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Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

By Jack Heyden

February 5, 2015

Bearing a haunting resemblance to 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything” wonderfully unveils a biography boiling with heartbreak and reality without glazing over a period in history. The film takes a look at the relationship between esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking and his w...

Oscars’ Foreign Films offer unique cultural exposure to American audiences

Lead scenic artist Dena D'Angelo, right, with scenic artist Rick Roberts use sand paper to prepare the giant Oscar statue for gold paint before he is loaded to the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater at Hollywood and Highland on  Feb. 25 for the Oscars which will be televised live this Sunday, March 2. 

By Alexander Vassiliadis

February 27, 2014

On Sunday, an average of 40.3 million Americans will gather around their television sets to view the Academy Awards, the biggest film award spectacle in history.  But as the ceremony goes on, many often tune out when the host announces the nominees in an arguably underrated category: Foreign Film. Mich...

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ fortify front-runner status with 10 Oscar nominations

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By Susan King and Rene Lynch

January 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — "American Hustle" and "Gravity" dominated the Academy Award nominations Thursday morning, earning 10 nominations apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" followed with nine nominations. All three earned nominations for best picture and best director. The top nominees — a con-man comedy, a lost-in-space ...