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Review: 'Dom Hemingway' lewd, yet heartfelt

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:37pm

A temperamental, egotistical, British ex-con with a soft side for the daughter he left behind, Jude Law is magnetic as the title character in "Dom Hemingway," an amusing tale of vengeance, debauchery and redemption told stylishly by writer-director Richard Shepard.

'Playing House' First Look (Exclusive)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:39pm

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the duo behind NBC's "Best Friends Forever," return to the small screen this month with their new comedy, "Playing House," and has an exclusive first look at the show. As childhood best friends, Maggie Caruso (Parham) and Emma Crawford (St. Clair), have a lifetime of fun memories together, but they're about to embark on a whole new chapter after Maggie - who is pregnant - learns her husband (played by Brad Morris) has been cheating on her with an alarmingly muscular German woman.

Tribune buys TV by the Numbers to expand entertainment data unit

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:12pm
(Reuters) - Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology arm of TV station and newspaper owner Tribune Co, said it agreed to buy the TV ratings and news site TV by the Numbers, enabling it to expand its entertainment news and data business. The acquisition price was not disclosed. (Reporting By Ronald Grover)

Nigeria's Nollywood: most prolific movie machine

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:42pm

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A 15-second drum roll and the title of the film, "Deceptive Heart," comes crashing onto the screen in a groovy 1970s font.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review (MovieMantz)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:20pm

Even better than "The Avengers!"

January Jones On 'Mad Men' Ending: I'm In 'Total Denial'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:59am

Like most "Mad Men" fans, series star January Jones is also having trouble accepting the fact that the AMC drama is entering its final season. At the Season 7 premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night, the actress told Access Hollywood it hasn't really sunk in that the show is coming to a close in 2015. "No, I'm in total denial," January (who plays Betty Draper on the show) told Access, when asked if she's realized "Mad Men" is nearly over.

Nelson Mandela's trusted assistant publishes memoir

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:17am
Nelson Mandela's long-time private assistant, Zelda la Grange, has written a memoir about her life and working for the anti-apartheid hero and former South African president, publisher Viking said on Thursday. It has acquired the North American rights for "Good Morning, Mr. Mandela," which will be published worldwide on June 19. "It's tender, intimate, eye-opening, incredibly moving, and offers a rare portrait of Nelson Mandela and his remarkable life," Viking President Clare Ferraro said in a statement. The life and beliefs of la Grange, a white South African who grew up supporting the segregation rules of the country, were transformed after she started working for Mandela in 1994.

'Big Bang Theory' making Star Wars Day episode

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:15am

May 1 will see Sheldon, Raj, Howard and friends get together to celebrate Star Wars Day in a special episode called "The Proton Transmogrification."

Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:16am

Amy Adams ("American Hustle") and Emily Blunt ("Looper") are in line to join the next two films from Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve won an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language cateogry for "Incendies" and went on to direct the well-received 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal double-header of "Prisoners" and "Enemy." So it is that Adams has entered talks to take the lead role in "Story of Your Life," a sci-fi thriller based on a short story by award-winning American writer Ted Chiang, reports Deadline. The original plot sees Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistic expert, contacted by the military as alien spacecraft descend upon the planet;

Nigeria's "Nollywood": most prolific on Earth

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:32am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A 15-second drum roll and the title of the film, "Deceptive Heart," comes crashing onto the screen in a groovy 1970s font.

Trailer: Scarlett Johansson takes on super powers for Besson

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:38am

Fantasy thriller "Lucy" has its first trailer.

'Frozen' soundtrack keeps Shakira from top of Billboard chart

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:14pm

Hip-shaking Colombian singer Shakira was no match for Disney's animated princesses on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the "Frozen" movie soundtrack continued its reign at the top. The "Frozen" soundtrack, released in November 2013, sold 161,000 copies last week, bringing its total U.S. sales to 1.8 million, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard said 1.5 million of "Frozen" soundtrack sales were in 2014, making it the year's biggest selling album so far. The "Frozen" soundtrack, which features the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," is the 20th album to spend eight weeks at No. 1, coming in behind Adele's Grammy-winning record "21," that clocked the longest chart-topping run with 24 non-consecutive weeks at the top of Billboard 200.

Jon Cryer working on 'candid' memoir

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:58pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Cryer, an actor who knows a thing or two about Charlie Sheen and Demi Moore among others, is working on a "candid" memoir.

'Island of Lemurs' explores majesty of endangered species in film

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:03pm

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the animated lemur King Julien of "Madagascar" captured kids' attentions with his eccentricity, a new film takes them to the real, isolated world of the singing, dancing, mischievous lemurs. "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," out in IMAX theaters on Friday, takes audiences on a 3D adventure into the exotic habitat of the lemurs on the island of Madagascar, the only place in the world where they exist in the wild. The 40-minute film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, explores and educates on the wide-eyed lemurs, a family of primate species that has been around for more than 60 million years, and the journey they took from Africa across the Indian Ocean to Madagascar, where they found a thriving natural habitat. The film follows primatologist Patricia Wright as she strives to save certain lemur species from extinction, finding mates for the few left in the dense Madagascar forests.

'House of Cards,' HBO docs and PBS headline Peabody winners

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:55pm

Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" and jail house comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black," along with a trio of HBO documentaries, headlined the winners of the annual Peabody Awards, the oldest and one of the top honors in broadcasting. The Peabody Awards recognize the best in television, radio, Internet broadcasting, producing organizations and individuals. "House of Cards," which was the first online-streaming show to win an Emmy award, was praised for Netflix's unique approach of releasing all the season's episodes at once. "Netflix took binge viewing to a new level and obliterated the idea that a hit TV show needs a slot in prime time," the Peabody panel said.

Review: 'Strangers' not your ordinary rock doc

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:58pm

The new rock documentary "Mistaken for Strangers" is alternately hilarious, cringe-inducing, inspiring, depressing, stupid and profoundly intelligent.

Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:55pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos — "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them — from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war.

'Captain America' superhero role 'epic' for Mackie

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:34pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For Anthony Mackie, landing the role of the Falcon in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" meant more than inking his dream deal with Marvel.

Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:28pm

The Hollywood actor and producer is currently negotiating the starring role in a romance thriller set during World War II. According to, Brad Pitt is in talks to join this feature produced by GK Films and penned by British screenwriter Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises," "Locke"). If Pitt comes on board, the project will be the latest in a series of World War II-themed films starring the actor.