Movies

Here are the 2014 Oscar Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) — Oscar voting closes today, which means the fate of the nominees is sealed, albeit still unknown. Here is a brief look at some of this year’s contenders: Producers Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner, actress Lupita…

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Angelina Jolie brings Louis Zamperini’s unbelievable true story to life in ‘Unbroken’

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) — Angelina Jolie is set to make her second directorial effort with the upcoming film Unbroken. The film, which premieres this Christmas, is a historical drama that documents the unbelievable true story of Louis Zamperini,…

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’12 Years a Slave’ wins four awards at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) — Kevin Hart was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, the event organizers said. Hart dedicated the prize to his mother, who recently…

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‘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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