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‘The Equalizer’ Takes Out Rivals At Box Office

‘The Equalizer’ Takes Out Rivals At Box Office

October 1, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington brought his might to the box office yet again with his latest action film, “The Equalizer.” The R-rated movie, based on the gritty 1985-89 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, topped all other films with an estimated wee...

Whimsical ‘Boxtrolls’ Is Full Of Fun

Whimsical ‘Boxtrolls’ Is Full Of Fun

September 30, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) “The Boxtrolls” is an outlandishly funny tale brought to life through beautiful stop-animation photography. The film combines Monty Python-style humor with the sense and sensibilities of Oliver Twist and is presented in a wonderfully creepy animated style...

‘Gone With the Wind’ Back On The Big Screen

‘Gone With the Wind’ Back On The Big Screen

September 25, 2014


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By Stacey Altherr Newsday (MCT) Frankly, Scarlett, it seems we do give a damn. The 1939 epic Civil War film “Gone With the Wind” celebrates its 75th anniversary with special showings around the nation on Sept. 28 and Oct. 1. The film will be seen in its original Technicolor glory, with the m...

Ira Sachs Talks About His New Movie ‘Love Is Strange’

Ira Sachs Talks About His New Movie ‘Love Is Strange’

September 5, 2014


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By Colin Covert and Claude Peck Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) For someone who never attended film school, Ira Sachs has had a pretty good go of it as a writer and director. His features include “Married Life,” “Keep the Lights On,” “Forty Shades of Blue” and “The Delta.” When on a ...

Fall Movie Season Is Here

Fall Movie Season Is Here

September 4, 2014


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By Barbara Vancheri Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including “Into the Woods” from director Rob Marshall. As always, dates are sub...

Commentary: Religious tide turns against ‘Noah’

March 30, 2014


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By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (MCT) Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, “50 Shades of Grey” — there’s usually a period of ... well ... let’s call it adjustment, along with a “spirited” give-and-take among fans over such things as cast...

Cover Of Frozen’s “Let It Go” Sung By 11-Year Old

Angela Richart, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2014


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This talented young lady has a voice of pure gold. Alex Boye did a tribal cover of Frozen's smash hit, "Let It Go" featuring eleven year-old, Lexi Walker. I personally believe she nailed the part. I mean, I got shivers up and down my spine. However, the cold never bothered me anyway.

Global Box Office Hits Record $35 Billion In 2013

Global Box Office Hits Record $35 Billion In 2013

March 25, 2014


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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


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"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


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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


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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


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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...

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