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Disney movie is a box-office ‘Beast’: Repeat customers are keeping ‘Beauty’ aloft

Disney movie is a box-office ‘Beast’: Repeat customers are keeping ‘Beauty’ aloft

April 18, 2017


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When Disney’s new live-action musical fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” opened on March 17, Shelby Pickel was there with her family at one of the first showings. The 17-year-old high school student from Broken Arrow, Okla., had grown up with the DVD of the original 1991 animated film in heavy r...

‘Furious’ franchise ups the ante, again

‘Furious’ franchise ups the ante, again

April 18, 2017


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Muscles. Cars. Muscle cars. Flaming muscle cars. A wrecking ball the size of a house. A demolition derby on Fifth Avenue. A nuclear submarine. “I will admit, there were a lot of toys,” said director F. Gary Gray. Gray’s toy box — “The Fate of the Furious” — which opens April 14, is t...

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — After two weeks of domination by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” there’s a new boss in town. In a squeaker, Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated family comedy “The Boss Baby” claimed the top spot at the box office, pulling in a bigger-than-expected weekend estimate of...

How ‘Deadpool’s’ writers found scary new ‘Life’ in a familiar space alien story

How ‘Deadpool’s’ writers found scary new ‘Life’ in a familiar space alien story

March 31, 2017


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With a resume that includes zombies, soldiers, a smart-mouthed superhero and now astronauts fighting a creature in space, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have become specialists in crafting genre hybrids and defying expectations. Their latest film, the sci-fi thriller “Life,” had its world premiere ...

‘Muppet Guys’ still pulling on silly strings: Director Frank Oz and the puppeteering gang get chatty about Jim Henson and their special group dynamic

‘Muppet Guys’ still pulling on silly strings: Director Frank Oz and the puppeteering gang get chatty about Jim Henson and their special group dynamic

March 30, 2017


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AUSTIN, Texas — There were two lines, many people deep. After the world premiere of the documentary “Muppet Guys Talking — Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched,” an intimate look at working with Jim Henson on “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show,” nearly every person who s...

‘Ghost in the Shell’ has big shoes to fill for anime fans

‘Ghost in the Shell’ has big shoes to fill for anime fans

March 29, 2017


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The opening moments of the new “Ghost in the Shell” — a minute-and-a-half establishing shot of its futuristic city and its hero, The Major (Scarlett Johansson) — could have taken quite a bit of time if it had been done on only one computer, said the film’s visual-effects supervisor, Guill...

‘Beauty’s’ in beast mode as it bests ‘Power Rangers’ at box office

‘Beauty’s’ in beast mode as it bests ‘Power Rangers’ at box office

March 28, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — In the battle of 1990s nostalgia, “Saban’s Power Rangers” was no match for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” while Dax Shepard’s “CHIPS” was out of the money in seventh place. “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action remake starring “Harry Potter’s” Emma Wats...

Looking beyond ‘Transformers’: With a ‘G.I. Joe’ reboot and ‘My Little Pony’ in the works, Hasbro aims to create its own Marvel-size movie universe

Looking beyond ‘Transformers’: With a ‘G.I. Joe’ reboot and ‘My Little Pony’ in the works, Hasbro aims to create its own Marvel-size movie universe

March 23, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ‘80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extre...

Young cast morphs into on-screen ‘Power’ team

Young cast morphs into on-screen ‘Power’ team

March 23, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — The ‘90s TV show “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” has been adapted into a big screen version. This time the “Power Rangers” are more serious and the special effects a lot bigger and bolder. Just like the original TV series, the actors brought together to play the five heroes ...

Campus Activities – “Lucky” You!

Campus Activities – “Lucky” You!

Kim Taylor, Reporter

March 16, 2017


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Northeast Community College Students Look what's coming up! This Thursday is St. Patrick's Day - be on the look out for great campus activities. Monday night at the movies- Why Him? -9:30 p.m. at Cox Theater- free pop and popcorn to the first 50 people. Free with current Northeast ID or $5 for guests ...

John Goodman spills on ‘Kong,’ the Coen brothers and Bob Dylan

John Goodman spills on ‘Kong,’ the Coen brothers and Bob Dylan

March 14, 2017


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He’s gifted whether he’s doing smarty-pants wit for the Coen brothers, playing a paranoid survivalist in “10 Cloverfield Lane” or being funny, charming and deep without uttering a word in the silent-screen comedy “The Artist.” During a recent phone conversation about his latest film, J...

‘Kong’ conquers ‘Logan’ at the box office

‘Kong’ conquers ‘Logan’ at the box office

March 14, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — In the box office war among beasts, Wolverine was no match for the return of King Kong. “Kong: Skull Island,” from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, pulled in an estimated $61 million in the U.S. and Canada, performing well above expectations of $45 million to $50 million. It...

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