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  • Emma Watson joins Alejandro Amenabar thriller 'Regression'

    Emma Watson joins Alejandro Amenabar thriller 'Regression'
    Since completing her duties on the blockbuster "Harry Potter" franchise, Emma Watson has striven to distance herself from her magical alter ego of Hermione Granger, playing a free-spirited high-school student in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," a fame-...
  • U.K. Distrib Icon Relaunches with Seven Pic Slate

    LONDON -- U.K. distrib Icon Film Distribution has unveiled its new slate following its re-launch last fall with the backing of New Sparta. Pics include "Kill the Trumpet Player," Don Cheadle's helming debut about jazz musician Miles Davis, and Lynn...
  • Dressing the kids in 'The Bling Ring'

    Dressing the kids in 'The Bling Ring'
    There's a lot to leave you breathless in "The Bling Ring." Celebrity culture. Self-empowerment prayer circles. Amoral behavior. But the designer name-dropping throughout the movie may top the list. For that we can thank the label-crazed kids at the...
  • In 'Blue Jasmine,' a message about fashion consumption

    In 'Blue Jasmine,' a message about fashion consumption
    Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
  • Revisiting Ginevra King, the Lake Forest woman who inspired 'Gatsby'

    Revisiting Ginevra King, the Lake Forest woman who inspired 'Gatsby'
    Remarkable how two words, scribbled nearly a century ago about a 16-year-old Lake Forest debutante, can evoke a whole country, its hypocrisies and promises, its aspirations and crushing realities. Last week, the University of South Carolina posted...
  • Circling 'The Bling Ring' hot (or not) spots around Los Angeles

     Circling 'The Bling Ring' hot (or not) spots around Los Angeles
    In Hollywood, all that glitters is not gold — or even fool's gold. That's the lesson Anne Ross learned last year while working as a production designer on "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's film about a group of teenagers so desperate to get...
  • Indie Films Fight for Summer Screens

    The glut of big-budget tentpoles left even less room than usual for specialty pics to spread out and catch audience attention this summer. Fewer limited releases earned over $2.5 million than in 2010 and 2012, and the season's top-grossing indie so far,...
  • Emma Watson talks about acting 'paralysis' after 'Harry Potter'

    You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late.  That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before...
  • 'Bling Ring' a bright, breezy film with a message ★★★

    'Bling Ring' a bright, breezy film with a message ★★★
    "I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows." That's an interesting statement,...
  • Rachel Bilson: 'The Bling Ring' sends the wrong message to teens

    Rachel Bilson: 'The Bling Ring' sends the wrong message to teens
    Four years ago, Rachel Bilson's Los Feliz home was broken into on six occasions by the Bling Ring. The gaggle of San Fernando Valley youths stole designer shoes, clothing and purses, as well as jewelry bequeathed to her by her mother and grandmother....
  • What does 'Bling Ring' say about our consumerist, TMZ world?

     What does 'Bling Ring' say about our consumerist, TMZ world?
    After watching Sofia Coppola's searing portrait of excessive vapidity and consumerism in the Los Angeles-set film "The Bling Ring," it's almost impossible to exit the theater without feeling a profound sense of emptiness. This story of five impulsive kids...
  • Reel Critics: As zombie films go, an A for 'Z'

    Reel Critics: As zombie films go, an A for 'Z'
    Director Marc Forster has done the impossible. He's made an exciting and thoughtful zombie movie for grown-ups. "World War Z" is not the creepfest of the undead you might expect. It really plays out as a medical thriller in the mold of "The Andromeda...