Oscar-Nominated ‘Anomalisa’ Is an Extraordinary Film About Ordinary Events

In an awards season highlighted by top performances from DiCaprio, Lawrence, Damon and Blanchett, who would have guessed the year’s most uniquely captivating stars would be… puppets? From the mind of Oscar-winning filmmaker Charlie Kaufman, the stop-motion animated film “Anomalisa” follows a motivational speaker named Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis) as he travels to […]

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Sylvester Stallone, Co-Stars Return to Philadelphia to Celebrate ‘Creed’

Sylvester Stallone returned to the City of Brotherly Love today in celebration of the November 25th release of his new “Rocky” sequel, “Creed.” Stallone was joined by co-stars Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson, as well as co-writer and director Ryan Coogler, at the summit of the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art staircase, which was […]

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Jamie Kennedy Drops Details of New NBC Drama, Reflects on “Scream”

Jamie Kennedy is best known for his irreverent characters in movies such as “Scream,” “Malibu’s Most Wanted” and “Kickin’ It Old Skool,” but in the upcoming NBC series “Heartbreaker,” the 45-year-old actor takes on one of his most poised roles to date: a doctor. “It’s a hospital soap that comes out in February,” Kennedy said […]

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Philadelphia Film Society Announces 24th Film Festival Line-Up

The Philadelphia Film Festival returns to the City of Brotherly Love for another exciting program of more than 130 feature-length and short films from Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, November 1. The 24th edition of the festival opens its 11-day run with filmmaker Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion film “Anomalisa,” and will close with documentarian Michael Moore’s […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal Shocks Fans at ‘Nightcrawler’ Screening

Jake Gyllenhaal and director Dan Gilroy shocked fans at a Philadelphia pre-screening of their new movie “Nightcrawler” on Saturday night. The thrilling film, which opens nationwide on October 31, stars Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, a complicated loner who stumbles upon the cutthroat world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. As Bloom’s stock rises with […]

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Director Ted Melfi Turns Tragedy into Triumphant ‘St. Vincent’

Eight years ago, filmmaker Ted Melfi’s brother died tragically at the age of 38, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter named Taylor. Melfi and his wife adopted Taylor and moved her from Tennessee to Sherman Oaks, California, where she was later enrolled in Notre Dame High School. During her sophomore year at the Catholic institution, Taylor […]

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