| May 29, 2014
| 9:33 AM
"Crossbones." John Malkovich as a low-talking, pajama-wearing, Col. Kurtzian Blackbeard is certainly the main draw of NBC’s new pirate drama “Crossbones,” but he’s not the only one.
Slip streaming the more hyper-paced, and R-...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career.
And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing.
It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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This spring’s National Football League draft will tell us who the most prized college players are. It’s thought to be a good year for quarterbacks.
College and university talent...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:00 AM
A car that hit clubgoers outside a show at the SXSW festival has left at least two dead and five critically injured, according to Austin police.
The incident happened during the music portion of the multidisciplinary confab in Austin, Texas. The film...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust.
You probably saw five in...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Banff World Media Festival will use its 35th anniversary as an occasion to look ahead, according to fest exec director Ferne Cohen.
"As with the industry in general we define ourselves as evolving and forward-looking," she says.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
SAN DIEGO — Gabriela Cowperthwaite looked out the window of a train at the ocean and the bros surfing and the fish taco stands whizzing by.
"I'm antsy," she said, shifting in her seat. She checked her cellphone, which she had largely been ignoring...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Having made movies about obsessive characters looking for God -- or something like Him -- in the numerology of the Kabbalah ("Pi"), at the end of a heroin needle ("Requiem for a Dream"), and in the outer reaches of the galaxy ("The...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” was the toast of this year's Sundance Film Festival, sweeping top prizes that set it up for a potentially nifty commercial and awards run when it hits theaters later this year.
Now its writer-director,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Participant Media, Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn Films will distribute CNN Films' "Ivory Tower," which premiered at Sundance.
Andrew Rossi's film will have a June theatrical release in the U.S. through Samuel Goldwyn Films. Following the theatrical...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sundance Institute is expanding its purview in a big way with plans to launch a development lab for writers and others focused on episodic projects for TV and online platforms.
The move is an extension of the workshop process that has helped nurture...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM