- 'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday - 04/19/2015 - 12:10 PM
Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.
- Scarlett O'Hara outfit fetches $137,000 at auction
Miami Herald, Sunday - 04/19/2015 - 02:47 AM
An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction. …
- "3 Still Standing" documentary features Robin Williams
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 04/18/2015 - 02:47 AM
Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he was a star on the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1980s. …
- Director Peter Jackson unveils WWI exhibition in New Zealand
Kansas City Star, Friday - 04/17/2015 - 04:33 AM
Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color. …
- Ex-judge who posted details of Theron adoption loses license
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Thursday - 04/16/2015 - 07:50 PM
The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to avoid a disciplinary hearing following his bribery conviction in an unrelated case. Prosecutors said he accepted campaign donations from nursing home owner Michael Morton and a lobbyist in exchange for reducing a jury award in a negligence case. Campaign finance records showed Morton's political action committees contributed money to Maggio's campaign for the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
- Jia, Sorrentino, Van Sant in Cannes festival lineup
Miami Herald, Thursday - 04/16/2015 - 12:47 PM
World cinema heavyweights including China's Jia Zhangke, Italy's Paolo Sorrentino and the United States' Gus Van Sant will compete for prizes at next month's Cannes Film Festival. …
- Tribeca Preview: What to look for at this year's festival
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 04/14/2015 - 02:22 PM
Perhaps to help compensate for a film slate that sometimes underwhelms, Tribeca thrives on its urban festiveness, surrounding its screens with musical performance, celebrity conversations, outdoor "drive-in" events, interactive exhibits and red carpets. Tribeca opens Wednesday with the premiere of Bao Nguyen's documentary about "Saturday Night Live" through the years: "Live From New York!" It's a fitting start to a theme that runs throughout the festival where a host of films peer behind comedy institutions and delve into the nature of the comedian.  in Kevin Pollack's "Misery Loves Company," the comic interviews stand-up colleagues on the mysterious compulsions of the comedian. The casts of "GoodFellas" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" will gather for back-to-back anniversary celebrations at the festival (the 25th for Scorsese's gangster film, the 40th for the cult British comedy). There are intriguing films on the controversial New York nuclear facility ("Indian Point"), police use of tasers ("Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle") and the history of sake ("The Birth of Sake"). Among the highlights is "Palio," a documentary that plunges into Italian culture — with all its passion, tradition and corruption — in depicting the centuries-old bareback horse race held twice annually in the heart of Siena. Men dot spare landscapes in a trio of indies at the festival, including Stephen Fingleton's "The Survivalist," a about a man living fearfully alone after an apocalypse, and "Mojave," a desert thriller by "The Departed" scribe William Monahan about two men (Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund) who meet on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
- Director Michelle MacLaren exits 'Wonder Woman'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday - 04/13/2015 - 08:39 PM
Michelle MacLaren, a prolific television director known for her work on Breaking Bad, ''The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, has departed the comic book film and its development due to creative differences, Warner Bros. announced Monday. Gal Gadot is set to star in the film as the titular character, who will be introduced to audiences first in director Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman:
- 'La Tete Haute' to open Cannes Film Festival
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday - 04/13/2015 - 02:23 PM
The festival announced Monday that "La Tete Haute," a French drama directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, will open the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 13. The film slate will be announced Thursday, adding to the already announced out-of-competition entry Mad Max:
- Winners at the 24th annual MTV Movie Awards
Miami Herald, Monday - 04/13/2015 - 12:47 PM
Complete list of winners at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: …
- Catholic school teacher suspended for gay remarks reinstated
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 04/11/2015 - 04:40 PM
A Catholic school teacher suspended after she wrote in a Facebook post that gays "want to reengineer western civ into slow extinction" and then Susan Sarandon shared criticism of her comments online has been reinstated. …
- Sylvia Chang makes comeback with 'Murmur of the Hearts'
Miami Herald, Thursday - 04/09/2015 - 12:47 PM
Veteran Taiwanese filmmaker Sylvia Chang is making a comeback after a seven-year hiatus with "Murmur of the Hearts," which pairs seasoned actors with fresh faces to tell a story about three young people with a broken past struggling with finding compassion in their relationships. …