Posts Tagged Movies

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Jill St. John, right, with Robert Wagner, center, and Rod McKuen, left, attend a party for "Night of 100 Stars II," in New York. McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was 81. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

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Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

This image provided by Kia shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Pierce Brosnan, scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Kia)

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.

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Film ‘Red Army’ uses hockey as window into Soviet history

TORONTO (AP) — Audiences understand early on that “Red Army” is more than just a film about hockey.

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For Sundance hits, theatrical still rules over VOD

In this Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, a computer screen shows Sony Pictures' film, "The Interview" available for rental on YouTube Movies  in Los Angeles. "The Interview" became available for rental on a variety of digital platforms, including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website. Video-on-demand and day-and-date releases have long been the province of independent films, and only got a higher profile after Sony raked in $40+ million from their hack-addled release of “The Interview.”  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After the $40 million digital release of “The Interview,” video-on-demand may seem like all the rage. Particularly for independent films, VOD is seen by some as a better pathway to moviegoers than trying to lure them to theaters.

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Spike Lee weighs in on Super Bowl, ‘Deflategate’

In this Jan. 25, 2015 photo, writer-director Spike Lee poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Spike Lee says that when it comes to the National Football League’s “Deflategate,” ”where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

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