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Writer Daniel Blake, who won an Oscar for penning the script of “Dances With Wolves,” has died, his manager and producing partner Daniel Ostroff has confirmed. He was 69. According to Ostroff, Blake died peacefully in Tucson, Ariz., after battling a long illness. Blake wrote the novel “Dances With Wolves” in 1988, before it was… Read more »
Disney and Marvel Studio’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is headed for a projected $195 million U.S. opening weekend — a formidable figure but not enough to match the $207.4 million opening weekend record for 2012’s “The Avengers.” Saturday’s total appeared to be in the $57 million to $60 million range — slightly below earlier expectations,… Read more »
Just ahead of one of the biggest fights in boxing history, dozens are taking to Twitter to complain of cable outages and other problems before Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. Customers of Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Charter have been complaining about issues. Charter acknowledged the problems on its Twitter account on Saturday. “We are… Read more »
An almost spiritual celebration of classical ballet, as practiced by three generations of Cuban terps, Eileen Hofer’s “Horizons” pays tribute to the discipline and dedication it takes to dance, while offering the added bonus of a glimpse at contempo life in a country that still remains largely shielded to American eyes.
Gold for fans, though unlikely to mean much to anyone else.
Buoyed by a more than 20% increase in electronic sales and streaming, home entertainment spending is again trending upward, with consumer spending in the first quarter of 2015 coming in at an estimated $4.6 billion, up 0.23% from spending in the first three months of 2014. The gains were due primarily to continued double-digit growth in subscription… Read more »
Chad L. Coleman, best known for playing fan favorite Tyreese on “The Walking Dead” and Cutty on “The Wire,” unleashed a rant on a New York subway on Friday. The rant was recorded by a passenger and obtained by TMZ in a nearly four-minute video. In it, Coleman can be seen walking up and down… Read more »
Philip S. Goodman, a writer and director for film, television and stage, died May 2 at his home in New York City. He was 89. Goodman wrote episodes of 1950s and ’60s TV shows such as “Profiles in Courage,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” and “Johnny Staccato.” He directed the 1963 feature “We Shall Return” (United Pictures… Read more »
With only two episodes left in “Scandal’s” fourth season, the cast eagerly hyped what’s to come during a panel at the Directors Guild of America on Friday evening in Hollywood. “This finale episode, I mean, I just… I turned to Shonda [Rhimes]. I was like, ‘Where do we go from here? Are you for real?… Read more »