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Juanita Moore, Oscar nominated actress, dead at 99

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 7:16pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's black friend in the classic weeper "Imitation of Life," has died.


'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' actor James Avery dead at 65

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 5:12pm

James Avery, a classically trained actor best known for his role as the wealthy uncle of the young rapper Will Smith in the 1990s television comedy "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died at age 65. Avery's death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, and more widely in a Twitter message on Wednesday by one of the actor's TV co-stars, Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son, Carlton, on "Fresh Prince." "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. Avery's voice was heard in many animated TV series, including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Iron Man," and he guest-starred on "That '70s Show" as a police officer. But the Atlantic City, New Jersey native gained fame on television playing family patriarch Uncle Philip Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which starred Will Smith as a young rap artist from a tough Philadelphia neighborhood who ends up living with well-heeled relatives in the affluent Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.


'20 Feet' singers to step into Rose Bowl spotlight

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 2:11pm

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If music was a football game, Lisa Fischer has already been a quarterback and scored game-winning touchdowns.


'Prizzi's Honor' actor Joseph Ruskin dead at 89

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:16pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film, television and stage actor Joseph Ruskin has died of natural causes at the age of 89.

'Murder, She Wrote' star Angela Lansbury honored

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:09pm

LONDON (AP) — Honor, She Got.


Former 'Sopranos' actor Brancato gets parole

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:23pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A former "Sopranos" actor convicted for his real-life role in the slaying of an off-duty police officer during a botched break-in at a Bronx home was released from prison Tuesday and put on parole.


Former 'Sopranos' actor gets parole

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:33am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former "Sopranos" actor convicted of attempted burglary for his role in the killing of an off-duty New York City police officer has been released on parole.

Trailer: Rebecca Hall stars in romantic drama 'A Promise'

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 7:40am

Mars Distribution has uploaded the first trailer for Patrice Leconte's "A Promise," adapted from German author Stefan Zweig's novella "Journey into the Past." This period drama shows the British actress in the role of a young wife falling in love with her husband's secretary and protégé, played by Richard Madden ("Game of Thrones").


Denzel Washington courted to play Green Lantern

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 7:23am

The actor is reportedly being courted to play the superhero in "Batman vs. Superman." According to Nukethefridge.com, Warner Bros has its sights on Denzel Washington for the role of John Stewart, an ordinary man who becomes a member of the intergalactic police known as the Green Lanterns. If he accepts the role, Washington will follow in the footsteps of Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian actor who played Hal Jordan, another Green Lantern, in the 2011 film on the superhero. Wonder Woman, to be played by Gal Gadot, is the only other superhero whose appearance alongside the titular characters of "Batman vs. Superman" has been officially confirmed.


Cinema trends of 2013: 4K and Dolby Atmos

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:48am

Though 2013 was not a revolutionary year in the film world, two recent technologies began to make their mark: 4K video and Dolby Atmos audio. The self-proclaimed standard of the future, the 4K format -- often known less intimidatingly as Ultra HD or UHD -- is headed to movie theaters and living rooms worldwide. Initially created by Sony, the technology "is equivalent to a resolution four times higher than what we currently know as high definition," explains Pierre-Franck Neveu, Director of Sales in France at Sony Digital Cinema. "We go from 1,920 by 1,080 pixels to 4,096 by 2,180 pixels." In development since the early 2000s, 4K resolution technology began to make its way into movie theaters in 2013.


Italian distributor apologizes for "Slave" posters

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:46pm

MILAN (AP) — The Italian distributor of the film "12 Years a Slave" has apologized for promotional posters attacked as racist for featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, despite their relatively minor roles, and not the film's star, Chiwetel Ejiofor.


'The Hobbit' holds box office lead, adding $29M

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 6:25pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six weeks in theaters, "Frozen" slid back into the No. 2 spot at the box office, but it failed to dethrone "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" from its hold on first place.


Teaser trailer: blood and gore in 'Dead Snow' sequel

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:09pm

The follow-up to the Norwegian zombie movie of 2009 will premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival's "Park City at Midnight" program.


'Iron Man 3': 2013's box-office superhero

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 11:27am

In the ranking of the highest-grossing films of 2013, the superhero action film claimed the top spot with its $1.22 billion in revenues worldwide.


Photo: Ben Affleck plays a husband seeking the truth in 'Gone Girl'

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 7:29am

20th Century Fox has released the first still from the forthcoming feature, directed by David Fincher. Ben Affleck appears in the role of Nick Dunne, an ambiguous character who -- in spite of his initial squeaky clean appearance -- becomes a suspect in the investigation into his wife's disappearance. The feature is adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn, in which the husband's first person narrative is presented alongside diary entries written by his wife, which hint at Nick's darker side. Rosamund Pike plays the title character, and Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry appear in supporting roles.


Worldwide box office: 'The Hobbit' still towering above competition

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 6:57am

"The Desolation of Smaug," the second film in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, remains in the top position at the global box office for the third consecutive weekend. According to Rentrak, the heroic fantasy film grossed $128.15 million in 63 territories during the weekend ending December 29. Ben Stiller claimed third place with his adventure movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which grossed $40.20 million across 40 territories. In theaters in eight territories, the comedy starring a mustachioed Will Ferrell added $28.15 million to its worldwide revenues.