- Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
Miami Herald, Saturday - 11/22/2014 - 02:47 PM
Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera. …
- 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' has a definite bite
Los Angeles Times, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 12:47 PM
A vampire is such a handy creature for filmmakers in search of a metaphor or two. Mortality is usually the first bite, and Ana Lily Amirpour's stunning first feature, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," definitely takes a stab at that.
- Massive movie poster collection going to auction
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 11/19/2014 - 04:47 PM
A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films — from 1907 to the present — is going on the auction block as one lot next month. …
- Director Jolie wants 'Unbroken' to be tale of hope
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 11/18/2014 - 04:47 PM
Angelina Jolie says she took on the challenge of filming "Unbroken," which has defeated many before her, because she wanted to create a story of hope. …
- Japan veteran actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 11/18/2014 - 06:47 AM
Acclaimed Japanese film star Ken Takakura, known for many stoic heroes he played on silver screen, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. …
- 3 win Virginia screenwriting awards
Miami Herald, Monday - 11/17/2014 - 10:49 AM
Two screenwriters and a newspaper reporter are the winners of the 2014 Virginia Screenwriting Competition. …
- 'Still Waters' is just another lukewarm 'Big Chill' knockoff
Miami Herald, Monday - 11/17/2014 - 08:05 AM
Still waters may run deep, as the old saying goes. But "Beside Still Waters" there's nothing deeper than "The Big Chill." …
- 'Dumb and Dumber To' tops box office with $38.1M
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday - 11/16/2014 - 12:22 PM
The Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels sequel, "Dumb and Dumber To," opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Dumb and Dumber 2" edged out the animated Disney adventure "Big Hero 6," which took in $36 million in its second week.
- 'Merchants of Doubt' shows how public opinion is manipulated
Los Angeles Times, Friday - 11/14/2014 - 10:47 AM
Don't underestimate Robert Kenner's "Merchants of Doubt." It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned, as so many are, with the perils of global warming, but it's a lot more than that.
- Social media ineptness helped fund 'Still Waters'
Miami Herald, Thursday - 11/13/2014 - 12:47 PM
Sometimes not knowing what you're doing with social media pays off. It did — literally — for the filmmakers behind "Behind Still Waters," an indie movie that was funded through one of the more successful Kickstarter campaigns. …
- Sophia Loren calls AFI Film Festival honor 'this wonderful prize'
Los Angeles Times, Wednesday - 11/12/2014 - 08:47 PM
Sophia Loren has vivid memories of her first Hollywood cocktail party in 1957. She was seated next to the amply endowed actress Jayne Mansfield, who was wearing a dangerously low-cut dress.
- Director changes plot for Malaysian plane movie
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 11/11/2014 - 01:50 PM
A filmmaker who sparked anger earlier this year with plans for a love triangle-themed movie about the Malaysian Airlines plane disappearance says he's changing the plot to a thriller so he won't offend the families of the missing. Director Rupesh Paul unveiled a teaser trailer for "The Vanishing Act" at the Cannes Film Festival, based on the March disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people onboard; the plane, which was on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, has yet to be found.