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'300' sequel rules box office with $45.1M debut
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:25:00 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The stylish combat film "300: Rise of an Empire" topped the box office with a strong debut of $45.1 million seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely sensation.
Baseball field groundskeeper shares lawn tips
CINCINNATI – Each day, Doug Gallant focuses on keeping a nearly two-acre grassy field looking lush and green for potential critics, who range from star athletes who trod on it to tens of thousands of people who sit near it, to many more around the nation who see it on television.
Munchkin from ‘Oz’ dies at 94
Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in “The Wizard of Oz” and proclaimed in the movie that the Wicked Witch of the East was “really most sincerely dead,” has died. He was 94.
‘Alice’ still reigns
at box office
LOS ANGELES –Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” took in $34.5 million to remain the No. 1 movie for a third-straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
New on DVD: Sweet emotions mark 'Precious,' 'Up in the Air'
When Oscar decided to open the best picture category to 10 from five, it was obvious that some films would be afterthoughts. “Up in the Air” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” though, are two that would have made the list.
Japan defends dolphin hunt in ‘Cove’
TAIJI, Japan – The Japanese fishing village featured in “The Cove,” which won an Oscar for best documentary, defended its practice of hunting dolphins Monday as a part of a long tradition.
Drama in best picture race
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Too predictable. That’s the persistent complaint about the Academy Awards, whose drama generally is sapped by a glut of earlier award shows that spell out what films will win at the Oscars before the show starts.
‘Locker’ producer sorry
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering action against a producer of “The Hurt Locker” who sent multiple e-mails urging academy members to vote for his movie in the Oscar best-picture race and “not a $500 million film” – an obvious reference to close-competitor “Avatar.”