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2 years 6 months ago

Netflix signs streaming deal with DreamWorks

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Netflix has signed a deal with DreamWorks to stream its movies and TV specials beginning in 2013. Netflix Inc. said Monday that the multi-year licensing deal will make it the exclusive subscription TV service for first-run films and select television specials from DreamWorks Animation SKG...

3 years 3 weeks ago

FDA eyes movie popcorn for labeling rules

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a rule change that would require movie theaters to disclose the calorie content of food sold at its concession stands. A 2009 study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest concluded that large orders of popcorn sold at the nations largest...

3 years 8 months ago

Thrifty Thursday: Free Movie!

If the rain stays away long enough you can enjoy a free movie with your family in Colorado Springs tonight. There will be a showing of the "Wizard of Oz" at the shops at Briargate. The show starts at dusk. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket for you...

3 years 9 months ago

Special effects rule in new movies

Mind-blowing magical mysticism is on the marquis at your local movie theater this weekend. Jay Baruchel gets a job with really good benefits in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." This modern-day take on the classic cartoon casts Nicolas Cage as the master magician. He's trying to defend Manhattan from an evil...

3 years 11 months ago

Aspen Filmfest sponsor shuffles top managers

Aspen Film, sponsor of the Aspen Filmfest, is reshuffling its top management. Executive Director Laura Thielen is moving into the new position of artistic director, and a new executive director will be hired to focus on fundraising and general management. Thielen, who has been executive director for 15 years, says...

3 years 11 months ago

Film fest brings together fans, filmmakers

For the third year the Indie Spirit Film Festival is letting movies goers in Southern Colorado see films they wouldn't see everyday. "Word's getting out about Colorado Springs and the festival so it's pretty exciting" says festival director Chris Loud, "This really gives an opportunity for those filmmakers who have...

4 years 2 days ago

Movies for grown-ups lurk amid summer hits

There are blowups and car chases, belly laughs and romance. Then there's the grown-up stuff that sneaks into movie theaters among all the big studio action thrillers and comedies. Hollywood calls them counterprogramming, word-of-mouth or specialty films - nice ways of saying no one wants to put up the...

4 years 1 month ago

Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs

Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week. This inaugurates what all TV makers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. Samsung Electronics Co. is announcing Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets, combined with the required glasses and 3-D...

4 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

`Shutter Island' stays afloat at No. 1 with $22.2M

"Shutter Island" remains the top destination for movie-goers. The psychological thriller from director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio held the No. 1 spot for a second straight weekend with $22.2 million. "Shutter Island" raised its 10-day total to $75.1 million. Debuting in second-place was Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan's...

4 years 2 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 2 months ago

`Transformers,' `Land of the Lost' lead Razzies

A blockbuster and a bomb are tied for the lead among Razzie nominees for last year's worst movies. The $400 million smash "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and Will Ferrell's box-office dud "Land of the Lost" have seven nominations each, including worst picture. Other worst-picture nominees are Sandra Bullock's romance...

4 years 3 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 4 months ago

Johnny Depp can't get used to winning awards

Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp suspects he'll never get used to receiving awards for his acting work. Depp, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" blockbusters, made the comments Sunday night before receiving a career achievement award at the Bahamas International...

4 years 4 months ago

'Princess and Frog' rules box office

"The Princess and the Frog" earned a big wet kiss from family audiences as the animated musical leaped to No. 1 with $25 million in its first weekend of nationwide release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney musical is the studio's first hand-drawn animated tale in five years,...

4 years 4 months ago

'New Moon' narrowly misses 'Blind Side' hit

Vampires and werewolves continued to howl at the box office with a $42.5 million weekend for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." Summit Entertainment's "Twilight" sequel remained No. 1 over what proved a record Thanksgiving weekend for Hollywood. But "New Moon" was nearly blind-sided for the top spot by a...

4 years 5 months ago

Eastwood made Legion of Honor commander

French President Nicolas Sarkozy made American actor and director Clinton Eastwood a commander in the prestigious French Legion of Honor on Friday. The citation for the highly coveted decoration said Eastwood, 79, was honored for his body of work, his longevity and his ability to delight audiences around the...

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