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Things Brighten Up For Spider-man Turn Off The Dark

28th June 2011

Theater critics may be losing their influence on Broadway the way movie critics have elsewhere. The musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which might have considered going dark following mostly negative reviews for its "official"...

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Cars 2 Drives Overall Box Office To Victory

28th June 2011

With the top two films raking in far more than even the most optimistic forecasters had envisaged, the box office resumed its summer march forward, erasing a little more of the shortfall from 2010. After...

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Emma Thompson To Write Annie

24th June 2011

Emma Thompson has been approached to write the script for a remake of 'Annie' starring Willow Smith. The British actress - who wrote the screenplays for 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Nanny McPhee' - is in...

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Michael Jackson To Get Motorbike Memorial

24th June 2011

A customised Michael Jackson motorcycle will be driven through his final resting place tomorrow (25.06.10) to mark the second anniversary of his death.The vehicle - which is emblazoned with images of the singer, who died...

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Midnight In Paris Could Eclipse Woody Allen's Previous Films

23rd June 2011

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is on track this week to surpass his two biggest domestic moneymakers, Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona and appears likely to become his greatest success ever if it surpasses...

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Spider-man Producer Laura Ziskin Dead At 61

13th June 2011

Spider-Man and Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin has lost a seven-year battle against breast cancer. A founder of the advocacy group Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), Ziskin, who was 61, had helped raise millions of...

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Reese Witherspoon To Ask Who Invited Her?

8th June 2011

Reese Witherspoon is set to produce and star in 'Who Invited Her?'.The 'Water For Elephants' actress will play a woman who insists on joining up with a bachelor party in the wedding-themed film, which is...

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Angelina Jolie To Return For Salt 2?

7th June 2011

Angelina Jolie is set to reprise her role as Evelyn Salt for 'Salt 2'.The Oscar-winning actress is in talks to play the CIA agent again in the much speculated sequel after Sony Pictures commissioned writer...

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Paul Greengrass To Join A Captain's Duty?

3rd June 2011

Paul Greengrass is in talks to direct pirate movie 'A Captain's Duty'. The 'Green Zone' filmmaker would work with Tom Hanks on the real-life project about merchant-vessel sailor Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by...

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More Heady Results For The Hangover Ii

1st June 2011

Chalk up another record for The Hangover Part II fastest comedy to gross $200 million worldwide. While the final domestic tally came in slightly below studio estimates, the foreign total came in somewhat above. Warner...

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Prolific Songwriter Jessie J

28th May 2011

Jessie J once wrote 150 songs in two years. The 'Do it Like a Dude' hitmaker has a prolific output as a songwriter, but that doesn't mean her path to the top has been easy...

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Adele Overwhelmed By Beyonce Praise

28th May 2011

Adele "collapsed" after being praised by Beyonce Knowles.The 22-year-old singer is a huge fan of the '(Rule The World) Girls' hitmaker and was overwhelmed be he encounter, which she described as the "highlight" of her...

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Adele Named Most Powerful In British Music

27th May 2011

Adele has been named the most powerful person in the British music industry. The Music Power 100 poll by the Guardian newspaper saw the singer - who has topped the UK album charts for 16...

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Why Even 2d Movies May Now Seem Darker

24th May 2011

With the proliferation of digital 3D projection systems throughout the U.S., some theater owners are leaving the special polarizing devices, nearly all of them made by Sony, on the lenses of their projectors even when...

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Bridesmaids What A Reception!

24th May 2011

If executives at one studio were wringing their hands over the failure of Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to crack the $100-million mark, executives at another were no doubt pumping them in the...

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Bridesmaids Surprises At Box Office

17th May 2011

Lightning struck for a second weekend in a row as Thor easily held on to its top position at the box office with $34.7 million, bringing its total after ten days to $119.5 million. But...

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Dish To Bring New Movies To Your Tv

16th May 2011

Theater owners have been demanding to know how successful DirecTV has been in renting video-on-demand movies for $30 while they are still in theaters. So far, neither the movie studios nor DirectTV is saying, but...

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James Morrison Back To Basics On New Album

16th May 2011

James Morrison "tried to forget" some of the things he'd learned about making music for his third album. The 'Broken Strings' hitmaker has recently completed recording on his third album, and wanted it to be...

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Beverley Knight Keen For Dubstep Collaboration

13th May 2011

Beverley Knight wants to sing on a dubstep track. The soul singer is a massive fan of crossover artist Katy B and while she wouldn't want to take her career in a dubstep direction, she...

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Ronnie Wood Named Music Radio Personality Of The Year

10th May 2011

Ronnie Wood was named Music Radio Personality of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards last night (09.05.11).The Rolling Stones guitarist was commended at the industry prize-giving ceremony after just a year of hosting...

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Hugh Grant To Voice Animated Pirate

5th May 2011

Hugh Grant is to voice an animated character for the first time.The 'Love Actually' star has signed up to play the role of Pirate Captain in 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists' alongside Martin...

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Record Boss Thought Liam Gallagher Looked Like A Drug Dealer

3rd May 2011

Alan McGee thought Liam Gallagher was a drug dealer when he first met Oasis.The self-proclaimed President of Pop - who signed Oasis and Primal Scream to the Creation record label - had no idea who...

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Sony Pictures To Make Royal Wedding Movie

28th April 2011

Sony Pictures has won a bidding war for a royal wedding-themed movie.The studio has reportedly paid a seven-figure sum for the pitch by '(500) Days of Summer' writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber following interest...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Return To Terminator

27th April 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly returning to the 'Terminator' franchise.Agency CAA are said to be shopping a package around studios including Universal, CBS Films, and Sony and Lionsgate Pictures for a new film, which would include...

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Youtube To Begin Streaming Movies From Major Studios

26th April 2011

YouTube plans to launch a movie streaming rental service with three major studios next month, published reports said today (Tuesday). The Google-owned website, which accounts for most online video accesses, will be providing new DVD...

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Premium Video On Demand Coming On Thursday

20th April 2011

Despite angry opposition by theater owners, DirecTV plans to launch its premium video-on-demand service on Thursday, offering movies from Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. that are still in theaters. Each of the...

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Simon Cowell's Earns 128k A Day

13th April 2011

Simon Cowell is reportedly earning £128,000 a day.The TV and music mogul's company Simco - which produces reality shows 'The X Factor' and 'America's Got Talent' - made £32.4 million in nine months during 2009,...

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Russell Builds His Own Brand

11th April 2011

It's certainly not often that one actor stars in the top two films at the box office (researchers are probably scrambling to see whether such a finish has ever occurred before), but Russell Brand nabbed...

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Exhibitor Fires Warning Shot At Studios Over Vod

7th April 2011

Some theater chains are threatening not to run free trailers for movie studios if the studios go ahead with plans to inaugurate "Premeium VOD" plans -- that is, making movies available for viewing via cable,...

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Hop Can't Boost Box Office

5th April 2011

Hop didn't jump quite so far as Universal had estimated. Still, with $37.5 million, it performed better than analysts had predicted going into the weekend. Weekend estimates, which are released on Sunday, are based on...

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