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Global Box Office Hits Record $35 Billion In 2013

Global Box Office Hits Record $35 Billion In 2013

March 25, 2014

By Richard Verrier Los Angeles Times (MCT) Propelled by a string of hit family movies, global movie ticket sales set a new record last year, climbing to $35.9 billion in box office revenue, according to a new report. International markets accounted for $25 billion in ticket sales last year, up 5 percent fro...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 24, 2014

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is your typical Will Ferrell movie in the sense that it is messy, silly, and is full of larger-than-life buffoonery. The adventure of Ron Burgundy includes humor and satire while Ferrell continues in his signature strain of comic character: sexist, pompous, shallow,...

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

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

Monday Night at the Movies-Top Gun

Monday Night at the Movies-Top Gun

January 13, 2014

The first Monday back from break can always be a drag but Monday Night at the Movies can brighten it. This week's movie will be the '80's classic "Top Gun". The movie will be in the Cox Activity Center Theater and the first 50 students receive popcorn and a pop. The movie is free to all students with...

Catch Some Fire Tonight at Norfolk 7 Theater

Catch Some Fire Tonight at Norfolk 7 Theater

November 21, 2013

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

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

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. ...

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

October 25, 2013

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...

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