- 9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 01:39 AM
Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.
- Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'
Miami Herald, Monday - 09/01/2014 - 10:56 AM
"Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music.
- Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday - 09/01/2014 - 07:23 AM
Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen has launched his latest movie more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas. The launch event Monday was also attended by actresses Shu Qi and Zhou Yun and actor Ge You.
- 'Guardians' wins weekend box office again, becomes No. 1 movie of year
Miami Herald, Sunday - 08/31/2014 - 07:54 PM
Perhaps as a sign this summer couldn't be over soon enough for Hollywood, the top three positions at the box office for the weekend were exactly the same as last week: "Guardians of the Galaxy" continued its surprising run with an estimated three-day draw of $16.3 million, and with a cumulative total of $274.6 million in the U.
- VENICE WATCH: 'Star Wars' stars keep mum in Venice
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday - 08/31/2014 - 11:10 AM
Cast members of the forthcoming "Episode VII" who are in the Italian city for the Venice Film Festival are keeping mum about details of the ultra-anticipated movie. British actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in "Game of Thrones" and Commander Lyme in two "Hunger Games" movies, joked at a Vanity Fair-sponsored party that "Star Wars" producers had gone to extraordinary lengths to maintain secrecy. Stop-motion animated feature "The Boxtrolls" is about a community of underground creatures who scavenge trash from the humans above to build elaborate mechanical devices. Based on Alan Snow's children's adventure novel "Here Be Monsters," it features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan and teenage "Game of Thrones" actor Isaac Hempstead Wright as Eggs, a human boy raised by the Boxtrolls.
- 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office
Miami Herald, Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 12:37 PM
The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.
- What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Underworld,' 'Blade Runner 2,' 'Inferno'
MWB Staff, Saturday - 08/30/2014 - 02:59 AM
After taking a short break to allow Harrison Ford to heal up, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production, and the movie still expected to make its release date on December 18, 2015. read more
- Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997
New York Times, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 06:51 PM
Potential film ticket buyers stayed away from theaters this summer as similar fare failed to ignite excitement.
- Fire destroys house on late author Clancy's estate
Miami Herald, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 05:01 PM
Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the Maryland estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.
- Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released
Miami Herald, Friday - 08/29/2014 - 12:40 AM
A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.
- In 'November Man' Pierce Brosnan gets tougher with age
Los Angeles Times, Wednesday - 08/27/2014 - 06:47 PM
On his 60th birthday in May 2013, Pierce Brosnan woke up in Belgrade, Serbia. In three days he was to start shooting a new action-thriller called "The November Man," playing a world-weary but still lethal ex-CIA agent — the sort of role that would involve a whole lot of running,
- Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins Joining New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot
MWB, Wednesday - 08/27/2014 - 03:46 PM
New Line's Vacation reboot has cast Rusty Griswold's two sons. They will be played by Skyler Gisondo (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Steele Stebbins (A Haunted House 2). The movie stars Ed Helms as Rusty, with Christina Applegate as his wife, Debbie. The new Vacation will find a grown up Rusty taking his whole family on a road trip to Walley World, just as his father had done when he was young.