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  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
  • Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards

    Coen brothers'  'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards
    NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis." "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train...
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Returns to Theaters; 'Fruitvale Station' Gets Early Digital Release

    The Weinstein Co. will expand "Lee Daniels' The Butler" on Friday into 1,007 U.S. theaters in its 16th weekend after the drama had played in only 71 locations over the Thanksgiving holiday. The movie, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, has...
  • Nick Kroll to Host 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards

    Nick Kroll, the comedian-scribe-thesp who toplines Comedy Central skein "Kroll Show" and also appears in FXX series "The League," has been tapped to host the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Presented every year by New York-based Independent...
  • The Best Picture Race: Variety Panel Focuses on Directors

    J.C. Chandor ("All Is Lost"), Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station"), Scott Cooper ("Out of the Furnace"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and John Wells ("August: Osage County") joined in a Focus on Directors panel that Variety sponsored at the Mill...
  • Jia's 'Sin' Scores Top Abu Dhabi Nod

    The seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced winners of its Black Pearl Awards, with Chinese helmer Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin," scoring the top nod for best narrative feature. "Touch of Sin," which is based on true stories,...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • 'Remember the Titans' Scribe to Pen World War II Drama 'Night Witches' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gregory Allen Howard is set to pen the World War II drama "Night Witches" for Boris Yeltsin's Timedale Entertainment banner. Yeltsin, the grandson of the former Russian president, has become very active in the Hollywood scene. He's produced several...
  • 'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows

    'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows
    After a gigantic Thanksgiving, the post-holiday box-office weekend will again belong to Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Frozen." "Catching Fire," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie starring Jennifer...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Among Gotham Audience Award Nominees

    The leader of the nominations list for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," made the cut for the kudos' fourth annual audience award as well, with the title among the five films singled out in an online vote....
  • 'Ernest & Celestine': Toon Taps Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Kids' French hand-drawn toon "Ernest & Celestine" has locked an English-language voice cast including Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy and the previously announced Forest Whitaker and Mackenzie Foy. Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and...
  • Awards Event Calendar: Nov. 8-14

    Here is a cross-section of awards-related events this weekend. Private parties and receptions are not mentioned, because if they wanted you as a guest, you would have been invited. If you weren't, why would we rub it in? Nov. 8, Aero Theatre, Santa...