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  • 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...
  • Review: 'The Retrieval' ★★★

    Review: 'The Retrieval' ★★&#9733
    Equal parts suspenseful road movie, persuasively detailed period drama and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story, "The Retrieval" is an outstanding example of regional indie filmmaking accomplished with limited resources and an abundance of skill....
  • Cannes: With Fewer Pics in the Market, Buyers and Sellers Focus on Top Titles

    What a difference a year makes. In 2013, Cannes was deluged by wave after wave of high-profile movie projects, very often from the U.S., very often only semi-packaged, semi-cast. Very often they didn't get sold. Cut to a week out from this year's Cannes....
  • Tribeca Film Fest Has Lost Its Footing But Found Its Calling

    Compared to other sprocket operas of its size and stature, the Tribeca Film Festival is still an astonishingly young to-do. Founded in 2002, the event has only just entered its teens, and like any entity that age, its identity remains in flux. I say...
  • Analeigh Tipton to Battle Viruses in 'Viral'

    "Warm Bodies" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." actress Analeigh Tipton has come on board the indie thriller "Viral," directed by "Catfish" helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Horror film powerhouse Jason Blum is producing through Blumhouse Productions...
  • N.Y. Will Get First Glimpses of 'Snowpiercer,' 'They Came Together' at BAMcinemaFest

    Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer," the starry sci-fi title that will get its long-delayed U.S. release June 27, and Amy Poehler-Paul Rudd comedy "They Came Together" are among the New York premieres lined up for BAMcinemaFest, the sixth annual film festival at...
  • 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,...
  • 'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction

    'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction
    *** (out of four) It would be easy to overlook a movie like “The Retrieval.” It contains no big stars. It’s opening only at the AMC River East. And after the extraordinary but difficult experience of “Twelve Years a Slave,”...
  • 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...
  • A tragic wake-up call for SXSW?

    A tragic wake-up call for SXSW?
    AUSTIN, Texas — A drum kit stood assembled and cans of beer were piled in a bucket. But otherwise, the outdoor stage at Cheer Up Charlie's was empty Thursday afternoon, an unusual sight for the ordinarily bustling South by Southwest music festival....
  • Kevin Bacon explains the '80s — so listen up, children

    Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it -- and Kevin Bacon doesn't want that to happen when it comes to the 1980s. Really, who does want that to happen when it comes to the 1980s? "Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a...