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  • WATCH: Netflix Releases 'Print the Legend' 3D-Printing Documentary Trailer

    Will 3D printers change the world -- or fizzle in a morass of legal and technical improbabilities? Whatever your perspective, check out the official trailer for Netflix's original documentary pickup "Print The Legend," about the nascent American 3D...
  • Directors Like 'Whiplash's' Damien Chazelle Drum Up Attention With Short Films

    Like the intensely single-minded drummer Miles Teller plays in "Whiplash," its writer-director, Damien Chazelle, did not arrive on the world stage unprepared. In fact, exactly one year before his white-knuckle feature won Sundance's grand jury prize,...
  • 'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy

    'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy
    Funded by the studios and lousy with hypocrisy, the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system routinely leads to head-scratchers that defy logic and, in their small way, promulgate our image as a bloodthirsty yet prudish nation — crazy...
  • Review: 'Frank' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Frank' ★★&#9733 1/2
    An extraordinarily well-sustained one-joke movie, Lenny Abrahamson's "Frank" has no earthly reason to function beyond the 10-minute point. And yet there it is: a functioning, funny, weirdly touching fable of artistic angst and aspiration, a meditation...
  • Iceland wows movie producer from Orlando

    Iceland wows movie producer from Orlando
    Film producer Christina Jennings is giving new meaning to going on location. The former Orlando resident so loved Iceland while making the movie “Land Ho!” that she will move there next month. “I was just completely taken with it,&...
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead's 'Faults' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to thriller "Faults," starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser. "Faults," which premiered at South by Southwest, also stars Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries and Lance Reddick. Riley Stearns...
  • SXSW Winner 'The Great Invisible' Gets U.S. Distribution

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Radius has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's "The Great Invisible," five months after the documentary won a Grand Jury prize at South by Southwest. Margaret Brown's film tells the story of the modern South and the...
  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards look to revive the old, break the new

    2014 MTV Video Music Awards look to revive the old, break the new
    A few years ago Adam Levine had some tough words for MTV ahead of its annual Video Music Awards spectacle. “The VMA's. One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand,” the Maroon 5 frontman wrote...
  • Kimbra feels life reverberate in 'The Golden Echo'

    Kimbra feels life reverberate in 'The Golden Echo'
    On Feb. 10, 2013, Kimbra walked onto the Staples Center stage and accepted a Grammy Award from Prince, who added his own seal of approval before reading the Recording Academy's pick for record of the year. "Oh, I love this song," he said of "Somebody...
  • Liz Tuccillo's SXSW Comedy 'Take Care' Gets Distribution

    Entertainment One Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to romantic comedy "Take Care," five months after its debut at South by Southwest. "Take Care" stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski and is directed, written and produced by Liz...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Bleakly funny and touching, 'Frank' hits the right notes

    Llewyn Davis, the struggling folk singer at the center of "Inside Llewyn Davis," had a cat that he didn't particularly want. Frank, the struggling avant-garde rocker at the heart of the movie bearing his name, has a giant papier-mache head that he can't...