Comic-Con Kicks Off with Fans, Flicks, Costumes

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Calling all superheroes, zombies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con is here. The pop-culture convention, which annually draws thousands of costumed fans to San Diego, begins Thursday, but the die-hards (and those with weekend-long passes) will get a peek at the colorful convention […]

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Guillermo Del Toro Leaves ‘The Hobbit’

He’d moved to New Zealand and prepared to commit three years of his life to making the two prequels to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) has now had to back out of directing The Hobbit, although he will still be co-writing the screenplays. The Hobbit was set […]

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Opening Wide: District 9, Bandslam, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/District-9/148114/1182215156/District-9%3A-Trailer-2/embed 580 476] District 9 Buy tickets on Fandango! This buzz-heavy and incredibly original sci-fi film from producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp tells the story of aliens coming to Earth from a very new point of view. A massive alien spacecraft arrived hovering in stillness over South Africa, and when contact was […]

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First Look: Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Lovely-Bones/141599/1207264467/The-Lovely-Bones—Trailer/embed 580 476] Here is the first look at Peter Jackson’s long-awaited project The Lovely Bones, and it’s certainly something to see. Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) stars as Susie Salmon, a young girl who was murdered in 1973, and finds her soul caught in “the in-between,” haunted by her killer (Stanley Tucci) […]

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