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‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

March 17, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Cinderella” brought her magic to the box office this weekend, debuting with a studio-estimated $70.1 million in the U.S. and Canada. The Disney film edged ahead of the May 2014 release of “Maleficent,” the spinoff of “Sleeping Beauty” t...

‘Focus’ Is Expected To Top ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Lazarus Effect’

‘Focus’ Is Expected To Top ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Lazarus Effect’

March 3, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Christian Grey has some competition at the domestic box office this weekend. Warner Bros.’ “Focus,” starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, is expected to push Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of the top spot. The R-rat...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

February 26, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million. Though...

Spider-Man heads to Marvel Cinematic Universe before next solo film

Spider-Man heads to Marvel Cinematic Universe before next solo film

February 12, 2015


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By Gina McIntyre Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios, the iconic character will appear in an unspecified Marvel film before headlining a new installment in his own franchise for Sony, which will arr...

Time Traveler Weston Is Relieved The Time Is Finally Right For ‘Project Almanac’ To Come Out

Time Traveler Weston Is Relieved The Time Is Finally Right For ‘Project Almanac’ To Come Out

February 3, 2015


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By Roger Moore Tribune News Service (TNS) MIAMI BEACH — Ask actor Jonny Weston what he’s been up to while he’s been waiting for what could be his “big break” to  hit theaters. Go ahead. “Twiddling my thumbs,” he says, laughing. “I’ve been waiting what, a year and a half for (...

Josh Gad and Kevin Hart team up for ‘The Wedding Ringer’

Josh Gad and Kevin Hart team up for ‘The Wedding Ringer’

January 15, 2015


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By Madeleine Marr Miami Herald (TNS) MIAMI — Interesting factoid: The guy who voiced Olaf, the snowman who pines for summer in “Frozen,” grew up in the Sunshine State. Josh Gad was born and raised in Hollywood, Fla., and wouldn’t mind a few shout-outs when he’s in town. The 33-year-old acto...

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

December 2, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) From their first appearance in “Madagascar,” Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico have been committing grand theft scene stealing. The four lovable, military-minded penguins became an instant fan favorite with their can-do attitudes. Finally, the Penguins ...

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Wraps, Gets New Subtitle ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Wraps, Gets New Subtitle ‘The Force Awakens’

November 6, 2014


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By Oliver Gettell Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Star Wars: Episode VII” has completed principal photography and gained an official title, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday. The highly anticipated film shall henceforth be known as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Scheduled to hit theaters Dec. ...

‘Mockingjay’ Could See Biggest 2014 Opening At Box Office

‘Mockingjay’ Could See Biggest 2014 Opening At Box Office

October 30, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) Looks like box office odds are in the third “Hunger Games” installment’s favor. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” could open to between $130 to $160 million, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. That would make it the big...

Monday Night at the Movies- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Monday Night at the Movies- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

October 19, 2014


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7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. @ Cox Theater - Free pop and popcorn to the first 50 people.  Free with ID $5 for guests ($5 for families)

Robert Downey Jr. Drops Superhero Mask, Has New Mission In ‘The Judge’

Robert Downey Jr. Drops Superhero Mask, Has New Mission In ‘The Judge’

October 10, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) There are worse descriptions, as actor typecasting goes, than “wisecracking superhero.” Then again, if you’re Robert Downey Jr. and colorful descriptions are what you trade in, it could start to feel a little bit limiting. The wheel turns quickly in Hollywood. What ...

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

October 10, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Looks like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” won’t disappear from the box office just yet. Despite four new releases this weekend, the R-rated thriller will likely add $25 million to its domestic gross, according to people who have seen pr...

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