Movies

Kristen Bell: ‘Frozen’ Star Goes Back to ‘Mars’

Fans have waited nearly six years, and now “Veronica Mars” is back, this time on the big screen. Kristen Bell is back too, starring in the highly-anticipated feature film continuation of the TV series about the teen private eye that…

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‘300’ rises to conquer box office foes once again

Swords, sandals and severed limbs ruled theaters as 300: Rise of an Empire conquered the box office convincingly this weekend. The sequel to 300 collected $45.1 million, according to studio estimates from Rentrak. The debut gave Hollywood’s opening weekend of…

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Michael Fassbender stars in newly released ‘Frank’ trailer

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 7 (UPI) — Michael Fassbender stars as a pop star on the verge of a comedic breakdown in the trailer for his new movie Frank. The 36-year-old actor plays the eponymous character in the upcoming film, which…

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Academy members admit to voting for ’12 Years a Slave’ without watching it

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) — Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave took home the biggest prize of the night during the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, but at least a couple of members of the Academy of Motion…

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Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ banned in Middle Eastern countries

CAIRO, March 7 (UPI) — Several Middle Eastern countries have chosen to ban director Darren Aronofsky‘s upcoming epic Noah. The upcoming movie has come under fire because it contradicts Islamic law with its portrayal of a prophet on film. The…

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Emilia Clarke undergoing grueling diet for ‘Terminator’ role

LONDON, March 7 (UPI) — Emilia Clarke has given up eating “anything that’s tastes good at all” as she prepares for her role as Sarah Connor in the upcoming film, Terminator: Genesis. In an interview for the March issue of…

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‘Grace of Monaco’ trailer: Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) — Nicole Kidman doesn’t perfectly resemble Grace Kelly, the American actress who left Hollywood to become the Princess of Monaco, but she’s hoping to channel the starlet’s often overlooked suffering. Grace of Monaco takes place…

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Shailene Woodley says Jennifer Lawrence convinced her to film ‘Divergent’

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) — A new Hollywood Reporter profile casts Shailene Woodley, the star of two forthcoming films based on popular young adult novels, as a successor to uncoordinated Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence. So it makes sense that Lawrence…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review: Director Wes Anderson Delivers Another ‘Visual Feast’

In theaters Friday, March 7 3 stars (out of 4 stars) Director Wes Anderson’s films are so artistically exquisite that they should be framed and mounted. And this effort — primarily set in a quaint European town in the fictional…

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Four-minute preview of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ debuts online

HOLLYWOOD, March 6 (UPI) — A four-minute preview of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has debuted online. The lengthy clip may help tide fans over until the film premieres in theaters next month. The preview opens with Chris Evans as…

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