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North Carolina's film incentives may finally become a permanent fixture in the state's economic development pitch to television and movie producers. Or it could get written out of the script.
The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
The bloodthirsty forces of "300: Rise of an Empire" proved victorious at the box office on its opening weekend, easily surpassing the family-friendly animated movie "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."
A riot of color greeted Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme the first time he walked into Haitian Corner, an art gallery around the corner from his Manhattan apartment. Instantly transfixed, he left with a $250 painting by Haitian master Wilson Bigaud. The seed was planted.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will attend the premiere of his documentary about students at a Vermont school learning to memorize Gettysburg Address.
Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that's drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.
A California boy who was treated for leukemia and became famous as "Batkid" got to spend time with another superhero after his planned appearance at the Academy Awards was cut.
Director / writer David Grovic's low-rent noir thriller "The Bag Man" is blessed with a good cast led by John Cusack, Robert De Niro and Crispin Glover, and they deliver solid performances. But that's the best that can be said about a movie that prizes stylish tropes over coherence or people worth caring about.
Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me."
The first "300," director Zack Snyder's 2006 take on the legendary showdown between Persians and Spartans at Thermopylae in 480 B.C., was all about the guys and their abs.
Watching a film won't make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be "Particle Fever," a movie so mind-bending you can almost feel your brain cells growing as you're watching it.
I needn't have worried. The prospect of a feature-length "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" made me nervous, since the Sahara-dry humor that made the old Jay Ward cartoon unique is all but absent from today's animated efforts.
It's heartening to see that even at 70, Catherine Deneuve still warrants tailor-made star vehicles in the French cinema. It's even more amazing that this striking actress can still command the screen in a film comprised mostly of close-ups of her gorgeous face.
The University of North Alabama's annual George Lindsey Film Festival is in full swing in Florence.
With "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," Dreamworks Animation sets its "Wayback Machine" to the early 1960s and charmingly revives one of the most popular features of the old "Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" - the one about a dog, and his boy.
The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival will premiere films starring Katie Holmes and Robin Williams, and feature Courteney Cox's directorial debut.
"Grand Piano" is a nail-biting thriller in the classic Hitchcock style. And the best word to describe it is one that went out of fashion long before Hitch's death, over 30 years ago.
Wes Anderson sweats the details. All of them, all the time, to an extent that can be maddening. But not in "The Grand Budapest Hotel," where the writer-director's familiar style blends with a group of unexpected factors to create a magnificently cockeyed entertainment.
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is coming to Tampa to lead an acting workshop when the "Bollywood Oscars" — the International Indian Film Academy's weekend and awards — arrives in April.