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October 23, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the World Series. The Skinny: If I don't have a personal rooting interest in the World Series, I tend to go with the American League. This year is tougher since the Red Sox beat the Tigers and I hate those stupid beards. It will be a gut decision made with the opening pitch tonight. Today's roundup includes Carl Icahn's Netflix stock sale and George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" pushed to next year. Also, a look at NBC's "Dracula.
October 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When George Clooney and Sony Pictures said Tuesday that the release of “The Monuments Men” would be delayed from mid-December to an unspecified date in 2014, they set off a round of speculation--and potential scrambling. “Monuments Men,” a World War II art heist movie that Clooney directs and stars in, was considered a possible contender in this year's race. Could coveted Academy Award slots - and the important media and mindshare required to land them--now go to of other hopefuls?
October 22, 2013 | By John Horn, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said. The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum curators and academics racing to rescue paintings and sculptures looted by the Nazis - slated to open Dec. 18 - now will be released by Sony Pictures early next year. "We just didn't have enough time," Clooney said Tuesday by phone from London, where he and producing partner Grant Heslov were to start a 16-hour scoring session with composer Alexandre Desplat and a 110-piece orchestra as part of their race to complete the film.
October 3, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Gravity" is out of this world. Words can do little to convey the visual astonishment this space opera creates. It is a film whose impact must be experienced in 3-D on a theatrical screen to be fully understood. Though the strong work of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney - the only two actors who appear on camera - is essential to what the film accomplishes, the great lure of "Gravity" is the way director Alfonso Cuarón, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and visual effects supervisor Tim Webber have collaborated to make us feel we're stranded in outer space ourselves, no questions asked.
September 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Being the son of an obsessive filmmaker means your life already has a destiny, whether intended or not. That was certainly the case for Jonás Cuarón, the eldest son of Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. Young Jonás spent weeks on his father's first feature, 1991's "Love in the Time of Hysteria. " He had a small role in his father's second film, 1995's "A Little Princess," and attended school on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. "He was so happy," remembered Alfonso. "He was the only boy surrounded by 20 girls.
September 25, 2013 | Actress Sandra Bullock knuckles down
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock cemented her fame by sinking her hands and feet in concrete and topping it off with her signature at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Bullock, 49, appeared as part of a publicity event for the movie "Gravity," which features her and George Clooney. Chelsea Handler, a friend, introduced Bullock at the ceremony, which her 3-year-old son attended.
September 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As if we need another reason to love Sandra Bullock. "The Heat" star is Vogue magazine's October 2013 cover girl just before the release of her highly anticipated lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," co-starring George Clooney and helmed by Spanish director Alfonso Cuaron. She calls Cuaron's groundbreaking film - his first in seven years - "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" and her performance is already generating Oscar buzz . Bullock has been in the spotlight since the 1990s and writer Jason Gay harps on her relatability in the piece, her 40 films and $3.5 billion in accumulated global box office.
August 28, 2013 | By John Horn
Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started - though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice. The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-profile gatherings: Colorado's intimate Telluride fest convenes Thursday, and Toronto's massive confab starts a week later. If history repeats itself, the Italian festival could be a launching pad for some of the top Academy Award contenders of 2014.
August 28, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
In space no one can hear you applaud, but down here on Earth critical acclaim is reverberating for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," the new thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and will be released stateside Oct. 4. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded in space and struggling to survive, "Gravity" has wowed early reviewers with its taut direction, grounded performances and technical artistry. In a rave review, Variety's Justin Chang writes that "Gravity" "is at once a nervy experiment in blockbuster minimalism and a film of robust movie-movie thrills, restoring a sense of wonder, terror and possibility to the big screen that should inspire awe among critics and audiences worldwide.
August 28, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
The biggest obstacle to making Alfonso Cuarón's space epic "Gravity" was the natural phenomenon itself. The Mexican director, along with his longtime cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, visual effects supervisor Tim Webber and a crew that numbered in the hundreds, spent four years conquering the forces of gravity in the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney drama due out Oct. 4. The film stars Bullock as an engineer with little space experience who...
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