- 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 11/25/2014 - 10:47 AM
Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" has sold for more than $3 million at an auction in New York City. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- 'Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains' a stirring historical epic
Los Angeles Times, Monday - 11/24/2014 - 02:47 PM
"Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains," Kyrgyzstan's submission for the foreign-language Oscar and purported to be the most expensive production to come out of the former Soviet republic, is a lavishly photographed historical epic that spends its estimated $1.3-million budget prudently.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- 'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
Miami Herald, Saturday - 11/22/2014 - 10:55 PM
A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Turning The Picture of Dorian Gray into a comedy
Miami Herald, Saturday - 11/22/2014 - 01:02 AM
After decades of hearing himself compared to the protagonist in "The Picture of Dorian Gray," actor and producer Dorian Dardar is turning the story on its head for his third indie film. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- James Cagney's 1942 Oscar fails to sell at auction
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 03:47 PM
 was the case for James Cagney's 1942 best actor Oscar for his role in "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
Academy Awards have become an increasingly hot commodity for collectors, due to their scarcity and restrictions from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- 'Happy Valley' has many views of Penn State's Sandusky scandal
Los Angeles Times, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 10:47 AM
If you think college football is only a game, you might think that "Happy Valley" is no more than a place name that's become attached to the bucolic area around Penn State University. And you would be wrong on all counts.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- LA times film critic Charles Champlin dies at 88
Kansas City Star, Monday - 11/17/2014 - 11:06 PM
Longtime Los Angeles Times film critic Charles Champlin has died at age 88, the newspaper said Monday. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- The LEGO Movie Sequel to Feature More Female Characters
SuperHeroHype, Monday - 11/17/2014 - 10:47 PM
After The LEGO Movie debuted to critical acclaim and dominated the box office for the entire month of February, it was no surprise when Warner Bros. started zeroing in on sequels and spin-offs,…
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- On Movies: John DuPont, wrestling, tragedy
Miami Herald, Monday - 11/17/2014 - 10:50 AM
"Foxcatcher" is director Bennett Miller's chilling evocation of the real-life story of John Eleuthere du Pont, the Newtown Square, Pa., multimillionaire who operated a wrestling training center at his Foxcatcher Farm in the 1990s and who, on a January day in 1996, shot and killed Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Aniston ready for a 3rd 'Horrible Bosses' movie
Miami Herald, Saturday - 11/15/2014 - 06:47 PM
Jennifer Aniston said she pushed her sex-crazed dentist character as far as she could in in "Horrible Bosses 2," but she's willing to try again in a third installment. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Hollywood Film Awards honor Oscar hopefuls
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday - 11/15/2014 - 03:40 AM
The show that has dubbed itself the "official launch of the awards season" was, even at a brisk two hours, a subdued celebration of celebrities and their films, many of which have only played at festivals and some that have yet to be seen by anyone.
 in its 18th year, The Hollywood Film Awards hopes to become one of the major stops on the annual movie awards trail, now that it's being broadcast on CBS, along with a pre-show from the red carpet and a post-show recap.
Attendees included such A-Listers as Angelina Jolie, presenting an award to Jack O'Connell who stars in her unreleased film "Unbroken," and Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, both of whom picked up acting honors for "The Imitation Game," not in theaters until Nov.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden was at war for years
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday - 11/14/2014 - 10:07 PM
Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies.
In a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press, he said he believes the American public has a right to more details about the operation that killed the al-Qaida leader and other important military adventures.
 he insisted he is taking pains not to divulge classified information or compromise the tactics SEALs use to get the drop on their enemies.
O'Neill followed an unnamed point man into bin Laden's bedroom, he told the AP, and the point man tackled two women, believing they had a bomb, in what O'Neill calls an incredibly selfless act.
 Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles Burlingame was the pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon, has said that O'Neill's descriptions were gratifying to the relatives of victims at a 9/11 museum ceremony where he donated the uniform he was wearing.
 he was part of the group that helped retrieve Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a four-man team attacked in 2005 while tracking a Taliban leader in Afghanistan.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Awards season starts early with 1st televised show
Kansas City Star, Friday - 11/14/2014 - 10:32 AM
For those who feel like Hollywood's awards season can't start soon enough, you're in luck. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- Wounded Iraq War veteran, anti-war activist dies
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 11/12/2014 - 04:47 AM
Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War," has died. He was 34. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' acquired by Universal
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 11/11/2014 - 05:25 PM
Universal Pictures has acquired the domestic distribution rights to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," a sequel to the beloved independent hit, with writer and star Nia Vardalos set to return.
The sequel promises the return of many of the original cast, who are reunited by the discovery of a family secret and, yes, another wedding.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share
- 'Big Hero 6' tops 'Interstellar' at box office
Kansas City Star, Monday - 11/10/2014 - 04:25 PM
"Big Hero 6" blew up at the box office. … More | Talk | Read It Later | Share