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Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

Eugenio Derbez Might Get Major Award

Latinos Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexican actor and filmmaker Eugenio Derbez, has expressed his surprise at the success of his latest movie, "Instructions Not Included" in the U.S. box...

Neymar and Jo Lead Brazil To 6-0 Victory Against Australia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil cruised to a 6-0 victory over Australia in Saturday's friendly in Brasilia in an impressive display of goalscoring skill, aerial prowess, midfield creativity and defensive hustle.

Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari Recalls Maicon and Ramires for Portugal and Australia Friendlies

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong squad for upcoming friendlies against Australia and Portugal in what amounts to the clearest possible indication that "Big Phil" is closing in on his final roster for the 2014 World Cup.

John Landis Remembers An American Werewolf in London, Which Will Soon Be Recreated as a Maze at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Jim Hill | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you'd like to see how John Landis' latest collaboration with Universal Creative ultimately turns out, then do make a point of checking out the An American Werewolf in London maze at Halloween Horror Nights 23.

Movie Review: Blue Jasmine

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Approaching the age of 80, with more than 40 feature films under his belt, Woody Allen continues to astonish, finding new ways to surprise audiences with each year's film.

Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet, stirring, enraging and sometimes quite funny, Fruitvale Station, which took the two top prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is a snapshot of the dialectic of race in America, told from the viewpoint of a member of the underclass, chasing the American dream.

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

Interview: Terence Stamp and Unfinished Song

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At 74, his eyes are still exceptionally blue and a little bit mischievous. He sits calmly, listens to a question about how often he is offered roles like the one he plays in Unfinished Song, and smiles.

Brazil Open Confederations Cup With 3-0 Victory Over Japan

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.17.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil delivered an emphatic 3-0 victory against Japan in their opening game of the Confederations Cup thanks to goals from Neymar, Paulinho and Jo.

Brazil and England Play to Memorable 2-2 Draw At Renovated Maracana Stadium

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil and England played to a memorable 2-2 draw at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Sunday in a game where Brazil dominated possession and England fought back on the counter-attack.

Academy's 'Oscar' Meeting Is Exciting and Informative!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Hawk revealed that the current rules for Best Picture voting, which can result in from five to ten candidates, will remain in force this year.

Big Change Coming To The Oscars

AP | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Oscar voters will no longer be required to see certain nominated films in a theater to cast their ballots. The Academy of Motion ...

Oscar Holds a Meeting!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Make the Academy human. Put a face to it, put emotions behind it. Put real stories out to the public to hang their own emotional lives upon. Also, the Academy needs more winners in film genres. The Golden Globes discovered this years ago.

Fred Comes to the Rescue to Help Brazil Tie Russia 1-1

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.26.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The main cause of concern, however, hinges around Neymar and whether he can be unleashed to display his unique blend of skill and vision on the international stage.

Brazil and Italy Play to Breathtaking 2-2 Draw in Geneva

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like Menezes, Scolari has begun by tinkering with the Brazilian midfield. Thus far, he has avoided the temptation to opt for a defensive stopper qua Lucas Leiva and stayed true to Telê Santana's vision of having four creative midfielders in deep and attacking positions.

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."

Climate Change: Oscar-worthy?

David_Goldstein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
David_Goldstein

The message has been broadcast load and clear for some time now and yet, as in any tragedy plot arc worth its salt, we are not heeding. Are there, perhaps, entities watching from afar, entreating, " Wait! Stop! What are you doing?!"

On Creativeness and Why Crowdfunding Will Surpass the VC industry

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?

And the Winner Is...

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Master Charles Cannon

An Oscar highlight (or lowlight, depending on your point of view) was the first lady giving the award for Best Picture. This phenomenon was all the mo...

TOO SOON

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — While the giant Oscar statues are still being washed off and stowed away, planners are already struggling with the timing for next...

Your Best Actor Winner

Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment

The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, with Best Actor of 2013 going to Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis, who played President Abra...

How Women Reacted To The 'We Saw Your Boobs' Oscars

Posted 02.25.2013 | Women

Whenever I hear the word 'brave' at an award show, I expect to see Lena Dunham.

Why I Didn't Really Like 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Jess Coleman | Posted 04.26.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Since when were movies considered a reliable source, comparable to the many books and primary sources we have at our disposal? My college professors would never accept "J. Edgar" as a scholarly source for a history paper, just as they will never accept "Zero Dark Thirty" as a serious piece of historical evidence.

Hollywood's Biggest Night

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Daniel Day-Lewis has joined a select group of Academy Award recipients with his third Oscar, taking the best-actor trophy Sunday f...