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Chinese Company Buys Amc Theater Chain

21st May 2012

China's flirtation with Hollywood took on the aspects of a full-scale marriage as one of its biggest exhibitors, Dalian Wanda Group, agreed to buy AMC Entertainment, America's second largest theater chain after Regal Entertainment, for...

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Movie Reviews Battle Ship

18th May 2012

Stupid. That's the general consensus of critics reviewing the big-budget, board-game-based, sci-fi epic Battleship, about aliens bent on destroying the world . Take Amy Biancolli's review in the San Francisco Chronicle "It's loud, it's large,...

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Dish Clashes With Networks Over Ad-skipping Dvr

17th May 2012

Satellite-TV operator DISH appears unfazed by angry comments from TV network executives about its plans to roll out a new DVR, dubbed the Hopper, from Echostar that allows users to skip commercials automatically. DISH CEO...

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Movie Reviews The Dictator

16th May 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator is arriving today (Wednesday), in an apparent effort to avoid the fate of several fellow dictators of late. The relatively low-budget comedy is arriving at a time when the box...

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Movie Reviews Dark Shadows

11th May 2012

The critics appear equally divided over Dark Shadows , and we're referring not just to how they line up for or against the movie but also, in many cases, to how they render their individual...

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Ny Times Gay Tv Characters No Longer Controversial

9th May 2012

Producers of scripted television shows featuring gay characters have told the New York Times that they have been surprised by how little criticism has emerged as a result. In reporting their views, the newspaper commented,...

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James Cameron Only Interested In Avatar Movies

8th May 2012

James Cameron plans to only make 'Avatar' movies for the rest of his career. The director - who was Oscar-nominated for the first film, which tells the tale of humans exploiting the natural resources of...

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Movie Reviews The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

4th May 2012

It has been said that older women are more "review sensitive" when it comes to selecting a film than, say, most of the moviegoers who will be massing to see The Avengers this weekend. If...

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Movie Reviews The Avengers

4th May 2012

Even many of the critics who had long ago grown weary of the typical superhero movie appear delighted by The Avengers. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times says that the difference between this superhero movie...

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Will The Avengers Steal Harry Potter's Magic?

4th May 2012

There is only one question for box office pundits to wrestle with this weekend -- not which film will wind up as No. 1 -- it goes without saying that The Avengers is a shoo-in...

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Study Young People Watching Tv Less

4th May 2012

In a study that could affect the rates that broadcast and cable outlets can charge advertisers, Nielsen Media Research has concluded that the number of hours young people watch television declined significantly in 2011. As...

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Parliamentary Panel Murdoch Not Fit To Run News Corp

1st May 2012

After a months-long probe of the hacking scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a British parliamentary panel today (Tuesday) issued its final report, which included the unforeseen conclusion that Rupert Murdoch is "not a...

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Good Morning America Beats Today Again

30th April 2012

ABC's Good Morning America has beaten NBC's Today show for a second week this month. And, unlike its win two weeks earlier when Today 's Matt Lauer was on vacation, the latest victory comes with...

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Cissy Houston Confirms Whitney Book Plans

30th April 2012

Whitney Houston's mother has confirmed she plans to write a book about the late singer. Cissy Houston, 78, wants to set the record straight about her daughter - who was found dead in a bath...

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Movie Reviews The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

28th April 2012

The unlikely winner of the award for best-reviewed movie of the weekend is Aardman Animation's The Pirates! Band of Misfits . Of the major critics, only Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel sends it to...

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Cissy Houston Planning Whitney Book?

27th April 2012

Whitney Houston's mother Cissy is reportedly planning to write a book about her daughter. The family matriarch met with publishers in New York this week to discuss the possibility of creating a tome about the...

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Lawyer Says Murdoch Told "A Shameful Lie"

27th April 2012

Saying that Rupert Murdoch's reference on Thursday to a lawyer at the now defunct News of the World taking charge of a cover-up of the newspaper's telephone hacking "can only refer to me," Tom Crone...

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Movie Reviews The Five-year Engagement

27th April 2012

In 2012 a movie with a title like The Five-Year Engagement hardly seems as provocative as one with a title like The 40-Year-Old Virgin but, despite the innocuous title, the movie is picking up some...

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Olivia Wilde Won't Pluck Her Eyebrows

27th April 2012

Olivia Wilde refuses to pluck her eyebrows.The 28-year-old 'In Time' actress - who is a global ambassador for cosmetics brand Revlon - says that when it comes to her face-framing brows, she prefers the natural...

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Murdoch Blames Himself For News Corp Scandal

26th April 2012

Rupert Murdoch has conceded that a cover-up took place at News International over the voicemail hacking by reporters for News of the World and that it was engineered by "one or two very strong characters."...

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Mixed Reception For Ghost On Broadway

24th April 2012

Another Hollywood movie has been recreated on Broadway as a musical, producing widely disparate reviews from critics. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calls the music that was added to the movie's plot "rudimentary"...

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Network Ratings Rebound

24th April 2012

On Sunday -- the same day that the New York Times reported that ratings for TV network shows had plummeted -- ratings for all of the network shows zoomed up, particularly among the 18-49 age...

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Viewers Fleeing Network Tv

23rd April 2012

Every broadcast television network has lost a significant number of viewers this season -- particularly among the 18-49 age group that most advertisers target, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing figures from Nielsen...

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Movie Reviews Think Like A Man

20th April 2012

Despite its provenance, Think Like a Man is receiving a fare share of positive reviews. It "will entertain women and amuse men," Carrie Rickey predicts in the Philadelphia Inquirer . Roger Moore in the Orlando...

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Movie Reviews The Lucky One

20th April 2012

"Sweet but not too syrupy" may not sound like much of a recommendation for The Lucky One , starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling. But that is Betsy Sharkey's description of the movie in the...

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Movie Reviewsthe Cabin In The Woods

13th April 2012

Horror films rarely find a receptive response from critics -- until the time they become classics. By and large, The Cabin in the Woods is no exception. But more than a few critics have something...

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Movie Reviews Lockout

13th April 2012

The French-made (produced and co-written by Luc Besson) English-language Lockout is arriving without a single positive review from a critic at a major-market newspaper. It is, writes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times ,...

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Movie Reviews The Three Stooges

13th April 2012

It's likely that moviegoers' reaction to The Three Stooges will depend a lot on how they regarded the original shorts that the Stooges turned out with assembly-line rapidity more than a half century ago, because,...

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Fox News Finds Its Mole -- Sends Him Packing

12th April 2012

Well, that didn't take long. After just two days of moonlighting as the Fox "mole," providing inside trivia about the operations of Fox News Network, Joe Muto, an eight-year veteran of the conservative-leaning channel and...

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Dreamworks Relies On Reliance

11th April 2012

India's Reliance has ridden to the rescue of Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios, agreeing to invest another $200 million in the struggling studio, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing a person with knowledge of...

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