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Latest Star Trek Due To Star At Box Office

After having lived long -- a half century since it was conceived -- Star Trek is due to prosper like never before at the box office this weekend. J.J. Abrams's latest account of the voyage...

Idol Performance Finale Down 29% From Last Year

The final title competition on Fox's American Idol attracted 11.57 million viewers Wednesday night, and while that was well below previous performance finales -- it was off 29 percent from just a year ago --...

Movie Reviews: Star Trek Into Darkness

Several critics are writing at great length about how Star Trek Into Darkness is not the last generation's Star Trek. The film, writes Claudia Puig in USA Today, may not go boldly back to the...

The Voice Again Lifts Nbc

Thanks in large measure to the continued ratings rise of The Voice, NBC was the only broadcast network to post higher ratings last week than it did during the comparable week a year ago. CBS,...

Bbc Paying Out Hundreds Of Millions To Relocate Staff

Underlining the old corporate aphorism that it's often expensive to save money, the BBC is paying its London staff some =A324 million ($37 million) to move to Salford, some 200 miles away. On Tuesday Britain's...

Nickelodeon Makes A Comeback

It may have been a case of nowhere to go but up, but the Nickelodeon kids channel, which had seen the bottom drop out of its squarepants since the fourth quarter of 2011, reported on...

Iron Man 3 Likely To Become Top Threequel

With a worldwide total of nearly $700 million in just twelve days, it now appears likely that Iron Man 3 will become the most successful threequel in box-office history. The record is currently held by...

Cbs's Moonves Vows To Stamp Out Aereo

CBS chief Les Moonves is determined to put the Aereo service out of business -- one way or another. At the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Moonves reiterated his contention that Aereo,...

Movie Academy To Expand Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- the group that hands out the Oscars annually -- has often been accused of being a club of older, white males; however, the Los Angeles Times...

Ratings For American Idol Fall By A Third

atings for Fox's American Idol continued to slip Wednesday night, but it nevertheless dominated TV viewing for the night, among both total adults and the key 18-49 demographic group. The talent contest averaged 12.18 million...

Movie Reviews: Oblivion

Even most critics who slam the script for Oblivion, the sci-fi blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, concede that the movie looks spectacular. Consider the judgment of Peter Howell in the Toronto Star: Certainly there are no...

Jackie Robinson Set To Score Again This Weekend

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 is expected to score a victory on a squeeze play at the box office this weekend as it receives a strong challenge from the fifth installment of the Scary Movie...

3d Movies Coming To Mobile Devices -- No Glasses Needed

The dream of being able to watch 3D movies without the need of glasses moved a step closer to realization on Tuesday with the endorsement of the Dolby 3D format by Cameron/Pace Group, headed by...

Dead Due To Liven Up Weekend Box Office

A remake of the 30-year-old cult hit Evil Dead is expected to kill its competitors at the box office this weekend. Industry forecasters say it should earn $20-25 million. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's 20-year-old blockbuster Jurassic...

G.i. Joe Retaliation: Victorious At Box Office

G.I. Joe: Retaliation stormed the box office over the weekend and came away with $40.5 million in booty -- $51.01 million if Thursday's screenings are also considered. It marked the second-highest Easter debut ever, behind...

G.i. Joe: Retaliation Blasts Easter Box Office With $51.7m

Seeming to vindicate Paramount's decision to yank G.I. Joe: Retaliation from its June 2012 scheduled release in order to convert it to 3D, the movie opened with an estimated $41.2 million over the Easter weekend....

River Phoenix Back On Screen 20 Years After His Death

Twenty years after the death of 23-year-old River Phoenix from a drug overdose 10 days before the completion of production on Dark Blood, the film was shown at the Berlin Film Festival with director George...

"Critic Proof" Movies Lead Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day wasn't such a good day for the latest Die Hard as pundits had predicted. The fifth installment of the franchise was reportedly easily beaten at the box office by the Nicholas Sparks romantic...

Grammys Down But Still Tops For The Week

CBS's telecast of the Grammy Awards may have fallen steeply from a year ago when it aired one day following the death of Whitney Houston, but it was nevertheless the highest rated program of last...

Walking Dead Gets Off To A Running Start

AMC's The Walking Dead came back to life on Sunday, delivering 12.3 million viewers, the most viewers ever to tune in to the zombie tale. The result for the cable-TV series' season debut was particularly...

Martial Arts Epic Opens Berlin Film Festival

The 63rd annual Berlin Film Festival -- The Berlinale -- gets underway tonight (Thursday) with a screening of The Grandmaster, a martial-arts epic from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. The director also heads the...

Ncis Draws Best Ratings Of Season

CBS's long-running NCIS crossed the 20-million-viewer mark to 20.87 million Tuesday night as it posted its biggest audience of the season. With a 13.0 rating and a 20 share among total households and a 3.5/10...

Nbc Says Goodbye To Nfl For 20012-13 Season

It was NBC's last week of the season with NFL football. And it was a doozy. Saturday night's playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers attracted 30.8 million viewers, while its...

At Half-way Point, Nbc Is No. 1 For The Season

No one would have predicted it at the beginning of the season, but now, at the midpoint of the 2012-13 season, NBC has risen to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age...

Nbc Wins November Ratings Sweeps

NBC had to share the No. 1 position among the 18-49 age group on the weekly Nielsen ratings chart with CBS last week, but nevertheless it remained on top for the eighth consecutive week. It...

Theme Parks Work Magic On Disney's P&l's

The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday reported a 14-percent jump in quarterly profit but it came from two unexpected sources, theme parks and cable-TV fees. Everything else, including its film division, its ABC television network,...

Movie Reviews: Flight

While virtually every review of Flight, starring Denzel Washington,is positive, those reviews are mostly tempered by some hard-edged criticism. Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle spends the first 90 percent of his review praising...

Sony Ceo: Sony Is Not For Sale

Sony chief Kaz Hirai has attempted to spike persistent speculation that his company is looking for a buyer for its movie and TV unit, Sony Pictures Entertainment. In a statement, Hirai said on Tuesday, There...

Sony Ceo: Sony Is Not For Sale

Sony chief Kaz Hirai has attempted to spike persistent speculation that his company is looking for a buyer for its movie and TV unit, Sony Pictures Entertainment. In a statement, Hirai said on Tuesday, There...

Normalcy Returns To Tv As Sandy Departs

The broadcast and cable networks were expected to resume normal programming today (Wednesday), following the departure of Hurricane -- now Tropical Storm -- Sandy from the coastal areas of the East Coast. But the storm's...

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Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics

'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking

With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing....

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman...

'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

Melissa McCarthy is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.

'Danny Collins' Is a Risk that Paid Off for Al Pacino

Al Pacino shines in 'Danny Collins'

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th

Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs...

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