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Cannes Panel: Studios Fight Piracy While Indies Embrace Digital Future

The future of digital entertainment panel at the America Pavilion at Cannes Saturday revealed a telling change in approach to battling piracy by the studios and the indies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2014 11:29 AM
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'Theatreland' Doc Features Broadway & London Stars McKellen and Stewart

Did you miss "X-Men" stars Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings") and Patrick Stewart ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") on Broadway in "Waiting for Godot" and "No Man's Land"? (The two distinguished Brit thespians did not land Tony nominations.) Athena is releasing on May 5 the DVD documentary "Theatreland" (May 13), which goes behind the scenes of the 2009 London production of "Waiting for Godot."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 30, 2014 1:33 PM
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Stream 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' on Netflix Instant Now

"Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Abdellatif Kechiche's rapturously beautiful Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color" is a gift for which we should all be grateful, and it's streaming on Netflix Instant right now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 4, 2014 2:41 PM
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Four Reasons 2014 Will Be the Year of the Immigrant on Film (VIDEO)

From reportorial nonfiction to epic drama, from the couch to the art house, immigrants past and present will be at the forefront of 2014's film offerings -- not to mention your cable news network of choice. As the Congressional debate over immigration reform heats up and the midterm election gears begin to turn, here are four things to watch for:
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • January 27, 2014 1:24 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of 'The Spectacular Now,' On DVD & Blu-Ray 1/14

Check out a TOH! exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for "The Spectacular Now," starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley as high school sweethearts. A24's Sundance breakout arrives on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, January 14.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 7, 2014 4:27 PM
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Best of the Week: Ten Steps to a Best Picture Oscar, How to Stream the Year's Best Films, Talent Lost in 2013 & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 28, 2013 12:48 PM
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Where to Stream Ten of the Year's Best Films

It's late-December so all you'll be hearing for the next few months will be "12 Years a Slave" this and "Gravity" that -- but there were other great movies made in 2013 too, you know. And you can stream ten of them now on Netflix, Amazon and Fandor.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 27, 2013 4:16 PM
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Best of the Week: Ted Sarandos Attacks Industry Status Quo, Lou Reed Tributes, Paul Dano Nuts Up and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • November 2, 2013 4:05 PM
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Your Week in Streaming: This Halloween, 10 Horror Movies to Scar You for Life

Halloween is upon us. Satisfy your taste for the weird, curious, disturbing and life-scarring with these 10 independent horror films that will melt your brain and rot your soul.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 30, 2013 6:02 PM
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Ranking Best and Worst NC-17-Rated Films, as 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Opens (Video)

It was no surprise when Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color" earned an NC-17 rating for “explicit sexual content.” Sundance Selects/IFC Films figured that would be the case when they submitted it. They were stirring up some ratings controversy to lure people to see the lesbian romance starring two lovingly photographed nubile French actresses. They could go unrated stateside if they wanted to. They want audiences to know that the film is not trimmed or softened in any way.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 24, 2013 5:36 PM
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