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  • To not nix pix, California must use tax trix

     To not nix pix, California must use tax trix
    Eight of the nine nominees for this year's best picture Oscar were filmed outside California. Nearly all of the live-action movies nominated in other Academy Awards categories were filmed in other states or countries as well. In the last two years, California — host of the Oscars, headquarters of the major studios and home of Hollywood itself — has barely appeared in a big-screen blockbuster.
  • Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband

    Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband
    Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand,...

    Cannes 2014: When choosing films, festival follows its own formula

    Cannes 2014: When choosing films, festival follows its own formula
    The Cannes Film Festival can certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to be Academy Awards players — the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013. But as it made...

    Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'

     Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'
    OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...

    Review: 'Transcendence' rises above the sci-fi genre

     Review: 'Transcendence' rises above the sci-fi genre
    Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain. A story of the possible perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that stars Johnny Depp, "Transcendence's" ideas are at least as...