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  • Second Oscar 'screener' finds its way onto Internet

    A copy of "The Last Samurai" has surfaced online, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the day after it announced it was investigating the appearance on the Internet of the comedy "Something's Gotta Give." The academy said Warner Bros.,...
  • Fun facts

    Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for...
  • How to throw an award-winning Oscar party

    Are you planning an Academy Awards party, but don't know where to start? You don't want the timetable and budget to spiral out of control like a Jerry Bruckheimer or James Cameron production. At the same time, you would like to make the bash a success for...
  • King of the Oscars

    LOS ANGELES -- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King journeyed to history last night, winning all 11 of the Academy Awards for which it was nominated -- a clean sweep that also ties the record for most wins by a single motion picture. So dominant...
  • Academy sticks to a tame script

    The motion picture academy's insistence on decorum in the wake of Janet Jackson's Super Bowl debacle gave last night's telecast of 76th Annual Academy Awards all the unpredictability of a sitcom rerun. ABC had hoped to attract the much-coveted young male...
  • Culture shock

    SEATTLE -- You might think John Waters has seen it all. But the Prince of Puke, the Pope of Trash -- or as he prefers to think of himself these days, "Filth Elder" -- remains amazed by the world around him. It's downright amazing how often the word...
  • 'Hairspray' gets ready for Broadway

    NEW YORK - If Margo Lion hadn't come down with a head cold three years ago, none of this would have happened. She was in bed, nursing the sniffles and watching videos, when it hit her: Hairspray, the 1988 movie by counterculture filmmaker John Waters,...
  • Nancy Watrous, film archivist

     Nancy Watrous, film archivist
    Being executive director of Chicago Film Archives has its perks. Why, you could sit all day and watch the movies of Margaret Conneely (an amateur Chicago filmmaker who worked in the latter half of the 20th century). Not that Nancy Watrous has the time....
  • Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Ahmet Boyacioglu on Turkey's Blossoming Film Scene

    Prominent Turkish film industry multi-hyphenate (fest programmer, producer, director, promoter) Ahmet Boyacioglu is this year's chairman of the East of the West jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which recently added Turkey and Greece to its core...
  • Hungary's Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns

    The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing...
  • Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood

    Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood
    This post has been updated. See correction below. In the trailer for the current Screen Gems movie "Think Like a Man Too," actor Kevin Hart is shown dancing in his underwear and socks, sliding across the marble floor of the opulent Constantine villa...
  • Downtown Film Festival L.A. celebrates indie film and urban renewal

    Downtown Film Festival L.A. celebrates indie film and urban renewal
    Downtown Los Angeles has a long history with the movies, dating back to the days when Harold Lloyd dangled from a clock tower in "Safety Last!" and neon-lighted movie palaces lined Broadway. Much has changed since then — for the neighborhood and...