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Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara And Director Anne Fletcher Are In ‘Hot Pursuit’ Of Laughs And Respect

Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara And Director Anne Fletcher Are In ‘Hot Pursuit’ Of Laughs And Respect

May 5, 2015


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By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (TNS) Behind Reese Witherspoon’s back, Sofia Vergara was lowering her eyelids in a mock, come hither stare. “You can really tell what Sofia is passionate about,” Witherspoon said, earnestly attempting to make a point about Vergara’s strong personal brand....

Hot Summer Movies, From ‘Avengers’ To ‘Minions’

Hot Summer Movies, From ‘Avengers’ To ‘Minions’

April 28, 2015


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By Rafer Guzman Newsday (TNS) Everything old is new again this summer, as many familiar characters and beloved titles — some more than 50 years old — return to the big screen. That means superheroes, of course, and so summer officially begins with the second “Avengers” film on Friday and con...

At ‘Star Wars’ Convention, 60,000 Celebrate Everything From Luke To Lord Vader

At ‘Star Wars’ Convention, 60,000 Celebrate Everything From Luke To Lord Vader

April 21, 2015


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By Christopher Borrelli Chicago Tribune (TNS) ANAHEIM, Calif. — Smells of lilac and palm were everywhere, hanging in the air. The Imperial trooper removed his white sculpted helmet and breathed in the spring morning. Immediately, the pleasant smell of Anaheim was replaced with the riper fragranc...

‘Unfriended’ Director: ‘I Hope After You See The Movie, You Think A Little Bit More About What’s On Your Home Computer’

‘Unfriended’ Director: ‘I Hope After You See The Movie, You Think A Little Bit More About What’s On Your Home Computer’

April 16, 2015


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) Nelson Greaves went to Harvard to study English with plans of going into law or medicine. He didn’t take either path but turned a high-school pastime of making movies into his career. Greaves is the writer and producer of the new horror film “Unfriended.”...

‘Furious 7’ Stunts Make A Believer Out Of Physics Expert

‘Furious 7’ Stunts Make A Believer Out Of Physics Expert

April 7, 2015


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — Matthew Kleban holds a doctorate in physics from Stanford, conducted postdoctorate research at Albert Einstein’s alma mater the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and is now part of the research group at NYU’s Center for Cosmology ...

‘Insurgent’ Kicks Off With $54 Million

‘Insurgent’ Kicks Off With $54 Million

March 24, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Young adults again proved their box office might this weekend as “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” launched to a studio-estimated $54 million in the U.S. and Canada. Although the film from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment topped the weeke...

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

March 17, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Cinderella” brought her magic to the box office this weekend, debuting with a studio-estimated $70.1 million in the U.S. and Canada. The Disney film edged ahead of the May 2014 release of “Maleficent,” the spinoff of “Sleeping Beauty” t...

Is Will Smith Still The Same Megastar He Once Was? In Today’s Hollywood, Is Anyone?

Is Will Smith Still The Same Megastar He Once Was? In Today’s Hollywood, Is Anyone?

March 10, 2015


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By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Will Smith is clearly not someone who is accustomed to failure. He had a hit hip-hop song on the radio when he was still in high school and has been wildly successful ever since. From the outset of his career, Smith’s trademark as a star has been his ...

‘Focus’ Is Expected To Top ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Lazarus Effect’

‘Focus’ Is Expected To Top ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Lazarus Effect’

March 3, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Christian Grey has some competition at the domestic box office this weekend. Warner Bros.’ “Focus,” starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, is expected to push Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of the top spot. The R-rat...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

February 26, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million. Though...

Actor Rob Corddry Is Soaking Up The Attention After Jumping Back Into ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

Actor Rob Corddry Is Soaking Up The Attention After Jumping Back Into ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

February 24, 2015


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By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES – On an unseasonably warm February afternoon, Rob Corddry sat in the back of a town car wending its way through the streets of Los Angeles. The actor, making the promotional rounds for his new comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” was heading...

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

February 19, 2015


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By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on “a bike made of antique tuba parts.” The camera ...

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