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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Goes to the Movies

Check out the movie-related content at this weekend's LA Times Festival of Books, including a panel I will join called "Hollywood Past and Present."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2014 7:30 PM
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Gregg Araki's Controversial New Film 'White Bird in a Blizzard' Gets a Distributor (TRAILER)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired all North American rights to writer/director Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard," the controversial film out of Sundance in which star Shailene Woodley bares all.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 1:31 PM
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Check Out This Stunning New Poster for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood" has a dreamy new poster.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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Roman Polanski Gives Rare Interview About Career, Retirement and 'Venus in Fur' (CLIPS)

Never one to do much press, Roman Polanski offers Variety a rare interview in which he talks about his new film "Venus in Fur," working with his actress-wife Emmanuelle Seigner and his storied -- and stormy -- cinematic career.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 12:42 PM
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Lionsgate Follows 'Twilight/Hunger Games' Template by Extending 'Divergent' "Trilogy"

Not only does Lionsgate/Summit commit to an ongoing production--which is the closest the movie companies come to episodic television, allowing fans to invest in the creation of a world over time--and hang on to beloved actors over a series of films, but "Divergent" is now extending the life of its "trilogy."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2014 12:38 PM
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Exclusive: Check Out a Lovely New Poster for 'Words and Pictures,' Starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen

TOH! has the exclusive poster debut for director Fred Schepisi's upcoming romantic dramedy "Words and Pictures," starring Juliette Binoche as an art teacher rivaling Clive Owen's English teacher. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and he has a drinking problem.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 11:51 AM
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FIRST LOOK: Eddie Redmayne Stars as Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything'

Focus Features has slated a November 7 release date for director James Marsh's brainy romance "Theory of Everything." Eddie Redmayne stars as "A Brief History of Time" author and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The film centers on his passionate relationship with a young art student named Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2014 3:26 PM
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Brie Larson Goes Into the 'Room,' Lenny Abrahamson's Captivity Drama Based on the Bestseller

Brie Larson had a big year in 2013, receiving rave reviews and even an Indie Spirit nomination for her role in Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12." And she's now on board Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's "Room," based on the bestseller by Emma Donahue (who also penned the adaptation).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 12:29 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique Covers EW's Summer Preview, 'X-Men' Producers Considering Spinoffs

Jennifer Lawrence is front and center on the cover of this week's EW, which is rolling out its sprawling Summer Preview. It's cool that when Lawrence shares the cover with A-listers Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender, she's still the centerpiece. Thanks to her other franchise, "The Hunger Games," she's arguably the biggest star of X-Men.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 11:40 AM
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Meet the Boise Film Underground, a Band of Indie Filmmakers Hard at Work in Idaho

Give it a few years, and Idaho's Sun Valley Film Festival could be a spring Telluride: an intimate, filmmaker-friendly event buzzing with savvy cinephiles and industry mavens, and screening top international art cinema either off the festival circuit or for the first time. Here are five reasons why you should go.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2014 6:45 AM
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