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  • Writers Guild Unveils 10 Screenplay Nominations

    Mixing mainstream and specialty titles, the Writers Guild of America has nominated Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County," Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for "Before Midnight," Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," Peter Berg for "Lone...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
  • LACMA to feature Comedy Central's Nick Kroll

    LACMA to feature Comedy Central's Nick Kroll
    The Museum of Contemporary Art, which recently launched its Art + Comedy programming initiative, isn’t the only museum turning to humor.  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as part of its Film Independent at LACMA series, will screen the...
  • Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival

    Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival
    There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...
  • 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...
  • Sundance: Miles Teller's 'Whiplash' Sold to Sony in First Major Deal

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired rights to most key international territories to "Whiplash," the opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival. The deal, which did not include U.S. rights, covers the U.K., Scandinavia, Benelux,...
  • Sundance: Damien Chazelle's 'Whiplash' Lands at Sony Classics

    Marking the first major U.S. acquisition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has bought domestic rights to writer-director Damien Chazelle's opening night film "Whiplash," Variety has confirmed. "Whiplash," which stars Miles...
  • 'Labor Day' review: Today on 'Lonely Single Mom Fantasies' ...

    'Labor Day' review: Today on 'Lonely Single Mom Fantasies' ...
    * (out of four) I don’t know if Playgirl Forum exists. If it does, the ridiculous story behind “Labor Day” may have been ripped straight from the archives. Despite starring Kate Winslet and being written and directed by Jason Reitman (&...
  • Zac Efron's 'That Awkward Moment' likely to top 'Ride Along'

    During the quiet Super Bowl weekend, Zac Efron's new R-rated comedy, "That Awkward Moment," will likely sack "Ride Along" and Jason Reitman's new effort, "Labor Day."  Written and directed by first-timer Tom Gormican, the raunchy "That Awkward Moment,"...
  • 'At Middleton' romantic comedy gets a middling grade

     'At Middleton' romantic comedy gets a middling grade
    "At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation. I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
  • Box Office: Zac Efron's 'That Awkward Moment' Poised to Win Super Bowl Weekend

    Super Bowl weekend at the box office historically has been sluggish, with femme-targeted films performing best on Sunday. This time around, Focus Features launches buddy romcom "That Awkward Moment," tracking in the low- to mid-teens, while Paramount's...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories. What's New...