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‘La La Land’ captures love of music, movies

‘La La Land’ captures love of music, movies

December 6, 2016

By John Anderson Newsday (TNS) “That car alarm is bananas!” says Emma Stone, giving voice to the general exasperation over a relentless honking outside Manhattan’s Metrograph theater. The actress and her “La La Land” director, Damien Chazelle, have come to introduce their movie “La La Land...

China-owned AMC seals deal to buy Carmike Cinemas, becomes largest theater chain in US

November 15, 2016

Carmike Cinemas shareholders on Tuesday approved a plan to sell the company to AMC Entertainment for $1.2 billion, including debt, making the Chinese-owned theater chain the largest in the country. Leawood, Kan.-based AMC will pay $33.06 a share for Carmike of Columbus, Ga., meaning the combined company...

Nicolas Cage’s proudly gonzo career: His steady stream of quirky movie choices raises eyebrows, but he likes to stay busy

Nicolas Cage’s proudly gonzo career: His steady stream of quirky movie choices raises eyebrows, but he likes to stay busy

November 11, 2016

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Nicolas Cage has three movies hitting theaters in the next two weeks — and if that seems surprising or odd to you, it’s probably just because you haven’t been paying close attention lately to Cage’s always surprising and not infrequently odd caree...

Vince Vaughn on his early career, the Cubs and Mel Gibson

Vince Vaughn on his early career, the Cubs and Mel Gibson

November 11, 2016

By Nina Metz Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — When I sat down with Vince Vaughn, who was in Chicago to talk about his new film “Hacksaw Ridge,” it was the early afternoon before Game 4 of the World Series. Wonder what brings you to town, I joked. “Gosh, I don’t know!” he laughed. Undern...

Marketing sci-fi that’s cerebral is otherworldly task

Marketing sci-fi that’s cerebral is otherworldly task

November 11, 2016

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) The TV spot blares the early buzz for “Arrival.” The new science-fiction film, it says, has created word-of-mouth, wowed audiences and earned a 100 percent Fresh rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. “It’s a masterpiece you won’t stop t...

Emma Stone sings, dances, dazzles in ‘La La Land’

Emma Stone sings, dances, dazzles in ‘La La Land’

October 27, 2016

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Emma Stone had no trouble relating to Mia Dolan, the character she plays in La La Land: a struggling young actress who moves to Hollywood from the Southwest, goes up for a hundred auditions, pumped with hope and dreams and fierce ambition, only to be met ...

Ben Affleck: ‘Accountant’ character ‘was a challenge to play’

Ben Affleck: ‘Accountant’ character ‘was a challenge to play’

October 13, 2016

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Ben Affleck has done a lot. He won an Oscar for co-writing 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” with Matt Damon, directed 2012’s “Argo,” which won the best picture Academy Award, and is one of the most significant actors working today. Recently he has s...

NETFLIX CONFIRMS A NEW MEXICAN ORIGINAL SERIES CREATED AND DIRECTED BY MANOLO CARO

October 11, 2016

Beverly Hills, Calif.- Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, confirmed that filming of a new original series created and directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Manolo Caro (Tales of an inmoral couple, Elvira I’ll Give You My Life But I’m Using It, Love of My Loves, I Don...

‘Miss Peregrine’s’ school gets top grades at box office

October 3, 2016

By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, bested fellow new release Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” and expelled last week’s victor, “The Magnificent Seven.” “Mi...

‘Miss Peregrine’ expected to top ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ ‘Magnificent Seven’ at box office

September 29, 2016

By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Tim Burton’s new movie about an orphanage for fantastically gifted kids is expected to debut at the head of its class at the box office this weekend, expelling last week’s victor, “The Magnificent Seven,” from the top of the charts. “...

Netflix Orders Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It (The 1st Spike Lee Joint Feature Film) To Series

September 20, 2016

The 10-episode series is a contemporary update of Spike Lee's revolutionary debut independent film. She's Gotta Have It centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured...

‘Sully’ maintains box-office altitude, fends off ‘Blair Witch’ and ‘Bridget Jones’

September 20, 2016

By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Sully” maintained its altitude at the top of the domestic box office, outperforming three newcomers, including “Blair Witch” and the latest “Bridget Jones” sequel, to bring in an estimated $22 million for its second weekend in releas...

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