• Muggle's Potter-Themed Proposal Almost Thwarted

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    When Houstonian Samuel Goetsch took his girlfriend to England to visit his parents over the holidays, she suspected it might include a marriage proposal, The Houston Chronicle reports. "We've been together four years," said Stephanie Dodd. "It's hard to hide a secret." But Dodd, a Clear Lake area native who works downtown as an analyst for a petrochemical company, said she had no idea where her boyfriend would pop the question or that it would involve a site meaningful to her as a Harry Potter fan.

  • Witness the awe as 3-year-old sees 'Star Wars' for the first time

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    When Sam Blakeman's son wanted to watch something with "a Darth Vaders, Storm Woopers and a people," Blakeman knew just the thing. He cued up that shining classic so many of us know and love -- "Star Wars: A New Hope" (that's the first one, released back in 1977) -- and then got busy making his own little movie of his son's reaction to the rolling opening credits, chill-inspiring score and the first battlelicious scene. Little James' reaction at first seems a little too frenetic, perhaps a wee bit overacted as he's egged on a bit by his dad. But then -- oh then -- the lasers start flying and you can watch his expression resolve into one of pure awe at the amazingness unfolding on the screen before him.

  • The Birds Actor Rod Taylor Has Died at 84

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Legendary actor Rod Taylor died of natural causes Wednesday, his rep tells PEOPLE. He was 84. The Australia-born movie star appeared in more than 50 Hollywood films throughout his career, from The Time Machine and The Train Robbers to The Catered Affair. More recently, he voiced Pongo in Disney's family-favorite 101 Dalmatians and played Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds . But his most iconic role was that of Mitch Brenner in Alfred Hitchcock 's 1963 classic The Birds, opposite Tippi Hedren.

  • A banner year? What families can expect from the highly anticipated 2015 movie calendar

    Jeff Peterson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    With a disclaimer that there are still uncertainties about many of these films over ratings, objectionable content and quality, here is our best guess at what moviegoing families can look forward to — or, at least be aware of — for 2015.

  • ‘Get On Up’ leads new movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are led by a biography of funk legend James Brown and an experimental film about a boy growing from childhood to adulthood.

  • 'Selma' celebrates King and the civil rights movement in a candid manner

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    "Selma" is the story of a historic civil rights march, and a portrait of its leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s also a fascinating look at the machinations of political protest.

  • A look at movies in 2015

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    2015 is revving up to be a big year for movies, especially for the sci-fi fans out there. Check out some of the most anticipated movies of the year.

  • Movie Review: 'Selma'

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    “Selma” depicts a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement — the monumental protest march on Selma, Ala. This historical drama follows the dramatic interplay of giants such as Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson during the days leading up to and following the march that changed America.

  • Movie Review: 'Inherent Vice'

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Paul Thomas Anderson is back again with an all-star cast in the crime comedy-drama “Inherent Vice,” about a drug-fueled detective (Joaquin Phoenix) in 1970 Los Angeles investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

  • Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Names “Boyhood” Top Film of 2014

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    OFCC members are Oklahoma-based movie critics who write for print, broadcast and online outlets that publish or post reviews of current film releases. Here are OFCC’s best and worst films of the year.

  • Hollywood Studios Are Helping to Bring Virtual Reality Closer to Home

    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    After a year of experiments, Hollywood has begun to embrace virtual reality as a potentially lucrative part of its future. 21st Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) has crafted an immersive clip using the film “Wild,” while Time Warner Inc. (TWX)’s HBO has created a similar experience with the cable TV drama “Game of Thrones.” Fox uses a Samsung headset to give users a 3-D, 360-degree view. While the clips are only demos getting shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, they point to where Hollywood is headed with virtual reality. Fox is betting consumers will one day buy immersive video products just as they now purchase DVDs or songs.

  • Attempt made to set Mrs. Doubtfire house on fire

    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    San Francisco police say they are looking into an arson at the house at the center of the popular film "Mrs. Doubtfire," which starred the late Robin Williams. The fire happened at about 8 p.m. local time, Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, told USA TODAY Network. The homeowner could smell smoke outside of his home and noticed that the doormat was lit on fire, Esparza said.

  • Cameron Diaz 'Couldn't Be Happier' to Be Married

    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden sure are off to a sweet start in 2015. The two "were married [Monday] evening in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles," their rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. "We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends," the couple tell PEOPLE. The pair, who have been dating since May, got engaged just before Christmas.

  • The best of film in 2014

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Before we look forward to what’s coming in 2015 from the movie world, movie nerds John Clyde and Travis Poppleton give you their picks for the best of 2014.

  • 'Selma' Controversy Grows Over LBJ Clash with Martin Luther King On Civil Rights

    Published: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    Days away from the wide release of “Selma,” a controversy around the film is gaining steam as historians take issue with its depiction of president Lyndon B. Johnson clashing with Martin Luther King, Jr. over voting rights. In a lengthy New York Times story about historians taking issue with the movie, Diane McWhorter, the author of “Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution,”argued Thursday that the movie is not truthful in depicting LBJ (played by Tom Wilkinson) fighting King on staging protests in Selma.

  • Graham ministry tells the rest of Louis Zamperini's story

    By The Associated Press | Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    As the movie “Unbroken” is shown at theaters around the country, excerpts of Louis Zamperini’s interview with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association can be seen in the video “Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace,” featured online at www.billygraham.org.

  • U.S. sanctions North Korea for Sony hacks

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    The U.S. government tightened sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the devastating cyberattacks against Sony, the White House said Friday. CNBC reports President Barack Obama issued an executive order authorizing the Treasury to impose additional sanctions on North Korea in response to "ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment," a White House announcement said. The White House reiterated the president's earlier pronouncement that the U.S. response to North Korea "will be proportional, and will take place at a time and in a manner of our choosing," adding that Friday's actions are only "the first aspect" of a response.

  • What 'Back to the Future Part II' predicted for 2015

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Welcome to the future, guys. That's right, it's officially 2015, which means that we're in the future of flying cars and hoverboards, according to Back to the Future Part II. The classic film sent Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly to Oct. 21, 2015, and it was a whole new world for the 1980s kid, USA TODAY reports.  Now while they got some parts of the future right (we may not have a Jaws 19 but we are doing Star Wars Episode VII…) they definitely got some things very wrong. 

  • Co-stars remember Elvis the actor

    By Nick Thomas, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Elvis Presley lives on through a phenomenal number of appearances in scripted motion pictures.

  • Gene Triplett's top 10 movies of the year

    By Gene Triplett | Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    The Oklahoman freelancer tackles his 10 favorite flicks of 2014




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