Posts Tagged ‘year’

Box Office: ‘Divergent’ Dominates With $22.8 Million Friday, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises at No. 3

March 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lionsgate-Summit’s “Divergent” continues on course for the No. 1 box office spot. After dominating the Friday B.O. with $22.8 million, the sci-fi adventure is on track for a $55 million Stateside weekend opening — the second-largest of the year behind “The Lego Movie’s” $69 million launch. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” trails far behind with a... Read more

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BAFTA to Showcase Work of Director Amma Asante in L.A., New York

March 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to showcase the work of director Amma Asante (“A Way of Life,” “Belle”) in April at the first of this year’s “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a series of events hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, in partnership with British Council,... Read more

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MTV Movie Awards 2014 Nominations Led by ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘American Hustle’

March 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” both shut out from Oscar wins this year, received the most nominations of films in contention for the fan-voted 2014 MTV Movies Awards, which the cabler announced today. The top Movie of the Year category will pit those two pics against ”12 Years a Slave” — which has... Read more

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TV Review: ‘The 86th Annual Academy Awards’

March 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Let the charges fly that this year’s Oscars were “boring,” but from the nature of the production, one suspects that wasn’t far from the intent. Ellen DeGeneres did not sing a song about seeing actresses’ boobs on screen, but rather delivered an opening monologue in which she playfully bantered with the nominees and joshed about... Read more

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Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win Sunday Night?

February 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If there are any surprises at this year’s Oscar ceremony on Sunday, you can blame the Winter Olympics. The sporting event pushed back the Academy Awards a week, which gave voters an extra few days to mull over the nominees. Could the momentum of a frontrunner fade in that time? In 2010, the last time... Read more

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TV Review: FX’s ‘The Americans’

February 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The fascinating premise of “The Americans” — the FX series about Soviet spies hiding in plain sight, posing as a suburban couple during the Reagan-era years of the Cold War — didn’t fully coalesce in its first season. Yet the program did deepen its bench of characters as the year progressed, while upping the ante... Read more

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Oscars: Is It Finally Leo’s Year?

February 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Could Leonardo DiCaprio win the Oscar for “The Wolf of Wall Street”? Any other year, the answer would be an easy yes.

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Acad’s Song Field Pits U2, Pharrell, Karen O Against Broadway Tunesmiths

February 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Out of 75 entries for this year’s original song nominations, the music branch chose five. And then the Board of Governors narrowed the field to four when it disqualified “Alone Yet Not Alone” for running afoul of campaigning rules.

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Super Bowl Review: Bruno Mars’ Flashy Halftime Blends Old School Showmanship

February 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Unless you were born with the first name “Prince,” there’s really only so much a performer can do with the Super Bowl halftime show slot, and Bruno Mars did plenty with his. Though it lacked the Olympian heft of Beyonce’s stand last year, or the sheer spectacle and requisite FCC-trolling of Madonna’s pageantry the year... Read more

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‘Wipeout’ Renewed by ABC for Seventh Season

January 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ABC will be hitting the “Wipeout” obstacle course for a seventh run, the network announced today. Season seven of “Wipeout” will feature a fresh twist, as well: the Tournament of Champions. “We are always looking for ways to keep the show fresh and exciting,” said show creator and exec producer Matt Kunitz. “This year, we... Read more

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