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THE ‘LION’ ROARS AGAIN BUT THE ‘DOGS’ HAVE NO BARK – This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com:Well, apparently Hollywood found the secret for late summer success at the boxoffice. Forget the slew of cut-rate , unimaginative movies and just go into the vault for a real audience pleaser. That’s exactly what Disney did with their “special two week engagement” of The Lion[...]

“Straw Dogs” Review

HollywoodNews.com: If not for the fact that it were a remake of a beloved 1971 Sam Peckinpah film, Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs would be a prime example of what we claim we want in our popcorn entertainment. It is, quite simply, an old-fashioned star-driven thriller with an emphasis on[...]

The Oscars: Inside the Academy’s finances

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 1 OF 2 Talk about Oscar gold. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which stages the Academy Awards has amassed net assets of $167 million. That staggering figure is contained in the Academy’s most recent Form 990 it filed with the Internal Revenue[...]