Karol Prokopczuk

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'Hobbit' dominates weekend; 'Interview' pulls in over $15 million on VOD

It was the most wonderful time of the year for the box office.<p>Though the box office total is still down about 5% from last year, three new films, the final "Hobbit" installment and limited-release awards contenders helped give the industry a much needed end-of-the-year boost. Compared to the same …

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The Hobbit lords it over US box office with Christmas No 1 spot

The Battle of the Five Armies, final part in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, takes $54.5m, while Unbroken and Into the Woods each hit $40m in first weekend<p>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took the Christmas No 1 spot at the US box office with a $54.5m (£35.1m) haul on its second weekend, …

Female Disney Characters Get a SAILOR MOON Makeover

2015 Family Movie Preview

It's that time of year not only for a look back at the year's best, but also to peek ahead at what the new year has to offer at the movies. We've assembled a list of our 15 most anticipated family titles that you can at least <i>plan</i> to attend in the next year with your children – depending, of course, …

Inside Meryl Streep’s Glam Into the Woods Makeover, and Colleen Atwood’s Other Fairy-Tale Costumes

The year that <b>Meryl Streep</b> turned 40, she has said that she was offered three witch roles because, to Hollywood, she was considered “old.” For nearly 25 years, the Oscar winner resisted any such character, refusing to succumb to the entertainment industry’s age-ist standards. Ironically though, once …

The Best Movie Pairs of 2014

With the exception of SAG’s best-ensemble prize, awards season is all about recognizing individual performances—which totally overlooks the amazing things that can happen when two actors fall perfectly into synch on-screen. From the raccoon and tree who were best friends to the star-crossed teenage …

This Guy’s Plan To Scalp $650 In Tickets To ‘The Interview’ Went Horribly Wrong

Jason Best of Cincinnati, Ohio just wanted to make some money off of <i>The Interview</i>‘s highly publicized release. To do so, he bought 50 tickets for a total of $650. At $13 per ticket, all Best had to do was charge a few extra bucks each and BAM – money made. Unfortunately, Sony’s plans for …

Jamie Oliver turned down hobbit role in Lord of the Rings

Celebrity chef says he regrets being unable to take up cameo role in return for cooking Peter Jackson’s 50th birthday meal<p>He presides over a culinary empire and single-handedly tried to revolutionise British school dinners.<p>But celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has revealed he had to turn down what could …

Special Effects Reel for David Fincher’s GONE GIRL

TV and Film’s 20 Best Musical Moments of 2014

Musicals <i>seem</i> like they’re en vogue these days. What with <i>Into the Woods</i>, <i>Annie</i>, <i>Peter Pan Live!</i>, <i>Jersey Boys</i>, and a number of musical TV shows on the horizon like <i>Galavant</i> and <i>Empire</i>, it’s <i>almost</i> cool to love singing on film again. Almost. But look a little closer and you’ll find that in a number of …

Top 20 Most Pirated Movies in 2014

Downton Abbey Is Opening a Hotel (For All of Your Lady Mary Spying Conveniences)

Wonderful news, <i>Downton Abbey</i> obsessives. The owners of Highclere Castle, the English country estate which doubles as the fictional Downton Abbey, have figured out a way to enable both your addiction to the British period series and gratuitous spending habits. They are opening up a hotel on the same …

New Music: Young Scooter “Cocaina”

Atlanta’s DJ Big X serves up some new product from Young Scooter. While we wait on his heavily delayed <i>Juug House</i> album to touch down, Black Migo’s …

Open up mighty 'Leviathan,' see bleak Russia's soul

Russian films tend to be somber, brooding affairs, but even by those uncompromising national standards, Andrey Zvyagintsev's<p>"Leviathan"is serious business indeed.<p>Bleak and relentless as well as impeccably made, biblical in its name as well as its moral outrage at the powerlessness of the individual …

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