Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight Shot at Pre-VMAs Party

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Suge Knight, the once-head of Death Row Records, has been hospitalized after being shot early Sunday at a West Hollywood nightclub in an unofficial pre-Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Knight was on the list of victims for the incident, but would not... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Back on Top, ‘Sin City 2′ Flops

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul, according to studio estimates. It was the second time that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out on top,... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Sud Eau Nord Deplacer’

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

French director Antoine Boutet knows better than to wade into the political quicksand surrounding China's Nan Shui Bei Diao project, though he instinctively recognizes the enormous potential, both sociological and cinematic, in documenting it.

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Variety and Women in Film Celebrate Emmy Nominees at Star-Studded Party

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The annual Variety and Women in Film pre-Emmy celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy honoring the television nominees was held Saturday night at Gracias Madre on Melrose Avenue. Partygoers dined on delicious vegan Mexican food and sipped cocktails al fresco sponsored by Crystal Light, and arrived at the party in Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Coupes. The... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Pause’

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

You can’t blame a gal for wanting to take a break from a scruffy, ambitionless boyfriend like Sami after four years. Audiences may feel the same way after just four minutes.

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China Halts Independent Film Festival Again

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Beijing Independent Film Festival was shut down on Saturday by authorities. Festival organizers, headed by Wang Shu, said that their selection of films did not include movies that were critical of government. But nevertheless they were pressured not to go ahead in the days before the launch. The festival, which is in its 11th... Read more

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Hollywood Stars, Executives Sign Petition in Support of Israel

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The pro-Israel activist group Creative Community for Peace has released a list with the names of nearly 200 Hollywood elite, including Seth Rogen, Amy Pascal, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Aaron Sorkin, who signed a statement criticizing Hamas. The prominent figures who lent their names to the document range from actors Kelsey Grammer and Sylvester Stallone to... Read more

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‘Reno 911!’ Star Niecy Nash Joins ‘The Mindy Project’

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As if she didn’t have enough problems, it looks like Mindy will also have a “work nemesis” to worry about in the upcoming season of “The Mindy Project.” Niecy Nash of “Reno 911!” fame has joined season three of the Fox sitcom in a recurring role, our sister site TVLine first reported. Nash will play... Read more

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Turkey’s ‘Song of My Mother’ Takes Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Erol Minta’s debut feature “Song of My Mother,” which was a Turkey-France-Germany co-production, won the top award, the Heart of Sarajevo, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which comes with €16,000 ($21,200). The jury said it appreciated “the courageous simplicity, the pure cinematic language, the choice to show the daily life in a... Read more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Working on ‘Sandman’ Script With Nolan’s ‘Batman’ Team

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the newcomers in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill” and recently wrapped Robert Zemeckis’ 3D drama “The Walk,” but there’s another buzzed about adaptation on audiences’ minds. According to Gordon-Levitt, “Sandman” is still in the early stages of development. The multi-hyphenate actor will direct and produce the film from a... Read more

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