Posts Tagged ‘the-original’

‘Selma,’ ‘Theory of Everything,’ ‘Mr. Turner’ Excluded From WGA Awards

December 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Writers Guild of America has excluded nearly a dozen high-profile scripts, including “Selma,” “Mr. Turner” and “The Theory of Everything,” from guild awards. The exclusions emerged Tuesday as the WGA sent out ballots to its members, with 60 eligible scripts in the original category and 48 in the adapted classification. The guild’s restrictions are... Read more

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Polly Bergen, ‘Cape Fear’ Actress, Dies at 84

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Actress and singer Polly Bergen, who’s best known for her role in the original “Cape Fear” opposite Gregory Peck, died at her home in Connecticut on Saturday. She was 84. Bergen had battled emphysema in the late 1990s. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary actress and long-time friend and... Read more

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift in ‘The Giver’

August 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Giver” — based on the 1993 Lois Lowry young adult novel — hasn’t been well reviewed, but at least there’s a silver lining to this parable about a dystopian future society. It comes in the form (as most happy things do) of Taylor Swift, who appears in a brief cameo as the original chosen... Read more

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‘Star Trek 3′ Will Stay True to Original Franchise, Go Into ‘Deep Space’

June 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Star Trek 3″ will boldly go where no man has gone before. Director Roberto Orci promises that the latest installment of the rebooted franchise will stay true to its roots as it heads back to deep space. “In this movie, they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever... Read more

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’300: Rise of an Empire’ Sees $16 Million Friday With Sturdy Overseas B.O.

March 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Epic action sequel “300: Rise of an Empire” is getting off to a solid start with $16 million domestic for Friday, including $3.3 million in latenight grosses Thursday. Weekend totals should end up at a sturdy $40 million-$45 million, though substantially less than the original pic’s nearly $71 million weekend in 2007. Overseas is also... Read more

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‘Expendables 3′ Helmer Tapped to Direct ‘Raid’ Remake at Screen Gems

February 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Screen Gems is in final negotiations with “The Expendables 3″ helmer Patrick Hughes to direct a remake of the Gareth Evans cult actioner “The Raid.” In the original, an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. team raids a building where a gangster and his thugs are embedded and chaos ensues. The remake will have a similar storyline. Brad... Read more

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HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000. When the company first announced the plan, it targeted the number of job eliminations at 27,000 by October 2014 and later raised the figure to 29,000. But HP had suggested at its analyst meeting in October and again during its quarterly earnings call in late November that the cuts would affect 33,000 to 34,000 people. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday. Michael Bromwich, the lawyer picked as Apple’s monitor, said in court documents filed Monday that Apple’s characterization of his team’s activities as a “roving investigation” in fact “bear no relation whatsoever to the activities we have attempted to conduct.” Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Google, Apple Forge Auto Ties

December 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Technology giants Google and Apple are about to expand their battle for digital supremacy to a new front: The automobile. Next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google and German auto maker Audi plan to announce that they are working together to develop in-car entertainment and information systems that are based on Google’s Android software, people familiar with the matter said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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LightSquared Files Bankruptcy-Exit Plan Backed by Fortress, Melody

December 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Wireless venture LightSquared Inc. is seeking to exit bankruptcy protection with backing from private-equity firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and Melody Capital Advisors LLC. LightSquared, which has been at the center of a fight for control between hedge fund manager Phil Falcone and Dish Network Corp.’s Charlie Ergen, filed a new plan to exit Chapter 11 proceedings on Tuesday night, with more than $4 billion of debt-and equity backing from Fortress, Melody and existing investors J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Mr. Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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