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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
  • Alfre Woodard: Black Films Make Audiences 'Realize What You've Been Missing'

    Whether you call them "specialty films" or "adult dramas" or "alternatives to blockbusters," it's clear that 2013 is an exceptionally exciting year for films that quicken the pulses of movie fans and ratchet up the stakes for the annual awards season...
  • 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...
  • Stars Power 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

    "In the words of a famous countryman of mine, John Lennon, 'All you need is love,'" said "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen upon receiving his Hollywood Breakout Director Award, the first award of the night presented at the 17th Annual Hollywood...
  • Title defense: What happens when duplicate names face off?

    Title defense: What happens when duplicate names face off?
    Can Harvard Lampoon give its Hobbit parody the same title as a local author's? The Wobbit is another example in a spate of duplicate titles that have been coming down the cultural pike. Paul Erickson was doing that thing that writers do —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Analysis: 'Osage' and 'Butler' Get SAG Nom Boost; 'Her,' 'Wolf' AWOL

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" regains ground in the awards race with its four nominations for SAG Awards, while "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" boosted their Oscar stock with three noms apiece, including...