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Creed Knocks Out $1.4 Million as Good Dinosaur Roars to $1.3 Million at Tuesday Box Office

Victor Frankenstein, also opening Wednesday, made $175,000 in previews. more »

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In Star Wars

As the market for virtual reality technology continues to grow, Apple has made an interesting acquisition that could further its role in the space. more »

Man in the High Castle Ads Pulled from Subways after Nazi Imagery Backlash

The series has faced public consternation before, while filming in Seattle, especially when it came to dressing sets, because locations and companies refused to display the symbols. more »

Acting legend Setsuko Hara of Ozu film Tokyo Story dies at 95

Legendary actress Setsuko Hara, who starred in the Yasujiro Ozu movie "Tokyo Story," died of pneumonia on Sept. 5 at a hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture. more »

Carol, Beasts of No Nation Lead Indie Spirit Awards Nominations

Carol and Beasts of No Nation led all films in nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Tangerine and the animated Anomalisa also scoring well in the indie-film awards. more »

Oscars Playbook: Inside the Animated Features Giving Pixar a Run for Its Money

It’s a rumble in the playground with the popular kid (Pixar) competing against itself for the first time with two contenders, the comeback kid (DreamWorks Animation) scoring a hit with Home and the new student (Peanuts) suddenly popular. more »

Amazon Launches New Free Screenwriting App, Amazon Storywriter

With Storywriter, Amazon now provides a free screenwriting app with auto-formatting, and a new gateway into Amazon Studios. more »

The Art of Crafting Trailers and Promos for Frontline Documentary Films

A big difference in what I do compared to most editors’ timelines is theirs grow and expand from rough cut to locked sequence, whereas mine shrink. more »

Mockingjay Part 2 Fell Victim to Blockbuster Fatigue, and Anyone Could Be Next

The soft box office for Katniss’s final adventure says less about this landmark franchise than it does about the supersize way Hollywood is rolling out its biggest movies. more »

CNN Shows Sex Assault Film Despite Legal Threat

In the face of threatened legal action from the football star Jameis Winston, CNN did not back away from broadcasting The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses that has stirred controversy since its January debut at the Sundance Film Festival. more »