Movies

‘The Lego Movie’ hits $200M box office milestone

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) — “The Lego Movie” has passed the $200 million milestone at the worldwide box office, less than two weeks after its release, Hollywood’s Warner Bros. said. The announcement was made Wednesday by Dan Fellman, the…

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‘Time is Illmatic’ to open the Tribeca Film festival

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) — “Time is Illmatic,” a documentary about the making of rapper Nas’ 1994 debut album, is to open New York’s 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, organizers said. The world premiere of the movie will be April…

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’12 Years a Slave’ wins top British Academy Film Awards

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) — “12 Years a Slave” won the Best Picture title and its star Chiwetel Ejiofor the Best Actor statuette at the British Academy of Film Awards ceremony in London. “Gravity” was another big winner at Sunday…

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Keri Russell: ‘Austenland’ is a ‘sweet, hopeful fable’

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) — U.S. actress Keri Russell says her movie “Austenland” is meant to be a modern-day fable and she is glad her character is swept off her feet at the end of it. Based on Shannon…

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‘Zombeavers’ movie has the potential to be next ‘Sharknado’

Ian Ziering just signed on to film “Sharknado 2,” but the movie that took over Twitter last year might have some strong competition in 2014. A trailer for “Zombeavers” was just released by Epic Pictures Group and it’s pretty amazing.…

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Will Arnett had fun playing Batman in ‘The Lego Movie’

U.S. actor Will Arnett says he loved lending his voice to a miniature version of Batman in “The Lego Movie” because it gave him the chance to satirize the superhero. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and featuring the…

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‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ leads United States DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) — The animated family flick “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday. Coming in at No. 2 on the sales roster for…

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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ is a Must See

“The Lego Movie” will likely be one of the most surprising movies of the year. Of course, it’s only February, so it’s rare to get a film with Oscar potential this early. Relax. I’m not talking best picture here, but…

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Advances in EM Oscar Bracket Challenge

“Slumdog Millionaire” edged out “No Country for Old Men” when the two Academy Award winning pictures went head-to-head in the first round of Entertainment Magazine’s Oscar Bracket Challenge. Only 48 votes separated the two films after the first round of…

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Matt Damon: George Clooney pranked me on ‘Monuments Men’ set

Hollywood actor Matt Damon says George Clooney, his co-star and director on “Monuments Men,” fooled him into thinking he was gaining weight. Asked at a recent press conference if the notorious prankster ever pulled one over on him, Damon was…

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