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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...

Vanessa Hudgens finds her footing in edgier films like ‘Gimme Shelter’

January 21, 2014


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McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) ORLANDO, Fla. — Writer-director Ron Krauss ran through more than a few Hollywood starlets in trying to cast the homeless pregnant teen, Apple, in his debut feature film — “Gimme Shelter.” He’d spent more than a year getting to know such women and t...

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

January 16, 2014


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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and "Nebraska" was nominated for best picture. Bruce Dern was nominated for leading actor, and June Squibb was nominated for best supporting actress. " Nebraska" was also nominated for cinematography, direction, and original screen play. For more information...

Bruce Dern’s long run to ‘Nebraska’

Bruce Dern’s long run to ‘Nebraska’

January 16, 2014


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By Christopher Borrelli Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Bruce Dern runs. Almost every day. He has run most of his life. A former track star at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill., in the late 1950s, he tried out for the Olympic team in 1956 (but finished ninth in his division). O...

Catch Some Fire Tonight at Norfolk 7 Theater

Catch Some Fire Tonight at Norfolk 7 Theater

November 21, 2013


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For all you Hunger Games fans tonight is the long awaited premier of Catching Fire.  Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson. Winning means that they must turn...

Finding the faces of ‘Nebraska’

Angela Richart

November 21, 2013


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Finding the faces of 'Nebraska' By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot. "I did ...

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