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  • CANNES: Films Distribution Boards 'Housebound'

    PARIS - Adding to its select slate of high-profile genre features, Paris-based Films Distribution has acquired world sales rights to the comedic mystery/horror pic "Housebound." The feature debut of Gerard Johnstone, "Housebound" played to critical...
  • Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world

    Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world
    Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced founder of virtual-reality start-up Oculus VR, looked slightly perplexed when asked if he thought his ballyhooed headset, known as the Rift, could change cinema. "No, not 'if.' We will change it," he said after a pause,...
  • Stephen Hawking Develops Cartoon Series Aimed at Kids

    Nerd Corps Entertainment has begun development on a children's computer-animated TV series based on the "George Greenby" book series, the New York Times bestselling series by Stephen Hawking, above, and his daughter, Lucy Hawking. The Vancouver-based...
  • Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic

    Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic
    Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...
  • Got a complaint? Kurt Andersen will see you now

    Got a complaint? Kurt Andersen will see you now
    The line between fantasy and fact has always been blurry for Kurt Andersen. The BarbieWorld casino in Las Vegas, the TV show of obituaries called “Finales,” the helicopter journalism on the Chopper Channel, Adam Sandler’s remake of the...
  • Review: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun

    "Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life...
  • SXSW 2014: Upbeat turns from Hannibal Buress and Far East Movement

    SXSW 2014: Upbeat turns from Hannibal Buress and Far East Movement
    AUSTIN, Texas — This year’s South by Southwest festival has a pall over it. No matter how great any band plays, or how tasty the breakfast tacos, there’s just something weighing down the crowds after the early Thursday morning tragedy....
  • Listen: Coldplay releases new single 'Magic,' from album due May 19

    Listen: Coldplay releases new single 'Magic,' from album due May 19
    First, there was "Midnight"; now there's "Magic." After surprise-releasing a so-so new song last week that suggested frontman Chris Martin had been bro-ing down with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Coldplay dropped another fresh tune on the Internet late...
  • Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable

    Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable
    No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it...
  • Suspect in SXSW crash identified; cops say was fleeing sobriety checkpoint

    Suspect in SXSW crash identified; cops say was fleeing sobriety checkpoint
    A 21-year-old man from Killeen, Texas, is being held in connection with the deaths of two people at the South by Southwest festival, authorities said Thursday. Rashad Charjuan Owens was taken into custody Thursday morning and will face two counts of...
  • Motorist charged with murder in SXSW crash

    Motorist charged with murder in SXSW crash
    A drunken motorist suspected in a high-speed chase during which two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured near Texas' South by Southwest festival, told police he fled because of outstanding warrants and feared prison, court documents showed on...
  • SXSW 2014: Willie Nelson drops by to jam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    SXSW 2014: Willie Nelson drops by to jam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- I went to a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at South by Southwest, and a Willie Nelson concert broke out. Early Friday night, Kimmel wrapped a week of taping his late-night show at Austin's Long Center for the Performing Arts, an...