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‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

September 8, 2016


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By Jack Millrod Newsday (TNS) NEW YORK — The future began 50 years ago Thursday for “Star Trek” fans. When NBC aired the show’s first episode on Sept. 8, 1966, Capt. James T. Kirk and the 23rd century crew of the starship Enterprise began a journey that would include an animated series, ...

Cameras Roll on CBC and Netflix Miniseries ‘Alias Grace’ from Halfire Entertainment

September 8, 2016


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– Alias Grace stars Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Anna Paquin, Paul Gross, Zachary Levi, Rebecca Liddiard, Kerr Logan, and David Cronenberg – For immediate release Toronto, Canada – September 7, 2016 – Halfire Entertainment, CBC, and Netflix announced that cameras are rollin...

Q&A with Usher, on how he became Sugar Ray Leonard in boxing movie ‘Hands of Stone’

Q&A with Usher, on how he became Sugar Ray Leonard in boxing movie ‘Hands of Stone’

September 1, 2016


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By Tirdad Derakhshani The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard? Has Hollywood gone mad? It seems impossible to imagine the R&B singer with his smooth rhymes and silky falsetto portraying a brawler — a world-class one at that. Usher will surprise and shock many a fan as Leonard in ...

Summer 2016 in review: Blockbuster sequel to 2015 was a fail for movie industry

Summer 2016 in review: Blockbuster sequel to 2015 was a fail for movie industry

September 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Los Angeles Times (TNS) At one point in “Suicide Squad,” one of the most commercially successful and culturally worthless movies of 2016, the Joker whispers his idea of a sweet nothing to his deranged moll, Harley Quinn: “Oh, I’m not gonna kill you. I’m just gonna hurt you really, really...

The Go-Go’s are bidding farewell to touring

August 23, 2016


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By Chrissie Dickinson Chicago Tribune (TNS) Few bands lit up the early 1980's like the Go-Go’s. The all-female band’s hits have endured as shiny pop-rock nuggets that exemplify the best of the new wave era. After a 38-year career of highs, lows, breakups and reunions, the Go-Go’s are now c...

Harley Quinn vs. Holtzmann? The Ghostbuster emerges with smarts, grace

Harley Quinn vs. Holtzmann? The Ghostbuster emerges with smarts, grace

August 23, 2016


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By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) If the summer 2016 movie season entered an Olympics sprint against previous summer movie seasons, it’d be struggling for bronze. And we’d cut to a commercial before the end of the race, going by the NBC playbook. This nervous, tired summer movie season...

‘Don’t Breathe’ is a must-see to be believed

‘Don’t Breathe’ is a must-see to be believed

August 23, 2016


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By Katie Walsh Tribune News Service (TNS) 2016 has been a banner year for excellent horror films, which seems at times appropriate, given the horrors of this calendar year — shootings, war, natural disaster, an unprecedented presidential campaign. When it feels like the world is going to hell in a ha...

The first rule of HBO’s late-night comic host Bill Maher — there are no rules

The first rule of HBO’s late-night comic host Bill Maher — there are no rules

June 3, 2016


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On a recent Friday afternoon in a bungalow on the CBS Television City lot, Bill Maher was leading a crowded meeting of writers and producers. In a few hours his late-night show “Real Time” would go live, and the cramped room — wall decorations included an ironically displayed Southern-pride fla...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts With $181.8 Million

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts With $181.8 Million

May 10, 2016


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By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War” may have pitted two of Marvel’s most popular characters against each other, but coming out on top is the Burbank studio whose latest blockbuster had a stellar debut this week. The film, directed by ...

Anthony Mackie Flying High As Falcon In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Anthony Mackie Flying High As Falcon In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

May 5, 2016


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By Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald (TNS) In “Captain America: Civil War,” Anthony Mackie reprises the role of Sam Wilson, aka the winged superhero Falcon, for the third time. The actor would like you to know that the big scene everyone will be talking about — a massive superhero brawl on the ta...

Um, Alicia Keys Just Released A New Single — And It’s Kind Of Great

Um, Alicia Keys Just Released A New Single — And It’s Kind Of Great

May 5, 2016


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By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) Oh, this is a welcome return. After a few years away from the spotlight, Alicia Keys released a new single, “In Common,” late Tuesday, and so far it’s feeling like a low-key delight — certainly an improvement over the ponderous do-gooder vibe that per...

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

April 26, 2016


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By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) Leave it to Beyonce to surprise us even when we suspected she was coming. Two and a half years ago, no one outside the singer’s trusted circle knew what she had in store with “Beyonce,” the sprawling self-titled album that appeared without warning one night ...

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