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Balloting begins! Oscar nominations voting starts

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 9:23am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar voters, start your ballots.

Boffo box office as slew of Christmas movies opens

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 6:09pm
By Andrea Burzynski NEW YORK (Reuters) - The holiday season's new films drew crowds of people to theaters on Wednesday to make it the second highest-grossing Christmas Day on record for the U.S. and Canadian box office, according to estimates from box office tracking site Rentrak. Yesterday's box office haul was estimated at between $76.5 and $78 million, topping 2012's $74.9 million Christmas day earnings. Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" took $7.8 million on its first day in theaters to put it in fourth place for Christmas Day. Other Christmas debuts included Keanu Reeves' "47 Ronin," which opened with $7 million, boxing movie "Grudge Match" which earned $4 million, and "Justin Bieber's Believe" which took in $1.3 million.

'Booty Call,' 'Above the Rim' director dies at 54

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 4:15pm
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A producer of TV's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and writer-director of "Above the Rim" has died.

Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves move away from two film projects

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:57am

The two Hollywood superstars have stepped back from the remakes of "The Magnificent Seven" and "Point Break." According to, Cruise is no longer attached to the project that was designed to remake the classic Western, a project he had been involved with since May 2012. The Hollywood studio has asked John Lee Hancock to work on a new script. Hancock directed Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side," for which she received an Academy Award.

'American Hustle' a portrait of swank '70s fashion

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:11am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Christian Bale's burgundy velour blazer to Amy Adams' plunging sequin halter dress, "American Hustle" is a cinematic romp through the over-the-top styles of the 1970s.

From Charlotte Gainsbourg to Johnny Depp, the movie stars to watch in 2014

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 5:30am

Between historical dramas, science-fiction thrillers, superhero action movies and arthouse films, there will be something for everyone next year. The coming year will be a busy one for the Hollywood star, who returns to theaters next May in the title role of "Maleficent," a live-action adaptation of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" told from the perspective of the iconic villain. Next Christmas, the actress will present her latest project as a director, "Unbroken." The film is a biopic on the remarkable destiny of Louis Zamperini, a former small-time criminal who went on to become an Olympic athlete and later a war hero. The 42-year-old French actress has teamed up once again with "Melancholia" director Lars von Trier for "Nymphomaniac," which premieres at the Berlinale in February 2014 before hitting US theaters in March.

Ralph Fiennes reveals other Dickens in 'Invisible Woman'

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 5:07pm

For his second film as director, British actor Ralph Fiennes lifts the cover on a little-known secret about classic English author Charles Dickens: his decade-long adulterous affair with a young actress. Fiennes, a Shakespearean actor who made his debut behind the camera with 2011's "Coriolanus," used a 1990 biography as the basis for "The Invisible Woman," on limited release from Wednesday in the United States. When Dickens fell in love with 18-year-old Ellen "Nelly" Ternan, the "Oliver Twist" author was 45.

NJ tribe sues makers of film 'Out of the Furnace'

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 2:15pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Members of the Ramapough Native American tribe have filed a $50 million lawsuit against the makers of a recent Hollywood movie they say depicts their people in a negative light.