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Life of Pi (movie)

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  • Sandra Bullock Calls 'Gravity' Her 'Best Life Decision'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made." Cuaron coaxed Bullock into playing an astronaut coping with disaster at the International...
  • FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs

    FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs
    In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company. Schlessel,...
  • NYFF 2013: Can real-life basis boost 'Captain Phillips'?

    NEW YORK--Just before director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks unveiled their new verite thriller "Captain Phillips" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, they made an unusual introduction. "Many of the crew of the Maersk Alabama,"--...
  • Summer Movies in Review: Lone Rangers and Game Changers

    SCOTT FOUNDAS: And so another summer movie season comes to an end, with both a bang (in terms of record-breaking box office) and the collective whimpers of ousted executives and even an entire studio placed on and off the chopping block by hedge fund...
  • Indian Film Festival Told to Ban Bollywood

    The Intl. Film Festival of India takes place annually at Bollywood's doorstep. But that doesn't mean the song-and-dance cinema of Mumbai is welcome this year at the sprocket opera in Goa. The Entertainment Society of Goa, one of two agencies that...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Gravity'

    About halfway through Alfonso Cuaron's astonishing "Gravity," Sandra Bullock, playing a lost astronaut stranded 375 miles above Earth, seeks refuge in an abandoned spacecraft and curls into a floating fetal position, savoring a brief respite from her...
  • Venice Joins Oscar Race With 'Philomena,' 'Gravity'

    Four days ago, the 2013 Oscar race was mostly a matter of crossed fingers and speculation, but things have quickly shifted into high gear. The Venice Film Fest has served up two home runs in its first few days: Warner Bros.' "Gravity" and the Weinstein...
  • Fox Star Studios Searches Out "Finding Fanny"

    HONG KONG -- Fox Star Studios has boarded as co-producer on "Finding Fanny" an ensemble comedy from the successful Illuminati Films production label. The film, which is now-in post-production, is directed by Homi Adajania, who last directed hit...
  • The special effect of staying local

    Y ou may have noticed this past week that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a state of local "emergency" due to Hollywood's production exodus out of California amid a flood of tax breaks from New York to New Zealand. It seems that film studios...
  • Toeing the Line: The importance of staying local

    Toeing the Line: The importance of staying local
    You may have noticed this past week that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a state of local “emergency” due to Hollywood's production exodus out of California amid a flood of tax breaks from New York to New Zealand. It seems that film...
  • Alfonso Cuaron's Signature Style Offers Unique Viewing Experience

    The critical and commercial disappointment of 1998's "Great Expectations," his contempo reimagining of the Dickens novel starring Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow, must have left Alfonso Cuaron in a mood to experiment. Retreating from Hollywood and...
  • Patrick McKenna Made Chairman of U.K.'s National Film and Television School

    Patrick McKenna, the chief exec of U.K. media investment and advisory group Ingenious Media, has been tapped as the chairman of the National Film and Television School. The financier, who has invested coin into "Avatar," "Life of Pi," "Trance," "127...