| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Richard “Dazed and Confused” Linklater has announced plans for “College Republicans,” a movie about the political awakening of Bush adviser and GOP guru Karl Rove. Linklater, a Texan himself, directed “School of Rock”...
| May 17, 2012
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Other filmmakers would condescend to the small-town folks of Carthage, Texas, who provide running commentary throughout the true-life tale in “Bernie.” Not Richard Linklater, though. The “Dazed and Confused”...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:55 PM
It’s a small rural town in Texas and an assistant funeral director – Bernie Tiede – is perhaps the most beloved funeral director in the history of the profession. He’s not just trying to up-sell you a more expensive casket…...
| Mar 12, 2009
Soon after its 1987 founding, South by Southwest emerged as one of the nation's top showcases for off-the-beaten-track music. Now the festival has turned into a very different kind of launchpad -- for the often raunchy youth-appeal comedies that have...
| Jan 15, 2009
Heading into the 1989 Sundance Film Festival -- back then known as the Utah/U.S. Film Festival -- Steven Soderbergh harbored no illusions about setting the film world on fire with his debut feature, "sex, lies, and videotape." Upon arrival in Park City,...
| Sep 4, 2008
ARI FOLMAN'S "Waltz With Bashir," which screens tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival, straddles many boundaries: between memory and dream, history and memoir, fact and fiction. Using animation to shift fluidly between frames, the movie...
| Dec 13, 2008
Walking into Big Lots on Vine Street, just blocks from the swank interiors he created for the restaurant Katsuya and the nightclub S Bar, Philippe Starck appears a bit wary.
"Can you live elegantly and economically?" he asks, surveying the store's vast...
| Dec 10, 2009
| 11:16 AM
Set in 1937, Zac Efron stars as Richard - a high school kid who dreams of acting professionally. In a classic entertainment biz twist of good fortune, Richard finds himself passing by the Mercury Theater as Orson Welles (Christian McKay) is going on one...
| Oct 28, 2008
Hot on the heels of the $42 million opening for " High School Musical 3," a Zac Efron-centered remake of "Footloose" is now on the fast-track.
The project was first announced in July of 2007, but fell behind "17 Again" and "HSM3" on Efron's slate while...
| Jun 20, 2008
A guy with a bag on his head can play out a couple of ways. The Unknown Comic went for laughs. Recent films such as "The Orphanage" and "The Strangers" go for straight scares. And then there's the new indie film "Baghead," in which the sack holds both...
| Jul 14, 2008
Paramount is moving forward on a sequel to the hit comedy "School of Rock," with most of the original talent attached to return.
According to Variety, Mike White is working on sequelizing his original script with the tentative title "School of Rock 2:...