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J.J. Abrams on Why He's Now Writing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Asa Butterfield defies gravity and age in 'Ender's Game'

It's not as if Ender Wiggin has all that much riding on his shoulders. He just must single-handedly save the planet in a war against aliens and then become a moral compass for mankind. All before he's old enough to have a beer.<p>Orson Scott Card's futuristic novel<p>"Ender's Game"demands a lot of its …

Talking good and evil with Keanu Reeves

Meeting the bloodied former superstar in Brooklyn to talk about his delicious directing debut, “Man of Tai Chi”<p>Keanu Reeves is wearing a very nice suit and covered in blood. This does not seem to bother him; he greets a visitor with his customary off-kilter bonhomie, bobbing his head in an almost …

Hollywood plotlines are still sidelining women

Don Jon is yet another example of a film where the women only exist in order to teach the men a lesson<p>In his supremely cocky directorial debut <b>Don Jon</b> (out later this month) Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the eponymous Jon, a self-professed porn fanatic who openly acknowledges his preference for …

First Look: Angelina Jolie Heads to Sea for WWII Survival Drama ‘Unbroken’ – /Film

Our first look at <b>Angelina Jolie</b>‘s sophomore directorial effort <i>Unbroken</i> wasn’t really a first look at the film, but a lovely photo of her with its …

Olivia Wilde: 'People thought I could only play the badass'

After impressing on TV and in films such as Alpha Dog and Rush, the actor's improvised turn in her new film Drinking Buddies has truly hit a nerve<p>If travelling really does have the edge over arriving, Olivia Wilde must be enjoying the time of her life. It is no slight on this poised, intuitive …

Hollywood and the 'New Abnormal' – why the industry is scared of risk

Producer Lynda Obst was at the heart of the film industry during its star-driven 1990s boom – which is what makes her critique of its CGI blockbuster-obsessed current incarnation so damning<p>"Speaking at a digital conference today," Hollywood stalwart Lynda Obst tweeted on 22 October. "Everybody …

Trip Hawkins: Women have taken over tech purchasing, and video games are next

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Serial video game executive Trip Hawkins has his eye on a new market: women.<p>“For the first time in history, women have taken over technology-buying for their families,” Hawkins said on a panel discussion about mobile advertising at GamesBeat 2013, VentureBeat’s annual game …

The president’s ‘gaming guy’ tells us that educational games fascinate Obama

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — You may find it hard to believe that the leader of the free world has much time for video games.<p>But the senior adviser for digital media at the White House, Mark DeLoura, says Barack Obama has taken a personal interest in games and gaming culture.<p>“I wouldn’t have this job if …

The Walking Dead Season Two revealed with Clementine as protagonist

Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman today officially announced The Walking Dead: Season Two, due out later this year on PC/Mac, before coming to consoles and iOS later.<p>The second season in Telltale Games' acclaimed adventure game series will continue the story of the orphaned girl Clementine. Gamers …

Exploring the deep themes in Beyond: Two Souls

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><b>This article contains major spoilers for Beyond: Two Souls. You have been warned.</b><p>When I went to play Beyond: Two Souls for the first time, I didn’t know much …

Obama Administration Was Warned HealthCare.Gov Wasn't Ready To Launch

A contractor tasked with building the Affordable Care Act site warned officials about a number of serious problems plaguing the exchange a month before launch.<p>The Obama administration was warned one month before the launch of HealthCare.gov that the website where millions are expected to sign up …

Obamacare's tech no easy fix

Silicon Valley always knew it couldn’t fix Washington and its bureaucratic messes. Now it has even more proof.<p>The HealthCare.gov debacle has reinforced the divide between the global capital of innovation and an establishment culture known for clunky methods, stilted processes and government …

Veteran and Indie Producers Offer Tips to Young Filmmakers at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

In addition to its 100+ screenings, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival has been hosting a number of educational panels for independent filmmakers …

Robert Redford faces elemental challenge in 'All Is Lost'

Robert Redford was going down with the ship.<p>Yes, the character he plays in writer-director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," which arrives in theaters Friday, is a lone traveler on the Indian Ocean whose sailboat is taking on water from a gash in its hull. But this water emergency wasn't in Chandor's …

GTAV voice actors say game does not glamorize violence

The main voice actors behind Grand Theft Auto V have spoken out to say the recently released open-world game does not glamorize violence. In an interview with PCAdvisor, the three actors said Rockstar North's production is about so much more than just violence.<p>"Anyone who has any conception at all …

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Naughty Dog reveals how axed Jack and Daxter reboot led to The Last of Us

The creative director for The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, has revealed that the development team behind the game was originally assembled to produce a new entry in Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter series, which was last seen on the PlayStation 2.<p>Speaking at a keynote address for IGDA Toronto 2013, …

Andrea Arnold and Naomi Foner Talk About Being Female Filmmakers

Filmmakers Naomi Foner (“Very Good Girls”) and Andrea Arnold (“Fishtank”) participated in the Story Creation and the Artistic Process panel as part …

Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'

The last three movies produced by Mark Burg — a sequel to "Saw," the remake<p>"Texas Chainsaw 3D"and a violent revenge tale called "The Tortured" — were all rated R for "grisly" and "sadistic" violence and were hardly pleasant experiences for characters trying to remain alive.<p>But Hollywood has a habit …

Sony’s G.I.R.L. internship program is about more than making concept art

It’s no secret that the gaming industry is dominated by men, but one publisher is trying to encourage more women into joining the field.<p>Sony Online Entertainment recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Esther Wu, a 20-year-old student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, through a game art …

The 5 People Filmmakers Need for a Tiny Skeleton Crew

<i>L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website</i> <i>NoamKroll.com</i><i>. He wrote this</i> …

David Harbour Says He Might Be Doing Some 'Crooning' In Hellboy

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>Rose and Paige Tico's relationship will …

Why Selena Gomez's 'Getaway' Tanked At The Box Office

Warner Bros.' box office bomb "Getaway" grossed a mere $4.49 million its opening weekend, well under an expected $6 million.<p>Teenyboppers likely to turn out for the movie's lead Selena Gomez, a former Disney Channel star, headed to the "1 Direction: This Is Us" premiere instead. The boy band …

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