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Archive for January, 2012

Hallmark Channel Announces Upcoming Original Movie Slate

Hallmark Channel has announced its Q1 and Q2 programming schedule, which includes nine original movies. “Hallmark Channel has transformed in the past couple of years to diversify its content offering, including robust offerings in daytime, prime time specials and the acquisition of popular classic[...]

Six Clips from ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — It’s been four years since “Journey to the Center of the Earth” — starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem — where the trio discovers that the stories written by Jules Verne were, in fact, true. If you[...]

2012 Academy Awards Nominations Announced

— by ADAM POYNTER — Early this morning, before most people had risen from bed, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage to the actors, actresses, directors and films that impressed them the most in the past year with the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards[...]

A Trailer for ‘The Phantom Menace’ in 3D

— by ADAM POYNTER — George Lucas — who has always enjoyed pushing boundaries and exploring new territory — is re-releasing all six films from the “Star Wars” saga in spectacular 3D. Beginning with “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” this[...]

CW Orders Pilot for ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel

— by ALEXA MILAN — Despite the less than stellar box office performance of “Sex and the City 2,” it seems the franchise about fashion-savvy sex and relationship columnist Carrie Bradshaw will live on. The series may continue on the small screen chronicling[...]

PGA Announces 2012 Award Winners

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced this year’s winning motion picture and television productions at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. In addition to the competitive awards, the PGA honored[...]

Under Review: ‘Underworld: Awakening’

— by ADAM DALE — After a six-year absence from the franchise, Kate Beckinsale returns as one of her best characters, Selene the vampire warrior, in “Underworld: Awakening.” With new directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein at the helm — along with[...]

Trailer: Jack the Giant Killer

— by ADAM POYNTER — Fairytales have been a part of modern-day story telling for years, constantly being re-invented for new generations. “Jack and the Beanstalk” can be added to the recently-revised list as it hits theaters with a new twist. “Jack the Giant Killer” is[...]

Joyful Noise Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1

WaterTower Music’s soundtrack to Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack Chart, No. 2 on Billboard’s Independent Current Albums chart, and landed a Top 20 debut on Billboard’s Top[...]

DGA Awards Documentary Nominees Named

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford has announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2011. “The remarkable documentaries made by this year’s nominees take audiences on a journey, whether casting light on injustice or explor[...]

‘Tower Heist’ Blu-ray Combo Pack Arrives Feb. 21

A wealthy Wall Street swindler gets his just desserts at the hands of the employees he stiffed in “Tower Heist,” coming to Blu-ray Combo-Pack with UltraVioletTM, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand Feb. 21 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy[...]

GLAAD Lists Nominees For 23rd Annual Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. By recognizing and honoring[...]

Production Begins on Next ‘Star Trek’ Movie

Paramount Pictures announced that principal photography has commenced in Los Angeles on the sequel to “Star Trek” from director J.J. Abrams. The film will be released on May 17, 2013, in 3D. The 2009 re-launch of the “Star Trek” franchise by Abrams was met with critical acclaim[...]

2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Presenters Added

Actor recipients Ed Helms, Julianna Margulies and Natalie Portman will join SAG Awards social network ambassador Regina King, SAG President Ken Howard and actor nominees Armie Hammer, Kyle Chandler, Judy Greer, Maya Rudolph and Octavia Spencer as presenters[...]