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‘Captain America’ soars above ‘Rio 2’ birds to win box office

(Reuters) – Marvel’s red-white-and-blue superhero soared to a second straight box office win in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” beating out new animated movie “Rio 2,” the story of a family of Brazilian birds on a trip to the Amazon. Walt Disney Co’s “Captain America,” which set an April ticket sales record when it opened a week ago, pulled in another $41.4 million from Friday to Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters. The “Rio” sequel […]

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere gives HBO top draw since ‘Sopranos’

  (Reuters) – The season four premiere of fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the largest audience for HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama “The Sopranos,” the premium cable network said on Monday. The highly anticipated premiere on Sunday of “Game of Thrones” beat out its season three premiere of 4.4 million viewers and topped its all-time-high audience of 5.5 million. The series of civil […]

Disney’s latest hero, ‘Captain America,’ sets box office record

    (Reuters) – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the sequel to Marvel’s 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week’s winner, “Noah.” In the process, it also validated the strategy of the film’s distributor, Walt Disney Co, to ramp up its pipeline of films featuring super heroes made famous by […]

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra ends its 31st season concert with symphonic music popularised by films

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra closes its season with an interesting program at the movies on April 11, 8pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine. The program features some popular classics from the film music repertoire, including scores written for films and classical music written long ago but made famous through films. Music includes ‘Morning’ from Grieg’s Peer Gynt, selections from “E.T.” and […]

Jude Law explodes as hot-headed safecracker in ‘Dom Hemingway’

  (Reuters) – With an extra 20 pounds, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film “Dom Hemingway.” It is Law, Oscar nominated for “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain,” as he hasn’t been seen before – unfit, unkempt and with a penchant for delivering expletive-filled speeches. In the film, which opens in select […]

‘Noah’ rains down on ‘Divergent’, ‘Muppets’ to win U.S. box office

(Reuters) – “Noah”, starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure who built an ark to save his family and specimens of every animal from the great flood, collected $44 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office. It sailed past last weekend’s winner, “Divergent”, based on the novel by Veronica Roth about a dystopian world divided into factions. “Divergent” collected $26.5 million and a total of $95 million since its […]

CCP as a Center for Choral Performance 2014

The Cultural Center of the Philippines announced that CCP would turn into a “Center for Choral Performance” starting 2014, as it offers an exciting variety of choral music concerts and workshops for choirs and choral conductors and an international choral festival under its choral music program. The following choral music events lined up for the year include the Madz et al. Choral Festival (April 1-6, 2014), a festival of choir performances of more than 50 […]

L’Wren Scott leaves $9-million estate to Mick Jagger

  (Reuters) – Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who committed suicide earlier this month, left her entire estate of $9 million to her long-time boyfriend, Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, according to a will filed in New York court. Scott, 49, a favorite designer of Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams, left jewelry, clothing, furniture, automobiles and property to Jagger, whom she had dated since 2001. She omitted her two siblings in […]

A Minute With: Emma Watson on how Hogwarts prepped her for ‘Noah’

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:03pm EDT (Reuters) – After spending a decade at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, actress Emma Watson put her magical training to good use for her first big budget post-Potter role, in biblical action blockbuster “Noah.” In director Darren Aronofsky’s movie, out in U.S. and Canadian theaters on Friday, Watson plays Ila, the wife of Noah’s eldest son, […]

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Announce Split After 11 Years Of Marriage

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, one of the highest profile couple’s in Hollywood are seperating after 11 years of marriage. The couple has two kids, daughter Apple, 9 and son Moses, 7. Martin is the lead vocalist of the Grammy-winning band, Coldplay, were married to Hollywood’s actress Gwyneth in 2003. “We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible […]

‘Unsafe speed’ caused car crash that killed Paul Walker – sheriff

LOS ANGELES Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:08pm EDT (Reuters) – The fiery car accident last year that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker was caused by excessive speed and not a mechanical failure, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Tuesday, concluding its almost four-month investigation. The red Porsche Carrera GT sports car driven by Walker’s friend Roger Rodas, 38, was traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 […]