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'Focus' will take over as box office slows down

It is now time for the box office to focus once again as the Oscars are over. "Focus" will take down "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.

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.

2015 Oscars: 'Birdman' nabs Best Picture

UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' falls hard but still wins

With all eyes on the Academy Awards, there is still box office news and a movie that made all the headlines when it was being released, fell hard.

'Birdman' wins Best Feature at Indie Spirit Awards as Oscars loom

In what may be a preview of the Oscars, the 30th Independent Spirit Awards were handed out today (Feb. 21). “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” took home Best Feature Film.

'Shades' to secure top spot as Oscars set to take over spotlight

It is Oscar weekend and the box office tends to take a back seat, but the business of show goes on. That means more ways than one, too.

'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.

Film brings belated acclaim for WWII codebreaker Turing

London - British mathematician Alan Turing ended his life condemned for being gay, but "The Imitation Game" has finally seen him recognised as a hero who hastened the end of World War II by cracking the Nazis' codes.

Tim McGraw steps in for Glen Campbell at the Academy Awards

Beverly Hills - Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars: Levine, Common, Legend to perform

Beverly Hills - UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.

Producers pick 'Birdman'

"Birdman" just hauled in the top prize from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and adds more drama to an uncertain Best Picture Oscar race. Both "Boyhood" and "Birdman" have been battling it out during award season.

'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.

'Boyhood' takes top prize at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

UPDATE: "Boyhood" took home Best Picture as the Broadcast Film Critics handed out their awards tonight in Hollywood. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home Best Comedy.

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.

Oscars: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood get top nominations

Los Angeles - The 2015 Academy Award nominations have been announced in Los Angeles. The top films named included "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash."

2014 Golden Globes Updates: Who's won, who's lost?

Beverly Hills - The Golden Globes just wrapped up in Beverly Hills with Meryl Streep awarding "Boyhood" the top award of the night. "Boyhood" caps a 12-year journey of film-making and it took home Best Motion Picture, Drama.

'Taken 3' wins easily but box office slows down

UPDATE: As the actual box office numbers were tallied, "Taken 3" took in a bit less than was first noted. It is now the third-highest January opening ever, not the second.

Stars ready to eat and drink at Golden Globe Awards

Beverly Hills - When it comes to the menu for the Golden Globes, it is all about the calories. Or cutting them a bit. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards airs on NBC Sunday, Jan. 11.

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.

Oscar foreign-language category is down to 9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today (Dec. 19) announced the shortlist in the foreign-language film category.

'Citizenfour' shortlisted for Oscar; 'The Interview' release idea

In the wake of the Sony hack, Edward Snowden and his perils have made the Oscar documentary shortlist. "Citzenfour" is among the list of 15, which will be down to five when nominations are announced in January.

Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

L.A. Film Critics hand top prize to 'Boyhood'; director wins, too

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Film Critics handed "Boyhood" its top prize for 2014 today (Dec. 7). The win means it lands another major award as the season picks up steam.

'Mockingjay' makes it look easy while 'Wild' opens very solid

The holiday season proved too much as it helped derail any hopes of momentum at the box office. But, the box office needs some right now.

Special effects Oscar hopefuls move on, but two glaring omissions

Two glaring omissions are worthy of note when looking at the shortlist for special effects Oscar hopefuls. Those still in it are 10 films that many have seen over the last year.

National Board of Review top prize goes to 'A Most Violent Year'

New York - The National Board of Review has just served up some interesting winners on the road to Oscar glory. Besides a tie for the top acting prize, their best film went to "A Most Violent Year."

Gotham honors 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' with top awards

New York - "Birdman" wins best feature while "Boyhood" wins audience award as the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out tonight (Dec. 1). Earlier today, the New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" best film.
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