone calls; first to the CEO of New Era Caps, then to New Yor...
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': It's a Bird, It's a Plane – It's Henry Cavill Back as Superman (Photo)
Fans excited for the return of Henry Cavill‘s Superman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” got their first dose of Clark Kent earlier this week, and now Warner Bros. has released...
Watch Louis Zamperini Talk About the Time He Met Hitler (Video)
Four months before his death, Louis Zamperini sat down with Tom Brokaw and Angelina Jolie to talk about “Unbroken,” the film she is making about his life. But before they talked about the ...
12 Essential 70s Films Streaming on Netflix Now: 'Five Easy Pieces,' 'The Conversation' and More
The 1970s were the heyday of a certain kind of cinema, often referred to as the "American New Wave," when directors were experimenting with unconventional storytelling and darker themes. Tho...

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