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2 years 7 months ago

Lone Ranger casting call

The casting company working on the Disney movie "The Lone Ranger" will be in Colorado Springs Monday looking for extras, and the list borders on bizarre. Sande Alessi Casting will be at the UCCS Campus on Monday between 3 and 6 p.m. They're looking for background extras for this...

3 years 1 month ago

Free award winning 9/11 film showing tonight

Tonight, at Armstrong Hall at Colorado College a riveting 9/11 film "Rebirth" will be shown for free. The film's editor, Kevin Filippini, will be available following the film for Q&A. "Rebirth" follows the lives of five people whose futures were forever altered by the horrific events surrounding 9/11. Event...

4 years 1 month ago

Cashing in 10 years after divorce

Michael Douglas' starring role in a sequel to Wall Street has gotten him an unwanted part in a legal sequel to his 2000 divorce. Lawyers for the Academy Award-winning actor and for ex-wife Diandra Douglas argued Tuesday in a New York court over her claim that she's entitled to...

4 years 3 months ago

Twilight breaks record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has broken another box-office record. The latest chapter in the vampire adventure took in $68.5 million in its first day, the best ever for a movie opening on a Wednesday. "Eclipse" surpassed the previous Wednesday record of $62 million set last...

4 years 6 months ago

'How to Train Your Dragon' flies high

What a refreshing change "How to Train Your Dragon" brings to the cartoon world: The creatures are not all that cute, and they do not speak a word. DreamWorks Animation has been at the head of the pack for adorable, fast-talking critters with such movies as "Over the Hedge,"...

4 years 7 months ago

Turning a 'Wimpy Kid' into a movie star

Hollywood has had success turning popular comics into hit movies, but those works are usually based on muscular superheroes. Little Greg Heffley, the middle-school star of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," is no Superman. But he's a popular enough wimp to be a fixture on The New York Times best-seller...

4 years 7 months ago

Pattinson still brooding in 'Remember Me'

In "Remember Me," Robert Pattinson has temporarily stepped away from "Twilight," apparently in search of his "Five Easy Pieces" or "Rebel Without a Cause." When Pattinson's character - a wayward, rebellious 21-year-old named Tyler Hawkins - meets who will quickly become his love interest - a fellow NYU student...

4 years 8 months ago

Valentine's Day' ODs on sentimentality

"Valentine's Day" might boast the most shirtless dudes we've seen in a movie since "300." Ironically enough, the often bare-chested "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner isn't one of them. If this Hallmark card of a film didn't already make it clear, the beefy bodies of "Valentine's Day" does: This is...

4 years 8 months ago

'Inglourious Basterds' wins SAG film award

The cast of "Inglourious Basterds" has won the Screen Actors Guild trophy for best film ensemble. Jeff Bridges won best actor Saturday night for his portrayal of a hard-living country music singer in "Crazy Heart," and Sandra Bullock won best actress for "The Blind Side," as the tenacious shepherd to...

4 years 9 months ago

Cameron's 'Avatar' wins best drama honor at Globes

The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" has won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph. Winning the dramatic-acting honors were Sandra Bullock for the football tale "The Blind Side" and Jeff Bridges for the...

4 years 9 months ago

'Spider-Man 4' won't have Maguire, Raimi

Tobey Maguire's web-slinging days are behind him. The 34-year-old actor and "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi will not be returning to the superhero franchise next year. Instead, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced Monday that a new "Spider-Man" film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on Peter...

4 years 9 months ago

Some see racist theme in "Avatar"

It may seem strange for a film that pits greedy humans against noble natives of a faraway moon, but the sci-fi hit "Avatar" is being criticized by a small but vocal group of people who claim it contains racist themes. They contend the latest blockbuster by writer and director James...

4 years 9 months ago

'Avatar' remains in orbit with $48.5M weekend

"Avatar" remains the top box-office draw for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million. The science-fiction epic has rocketed past $400 million to become the No. 1 domestic hit for 2009. James Cameron's tale of humans and aliens in conflict on a distant world climbed to $429 million domestically, putting...

4 years 9 months ago

'Avatar' reaches $1 billion worldwide

James Cameron's science-fiction epic "Avatar" had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark. No. 1 for the third-straight weekend, 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" raised its domestic total to $352.1 million after just 17 days. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Hold onto your seat!

Hang on to your drink and popcorn, because there's a movie seat that wants to take you for a ride. It's not often theater seats get an unveiling like this, but at Ultra Star at Hazard Center, the seats are part of the show. Guy Marcoux of D-Box...

4 years 10 months ago

'Brothers' loses something in translation

In Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," it feels like the film's three young stars are playing house. Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal have all previously played memorable teenage characters and each has maintained a youthfulness into their late 20s and 30s. Here, they star in a suburban, domestic...

4 years 11 months ago

Wildness intact, 'Bad Lieutenant' returns

It's post-Katrina New Orleans and there are snakes in the water - none bigger than Terence McDonagh, an exceptionally corrupt detective, who slinks through town snorting coke, smoking heroin, harassing women and brandishing a .44 Magnum stuffed in the front of his pants. When a security guard finds McDonagh...

4 years 11 months ago

'The Box' comes up completely empty

Cameron Diaz and James Marsden have a terrible moral dilemma in Richard Kelly's "The Box": Press a button on a mysterious container, they'll get $1 million, and someone they don't know will die. What button, on whose box, did Kelly push to get the money to make this awful,...

4 years 11 months ago

'This Is It' tops charts with $101M worldwide

"Michael Jackson's This Is It" is the No. 1 Halloween thriller for movie audiences. "This Is It" led the weekend box office with a domestic debut of $21.3 million and raised its five-day total worldwide to $101 million. The low-budget horror sensation "Paranormal Activity" slipped from first-place to second...

4 years 11 months ago

Jackson delivers on 'This Is It,' early fans say

"Michael Jackson's This Is It" has debuted to enthusiastic applause from fans attending the premiere of the film chronicling the concerts that might have been. "This Is It" played like a concert at Tuesday evening's Los Angeles premiere, the celebrity audience applauding after each number. The film shows Jackson confidently...

4 years 11 months ago

'Astro Boy' a wild and wonderful robot romp

Given my somewhat idiosyncratic taste in family films, I should probably start this review with a disclaimer - if you thought I was crazy for championing "Meet the Robinsons" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," then I'm probably never going to convince you that "Astro Boy" is a delightfully funny and...

5 years 4 days ago

'Wild Things' delivers $32.5M box-office rumpus

Movie fans are eagerly making the journey to "Where the Wild Things Are." The live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved picture book led the box office with a $32.5 million opening weekend. "Where the Wild Things Are" was followed by Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler's vengeance thriller "Law Abiding Citizen,"...

5 years 2 weeks ago

'Toy Story' and sequel get new life in 3-D

"Toy Story" has always been a 3-D film, even if moviegoers never saw it that way. Computer-generated animation made the 1995 Pixar smash 3-D by design, with virtual cameras moving through a digital space, capturing the mass and dimension of each character and setting. At the time, though, theaters...

5 years 3 weeks ago

'Surrogates' turns out to be a fun little thriller

"Surrogates" flirts with big ideas about virtual reality, the dangers of technology on the human soul and the government's control over electronic communications but ultimately tosses them all aside for some good old fashioned chase scenes and shoot-outs. Thankfully, director Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3," "Breakdown") makes the proceedings such...

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