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Film Review: ‘The Fight Within’

We’ve already had faith-based dramas involving baseball (“Where Hope Grows”), football (“Woodlawn,” “Facing the Giants”), boxing (“Carman: The Champion”) and even competitive skateboarding (“Hardflip”), so it probably was only a matter of time before someone offered us a mashup of Bible-thumping and butt-whipping like “The Fight Within,” a dutifully sincere but ponderously predictable drama about… […]

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Disney’s ‘Born in China’ Heads for Release

Disney will Friday release its first Chinese-made feature documentary under the ‘Disneynature’ label. The picture, “Disneynature: Born in China” takes a look at the spectacular wildlife and natural beauty that is unique to China, including rare footage of endangered snow leopards and giant pandas. The film is directed by top feature film director Lu Chuan, who started… […]

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Film Review: ‘The Lost Arcade’

When people talk about the romantic grunge of New York City in the ’70s and ’80s, they tend to point to the same handful of ironically cherished neighborhoods and atmospheres — the sleazy excitement of Times Square when it was home to grindhouses and porn theaters, the rat-strewn, heroin-den mystique of the punk-rock East Village… […]

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‘Homeland’: 10 Things We Learned About Season 6 at TCA

Quinn is alive, Saul is more dedicated to the CIA than ever before and Carrie is getting back in the intelligence game in the sixth season of “Homeland,” but on her own terms. Those were the big hints“Homeland” exec producer Alex Gansa dropped on Thursday during the Television Critics Association panel session to tease the… […]

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Seth Rogen Kicks Off Variety’s New Podcast ‘Playback with Kris Tapley’ (Listen)

Welcome to “Playback,” a new movie-centric podcast at Variety that will tackle industry talking points of the day and bring you intimate conversations with a wide range of Hollywood talent. In our first episode, Variety Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley and I springboard from our mid-year column spotlighting deserving Oscar contenders from the… […]

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Snapchat Criticized for Releasing ‘Racist’ Filter, Again

Snapchat – the fast-growing social media app – has come under fire for a filter that some users have called “racist.” Filters allow users to alter their photos: adding floral crowns or transforming them into scary zombies or cute dogs. Its newest filter, released on Tuesday, was supposed to be an homage to anime – the Japanese cartoon… […]

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Will Smith’s ‘Bad Boys 3’ Pushed Back to 2018

Sony’s next installment in the “Bad Boys” franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has been pushed back from its June 2, 2017, release date to Jan. 12, 2018. It’s also received an official title: “Bad Boys for Life.” Joe Carnahan is on board to direct the buddy-cop action comedy, taking over for Michael Bay,… […]

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