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Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, director Sebastian Junger from the film "Which Way Is Front Line From Here" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Junger's new documentary film, Korengal," continues where his prior film, "Restrepo," left off, constructed by the director from unseen footage taken in Afghanistan. The movie is in limited release on May 30, 2014, and goes nationwide soon after. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)
It takes a lot for a film based on a video game to impress a crowd these days, given the dazzling advancements in gaming technology. But "Need for Speed," based on the hit EA Entertainment racing game that's sold 150 million units, could now drive some of that success toward the box office.
NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.
It's not unusual for your average 77-year-old man to lose some hearing in one ear.
Toni Collette from the film "The Way Way Back" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Park City, Utah.
LOS ANGELES — Isabella Rossellini's search for the meaning of maternal instinct in "Mammas" looks at nine animals where things like polygamy, lying and dying convince her that "anything goes."
NEW YORK (AP) — They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of millions on YouTube.
There is no drearier time at the multiplex than the first two months of any given year. All those commonplace horror flicks and mediocre blockbusters that studios have little faith in are mercilessly dumped into theaters, leaving us cinephiles to go see “Zero Dark Thirty” for a third or fourth time.
There is a scene in the documentary "Chasing Ice" that shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or "calving" — and violently crashing into the sea below. The piece of ice that breaks away is compared to the size of lower Manhattan, and appears taller than any building there.
Whether you like it or not, awards season has been thrust upon us. Oscar nominations will be announced bright and early on Jan. 10., with the Golden Globes ceremony only a few days later on the 13th (hosted by no less than the incomparable Tina Fey and Amy Poehler).
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, left, and documentary subject Jacqueline Siegel, pose together at the opening night premiere of "The Queen of Versailles" at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
New York filmmaker Ira Sachs made his feature debut over 15 years ago with gay teen romance “The Delta” in 1996, and has been steadily making sultry, experimental cinema ever since. This weekend, Sachs gives Valley audiences his most personal picture to date: the semi-autobiographical “Keep The Lights On,” now playing at Harkins Shea in Scottsdale.
Co-writer and director Ira Sachs, of the film "Keep The Lights On," poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will)
Director Jon Kasdan comes from a family of filmmakers. His father served as screenwriter for classic motion pictures such as “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. His brother has directed star-studded, raunchy comedies like “Bad Teacher” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”.
Director Jon Kasdan, from the film "The First Time," poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Park City, Utah.
Each year, the Scottsdale Film Festival at Harkins Shea 14 gives Valley audiences a smorgasbord of films they would not likely see anywhere else – many of which go on to strike awards-season gold. This weekend’s lineup is no different, with an eclectic mix of documentaries, foreign dramas, star-studded comedies and everything in between.
With fall thrust upon us, October looks like a promising month for some unforgettable cinema, with a pretty diverse yet impressive list of independent films on its roster.
In this Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, director/actor Mike Birbiglia of the film "Sleepwalk With Me," poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
Over the course of a decade, more than 70 incidents were reported of a police officer calling various fast food restaurants and grocery stores, claiming that a female employee stole from a customer and ordering that she be strip-searched by management. It wasn’t until 2004 – when an 18-year-old McDonald’s employee was stripped, spanked and forced to perform oral sex on a manager’s fiancé – that authorities realized this was not the doing of an officer, but a perverted prank caller.
Jake Schreier, far right, director of "Robot & Frank," poses with cast members, from left, Jeremy Strong, James Marsden, Frank Langella and Liv Tyler at the premiere of the film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Frank Langella, from the film "Robot and Frank," poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will)
Cuteness will carry an actor or actress a long way in Hollywood, usually right into those awkward teen years.