Noe Gold

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow is on the phone from London, sounding very down-to-earth, whimsical even -- in sharp contrast to some of the more literary characters she has played, such as the suicidal writer…

Halle Berry

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Since her Oscar win for "Monster's Ball," Halle Berry hasn't exactly taken the heavy drama route. Instead, her career has been marked by ass-kicking women with names like Jinx, Storm and Patience…

Marketplace

Summer sneaks

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ShoWest after the Oscars means different points of emphasis in this 30th edition. The only constant will be the usual mix of restless execs confronted by exhibitors, sampling studio sneaks, scarfing…

Movie market staples

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The American Film Market has long been a hunting ground for films whose success does not depend on name players. The attraction is not so much who is in them but what gets done to whom -- the key to…

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Makin' bakin'

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It might sound like a trivial affair, but the visual effects bakeoff is serious business. And Richard Edlund, chair of the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences'…

  • Film

Nuance over scale

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The smart money is on the big pictures, the studio epics that have been produced with a rare confluence of serious budgets and weighty themes this year.

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The hubbub over 'ChubbChubbs'

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What's in it for a big movie studio to get involved with an animated short subject? When you're Sony Pictures Imageworks, producers of last year's animated short film Oscar winner "The ChubbChubbs!"…