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Not So Fast: David Lynch Says No New Film Plans Are Set (VIDEO)

To be a true David Lynch fan is to practice patience. So it came as no surprise when Lynch told The Guardian that a new film probably isn’t coming soon.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 25, 2014 1:02 PM
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Chris Nolan and Matthew McConaughey Rock the Con with Surprise 'Interstellar' Footage

After a quiet first day at Comic-Con, Hall H was finally rocked by a movie of clear scope and ambition that was not an imitation of other things. Christopher Nolan came to Comic-Con for the first time with fellow Con virgin Matthew McConaughey to show an early trailer for Paramount release "Interstellar" which hits theaters in November.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2014 8:07 PM
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Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Will Help Woody Allen Solve a Murder

While "Magic in the Moonlight" rolls out in select cities this weekend, director Woody Allen is already at work on his next project, a college-set murder mystery starring Joaquin Phoenix and "Moonlight" muse Emma Stone. Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley have hopped aboard the cast.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 24, 2014 1:45 PM
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Sony Counters Bad Press with 'Spider-Man' Announcements

Beleaguered Studio chief Amy Pascal countered the negative press about her revolving executive suite--global distribution and marketing chief Jeff Blake announced his departure Tuesday--by doing some spinning of her own. It is not coincidental that the studio revealed their "Spider-Man" plans for the next few years. Plainly, they need to remind skeptics that their biggest franchise (heading toward $4 billion to date worldwide) is proceeding apace.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2014 2:19 PM
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Distribution Maestro Jeff Blake Exits Sony After 22 Years: Dynamo and Class Act

The news that Jeff Blake is departing his position as Chairman of Sony Pictures and Vice-Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the company leaves the industry, at least until his future plans as announced, without one its most revered and honorable executives.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 22, 2014 5:24 PM
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'Maleficent' Crosses $700 Million Worldwide, Shining Jewel in Lackluster Summer

Disney's "Maleficent," which opened May 30, has topped $700 million worldwide, marking Jolie’s highest-grossing live action film of all time domestically, internationally and globally, as well as the highest grossing original film of 2014 worldwide. "Maleficent" is a shining jewel in a dull summer box office that has dipped 20 % so far. The year to date is down 6 %.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2014 2:49 PM
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Emerging Producers Take Note: the San Francisco Film Society Wants to Help You

The San Francisco Film Society is launching a new suite of filmmaker support services designed to support and assist talented emerging producers. The SFFS Producers Initiative will assist indie producers currently working on narrative feature projects via financial support, programs, mentorship, industry connections and access to a growing network of fellow filmmakers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 7:19 PM
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Cameron Crowe's Next Slated Not for Fall, but Summer 2015

Now that Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have screened writer-director Cameron Crowe's still-untitled return to original filmmaking, they're scheduling it for May 29, 2015. That suggests that they did not consider the comedy --which stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor who reconnects with former love Rachel McAdams when he returns to the US Space program in Hawaii-- to be fall awards material.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 5:28 PM
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Remembering James Garner, A Maverick On and Off Screen

It is my custom to celebrate lives, not mourn deaths. On the occasion of James Garner’s passing at age 86, I would like to recall the man and his work by sharing this interview.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • July 20, 2014 1:30 PM
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Best of the Week: Peter Biskind's New Hollywood, The Beatles, Marquez & Kurosawa & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 19, 2014 2:44 PM
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