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Guardians of the Galaxy
‘Galaxy’ quest: James Gunn brings a wild crew of intergalactic warriors to the Marvel Universe

If James Gunn had had his way, the Marvel Studios blockbuster that's arriving in theatres on August 1 to conquer the late-summer box office would be…Hit-Monkey. More »

Luc Besson feature
‘Lucy’ unleashed: Scarlett Johansson powers up in Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller

The big problem in writing about Lucy, opening July 25 from Universal, is not giving away too much. Writer-director Luc Besson is happy to discuss how he cast the movie, the problems he faced shooting it, and the intricate special-effects work required before its release. But he understandably doesn't want to reveal what happens. More »

Sex Tape feature
Lost in the Cloud: Jake Kasdan, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel make a comical ‘Sex Tape’

"You don't even have to ask—I'll volunteer that I don't have a sex tape," laughs Jake Kasdan over the phone from California. It's the answer to an unasked question that the 39-year-old writer, director and producer expects to be giving a lot in the near future, considering that the title of his latest film happens to be…Sex Tape. More »

Religious Films
Filmmakers find faith: Religious-themed stories make a comeback in theatres

“At the Producers Guild of America’s most recent conference, producer Mark Burnett got up and said he planned to spend the next 15 years making films about Jesus and the Bible,” recalls Dr. Ted Baehr, the founder of Movieguide, a publication that offers detailed analysis of current movies from a Christian and family-friendly perspective. More »

Boyhood feature
A boy’s life: Richard Linklater’s 12-year project is an epic coming-of-age film

Shot incrementally over the course of 12 years, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a deceptively simple portrait of childhood, one that may rank among the more understated “epics” ever filmed. More »

Dawn of the Apes feature
Simian vs. Sapiens: Andy Serkis returns as rebel leader Caesar in Matt Reeves’ ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Although it's only been three of our terrestrial years since the Planet of the Apes franchise was reborn, onscreen a decade has elapsed between the events depicted in the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes and its sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which roars into theatres on July 11. More »

Rob Reiner feature
The Keaton-Douglas debates: Oscar winners co-star for the first time in Rob Reiner’s ‘And So It Goes’

A lot of people—Rob Reiner, among them—were amazed last spring that The Film Society of Lincoln Center, for the first time in its 41-year history, presented its prestigious Chaplin Award to a director who has never been Oscar-nominated for directing: Reiner. More »

The Internet's Own Boy Feature
‘The Internet’s Own Boy’: Brian Knappenberger chronicles tragedy of web activist Aaron Swartz

When Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2013, he was facing a possible 35-year prison sentence and a million-dollar fine. Federal prosecutors had targeted him for using an MIT computer network to download 4.7 million documents from the JSTOR database. More »

Unifrance
The French connection: 65-year-old UniFrance promotes a vital film industry worldwide

The French, they are a notoriously movie-centric race. And UniFrance Films, the government’s educational and promotional arm for the native industry, is now celebrating its 65th anniversary and busy as ever fueling the passion for French cinema, not only at home but around the world. More »

Jersey Boys Feature
Man for All Seasons: Clint Eastwood brings Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ to big screen

Clint Eastwood seems a little nonplussed when questioned about his interest in music. The actor and director has scored several of his recent movies, sang in Honkytonk Man, played an accomplished jazz piano in In the Line of Fire, and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop legend Charlie Parker. More »

Duncan Clark
Universal acclaim: Distribution vet Duncan Clark earns a CineEurope salute

CineEurope is honoring Duncan Clark, president of distribution at Universal Pictures International (UPI), as its 2014 International Distributor of the Year. More »

Constantin
Never Ending Success Story: CineEurope applauds Germany’s Constantin Film

“We are an entertainment company! All our fields of business are growing. We are pursuing a sustainable growth strategy—focusing on our assets.” This is how Martin Moszkowicz, executive board chairman of Constantin Film AG, describes the Munich, Germany-based media company’s philosophy and business model. More »

John Carney feature
City love songs: John Carney conducts Keira Knightley-Mark Ruffalo duet in ‘Begin Again’

It’s the final interview of the day, and John Carney is feeling a little punchy. More »

Lespert Feature
Oh couture! Jalil Lespert chronicles turbulent life of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent

Of all the great fashion designers of the last century—Vionnet, Chanel, Balenciaga—no one dominated the second half of those years like Yves Saint Laurent, and Jalil Lespert has made a breathtakingly beautiful and moving biopic about him. More »

Key Art feature
The art of advertising: THR Key Art Awards salute inspired entertainment campaigns

Each year, The Hollywood Reporter and the CLIO Awards combine forces to honor creative excellence in entertainment advertising. The Key Art Awards remain focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. More »

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REVIEWS

Sex Tape review
Film Review: Sex Tape

Couple's homemade porn circulates on the web in an R-rated comedy that wastes the talents of its stars. More »

The Purge: Anarchy
Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy

A modest but noticeable improvement on its predecessor, The Purge: Anarchy offers a more effective—if still far from ideal—realization of the series' killer premise. More »

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