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  • Vintage Hollywood makes return to stars' big night

    Naomi Watts sparkled in a gorgeous Versace gown. Nicole Kidman wore Chanel couture and her hair in a cascade of curls. Liv Tyler's Givenchy gown was a fabulous study in black. This year's Academy Awards show was a high-glam, leap day's journey into...
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in 'The Cellar' for Paramount and Bad Robot

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in negotiations to star in Paramount and Bad Robot's "The Cellar." The pic also stars John Goodman. Dan Trachtenberg will direct, with J.J. Abrams producing for Bad Robot. Paramount had no comment on the casting. The majority...
  • Iran's Asghar Farhadi to Head Busan Festival Jury

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - SEOUL -- Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation") will lead the main competition jury at October's Busan film festival (Oct. 2-11, 2014) Fellow jurors who will award a $30,000 prize to the winner of the New...
  • ‘Godzilla 2’: Gareth Edwards’ sequel set to open June 8, 2018

     
    The King of All Monsters will return to theaters in 2018. Warner Bros. and Legendary on Thursday announced that “Godzilla […]...
  • IDW at 15: Ted Adams, Chris Ryall talk growth, risks, Comic-Con

     
    Fifteen years ago in San Diego, IDW wasn’t publishing comics and Comic-Con drew about 45,000 people. How times have changed. […]...
  • Paramount in Talks to Acquire Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

    Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to buy the U.S. distribution rights to Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence." Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver are starring with production expected to start in Taiwan later this...
  • Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'

    Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'
    Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is poised to find its voice at Paramount Pictures. The studio is negotiating a deal to distribute the director's long-gestating religious drama, an adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. The film will star...
  • Film Review: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

    It's not just that the Autobots look more distinctive and easier to tell apart than ever in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- as Optimus Prime never tires of reminding us, these robots have actual souls. So who cares if the human characters are even...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is the never-ending story

    'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is the never-ending story
    ** (out of four) Have you seen the annoying new TNT drama promos that end by saying “Boom”? “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is like that. Throughout the movie, which at a whopping 165 minutes is more than twice as long as...
  • Ken Watanabe to Make Broadway Debut in 'The King and I'

    Ken Watanabe will take on the role made famous by Yul Brenner in "The King and I," the long-brewing Broadway revival of the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that will reunite helmer Bartlett Sher and star Kelli O'Hara in a 2015 production at Lincoln...
  • Ken Watanabe to star in 'The King and I' on Broadway

    Ken Watanabe to star in 'The King and I' on Broadway
    Ken Watanabe will follow in the considerable footsteps of Yul Brynner when he takes on the role of the King of Siam in the upcoming Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." As previously announced, the production, from Lincoln...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...