Hostage film Argo wins producers’ award as Oscars loom

Actor, director and producer of "Argo" Ben Affleck arrives at the Producers Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, California

By Sue Zeidler (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars. Guild picks regularly go on to win at the film industry's most prestigious event - for the … [Read more...]

Argo triumphs with top prize at Screen Actors Guild

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By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" won its second big award in two days on Sunday, boosting its chances of winning a best picture Oscar next month in a race that had been considered wide open. "Argo" won best cast ensemble, the top prize, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, … [Read more...]

Feige: Avengers 2′s Magnificent Seven Will Be Worth It

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Marvel President Says Whedon's Outline Will Have Roots Starting in Iron Man 3 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Marvel President Kevin Feige admits that the plot outline for Avengers 2 is in its early stages and that writer-director Joss Whedon has a lot of work to do, he says that there are … [Read more...]

Netflix wins back Wall Street, shares jump 42 percent

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By Lisa Richwine and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Netflix Inc impressed Wall Street with a surprisingly strong holiday quarter that eased near-term concerns about its costly international expansion and its movie and TV bill, sending its shares skyrocketing 42 percent. The jump represented the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Even More Hobbit Films

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Can't get enough of The Hobbit, whose first sequel, The Desolation of Smaug, opens December 2013 and is one of the most anticipated films of the year? Well, today's Friday's Funny Feature shows even MORE Hobbit films! Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Sundance 2013: Another Movie Unofficially Films in Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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Feature shot at both Disney World and Disneyland without permission By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Disney World and Disneyland have become a hot bed for guerrilla filmmakers who are taking their cameras and for the price of admission, shooting scenes in the park without Disney's knowledge or … [Read more...]

Zombieland Show Being Developed By Amazon

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The high volume of zombie movies in recent years has started to become rather nauseating; whether in the guise of horror, action or even comedy. But, of course, there are exceptions, such as the excellent Zombieland, directed by  Ruben Fleischer. The film was … [Read more...]

Mad Men season 6 gets premiere date

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By Brett Lang (TheWrap) - Lift a highball, television lovers: "Mad Men" will return to screens this April. The critically adored, relentlessly blogged about, frequently awarded AMC show will kick off a sixth season of alcoholism, infidelity and advertising accounts with a special two-hour … [Read more...]

Te’o tells Katie Couric he lied to maintain hoax

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(Reuters) - Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o told ABC News' Katie Couric that he had lied to keep up a hoax involving a nonexistent dying girlfriend once he learned he had been duped two days before the Heisman Trophy winner was announced. In a preview of the interview shown on Wednesday on … [Read more...]

James Earl Jones voice of CNN again

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By Brett Lang (TheWrap) - James Earl Jones is back to intoning "This is CNN" for the cable news channel after a long absence. The Oscar-nominee and voice of Darth Vader was a mainstay of the network for years, but his voice hasn't been used between commercial interruptions for awhile. It will … [Read more...]

HBO’s Band of Brothers and The Pacific to get Sequel

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Some of my favorite television comes out of HBO. The amount of quality work they produce is just staggering and the bar for miniseries, in my humble opinion, has always been Band of Brothers... and they’re making a third World War II miniseries. After tackling … [Read more...]

Dish Closing 300 More Blockbuster Stores

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By Tim Molloy - NEW YORK (TheWrap) - Dish Network is closing another 300 Blockbuster video stores in the next few weeks, bringing its total number of locations to about 500, the company announced Monday. The move comes after Blockbuster closings last year that included the shutdown of 500 … [Read more...]

British film director Michael Winner dies aged 77

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By Mike Collett-White - LONDON (Reuters) - Flamboyant British film director Michael Winner, best known for the "Death Wish" series of the 1970s and 80s, died at his London home on Monday. He was 77. In a statement released to the media, his wife Geraldine said: "A light has gone out in my … [Read more...]

Kevin Bacon finds his TV niche in The Following

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By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - Kevin Bacon is hardly the first movie star to make the leap to television. But his new show - serial killer thriller "The Following" - may qualify as one of the creepiest projects he has ever done. Needless to say, Bacon - the charming teenager who turned a small … [Read more...]

Holy cow! Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2 million

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By David Schwartz - PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man with a special fondness for caped crusader Batman and his sidekick Robin bought the original Batmobile driven in the iconic television series with a bid of $4.2 million (2.6 million pounds) at an auction on Saturday. Rick Champagne, a … [Read more...]

Katie Couric to interview Manti Te’o, parents about girlfriend hoax

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By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - Television's Katie Couric will interview Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, the linebacker entangled in a girlfriend hoax, and his parents on her daytime talk show, "Katie," ABC News said on Sunday. The interview will be his first on camera since news broke last … [Read more...]

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