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  • Sundance Film Review: 'Whiplash'

    Miles Teller drums his heart out -- and then some -- in writer-director Damien Chazelle's stellar career-starter, "Whiplash," which demolishes the cliches of the musical-prodigy genre, investing the traditionally polite stages and rehearsal studios of a...
  • Sony Pictures buys movie rights to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

    Sony Pictures buys movie rights to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. Nell Scovell, a veteran television writer who helped Sandberg write the book, will pen the...
  • Sid Caesar: A Larger-Than-Life Figure, With a Longer Shadow

    Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of "Your Show of Shows," he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and...
  • The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later

    The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later
    "I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." So said Howard Beale in "Network." When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences — not to mention...
  • David Fincher in Talks to Direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

    After delivering the critical and box office smash "The Social Network," Sony has commissioned the Facebook drama's creative team for another high-profile techie-themed biopic, this time about Apple founder and tech pioneer Steve Jobs. Sources tell...
  • 'Sleepy Hollow' boss talks bringing the fun and the crazy to TV

    'Sleepy Hollow' boss talks bringing the fun and the crazy to TV
    It’s the show that has viewers holding onto their heads. “Sleepy Hollow,” a quirky and modernized update on the Washington Irving horror classic, has been a bright star for Fox since its mid-September bow. Starring Tom Mison as...
  • TV Stars Who Are Underdogs On the Awards Circuit

    Ballots are due Monday for both the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes, so it's a good time to salute some underdogs in the TV acting categories. (Come to think of it, TV itself is an underdog during the film-centric awards season.) Year after year, the...
  • Lionsgate Adapting Nick Bilton's 'Hatching Twitter' for TV

    The dramatic story of how Twitter came to be may be arriving on your small screen soon. Lionsgate announced today that it has optioned the rights to Nick Bilton's "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal." Allison Shearmur...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Commons of Pensacola'

    Western civilization may not be pining for a play about the wretched (and lightly disguised) family of imprisoned con man Bernie Madoff, but need it or not, actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet has written just such a play in "The Commons of Pensacola."...
  • Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi In Biopic

    Emile Hirsch has been cast as John Belsuhi in Steve Conrad's untitled biopic about the larger-than-life comic actor. Emjag's Alexandra Milchan, Bonnie Timmermann, Film 360′s Scott Lambert and Judy Belushi Pisano are producing. Belsuhi Pisano was...
  • TV Picks: Young cooks, Mel Brooks, screwballs, mascots, Adam Scott

    TV Picks: Young cooks, Mel Brooks, screwballs, mascots, Adam Scott
    "MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals...
  • Variety Taps Entertainment Journalist Ramin Setoodeh as New York Film Editor

    Entertainment journalist Ramin Setoodeh has joined Variety as New York film editor, covering all aspects of the movie business and other media. Setoodeh will also produce videos, webcasts and make regular television appearances on news shows to talk...