Movies

Songwriter: ‘Frozen’ was rewritten around Oscar-nominated song ‘Let It Go’

Oscar-nominated song Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen is a showstopper. In more ways than one. Songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez says when the song was originally written, it was meant for a villain. “Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) was gonna come…

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The complete list of winners of 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on the beach in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, and 12 Years a Slave emerged the big winner, taking home five awards, including the top prize of Best Feature. Dallas Buyers Club dominated…

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The complete list of winners for the 2014 ‘Razzie Awards’

You may be busy plating your charcuterie or putting gold frosting on sugar cookies in preparation for a loaded Oscar bash, but don’t forget that there’s another major movie awards show going down in Hollywood this weekend. On March 1,…

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Movies to Watch Before Oscars Night

The Academy Awards on March 2 are approaching quickly, especially for those procrastinators who haven’t gotten around to watching all of the nominated movies and performances. You can still fill out your Oscar pool at work with confidence if you…

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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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