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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Jake Paltrow's “Young Ones” was shot in South Africa over 35 days amid scorpions, snakes and an average daily temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, the crew was determined to make a film that star Kodi Smit-McPhee calls “truthful, but with a twist.”
'Song One' reunites Hathaway, 'Prada' staffer
After working together on “The Devil Wears Prada,” Anne Hathaway has reunited with first-time filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland for her directorial debut, “Song One,” which she also wrote.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
He ruled the Boston underworld with an iron fist for nearly 30 years, while police stood by. James “Whitey” Bulger has become a Hollywood myth. But a new documentary seeks the truth behind the mobster.
Sundance documentary probes myth of Boston mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger
Philip Seymour Hoffman's new movie is a psychological thriller about terrorism, but he says it also has something to do with hitting a midlife crisis — and that's what really drew him to the role.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A Taiwan court on Tuesday ordered Hong Kong Cantopop star Andy Lau (劉德華) to pay NT$2.67 million (US$85,000) to a Taiwanese airline for damaging its helicopter during a film stunt in 1997.
It won't cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but music can nevertheless help sufferers “wake up” their memories, reveals a moving documentary presented at the Sundance Film Festival.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards. Sunday night, Steve McQueen's historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey “Gravity” tied for the guild's highest honor.
“Ride Along” arrived in first place at the weekend box office.
Nostalgia over S. Korea's ex-president shakes up box office
Choi Yoon-jeong, an office worker in her 20s, has never considered herself someone who is “interested in politics.” The Seoulite, who enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends and watching musicals, however, left the theater in tears after watching “The Attorney,” a film based on a national security case in which Roh Moo-hyun, who was later elected president, defends the accused.
Monday, January 20, 2014
With SAG win, 'Hustle' has Oscar look of 'Argo'
David O. Russell's “American Hustle” took the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top honor for outstanding cast on Saturday night, beating out Steve McQueen's acclaimed “12 Years a Slave.” Because actors make up the largest branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the SAG Awards (which last year picked “Argo”) are considered one of the best indicators of the Oscars.
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