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Sarah Jessica Parker to host Obama fundraiser

Sarah Jessica Parker is hosting a fundraiser for President Obama at her New York home June 14.

Cannes 2012: Next up for Jacques Audiard, a drug cartel musical?

Jacques Audiard, director of "A Prophet" and "Rust & Bone" muses about his next project.

Cannes 2012: 'Rocky' producer to take fight to Rebekah Brooks

Few media figures get liberal pundits' blood boiling more than Rebekah Brooks, the disgraced former News of the World editor who has been criminally charged in the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. But for moviedom, there’s a different...Show More Summary

Pixar's 'Brave' to play at Dolby Theatre for L.A. Film Fest

Pixar fans who want to get a jump on seeing "Brave" can check out the studio's new film at the L.A. Film Festival a few days before it hits theaters nationwide on June 22.

Cannes 2012: 'Gomorrah' director aims at sins of reality TV

Matteo Garrone, director of Gomorrah, returns to the Cannes Film Festival with Reality, an indictment of reality television

Cannes 2012: Weinstein Co. buys Libyan revolution documentary

CANNES, France -- For the second time in as many days at the Cannes Film Festival, Harvey Weinstein has gotten political. The independent-film mogul has bought “The Oath of Tobruk,” a documentary about the 2011 Libyan revolution directed by the provocateur French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy. Show More Summary

Cannes 2012: Is Roman Polanski seeking some image rehab?

Roman Polanski, who fled to Europe rather than face potentila jail time, is the subject of a new documentary and will be coming to the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2012: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ aims to restore Wes Anderson’s crown

CANNES, France — It was close to 1 a.m Thursday morning when Bill Murray began pulling randoms into the dancing circle. Just a few hours before, Murray’s “Moonrise Kingdom” — his latest collaboration with American oddball auteur WesShow More Summary

Judi Dench in 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': Betsy Sharkey's pick

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”: British actress Judi Dench rarely makes a wrong move with any role she's given, and the same is true here, writes Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey.

Cannes Film Festival 2012: A star is born

“Last week, they called me to star in ‘Rambo 34,’” said actor Mathias Schoenaerts with an admirably straight face. “I told them I wouldn’t do it unless I could get ‘35’ and ‘36’ as well.”

Around Town: 'Mean Streets' pays tribute to Fellini film

."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema with a variety of second features that all tip their hats to "I Vitelloni."

LACMA film series celebrates California noir

Starting Friday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater in conjunction will the museum’s “California Design, 1930-1965” exhibition, “California Noir” features a superb selection of 10 little-seen films that benefit greatly from the wide-screen, 35mm treatment. Show More Summary

Cannes 2012: Bourne's Paul Greengrass to tackle FC Barcelona

Paul Greengrass, director of The Bourne Ultimatum, will make a movie about FC bArcelona and stars such as Lionel Messi

Cannes 2012: An Osama bin Laden battle brews by the beach

Zero Dark Thirty and Code Name Geronimo, two movies about the targeted killing of Osama bin Laden, will likely both come out in the fall, one from Weinstein Company and one from Sony Pictures

'The Dictator' offers iron-fisted, ham-handed laughs, critics say

In "The Dictator," Sacha Baron Cohen combines his knack for absurd characters with the grand comedic tradition of skewering despotism on the big screen. Critics agree that the film is funny and vulgar; whether the combination truly works depends on whom you ask.

Cannes 2012: Can any film reproduce 'The Artist' magic?

CANNES, France -- It was exactly a year ago in this coastal town that much of the film world first heard about a quirky movie from a French director who has a peskily unpronounceable name. On the eve of the world's most prestigious cinema...Show More Summary

John Waters and documentary 'Vito' to open Outfest

Jeffrey Schwarz's "Vito," a documentary about the late gay activist Vito Russo, author of "The Celluloid Closet," is the opening night gala presentation of the 30th Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Cannes 2012: Festival turns 65 with a lineup heavy on U.S. titles

Opening Wednesday night with Wes Anderson's oddly endearing “Moonrise Kingdom,” the Cannes Film Festival is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year and marking that milestone by embracing all kinds of opposites: old and young, dramatic and documentary, commercial and politically committed, avant-garde and classic, even American and not.

Aaron Sorkin set to adapt 'Steve Jobs' for Sony

Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Social Network" will aim to help bring the life of the legendary tech icon Steve Jobs to the screen in a film for Sony Pictures that will reunite him with his "Social Network" producer Scott Rudin. "Steve Jobs" will be based on the best-selling biography written by former Time magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.

Obama on 'The Avengers,' Kardashians, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

President Obama talked about pop culture topics like "The Avengers," Kim Kardashian and "Fifty Shades of Grey on "The View."

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