Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Search for General Tso’

April 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The hunt for a mystery man of Chinese-American cuisine spreads out across the globe in “The Search for General Tso."

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CANNES: European Film Promotion Unveils 24 Participants

April 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion’s networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. The event, which runs May 17-19, aims to help the producers work together to push forward projects. The program receives coin from the European Union’s Media Program and... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Other Woman’

April 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann make an effective team in this ungainly yet weirdly compelling revenge comedy.

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TV Review: ‘True Tori’

April 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Having chosen to live so completely in the public eye, can Tori Spelling still muster an authentic emotion in front of the cameras, as opposed to looking like she’s performing in one of those old TV movies that became her trademark? It’s a legitimate question in this context but moot watching “True Tori,” Lifetime’s docu-series... Read more

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Russian Hockey Doc ‘Red Army’

April 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American, Eastern European and Asian rights to “Red Army,” on the heels of the sports documentary being tapped for the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Screening Section. The film, directed by Gabe Polsky, centers on the Red Army hockey team from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov and... Read more

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Facebook Exec Says Oculus Rift May Expand into Movies

April 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Led by USC professor Jonathan Taplin, the keynote presentation at Tuesday’s Hollywood IT Summit addressed the future of mobile technology, specifically in terms of Facebook. Cory Ondrejka, Facebook’s VP of mobile engineering, discussed a range of topics, from digital music distribution to Facebook’s pending relationship with virtual reality company Oculus Rift. Speaking hypothetically because the... Read more

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Time Warner Cable Will Market Startup’s Fan TV as Alternative to Its Own Set-Tops

April 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hate your cable set-top? Time Warner Cable will soon be suggesting customers to go out and buy a cool new $99 device that provides access to live TV and Internet-streaming services — with a sleek new menu that outshines TW Cable’s own guide. Fanhattan’s Fan TV, to be available either next month or in June, will let Time Warner... Read more

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Valerie Bertinelli Set To Join Food Network Daytime Lineup

April 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Scripps Networks International’s flagship Food Network will unveil 20 new series across primetime and daytime in the months to come, enlisting Valerie Bertinelli for a new daytime series and expanding its “Chopped” franchise to a new teen-oriented format. “Increasing our development slate to satiate the audience demand for entertaining and informative programming has been our... Read more

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Cannes: ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Cold in July’ Set to Screen at Directors’ Fortnight

April 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July," two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes.

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Meryl Streep Gets Serenaded and Called a Nun at the O’Neill Theater Center Gala

April 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“We all think it’d be wonderful to be praised as much as Meryl Streep is, but actually I think it must be a nightmare.” So said “Angels in America” writer Tony Kushner at the latest opportunity to heap praise on Meryl Streep, the 50th anniversary gala of the O’Neill Theater Center. One of Streep’s earliest... Read more

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