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  • Analysis: Why 'The Best Man Holiday' beat box-office estimates

    Analysis: Why 'The Best Man Holiday' beat box-office estimates
    When Malcolm Lee's reunion comedy "The Best Man Holiday," which features a primarily African American cast, grossed an impressive $30.6 million at the box office this weekend, some in Hollywood were quick to say the movie "overperformed" — prompting...
  • 'The Best Man Holiday': Is the 'overperforming' tag racist?

    'The Best Man Holiday': Is the 'overperforming' tag racist?
    It had already been a strong year for films with predominantly black casts—the kind of year that makes bloggers pull out their laptops and write posts about a “new moment.” "Fruitvale Station" was the sensation of the Sundance Film...
  • 'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11

    'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11
    Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
  • 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...
  • AFM: Indie Hits Fuel Optimism as 2013 Market Kicks Off

    The American Film Market kicks off Wednesday with a kind of cautious bullishness, following the relatively robust business at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in September. With 402 films scheduled to screen -- including 321 market premieres and 75...
  • Gotham Awards Shines Light on Thesps

    Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
  • Weinstein Co. Offers Free Movie Tickets to SAG-AFTRA Voters

    The Weinstein Co. has a unique way to get SAG-AFTRA voters to see its films: Free tickets. Thanks to a partnership with Fandango that was announced today, Screen Actors Guild Awards voters will be able to obtain a free pair of tickets to see TWC awards...
  • Weinstein Co. to offer free movie tickets to SAG Awards voters

    Weinstein Co. has come up with a clever way to get its films seen by voters during awards season: free movie tickets. The company will offer pairs of tickets to SAG-AFTRA voters for any of the company's films that earn Screen Actors Guild Awards...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 25-29, 2013)

    Frozen (Disney) Move over, Frosty. A quixotic snowman who longs to experience summer handily steals the show in "Frozen," Disney's 53rd in-house animated feature and one of its most classical, with a Hans Christian Andersen pedigree, a full-fledged...
  • How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories

    How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories
    "I want to tell the story of the civil rights movement," I said. The late, great film producer Laura Ziskin looked at me and said, "Which part?" "All of it." Many people in our business would've immediately explained why telling such a vast story...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every Friday through the Oscars on March 2, 2014, 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....
  • Oscar's Best Picture Squeeze: Who Will Be Left Out in the Cold?

    At this point, there are about 20 films competing for Oscar's five to 10 best-picture slots. The race is like a game of musical chairs, but without the laughs. In theory, the contest is beginning to take shape, after the awards from the New York Film...