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Malaysia, Indonesia ban biblical epic 'Noah'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:55am

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.


AP PHOTOS: Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood icon

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:31am

Mickey Rooney, Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s, died Sunday at his North Hollywood home at age 93. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars for film achievements, received an Emmy and a Tony nomination.


Worldwide box office: 'Captain America' overtakes 'Noah'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:26am

The biblical saga headlined by Russell Crowe was displaced by Marvel's superhero flick, the top earner at the worldwide box office for the weekend ending April 6, according to Rentrak. In theaters in 51 territories, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in $203.3 million worldwide over the period in question, overtaking last week's winner, "Noah," by a long shot. In the US domestic box office, the superhero movie also emerged on top, with revenues of $96.2 million. Bumped into second place, Darren Aronofsky's feature grossed $62.6 million worldwide and $17 million in North America.


Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:26am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.


'Godzilla' extended trailer reveals more of Cranston, monster

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:47am

There's another glimpse at the towering beast itself as well as further character exposition, revealing that nuclear scientist Joe Brady (Bryan Cranston) had to shut wife Sandra (played by Juliette Binoche) inside a nuclear power plant in order to save the city. "Godzilla," starring Cranston and Binoche alongside Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is due for release the week of May 16 -- earlier in some European, South American, and South East Asian territories; Godzilla - Extended Look [HD]: youtu.be/64c6VLNJQiE


AP PHOTOS: Mickey Rooney, legend of Hollywood

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:39am

Mickey Rooney, Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s, died at his North Hollywood home at age 93. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars for film achievements, received an Emmy and a Tony nomination.


AP PHOTOS: Mickey Rooney, legend of Holloywood

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:21am

Mickey Rooney, Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s, died at his North Hollywood home at age 93. Over a four-decade span, he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars for film achievements, won an Emmy and had a Tony nomination.


Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:16am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.


A Minute With: Singer/songwriter Eileen Rose on Nashville's revival

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:14am

By Claire Milhench LONDON (Reuters) - Boston-born Eileen Rose has a string of Americana albums under her belt, but her new record "Be Many Gone" has a more classic country feel, inspired by years of honing her craft in Nashville's honky-tonks with her side-project band, The Silver Threads. "Nashville is just screaming hot right now," Rose said, speaking to Reuters on the phone from country music's spiritual home. "Everything's booming - it's on all the top 10 lists of the hottest cities in the U.S." Nashville's profile has been raised by the TV show of the same name and country music is enjoying a revival, but Rose is careful to draw a distinction between the poppier country getting mainstream radio play and classic country music.


Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:35am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big-screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

'Captain America' sets April record with $96.2M

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 5:34pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around.


Disney's latest hero, 'Captain America,' sets box office record

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 5:32pm

By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah." In the process, it also validated the strategy of the film's distributor, Walt Disney Co, to ramp up its pipeline of films featuring super heroes made famous by bashing bad guys in Marvel Comics. "Captain America," which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. Since Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009, Marvel characters have starred in some of Hollywood's biggest hits.


Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:17pm

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" conquered the North American box office in its debut weekend, becoming the top-earning movie so far this year, industry estimates showed on Sunday. The superhero saga from Disney's Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $96.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. The action drama reunites Russell Crowe with Jennifer Connelly, his co-star from 2001's "A Beautiful Mind."


'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah'

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:13pm

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah." The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. ...


Q&A: Nicole Kidman keeping it real in latest roles

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:48am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With several films set to debut this year, including such disparate turns as a taxidermist villainess, mysterious amnesiac and an actress-turned-princess, Nicole Kidman will again become a familiar face in theaters.


George Washington's spy ring comes alive in AMC drama 'Turn'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:28pm
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The world of espionage has been brought to life by characters such as James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer on film and television, but a new AMC drama is going back to spy origins with America's own founding father, George Washington. "Turn," which premieres on Sunday, tells the story of four childhood friends who find themselves pulled together as spies during the height of the American Revolutionary War in 1778 in New York's Long Island, under the orders of General Washington. The series is based on Alexander Rose's 2007 book "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring." The Culper Ring was formed by Major Benjamin Tallmadge, who chose an unsuspecting group of his friends, civilians who opposed the British occupation of New York - farmer Abe Woodhull, pub landlady Anna Strong and fisherman Caleb Brewster.

'GOT's' Gwendoline Christie Headed To 'The Hunger Games'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:05pm

Another "Game of Thrones" leading lady is headed to "The Hunger Games" franchise. Gwendoline Christie is set to play Commander Lyme in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2," Access Hollywood has confirmed. The actress will replace "American Horror Story" alum Lily Rabe, who is unable to play the role of a former Hunger Games winner, due to another commitment, per Deadline. Currently, Gwendoline's "GoT" co-star Natalie Dormer is filming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1," playing Cressida.


James Franco: 'I Used Bad Judgment' In Instagram Encounter

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:23pm

James Franco allegedly got flirty with a 17-year-old girl via social media this week, reportedly attempting to meet up with her at a hotel room. The 35-year-old actor reportedly began chatting with a 17-year-old Scottish tourist via Instagram after she saw the actor perform on Broadway in "Of Mice and Men." I guess I'm just a model of how social media's tricky.


Brittany Murphy's last film gets 4-state test run

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:46pm

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Murphy's final movie opens Friday in Eugene before going on a limited run.