Monthly Archives: June 2016

Movie News – Oscars: The Academy’s Terrific New Membership List Faces Long-Term Problems (Analysis)


One has to believe that the Academy has pursued a strategy that is not so much about affirmative action as it is about recognition of those who have been overlooked unjustly.

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Movie News – ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Gets New Release Date


Last year, Legendary and Universal initially set a summer 2017 release for the sequel but then removed the project from the calendar.

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Movie News – ‘Ghostbusters’ Director Ivan Reitman Says Reboot Criticism Stems From Nostalgia Over Original Film


“There was no one-and-a-half-minute trailer that was going to stand up to that emotionality of what that experience was like,” the director of the first two ‘Ghostbusters’ films told THR about the negative reaction to the reboot trailer.

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Movie News – ‘Serial’ Podcast Subject Adnan Syed Granted a New Trial


A judge ruled that Syed deserves another trial because his attorney failed to cross-examine a cell tower expert about the reliability of data that placed Syed’s cellphone near the burial site.

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Movie News – M&A Activity Keep Entertainment Stocks Afloat at the Year’s Halfway Mark


More than half of the 50 stocks tracked by THR fell short of the S&P 500 in the year’s first-half.

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Movie News – ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ Season 2: TV Review


The FX comedy builds on nuanced character growth and takes on ‘Hamilton’ while rock dramas fail around it.

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Movie News – From Arya to Zayn: The Rise and Fall of 100 Hollywood-Inspired Baby Names


Pop culture directly influences why parents do and don’t pick names for their kids. From ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Star Wars’ to Adele and Lindsay Lohan, THR shows how in 100 ways.

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Movie News – Nancy Grace to Depart HLN After 12 Years (Exclusive)


One of cable’s most recognizable and controversial figures tells THR she will embark upon a new chapter involving “a very large digital component.”

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Movie News – Lionsgate to Acquire Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal


The long-awaited deal brings together two companies in the universe of billionaire investor John Malone.

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Movie News – Academy President on Diversity Push: “We Will Keep the Pedal to the Metal”


As the organization unveiled an unprecedented list of 683 new members, Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, “The board and the membership are very proud of this day.”

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