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Songwriter Fiona Kernaghan marks 20 years since her first album Special

To celebrate the above-mentioned milestone, the sassy Australian singer/songwriter is re-releasing her very first album. She's also been working on a new one and collaborating with other artists. Digital Journal was on hand to find out more.

Review: New on DVD for May 19 Special

This week’s releases include the all-encompassing collection of an HBO sensation; an Oscar hopeful that sparked some controversy; an exceptional Russian drama; and an animated musical with a familiar soundtrack.

UM will show 'American Sniper' despite Muslim students' petition

Lansing - The University of Michigan authorities cancelled a screening of the Iraq war movie "American Sniper" scheduled for Friday, April 10 after Muslim students signed a petition against it, but later reversed the decision in response to a counter-petition.

Op-Ed: The Sniper's text hit the mark

How mental illness is approached in various countries has killed many, and will continue to do so. Time to end the stigma.

'American Sniper' is box office winner for Oscar-nominated films

A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water' soaks up an easy win

A sponge soaked up a box office win in style as it soared with an estimated $55.37 million. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water" took out "American Sniper," which was still solid in second.

'SpongeBob' squeezes in while '50 Shades of Grey' grabs spotlight

A sponge will unseat a sniper at the box office this weekend. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will settle at the top as "American Sniper" will still be making those headlines.

'Sniper' outguns the field for its third win in a row

UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.

'American Sniper' to win again as it sets domestic war movie mark

Not only will "American Sniper" win for the third week in a row, it is now the highest-grossing war movie of all-time, domestically. It has passed "Saving Private Ryan."

'American Sniper' director Clint Eastwood calls film 'antiwar'

Beverly Hills - Amid all the cacophony and controversy surrounding Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper," the director insists the wartime biopic makes “the biggest antiwar statement any film can.”

'Sniper' still solid as it wins again; Depp takes a dive

"American Sniper" played much bigger than expectations once again as it easily retains its box office crown.The estimate take for its second wide release weekend is $64.37 million. Going in, that figure was looking at around $40-50 million.

'American Sniper' sets its sights on another win

UPDATE: "American Sniper" is beating expectations once again and will likely end around $60 million for the weekend. It has struck a cord with the public and will stay strong.

Big box office boost for 'American Sniper'

UPDATE: It looks like the movie that gained greater on the Martin Luther King Jr holiday was "American Sniper" and not "Selma." Add $2 million more to "American Sniper" as it beat expectations all weekend long.

'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.

Oscars: 'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' grab 9 nods each

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 15) and "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" lead the way. Each film grabbed nine nominations.

Directors Guild of America nominations offer an eye on Oscar?

A strong move on the way to Oscar glory comes through the Directors Guild of America (DGA). They announced their top five directors and Clint Eastwood is in, while Christopher Nolan is out.

Producers nominate 'Nightcrawler'; leave out 'Unbroken,' 'Selma'

Los Angeles - The money people have spoken with their nominations for the best in movies for 2014. They also have TV, but this story is all the movies.

Last 'Hobbit' wins again; critics honor 'Goodbye to Language'

It was a happy time for the holdovers at the box office and a pleasant start to the new year. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" took its third win in a row while "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" round out the top three, domestically.

Theater chains not happy with Sony 'Interview' announcement

UPDATE: Sony has announced today (Dec. 24) that they will upload "The Interview" to You Tube. Now, in theaters and offered up on You Tube for a movie that would have never gotten this much attention had it gone on as scheduled.

Famed U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle killed on Texas gun range

Lancaster - Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper," and a neighbor were shot Saturday while allegedly helping a soldier deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

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Stunning debut in wide release for  American Sniper.
Stunning debut in wide release for "American Sniper."
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"American Sniper" hits the right notes.
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"Sniper" does it again.
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All eyes on the Directors Guild of America.
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Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life without parole. A jury found Roth guilty February 24, 2015 of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the Oscar winning movie "American Sniper”.
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