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  • 'Sister Act' brings nuns and disco together

    'Sister Act' brings nuns and disco together
    Singing nuns have always proved irresistible. There was the Belgian sensation who made "Dominique" a chart-topper in the 1960s, Today, there's Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian star of Italian TV and YouTube who belts out Alicia Keys songs, and...
  • James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M

     James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, to Chicago in 2015 from New York. In an...
  • Thatgamecompany Raises $7 Million to Fund Follow Up to 'Journey'

    Thatgamecompany is ready to go off on its own journey. After being incubated within Sony Santa Monica Studio and producing three games for the PlayStation Network, including the award-winning "Journey," the company will self-publish its next title for...
  • Film Review: 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

    The saddles don't blaze in "A Million Ways to Die in the West," and the pacing is limper than a three-legged horse. In following up his 2012 smash "Ted" with a lavish comic western, Seth MacFarlane has delivered a flaccid all-star farce that's...
  • Angelina Jolie takes the vile out of villain in 'Maleficent'

    Angelina Jolie takes the vile out of villain in 'Maleficent'
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie, in taking her first major acting role in years, wanted something "crazy and silly" to counter the more serious parts of her life and her idea of fun was to play a baddie who looks pretty darn scary to children....
  • Comedy should have the last laugh in television

    The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
  • Hollywood Post Alliance, SMPTE Strike Partnership With Intent to Merge

    (Palo Alto, Calif.) -- Two of showbiz's premier tech organizations, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Hollywood Post Alliance, have announced a partnership with the intent of merging entirely within a year. Wendy Aylsworth,...
  • Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg Cold War Thriller Set for Oct. 16, 2015

    DreamWorks and Disney have dated the untitled Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg Cold War spy thriller for Oct. 16, 2015. The studios have also set Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book "The BFG" for July 1, 2016. Joel and Ethan Coen came on...
  • Alexandra Milchan on Board Cambodian Spy Thriller 'Supernotes'

    Alexandra Milchan has acquired movie rights to "Supernotes," the story of an Italian CIA-trained intelligence office who escaped from Cambodian prison in 2008. Milchan, an exec producer on "The Wolf of Wall Street," will produce through her Emjag...
  • Film Review: 'A Coffee in Berlin'

    Imagine if, instead of "Titanic" taking the day, "Good Will Hunting" had swept the Oscars the year both films were nominated. That's basically what happened in Germany when Jan Ole Gerster's low-budget "Oh Boy" beat "Cloud Atlas" at the Lolas last year....
  • For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley

     For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley
    Studio execs from 20th Century Fox met with Oscar consultants a few days ago to mull this question: What happens when the year's most acclaimed acting turn to date comes in a movie that skews about two generations too young for most film academy members?...