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Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins Weekend Over ‘Interstellar’

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins Weekend Over ‘Interstellar’

November 10, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Disney’s “Big Hero 6” soared past Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” at the box office this weekend, as both big-budget films had strong launches. According to studio estimates, Disney’s animated action comedy grossed $56.2 million in the...

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Wraps, Gets New Subtitle ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Wraps, Gets New Subtitle ‘The Force Awakens’

November 6, 2014


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By Oliver Gettell Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Star Wars: Episode VII” has completed principal photography and gained an official title, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday. The highly anticipated film shall henceforth be known as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Scheduled to hit theaters Dec. ...

‘Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies’ More Of A Head Trip Than A War

‘Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies’ More Of A Head Trip Than A War

November 5, 2014


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By Gina Mcintyre Los Angeles Times (MCT) Judging strictly from the title, it might seem safe to assume that “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the concluding installment in Peter Jackson’s latest trilogy of films based on the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien, would arrive as something of...

The Real Faces Of War: ‘Warsaw Uprising’ Is Culled From War Footage

The Real Faces Of War: ‘Warsaw Uprising’ Is Culled From War Footage

October 30, 2014


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) Filmmaker Jan Komasa described the Warsaw Uprising — the ill-fated 63-day struggle led by the Polish resistance Home Army to liberate the city from Nazi occupation — as “a massacre.” “Everybody thought it would only take three days to beat the Germ...

‘Mockingjay’ Could See Biggest 2014 Opening At Box Office

‘Mockingjay’ Could See Biggest 2014 Opening At Box Office

October 30, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) Looks like box office odds are in the third “Hunger Games” installment’s favor. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” could open to between $130 to $160 million, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. That would make it the big...

Captain America 3:’ What Robert Downey Jr. Says About His Plans

Captain America 3:’ What Robert Downey Jr. Says About His Plans

October 15, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) On Monday night, Variety broke the news that Robert Downey Jr. was on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3.” If it comes to fruition, the move would be significant for a number of reasons: In addition to broadening Downey’s crossover abili...

Robert Downey Jr. Drops Superhero Mask, Has New Mission In ‘The Judge’

Robert Downey Jr. Drops Superhero Mask, Has New Mission In ‘The Judge’

October 10, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) There are worse descriptions, as actor typecasting goes, than “wisecracking superhero.” Then again, if you’re Robert Downey Jr. and colorful descriptions are what you trade in, it could start to feel a little bit limiting. The wheel turns quickly in Hollywood. What ...

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

October 10, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Looks like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” won’t disappear from the box office just yet. Despite four new releases this weekend, the R-rated thriller will likely add $25 million to its domestic gross, according to people who have seen pr...

‘The Equalizer’ Takes Out Rivals At Box Office

‘The Equalizer’ Takes Out Rivals At Box Office

October 1, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington brought his might to the box office yet again with his latest action film, “The Equalizer.” The R-rated movie, based on the gritty 1985-89 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, topped all other films with an estimated wee...

Whimsical ‘Boxtrolls’ Is Full Of Fun

Whimsical ‘Boxtrolls’ Is Full Of Fun

September 30, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) “The Boxtrolls” is an outlandishly funny tale brought to life through beautiful stop-animation photography. The film combines Monty Python-style humor with the sense and sensibilities of Oliver Twist and is presented in a wonderfully creepy animated style...

‘Fishing Without Nets’ Takes An Authentic Look At Somali Pirates’ Life

‘Fishing Without Nets’ Takes An Authentic Look At Somali Pirates’ Life

September 27, 2014


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By Jeffrey Fleishman Los Angeles Times (MCT) The pirates gather on a ragged beach and sail toward shipping lanes, scanning for freighters, the prey of their craft. Rifles drawn, scarves blowing, they troll East African waters, where the deeds of desperate men collide with the precarious rhythms o...

Family Guide To New Movie Releases

Family Guide To New Movie Releases

September 25, 2014


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By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) “The Boxtrolls” Rating: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor What it’s about: Whimsical trolls who wear cardboard boxes are hunted by a grasping, venal villain supported by the townspeople who hired him. The kid attractor factor: Vivid, comical ...

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