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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts With $181.8 Million

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts With $181.8 Million

May 10, 2016


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By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War” may have pitted two of Marvel’s most popular characters against each other, but coming out on top is the Burbank studio whose latest blockbuster had a stellar debut this week. The film, directed by ...

Anthony Mackie Flying High As Falcon In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Anthony Mackie Flying High As Falcon In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

May 5, 2016


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By Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald (TNS) In “Captain America: Civil War,” Anthony Mackie reprises the role of Sam Wilson, aka the winged superhero Falcon, for the third time. The actor would like you to know that the big scene everyone will be talking about — a massive superhero brawl on the ta...

Um, Alicia Keys Just Released A New Single — And It’s Kind Of Great

Um, Alicia Keys Just Released A New Single — And It’s Kind Of Great

May 5, 2016


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By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) Oh, this is a welcome return. After a few years away from the spotlight, Alicia Keys released a new single, “In Common,” late Tuesday, and so far it’s feeling like a low-key delight — certainly an improvement over the ponderous do-gooder vibe that per...

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

April 26, 2016


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By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) Leave it to Beyonce to surprise us even when we suspected she was coming. Two and a half years ago, no one outside the singer’s trusted circle knew what she had in store with “Beyonce,” the sprawling self-titled album that appeared without warning one night ...

The Fresh Lens Of ‘The People v.s. O.J. Simpson’ Exposes The Same Societal Ills

The Fresh Lens Of ‘The People v.s. O.J. Simpson’ Exposes The Same Societal Ills

April 5, 2016


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(PHOTOS) By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times (TNS) “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” should have been an unmitigated disaster. Let’s start with the fact that the 10-episode FX series practically ignores the horrific crime at the heart of the so-called trial of the century. It...

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

February 25, 2016


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(PHOTO) By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) The urgent request arrived in May at a difficult personal time for composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Could he fly to Los Angeles — tomorrow, if possible — to meet with Alejandro G. Inarritu? The director wanted Sakamoto to create the score for “The Revenant,”...

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals At The Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals At The Box Office

February 16, 2016


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By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Deadpool,” Marvel’s R-rated twist on superhero movies, grossed an estimated $135 million in the U.S. and Canada in its first three days, all but ensuring that the film will more than double analysts’ estimates of $70 million...

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

February 9, 2016


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The countdown to selecting the final “American Idol” has started. Over the next few weeks, final eliminations will be held and the 15th winner will join the list that includes Nick Fradiani, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood and...

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

October 6, 2015


Filed under Video Games

Letting a championship slip out of your grasp can be a harrowing experience for a franchise. Some teams never get over the hump, fading back into the pack never to emerge as a contender again. Others use the disappointment as motivation to improve and prepare for a second run. Visual Concepts found itself...

Game Review: ‘Until Dawn’: Here Comes The Sun

Game Review: ‘Until Dawn’: Here Comes The Sun

September 15, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Daniel Perez GamerHub.tv (TNS) I feel there’s always been a time and a place for teen horror films in all of our lives. Growing up, they serve as a great introduction to more hard-core horror films that may traumatize most adolescents, which could lead to sleeping with a nightlight well into...

Britney Spears Cancels Concerts After Foot Injury

Britney Spears Cancels Concerts After Foot Injury

May 5, 2015


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By August Brown Los Angeles Times (TNS) Britney Spears has canceled several dates of her “Piece of Me” concert residency in Las Vegas after slipping and injuring her foot onstage. The 33-year-old singer was performing her set Wednesday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino when, aft...

Fourth Man Pleads Guilty In Slaying Of Former NFL player

Fourth Man Pleads Guilty In Slaying Of Former NFL player

April 30, 2015


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By David Ovalle Miami Herald (TNS) The fourth man involved in the slaying of former University of Miami and Washington Redskins football star Sean Taylor will serve 30 years in prison. Charles Wardlow pleaded guilty Wednesday, eight years after he and four other young men from Fort Myers, Fla., broke int...

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