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‘Gone With the Wind’ Back On The Big Screen

‘Gone With the Wind’ Back On The Big Screen

September 25, 2014


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By Stacey Altherr Newsday (MCT) Frankly, Scarlett, it seems we do give a damn. The 1939 epic Civil War film “Gone With the Wind” celebrates its 75th anniversary with special showings around the nation on Sept. 28 and Oct. 1. The film will be seen in its original Technicolor glory, with the m...

Ira Sachs Talks About His New Movie ‘Love Is Strange’

Ira Sachs Talks About His New Movie ‘Love Is Strange’

September 5, 2014


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By Colin Covert and Claude Peck Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) For someone who never attended film school, Ira Sachs has had a pretty good go of it as a writer and director. His features include “Married Life,” “Keep the Lights On,” “Forty Shades of Blue” and “The Delta.” When on a ...

‘Holy Ghost’ To Open With Free Digital Viewings

‘Holy Ghost’ To Open With Free Digital Viewings

September 4, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) Brian “Head” Welch was living the rock ‘n’ roll dream—or nightmare, depending on your perspective—as the guitarists and co-founder of the metal band Korn. It was a world of countless addictions that had him on a deadly path. Then he found God. This...

Fall Movie Season Is Here

Fall Movie Season Is Here

September 4, 2014


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By Barbara Vancheri Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including “Into the Woods” from director Rob Marshall. As always, dates are sub...

‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’ documentary looks at L.A. slaying suspect

‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’ documentary looks at L.A. slaying suspect

August 28, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) For nearly a quarter-century, police said, Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrified people of South Los Angeles, luring women to his backyard camper with money and drugs and then brutally murdering them. Franklin was arrested in 2010, and accusations that he committed s...

Commentary: Religious tide turns against ‘Noah’

March 30, 2014


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By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (MCT) Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, “50 Shades of Grey” — there’s usually a period of ... well ... let’s call it adjustment, along with a “spirited” give-and-take among fans over such things as cast...

‘Queen of Versailles’ wins battle with filmmaker over rights to life story

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 17, 2014


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By Sara K. Clarke Orlando Sentinel (MCT) ORLANDO, Fla. — The Queen of Versailles has her life back. David and Jacqueline Siegel are free to pursue their dreams of reality TV after winning a legal fight. An arbitrator recently ruled against a filmmaker who claimed the Siegels signed away ...

Adventures in Barrywood: 5 reasons that Matthew McConaughey deserved the Oscar

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 10, 2014


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By Barry Koltnow The Orange County Register (MCT) It is unprofessional for me to root for a particular actor to win an Oscar, but I couldn’t help myself. I’m glad that Matthew McConaughey won a best actor Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I should make it...

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 5, 2014


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By John Horn Los Angeles Times (MCT) The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12 Years a Slave” had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film’s artistry, the undercurrent of many “12 Years a Sla...

‘12 Years,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Gravity’ Gather Honors

‘12 Years,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Gravity’ Gather Honors

February 24, 2014


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — With the Academy Awards less than a week away, “12 Years a Slave,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Gravity” and “Frozen” picked up more industry honors at costume design and sound mixing award presentations over the weekend. At the 16th ...

‘Lego Movie’ to block newcomers ‘Pompeii’ and ‘3 Days to Kill’

February 20, 2014


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Los Angeles Times (MCT) By Ryan Faughnder LOS ANGELES — “The Lego Movie” will face little competition for the No. 1 box-office spot this weekend as the 3-D disaster picture “Pompeii” and the Kevin Costner action thriller “3 Days to Kill” enter theaters. The irreverent, 3-D a...

Frozen

Frozen

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

February 13, 2014


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Picture provided  by Disney via Facebook The people who brought you " Tangled" and "Wreck- it Ralph " Presented " Frozen" on Thanksgiving day 2013. It is a story about two sisters Elsa and Anna living in the Village of Arendelle, until Elsa is crowned queen and is pushed a bit to far by her sist...

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