George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star as astronauts in Alfonso Cuaron’s jaw-dropping space thriller.

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Gravity: Venice Review

The Bottom Line
Thrilling, and as close to feeling like you’re in space as most of us will ever be.
Venue
Venice Film Festival (opening night)
Opens
Oct. 4 (Warner Bros.)
Cast
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Director
Alfonso Cuaron

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At once the most realistic and beautifully choreographed film ever set in space, Gravity is a thrillingly realized survival story spiked with ...

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Why Ben is Batman?

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The secret talks that led the Oscar-winning actor,

director and producer to again agree to a superhero

role, and show Hollywood how a studio takes care of

top talent.

 

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Thursday’s seemingly out-of-left field announcement by Warner Bros. that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel caught many in Hollywood by surprise — but it was the culmination of months of conversations and dealmaking.

Sources tell 

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John Lasseter Accepts Disney Legend for Steve Jobs

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This past weekend, the D23 Expo 2013 honored the late Steve Jobs with a “Disney Legend” award. John Lasseter, an early employee of Pixar, accepted it on behalf of the Apple co-founder and former chief executive officer and recounted his memories and experiences with Jobs onstage. Two videos of the acceptance speech have since appeared online.It’s emotional footage, but fans of Apple, Pixar, ...

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Forget Kickstarter: How Obama’s New Law Could Change Hollywood Crowd-Funding

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 by Paul Bond
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EarlyShares CEO Joanna Schwartz and co-founder/chairman Stephen Temes

The measure could give filmmakers access to $300 billion from regular Joes with net worth over $1 million who can own part of the movies they fund — unlike Kickstarter.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Like many filmmakers, Spike Lee is using Kickstarter, in his case, to raise $1.25 million for his next project. A $10 ...

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