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Filming in Los Angeles on the rise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles saw an uptick in feature filming during the first quarter of this year, but television production activity dipped compared with the same period a year ago, according to a […]


This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Logan Lerman, left, and Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic ‘Noah’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the Biblical epic “Noah,” joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries […]


Nykia Nelson, 16, fills popcorn containers at the Westwoods Cinema in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nielsen poll: Film reviews still influential

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media has made inroads into shaping moviegoers’ choices at the multiplex, but a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of moviegoers still count on movie reviews. The Nielsen company […]


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‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

NEW YORK (AP) – James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” “Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65. Rebhorn’s agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the […]


In this Tursday, Feb. 27, 2014 photo, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks past a movie poster for the movie "That awkward moment" translated to Hebrew as "The date that embarrassed me" outside a cinema in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation for foreign audiences

JERUSALEM (AP) — David O. Russell’s crime drama “American Hustle” could be a big winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards. But for the movie’s many international fans, it may take a little longer to realize it. […]


This image released by Universal Pictures shows Ice Cube, left, and Kevin Hart in a scene from "Ride Along." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Quantrell D. Colbert)

‘Ride Along’ arrives in top position at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Ride Along” sped past box office records. The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with a hefty $48.6 million, marking the biggest debut for a film […]


This image released by Paramount Pictures  shows Jack Reynor in a scene from "Transformers: Age of extinction." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Andrew Cooper)

10 things to look for in 2014 at the movies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014. 2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like “The Lone Ranger” and “After Earth” flopped spectacularly while many in […]


Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." (AP Photo/Disney,File)

In 7th week, ‘Frozen’ tops box office with $19.6M

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s “Frozen” stayed warm despite frigid weekend temperatures across much of the country, regaining the top spot at the box office with $19.6 million in its seventh week of release. Several […]


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‘Riddick’ illuminates box office with $18.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal who can see the in the dark debuted in first place with $18.7 […]


This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ stays on top with $17 million

NEW YORK (AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to lead all films […]




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