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  • Stranded cinema: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' rediscover a genre

    When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one. Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
  • Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC

    Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC
    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary...
  • Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' bumped up to Dec. 18

    Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' bumped up to Dec. 18
    Ron Burgundy wants us to stay classy -- and wants himself to be early. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," the sequel to the comedy hit of about a decade ago, will have its release date moved up two days to Dec. 18, Paramount Pictures said Tuesday. The...
  • For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

    For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business
    A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't. If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
  • Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?

    Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?
    Do you meet the "Fockers" guy? Or do you like Spike? How about a biopic and a chance to shake hands with the daughter of the film's subject? Or perhaps you'd like to listen to some toe-tapping musical performances from the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn...
  • Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
    Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
  • 'Addams Family' Reborn As Animated Movie At MGM (EXCLUSIVE)

    The durable Addams Family is heading for another incarnation, this time as an MGM animated movie. MGM is in final negotiations with BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to produce an animated film based on the comedically macabre clan, based on...
  • 'Walter Mitty's' visual effects chief shares screen secrets

    'Walter Mitty's' visual effects chief shares screen secrets
    It took 13 visual-effects companies to keep pace with the outsized imagination of Walter Mitty, the hero of the film based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Starring and directed by Ben Stiller, the latest silver-screen adaptation, scheduled for a...
  • AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going

    AFI Fest keeps festival circuit's awards-season buzz going
    If you're a studio hoping your film has a shot during awards season, chances are you've already premiered the movie to an elite audience by now. With Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and other festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to unveil an Oscar...
  • AMC's 'Better Call Saul' To Premiere in November

    AMC has laid out its original series schedule for 2014, setting a November premiere for "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" and an April 13 bow for "Mad Men." AMC execs unveiled the schedule, which also includes new series "Turn" and "Halt and...
  • Trailer: Simon Pegg's 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

    The first trailer for the upcoming film "Hector and the Search for Happiness" was released Wednesday, inciting a sense of déjà vu among viewers. Similar to Ben Stiller's hero in the recent "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," this film shows London...
  • Sputtering 'X-Factor' and weak films crimp Fox's profit

    Sputtering 'X-Factor' and weak films crimp Fox's profit
    Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog. Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...