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Busan festival to feature 314 films

The 19th edition of the Busan International Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a slew of big name actors and filmmakers, drawing film lovers to the southeastern port city of Busan from Oct...

Updated : 2014.10.01 20:57

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Scarlet Innocence (Korea)Opening Oct.2Romance, Thriller. Directed by Yim Pil-sungAdapted from the classic Korean tale “The Story of Simcheong,” “Scarlet Innocence” begins with Hak-kyu (Jung Woo-su...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:12

Gross and funny ‘Boxtrolls’ is animated film of the year

There’s something about stop motion 3D animation ― the not-quite-real textures of skin and hair, the quite real cloth and metal, the subtle gloomy lighting effects ― that says “spooky.”All the be...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:11

Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Angelina Jolie is to direct a “sweeping epic” film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday.The Oscar-winning actress ― whose latest film as director, “Unbroken,” is out in December ―...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:57

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Little White Lies (France)Opening Sept. 25Comedy, Drama. Directed by Guillaume Canet.Every year, Max (Francois Cluzet) invites his group of friends to his vacation house at Cap Ferrat in southeastern ...

Updated : 2014.09.19 20:52

‘Dolphin Tale 2’s star, story and setting a life-changer for many

During production of “Dolphin Tale 2” at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, the nonprofit facility operated 24/7 to rescue, rehab and release injured sea creatures, including dolphins and turtle...

Updated : 2014.09.19 20:50

Alan Turing biopic wins top prize at Toronto fest

OTTAWA (AFP) ― “The Imitation Game,” a biopic of British code-breaker Alan Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won the Toronto film festivals top prize Sunday, confirming its status as an early O...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:04

‘God Help the Girl’ finds remedy for troubles in catchy songs

The lively, playful, self-aware musical “God Help the Girl” has such a will-o’-the-wisp quality you fear it will disappear if you attempt to fence it. Writer-director Stuart Murdoch called it “our...

Updated : 2014.09.12 20:57

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (U.S.)Opened Sept. 11Crime, Thriller. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” based on codirector Frank Miller’s graphic novel of t...

Updated : 2014.09.12 20:56

Mathematical minds multiply at Toronto film fest

TORONTO (AP) ― In the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” two college girls rush into a ’60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks. “Oh, ...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:17

With 2 new films, Pacino keeps experimenting

TORONTO (AP) ― Introducing one of Al Pacino’s two films at the Toronto Film Festival, artistic director Cameron Baily remarked that perhaps an “Al Pacino Day” was in order, just as it had been for...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:35

Witherspoon generating Oscar buzz in latest roles

TORONTO (AFP) -- Reese Witherspoon, who won an Oscar in 2006, is generating critical buzz again, appearing at the Toronto film festival Monday in two based-on-true-life films."You never set out to make a film that's going to get awards," Witherspoon commented about the talk surrounding her...

Updated : 2014.09.09 11:33

Sweden’s Andersson wins Golden Lion at Venice fest

Director Roy Andersson poses for photographers with his Golden Lion for Best Film for his movie A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence following the awards ceremony of the 71th edition of th...

Updated : 2014.09.07 10:48

Eva Longoria shows passion for acting, activism and philanthropy

At a notoriously schmoozy West Hollywood lunch spot, former “Desperate Housewife” Eva Longoria pays far more attention to the soft-spoken busboy than any of the nipped and tucked Hollywood types vyi...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:03

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Lucy (France)Opened Sept. 3SF, Action. Directed by Luc BessonTwenty-five-year-old Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) lives an ordinary life in Taiwan before she is abducted by Mr. Jang (Choi Min-sik), a brutal...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:00