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July 4th box office battle kicks off with two major releases

“Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator: Genisys” officially opened today — but both got in some early screenings at theaters last night. The sexy R-rated sequel to the surprise hit “Magic Mike” (2012) danced away with the most moolah in the head-to-head battle with the latest “Terminator” flick. “Magic Mike XXL” reportedly collected 2.4 million last night while “Terminator: Genisys” was close behind with $2.3 million. Both newcomers are expected to do well over the long 4th of July holiday weekend, however, they have a lot of stiff competition with popular... Read More →

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Students offered free tickets to see Oscar-nominated “Selma”

A movement offering more than 300, 000 free tickets to the Oscar-nominated film, “Selma,” is sweeping the country.  The first of its kind program started in New York City with some African American business leaders creating a fund to send 27,000 students to see the critically acclaimed drama. The demand was so great that the fund grew to support 75,000 students.Then, the fund seriously ballooned as the movement spread to cities like Boston, Washington, D.C., Nashville, New Orleans, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and now the Los Angeles-Long Beach area,... Read More →

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In the wake of hacker threats, Sony cancels “The Interview”

  The hackers appear to be winning in the face-off with Sony Pictures. Today Sony canceled the Christmas Day release of the action comedy, “The Interview, ” after several major chains pulled the film from its theaters. “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of... Read More →

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The “Robocop” reboot has a new trailer

The sci-fi classic “Robocop” is getting a reboot. It’s set to open in theaters in February of 2014. The new “Robocop” reportedly had a budget of a $100 million — the first back in 1987 –was made for about $13 million. There have been a couple of sequels since the original hit the big screen, but they were not successful. “Robocop” 2014 stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out the new trailer for it.

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Box office battle: Who’ll be number one this weekend?

Several new films are gunning to bump the action flick, “2 Guns,” from the number spot at the domestic box office this weekend. The sci-fi thriller, “Elysium” appears to be the front runner  to take down the Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg buddy pix. However, the other new flicks like the raunchy comedy, “We’re the Millers,” the Disney animation “Planes,” and the fantasy adventure sequel “Percy  Jackson: Sea of Monsters” are out there fighting for the box office dollars as well. “This is going to be one... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama visited Allie Young, victim of the Colorado theater shooting and gave her friend Stephanie Davies a big hug yesterday at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO July 22, 2012

President Obama meets victims of Colorado theater shooting

President Obama visited some of the victims of that tragic theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado and their families yesterday. At the University of Colorado Hospital, Obama chatted with victim Allie Young and hugged her friend Stephanie Davies — who is credited with keeping Young alive after she was shot. Twelve moviegoers were killed and around 58 wounded when a gunman sprayed a darkened theater with gunfire early last Friday. The suspect, 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, appeared in court today with orange-dyed hair and dazed look on his face. More about... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama paused for a moment of silence in Fort Myers, Florida today for the victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre

“The Dark Knight Rises” tragedy: Statement from President Obama

Tragedy in Colorado. Authorities are saying a lone gunman opened fire during a midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado — at least 12 people were killed and 38 injured.  The suspect has been tentatively identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. Witnesses say tear gas was tossed into the theater before the gunfire erupted. This morning the White House released a statement from President Barack Obama about the movie massacre. President Barack Obama: “Michelle and I are shocked and... Read More →

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Final Harry Potter movie breaking records The end is near for the zillions of Harry Potter movie fans. The eighth and final installment in the Potter film series opens tomorrow at midnight. All ready, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” is breaking records for movie screens and ticket sales.  Nikki Finke has the scoop over on deadline.com Jaycee Dugard’s book sells 175,000 copies 1st day The 18-year kidnap ordeal of Jaycee Dugard has really grabbed... Read More →

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