Simon Kinberg is now signed to help Fox build their X-Men and Fantastic Four universes into larger worlds, and we look at this sudden interest in mega-franchises for all of the studios.
The International Documentary Association presented the 29th IDA Awards at the DGA Theatre in Hollywood on Friday night, providing some of the best insight yet -- along with the best documentary feature Oscar short-list, which was announced on Dec. 3 -- into how the doc community feels about this year's top contenders.
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Among the titles recently announced for the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, Kidnapped For Christ is the one I’m most anxious to see. It’s a documentary about an Evangelical Christian school in the Dominican Republic where gay teens are sent to be reformed through behavior modification programming. That’s not anything we haven’t heard of before, and such places were even played for comedy in the ’90s indie flick But I’m a Cheerleader. The thing about that movie, though, is that it seems dated. Apparently...show text
Silicon Valley's making money off the work of others. David Lowery is on a crusade for copyright, fairness and art
Relive our interactive storytelling hackathon cohosted with the Tribeca Film Institute on Dec 7-8. Storify coverage of the whole event [View the story "Tribeca Hacks " on Storify] Slides from my interactive storytelling keynote
Picks for the 10 best television series of a very strong year on the small screen from Indiewire's TV Editor Alison Willmore.
Forget franchise-building. In this post-Avengers world, its all about universe-building. While Warner Bros. is creating its own superhero universe by adding Wonder Woman to Batman vs. Superman, 20th Century Fox has inked a three-year deal with X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg, with the hopes of building an alternate Marvel movie universe. Meanwhile, Sony is seemingly overstuffing the Amazing Spider-Man series with villains and supporting characters.
This holiday season, if you want to outdo your neighbors with Christmas decorations, you can’t just go with the outdoor lights anymore. You have to think outside the box and take a special cue from the movies. But there’s no need to be clever. You can avoid our guide to decorating your home for the holidays (according to the movies) this year. Instead, the decor has been produced for you, so you just have to write a big check in order to make the inside of your house resemble one from a favorite...show text
Even the most passionate moviegoer is a slave to the marketplace. These 10 titles that arrived at festivals this year do not have U.S. distribution, but should.
This weekends box office battle will once again be a song of ice and fire as holdovers Frozen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire compete for the top spot, with fellow newcomer Out of the Furnace being left out in the cold.
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The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise. Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing ri...
If “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was a single-serving tribute to the fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien book that inspired it, its follow up, “The Desolation of Smaug,” offers a nod to the uninitiated moviegoing audiences that made a prequel trilogy possible. Eschewing the kitchen-sink minutiae of the first installment (or maybe just having used all of it up) Peter Jackson creates a rousing, immersive sequel that offers the same sort of sweeping action — and more crucially, emotional engagement — that...show text
Indie Focus: 'Lenny Cooke' documentary chronicles the miscalculations and bad decisions that killed a sports prodigy's career before it ever started.
Bones fans continue to migrate to Friday nights. After a weak debut in its new time slot a few weeks
From naked Miley and her pal Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" to Rihanna's bare bottom, sex still sells in 2013
HitFixs Ryan McGee recaps the December 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, with host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction.
Film.com's year-end bonanza will formally kick off next week with a number of features that look back at the movies of 2013 as they were seen through the
There are lots of times when Harvey Weinstein can be accused of leveraging events to help his movies win Oscars. Nelson Mandela’s death isn’t one of them. In a coincidence, Mandela – Madiba – happened to die at the very moment that the Weinstein Company’s biographical movie, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” was premiering in London on Thursday. See Photos: Nelson Mandela Death: The Anti-Apartheid Freedom Fighter’s Life in Pictures (Photos) Mandela’s daughters, Zindzi and Zenani (pictured at premiere...show text
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Indiana Jones will be reunited with Star Wars at Disney now that the studio has closed a deal to acquire all future film rights to the beloved adventurer from Paramount Pictures
There are few actors of Christian Bale's generation whose talents are more widely respected than his.
Adele, Coldplay, Regina Spektor, Diane Warren and Lana Del Rey are some of the names nominated in the Grammy Awards categories that recognize film, TV and visual media this year.
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Gasps were audible throughout the packed cinema for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom's royal premiere on Thursday when the film's producer Anant Singh announced the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela to the London audience. As the credits rolled, Singh took to the stage along with Mandela actor Idr