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'Maverick' Actor James Garner passes away at 86

James Garner had major roles in "Maverick" as well as "The Rockford Files" and additionally appeared in many noteworthy films.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

'Apes' outplays 'The Purge' and takes down 'Planes'

It was a repeat performance for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" as it wins the box office race. It held off three new wide releases as the turnstiles continue on a slow pace.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Apes' conquer and beat expectations; 'Boyhood' impresses

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" arrived and then conquered the box office with brute force and the competition showed no signs of seizing any staying power.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 4 comments

'Apes' will rule the planet; Oscar buzz will sound for 'Boyhood'

UPDATE: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opened to a solid $27.7 million on Friday and is indeed beating expectations. Now, it may take in around $70 million for the weekend.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

A toast to DoubleToasted: A Kickstarter success story Special

No use crying over Spill-ed milk! Sylvannia Soulet talks with Korey Coleman, the man behind the Kickstarter success story and newly launched movie review site, DoubleToasted.com.
Digital Journal Report by Sylvannia Soulet

'Transformers 4' takes down 'Tammy'

Usually a holiday box office is something to get excited about. However, when that holiday falls on a Friday like the Fourth of July did, not so much.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

July 4th weekend starts early at the box office

UPDATE: The newcomers could not overtake "Transformers 4: The Age of Extinction" as the holiday weekend is off and running. "Transformers 4" took in $7.7 million while "Tammy" hauled in $6.2 million on Wednesday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Transformers 4' is not extinct; boasts biggest opening of year

Call it morphing or transforming, but a movie that did not get praised across the board conquered in a big way at the weekend box office.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Dumped Chinese man books cinemas to ease seven-year itch

Beijing - A jilted Chinese man spent $40,000 to book four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of the latest "Transformers" movie Friday to prove his ex-girlfriend was wrong when she dumped him for being poor seven years ago, he said.
In the Media by AFP

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' morphing into a monster hit

UPDATE: "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" now boasts the best Friday opener of the year with an estimated haul of $41.6 million. It has a shot at a $100 million weekend.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Comedy is king as 'Think Like a Man 2' wins

It wasn't just a comedy win at the box office, it was another win for Kevin Hart. He is on a roll — or make that role. His roles are helping him take his films to the top spot, or at least close.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Think Like a Man Too' looks for laughs while 'Jersey Boys' sing

UPDATE: A solid Friday for comedy as "Think Like a Man 2" beat "22 Jump Street" at the box office. With a haul of $12.2 million for "Think Like a Man 2," it looks like laughs will win out for sure. "22 Jump Street" took in $9.3 million.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'22 Jump Street' rides laughs to an easy win

With jump in its title, the movie that won the weekend did just that — it jumped. "22 Jump Street' took that solid Friday opening and rode it to a easy win at the weekend box office.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Fault in Our Stars' cries up a solid win

"Fault in Our Stars" beat expectations and proved the young female audience is not to be ignored at the box office. Going in it was going to beat "Edge of Tomorrow," but it wasn't close.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Fault in Our Stars' is beating expectations

UPDATE: Not only did the tearjerker "Fault in Our Stars" open huge on Friday, it is also beating expectations. The $26 million haul for the film on Friday is better than the other film featuring its stars.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Filming for Red Dog prequel set for Pilbara, Australia

Western Australia’s Pilbara region will be the stage for filming a movie chronicling the early years of Australia’s beloved canine, Red Dog.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

From YouTube to Hollywood: Web series gets book & movie deal Special

A popular YouTube-based web series will soon be coming to book stores and theaters near you as The Weinstein Company announces their film and book adaptation of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl.
Digital Journal Report by Alex Allen

Review: McKellar's Newfoundland comedy may charm, but never seduces Special

Feel-good comedies like “The Grand Seduction” remind me of “nice guys” who try to attract women with flowers and nonstop compliments. Sure, he's harmless, he may even be sincere, but where's the edge? What makes him different from the others?
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

'Godzilla' stomps, romps and roars to a whopping $93.2 million

It not only beat expectations, it was simply huge. "Godzilla" is a beast of a movie and performed so well it blew away projections by a large margin.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

'Godzilla' will stomp all over the neighborhood

UPDATE: A huge Friday helped "Godzilla" crush the competition and sent its weekend prospects rising, too. If it stays on course, it could be a monster film that surpasses a superhero for the biggest opener of 2014, so far.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Charity Movie Premiere

The American film "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" will be screened on May 22nd at three South Africa venues to raise money for local animal shelters. South Africa's Animaltalk team will hold screenings of Legends of Oz to assist their animal shelters.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Cannes on alert after diamond heists

Paris - Movie stars like to sparkle on the red carpet but security is being tightened in Cannes this year after a spate of increasingly audacious thefts highlighted the ease with which jewel thieves can strike.
In the Media by Helen Rowe (AFP)

'Neighbors' laughs past 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' for huge win

"Neighbors" moved in and won the weekend as it beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rather easily at the box office. It took in more than projected as well. It was a huge comedy win.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Comedies and another trip to Oz compete with Spidey

UPDATE: "Neighbors" will surely beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as it is cruising right now and hauled in $19.5 million on Friday. The end result could be around $50 million, a surprise to many for sure.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Chicago-born producer brothers re-introduce Wizard of Oz classic

Chicago - Ryan and Roland Carroll, Chicago-born producer brothers, are re-introducing the second generation of the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novels via this Friday’s public release of the animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return."

'Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection' is now available on DVD

How did a myopic, somewhat muddled little old man become one of animation’s most beloved characters? A look at the new four-DVD set "Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)" may provide the answer.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman - 2 comments

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' weaves a $92 million debut

The web was going to spin in a big way for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at the box office, but how much was the question. The answer is to the tune of $92 million, which was not the biggest opening of the year.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will spin an easy win

UPDATE: After Friday's numbers for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" are tallied, it looks like the $90-95 million take is on the mark. It hauled in $35 million on Friday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien
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Mark Wahlberg in 'The Fighter'
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Malcolm McDowell in 'A Clockwork Orange'
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