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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 ...

Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

November 12, 2013


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By John Horn and Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — When the first “Die Hard” and “Terminator” movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated. ...

Deaf film director can finally hear soundtracks to his films

Deaf film director can finally hear soundtracks to his films

November 7, 2013


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By Jason Song Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The first thing you notice about the short film is that you never hear dialogue, only the dreamy, Daniel Lanois-type score. Instead, it’s subtitled — even though the actors appear to be speaking in English. In the opening scenes, a youn...

‘Nebraska’s’ Stacy Keach is busy in any genre

October 25, 2013


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Stacy Keach’s dance card is quite full these days. “I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!” said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong’s nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy...

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

October 13, 2013


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By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — No rival came within the orbit of “Gravity” at the box office this weekend. The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That me...

Reviews of Recent and Upcoming DVD Releases

Reviews of Recent and Upcoming DVD Releases

September 24, 2013


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By Billy O'Keefe McClatchy-Tribune (MCT) "The Kings of Summer" (R, 2013, Sony Pictures) Joe (Nick Robinson), all of 15 years old, has had enough of the oppressed high school freshman lifestyle. His best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) is driven so crazy by his overbearing parents that he's ...

With the best work often now on small screen, film stars are happily signing on

With the best work often now on small screen, film stars are happily signing on

Jackson Miller, Shirt Editor

September 17, 2013


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By Mary McNamara Los Angeles Times (MCT) The Berlin Wall was a thing of chicken wire and Kleenex compared with the barrier that once stood between film and television in America. Unlike British actors, who moved easily between stage, television and film, American movie stars were essentia...

Lee Daniels’ The Butler and One Direction:This is Us – Worth your Movie Dollars

September 13, 2013


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>>>Summaries of Late Summer Movie Releases --- The Philadelphia Inquirer ---(MCT) THE ACT OF KILLING 3 stars. A frightening, fascinating documentary about the gangsters and paramilitarist thugs who led the Indonesian death squads of 1965. And who now blithely revisit, and re-enact,...

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