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  • SXSW: Austin Filmmakers Tout Power of Punk Rock Roots and Asskicking Roles

    South by Southwest Festival doesn't start until Friday, but Thursday's Austin Film Society press conference, moderated by Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos, kicked off the cinema-centric portion of the multidisciplinary event with a bounty of Texas...
  • SXSW: Restored 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Heading for Release

    MPI/Dark Sky Films will be releasing a restored version Tobe Hooper's 1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" in celebration of the film's 40th anniversary. The South by Southwest Film Festival will unveil the restoration Monday at the Topfer Theatre in...
  • Tribeca Teams with Dick's Sporting Goods for High-School Football Docu 'We Could Be King'

    In what Tribeca Digital Studios hopes will become a template for working with corporate marketers on branded content, it has pacted with retailer Dick's Sporting Goods to create "We Could Be King," a documentary highlighting the issue of underfunded youth...
  • Food fun: Bacon alarm clock, 3D Oreo vending machine

    Food fun: Bacon alarm clock, 3D Oreo vending machine
    Veteran food brands Oscar Mayer and Oreo are trying out some of the latest technology to get people the food they want, or just the enticing smell of it. Oscar Mayer is going after bacon lovers with "Wake Up & Smell the Bacon," a new device that plugs...
  • TV Review: 'Cosmos'

    Lowbrow comedy titan Seth MacFarlane executive producing a reboot of Carl Sagan's iconic science series "Cosmos" sounds like a bad joke right out of, well, "Family Guy," but somehow the improbable gambit works. Fox's bold move to reserve 13 weeks of prime...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Kelly & Cal'

    The inspired match-up of underserved veteran Juliette Lewis and breakout newcomer Jonny Weston powers "Kelly & Cal," a warmly observed tale of two outcasts bonding in stifling suburbia. With the sort of relaxed charm that marked the early work of Nicole...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Chef'

    Foodies who feasted on "Big Night," "Babette's Feast" and "Eat Drink Man Woman" may flock to "Chef," a lightweight but high-calorie confection in which the actors often run the risk of being upstaged by all manner of scrumptious-looking cuisine. Written...
  • 'Chef's' Jon Favreau: 'I Shoot Food the Way Michael Bay Shoots Women in Bikinis'

    AUSTIN - From the moment he stepped onstage at the Paramount Theater, Jon Favreau was looking to entertain. "Chef," the film he wrote, starred in, co-produced and directed, opened the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Friday night, with...
  • SXSW: Fun and Videogames with Jason Bateman at 'Bad Words' Premiere

    AUSTIN - If it were up to Rohan Chand, the boy wonder and spelling bee champion who befriends Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) in "Bad Words," everyone at the film's SXSW after-party would be sitting in front of their Dell-gifted tablets playing video games....
  • President Obama Joins Fox's Marketing Blitz for Seth MacFarlane's 'Cosmos' Series

    A 10-network simulcast. A 10-city premiere screening event with live-streamed Q&A, plus media-tour stops in London, Sydney, Singapore and Mexico City. Extensive outreach to high schools and middle schools. And now President Obama has joined Fox's...
  • SXSW: Marc Webb Was Shocked to Be Hired to Direct Spider-Man Franchise

    AUSTIN -- When Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, pitched director Marc Webb on the idea of resurrecting the Spider-Man franchise, he told the SXSW audience and...
  • SXSW: Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Bigfoot Found Footage Pic 'Exists'

    Hot on the tracks of Saturday's midnight premiere at SXSW, Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot found footage pic "Exists." The horror film from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sánchez marks Bigfoot's...