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Lauren Bacall, Actor, 1924 - 2014

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The iconic actor Lauren Bacall passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the age of 89. Born Betty Joan Perske in New York City, becoming Betty Bacal after her parents’ divorce and her mother’s adoption of the second half of her maiden name (though she added the second “L” to her name because the […]

Robin Williams 1951-2014

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died today from an apparent suicide.  He was 63. A successful stand-up comedian, Williams achieved nationwide fame as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork on an episode of Happy Days.  Williams later played Mork in the Happy Days spinoff Mork & Mindy […]

Ed Harris Plays Villain In Westworld

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The HBO series reboot of “Westworld” – Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray – has added Ed Harris in the signature Yul Brynner role of The Man in Black, the ultimate bad guy in the story. Harris is joined by Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in […]

Review: "Divergent (UK Edition)": Chooses Wisely Where Others Regret

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There’s a pearl of wisdom that says there are specific types of fiction one needs to sample at set points in their life. In particular, young adults are recommended to immerse themselves in stories about loss, sacrifice, and exactly what is at stake in maintaining a just society. This is arguably when we as people […]

Kick-Ass 3 Might Find Third Time Charming

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Whether or not the filmmakers find a third time being a charm for the “Kick-Ass” comic book movie has not yet been decided. The film’s creator, Mark Millar, is mulling over whether to make a third film in the franchise after the success of the first two. The original 2010 “Kick-Ass” film generated $96 million […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Set To Re-Shell In 2016

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Paramount waited to see if theater audiences would pick their teenage mutant ninja turtles or some guardians of the galaxy this month and with many – or at least $65 millions’ worth anyway – choosing to watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” this weekend, a sequel was formally announced for the film franchise. The “Teenage Mutant […]

Apollo Rising At Sony

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A new superhero-like movie is emerging at Sony called “Apollo Rising” from the comic book mind of Stan Lee, creator of various popular comic book characters. The movie will be about traditional Greek gods who mingle amongst the mere mortals, with a focus on Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry. “Apollo Rising” does […]

Westworld HBO Reboot Adds Cast

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The HBO series reboot of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray has added cast members to go along with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Joining Hopkins and Wood will be Jeffrey Wright [“Boardwalk Empire”], Rodrigo Santoro [“300: Rise of an Empire”], Shannon […]

Nickelodeon's Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Tour Kicks Off in November 2014

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NICKELODEON’S THE FRESH BEAT BAND ARE BACK WITH BRAND-NEW LIVE CONCERT TOUR KICKING OFF IN NOVEMBER The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Presented by Nickelodeon Will Feature New Songs Plus Fan Favorites and Travel To Cities Across the U.S. Including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and More; Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, […]

Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

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The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]

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