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'Rough Night' vs. 'Girls Trip': Hollywood's latest twin films
Noticed a trend? Two films, "Rough Night" and "Girls Trip," hitting the box office just seven days apart are essentially the same film. Both are cousins of "The Hangover" franchise, where a group of women -- instead of men -- hit the road for some wild and crazy fun. "Rough Night" follows the
Today in History
Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2017. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today's Highlight in History: On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the design of the original American flag, declaring: "Resolved, that the Flag of the
Amy Pascal: Sony Pictures Executive Steps Down in Hacking Aftermath
The Sony studio head whose hacked emails revealed some of Hollywood's dirty laundry is moving on. Amy Pascal is stepping down as Sony Pictures Entertainment's co-chair to launch a new production venture at the studio in May. “I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am
They're Booked! Five (Real) Hotels Found in Novels
Any writer worth his weight in hardbacks knows that one of the most essential aspects of a story is setting; it sets the scene, provides conflict, controls character interaction and creates a mood. It only makes sense, then, that authors return again and again to hotels, in particular, to fill the
Sony Executive and Producer Apologize for Leaked Emails
An executive at Sony and a top Hollywood producer have issued apologies after their emails criticizing major movie stars including Angelina Jolie and Adam Sandler surfaced as part of a massive hacking attack on the company. Amy Pascal, the chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment , said that she is
Journalist Sues 'American Hustle' Producers for Defamation, Libel, Slander
A science journalist is suing the producers of the acclaimed 2013 film “American Hustle” , claiming in a $1 million libel, slander and defamation lawsuit that the film damaged his reputation. "American Hustle" is loosely based on an actual FBI sting operation to catch corrupt politicians, but the
'Captain Phillips' and The Surprising Truth About Pirate Attacks
When pirates climb aboard the cargo ship helmed by Tom Hanks in the new thriller “Captain Phillips,” audiences know they’re in for a gripping piece of cinema. What they might not realize is that the story of Captain Phillips is a common one among cargo...
Movie Review: Should You See 'This Is the End'?
It has been a while since I’ve been to a movie where I spontaneously half-hid my eyes from the screen in disbelief and laughed like a teenager swapping dirty jokes for the first time. Welcome to “This Is the End,” one of the funniest R-rated...
Sequester: The 6 Ways Politics Hurts America's Special Ops
Days after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News the sequester will make America less safe, the nation’s most elite troops – the men and women tracking and taking out terrorist threats abroad – said they too will fall victim to the political mess...
'Zero Dark Thirty' Debate: Torture Has No Place in a Civilized Society
As I sat through the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” I shut my eyes in some of the “interrogation” scenes and reflected on the debate surrounding the movie. Some have said the movie shows torture did help in finding Osama bin Laden. Others have said the...