| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
“Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.
Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:10 PM
NEW YORK--Just before director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks unveiled their new verite thriller "Captain Phillips" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, they made an unusual introduction.
"Many of the crew of the Maersk Alabama,"--...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Fresh off the buzz from its new trailer, Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has nabbed the centerpiece slot at the New York Film Festival, where it will make its world premiere Oct. 5.
Organizers announced the news Thursday, with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on prestige titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz.
The Lincoln Center event has become an...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Some called it “Life of Pi” without the tiger.
Others compared it to Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”
But most critics liked what they saw in “All Is Lost,” an almost dialogue-free narrative feature...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Oren Aviv, chief marketing officer for 20th Century Fox, has been let go from the studio.
[Updated, 10:20 a.m. PDT Oct. 17: Confirming Aviv's departure, the studio announced that he would be replaced by Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, who have been...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:25 PM
CANNES, France — For his 2011 Wall Street drama "Margin Call," writer-director J.C. Chandor put an ensemble of stars including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Zachary Quinto into corporate offices and had them talk furiously as a crisis...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"All Is Lost" begins in darkness. There is a voice, though. Weary, almost apologetic, our man speaks of struggle, of trying and failing against an unforgiving sea. But soon the words stop and other languages — sight, sound, silence — pick up...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one.
Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:03 PM
It looks like Rhythm & Hues is still downsizing.
The El Segundo visual effects company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, is auctioning off assets, including computers, furniture and film equipment.
Bidding will conclude July 24...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In a bombed-out section of a futuristic downtown Los Angeles, a man sits on a tire next to an overturned car, staring at a computer-controlled screen fastened to his wrist, oblivious to the machine gun fire and bomb blasts around him.
The camera pans...