Movies

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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Lena Headey talks about filming ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) — Lena Headey learned to fight like a warrior while prepping for her role as Queen Gorgo in the upcoming film, 300: Rise of an Empire, but her training didn’t always go as planned. “They…

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Angelina Jolie talks about ‘Maleficent’ and working with her daughter

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) — Angelina Jolie had to have her daughter Vivienne Jolie Pitt play a young Princess Aurora in the upcoming film, Maleficent because all of the other child actors were too scared of her costume. While…

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MTV announces 2014 Movie Award nominees

The awards just keep rolling. MTV today announced the nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards with American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street leading the pack. Each film has eight nominations. Other highlights: Robert De Niro, Kanye West…

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