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Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence'

Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology. Known for his "Pirates of the Caribbean" dreadlocks, "Alice in Wonderland" top hat and "Lone Ranger" face paint, Depp slips into the less colorful role of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a huge computer just before his death.

Arnie tries for subtlety, with guns, in 'Sabotage'

By his own admission, Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for "black and white," good-versus-bad films. So his latest movie is something of a departure, nuanced and complex, tender even. Although of course, it is still violent and action-packed. In "Sabotage," the 66-year-old actor plays Breacher, head of a special unit of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whose members start being brutally killed one by one, after a cartel bust.

Arnie tries for subtlety, with guns, in 'Sabotage'

By his own admission, Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for "black and white," good-versus-bad films. So his latest movie is something of a departure, nuanced and complex, tender even. Although of course, it is still violent and action-packed. In "Sabotage," the 66-year-old actor plays Breacher, head of a special unit of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whose members start being brutally killed one by one, after a cartel bust.

Big stars to attend New York's Tribeca Film Festival

New York, Mar 24 (EFE).- New York's Tribeca Film Festival, always looking for content with commitment, is putting the finishing touches on its 2014 lineup with documentaries on bitcoin, drug trafficking and Diego Maradona, but will also feature stars like Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey and Eva Longoria who will talk with the audience. New York will celebrate once more the serious side of film festivals between April 16-27 with an event at which celebrities don't tend to enjoy a glamorous red carpet moment but rather discuss the sociopolitical content of the films.

'Mr Peabody

Animated film "Mr Peabody & Sherman" rose to top dog at North America's box office this weekend, as hi-octane action movie "Need for Speed" was slow off the grid, industry data showed Monday. The critically acclaimed children's film, based on characters from the 1960s television cartoon "Rocky and Bullwinkle," follows the adventures of a super-intelligent canine who adopts a human infant.

Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" debuts on El Rey Network

Miami, Mar 12 (EFE).- Director Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," a television adaptation of his popular 1996 film that starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, debuted on his El Rey Network. The series, the first original content produced for the network, is about two crazy bank-robbing brothers who are on the run after a heist that left several people dead.

Favreau goes from 'Iron Man' to stainless steel food truck in new film

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Actor, director and screenwriter Jon Favreau traded the high-flying super hero antics of his "Iron Man" movies for a quieter new film about a celebrated chef who quits his job at a top-flight restaurant and takes to the road in a food truck. "Chef," a small-budget, independent comedy with a big-name cast, including Iron Man veterans Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, made its premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin this weekend.

Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Gravity'

Mexican Alfonso Cuaron won the best director Oscar for 3D space drama "Gravity" on Sunday, as the 86th Academy Awards show drew towards its climax. Cuaron beat fellow nominees David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), Alexander Payne ("Nebraska"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street"). Cuaron spoke of the "traumatic experience" of making the film, which had already won several other Oscars earlier in the night, and thanked his stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. "Sandy, you are 'Gravity'," he said.

'American Hustle' in Oscars shutout

Crime caper "American Hustle" suffered one of the worst shutouts in Oscars history on Sunday after failing to win any awards despite its 10 nominations. The drama had received broadly favorable reviews and had led the field in terms of nods along with eventual best picture winner "12 Years A Slave" heading into Sunday's Academy Awards. As well as a nomination for best picture, the movie had also earned nods for director David O. Russell as well as for actors Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.

'American Hustle' in Oscars shutout

Crime caper "American Hustle" suffered one of the worst shutouts in Oscars history on Sunday after failing to win any awards despite its 10 nominations. The drama had received broadly favorable reviews and had led the field in terms of nods along with eventual best picture winner "12 Years A Slave" heading into Sunday's Academy Awards. As well as a nomination for best picture, the movie had also earned nods for director David O. Russell as well as for actors Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.
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