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SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
 
'American Sniper' passes $200 million mark
LOS ANGELES

'American Sniper' passes $200 million mark

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
"American Sniper," the military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million and surpassed $200 million since its release.
 
AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.
 
‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar noms with 9 nods
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar noms with 9 nods

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominations have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Unless David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits.

 
'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the edgier productions that unequivocally deserved recognition, including "Boyhood," ''The Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Birdman."

 
'Taken 3' knocks out 'Hobbit' from  No. 1 slot
LOS ANGELES

'Taken 3' knocks out 'Hobbit' from No. 1 slot

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
After three weeks atop the box office, "The Hobbit" has been taken down by Liam Neeson and "Taken 3.".
 
Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards
LOS ANGELES

Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People's Choice Awards. The star of "The Judge" and "Iron Man" picked up the trophies for favorite dramatic movie actor and favorite movie actor at Wednesday's fan-favorite ceremony honoring stars in film, television and music.
 
Proctors to screen award-winning documentary

Proctors to screen award-winning documentary

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
“The Throwaways,” an award-winning documentary by activist filmmakers Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak, will be shown in the Proctors GE Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
 
'Interview' to open at Madison Friday
ALBANY

'Interview' to open at Madison Friday

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
“The Interview,” an action spoof telling the fictional tale of the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is coming to Albany’s Madison Theater on Friday.Controversial
 
'Hobbit' finale carries its success into new year
NEW YORK

'Hobbit' finale carries its success into new year

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Hollywood kicked off the New Year on a positive note, with three films vying closely for the weekend box-office title, led by “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” for the third straight week.
 
Books, games can keep you into the 'Hobbit' adventure

Books, games can keep you into the 'Hobbit' adventure

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth film saga has come to a close with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Though this new trilogy hasn’t exactly set the world (or my heart) on fire the same way the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy did, it’s still sad to know that this is the end of a very long, very worthwhile journey.
 
NEW YORK

With digital forces at the gate, a down year for Hollywood

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
Hollywood's 2014 may well go down as a mere box-office blip, or it could be Act One in a drama of coming digital disruption.
 
South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon

South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un.
 
Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies
LONDON

Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
Luise Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died. She was 104.
 
 

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