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  • Marylanders look to create new memories at Boston Marathon

    Marylanders look to create new memories at Boston Marathon
    Lynne Douglas stood frozen some 100 yards shy of the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded, bringing last year's race to an abrupt and chaotic end. Today, the Columbia woman will run to overcome that moment. "We're running...
  • Nikki Rocco Retiring In December After Nearly 50 Years at Universal Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

    Nikki Rocco, the first female president of a theatrical distribution division at a major studio, will retire in December from Universal Pictures, where she has worked for nearly 50 years. Rocco, who has been the head of U's domestic distribution since...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' ups the ante on super-sequels

    As Hollywood studios continue to mine existing properties and milk their blockbuster franchises, moviegoers have grown accustomed to a seemingly endless parade of sequels, prequels and reboots. Now the superhero epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past,"...
  • Metropolitan FilmExport at 25: Hadida Brothers Build France Distributor Into Major Indie Player

    Metropolitan Filmexport, France's independent distribution leader owned by brothers Samuel and Victor Hadida, has not just survived; it has steadfastly thrived for the past 35 years. Thanks to the Hadida brothers' deep-rooted ties to Hollywood's power...
  • Review: 'Devil's Knot' ★★

    Review: 'Devil's Knot' ★&#9733
    If nothing else, the scope of the story of the West Memphis Three/Robin Hood Hills murders should have given "Devil's Knot" director Atom Egoyan pause. A 1993 tragedy compounded by a laughably incompetent police investigation — and the efforts of...
  • Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' to Hit Theaters Nov. 18, 2016

    Warner Bros. has dated J.K. Rowling's first installment in the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" for Nov. 18, 2016. "Fantastic Beasts" becomes the first title to land on the date -- five days before Disney opens an...
  • Final 'Hobbit' Movie Gets New Name

    Peter Jackson, director of the "Hobbit" movie franchise, announced on his Facebook page Thursday morning that the third and final "Hobbit" movie has a new name. Originally titled "There and Back Again," Jackson wrote that the new name will be "Battle...
  • 'The Hobbit' finale renamed 'The Battle of the Five Armies'

    The third and final movie in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy has an action-oriented new title. The film will henceforth be known as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday. The movie was...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • Warner Bros. Taking 'The Hobbit,' 'Mad Max,' 'Jupiter Ascending' to Comic-Con

    Warner Bros. will present the films "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Jupiter Ascending" during its studio presentation inside the San Diego Convention Center's massive Hall H at Comic-Con later this month. Missing...