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4 years 3 months ago

3D fatigue at the box office

3D movies such as "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland" have proven to be such a hit with audiences that Hollywood is racing to make more of them. More than half a dozen 3D films have opened so far this year and a dozen more are slated by year's end....

4 years 8 months ago

Oscars arrive with predictability out of picture

Too predictable. That's the persistent complaint about the Academy Awards. Not this time - at least for Sunday's top Oscar. The best-picture lineup has expanded to 10 films instead of the usual five this year, and the box-office phenomenon "Avatar" is head-to-head with the low-grossing war story "The Hurt Locker."...

4 years 9 months ago

'Valentine's Day' courts $52.4M opening weekend

The star-studded romance "Valentine's Day" has wooed audiences with a $52.4 million opening weekend. The movie easily grabbed the No. 1 spot on Valentine's weekend. The cast of "Valentine's Day" includes Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Biel, Shirley MacLaine, Taylor...

4 years 10 months ago

Cameron's 'Avatar' wins best drama honor at Globes

The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" has won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph. Winning the dramatic-acting honors were Sandra Bullock for the football tale "The Blind Side" and Jeff Bridges for the...

4 years 10 months ago

'Basterds,' 'Avatar' big Critics' Choice winners

James Cameron's "Avatar" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" won the most awards at Friday's Critics' Choice Awards, but the top honor went to Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" and its director-producer Kathryn Bigelow. "Locker" was named best picture and Bigelow best director. Accepting the best picture prize,...

4 years 10 months ago

Some see racist theme in "Avatar"

It may seem strange for a film that pits greedy humans against noble natives of a faraway moon, but the sci-fi hit "Avatar" is being criticized by a small but vocal group of people who claim it contains racist themes. They contend the latest blockbuster by writer and director James...

4 years 10 months ago

'Avatar' remains in orbit with $48.5M weekend

"Avatar" remains the top box-office draw for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million. The science-fiction epic has rocketed past $400 million to become the No. 1 domestic hit for 2009. James Cameron's tale of humans and aliens in conflict on a distant world climbed to $429 million domestically, putting...

4 years 10 months ago

'Avatar' reaches $1 billion worldwide

James Cameron's science-fiction epic "Avatar" had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark. No. 1 for the third-straight weekend, 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" raised its domestic total to $352.1 million after just 17 days. The...

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