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James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' releases first trailer

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' releases first trailer

March 14 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures promises music, dancing and drama in the first trailer for upcoming James Brown biopic "Get On Up."
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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
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Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve says audiences care about the characters in his thriller "Prisoners" because of Aaron Guzikowski's powerful screenplay and the extraordinary performances given by his cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.
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At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, a married father of two, says he felt a tremendous responsibility to the real-life families of kidnapped children as he made his new thriller "Prisoners."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
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'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- The big-screen dramas "Prisoners" and "Gravity" have been added to the lineup of September's Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. announced.
Emmy Rossum relishes bad-girl 'Beautiful Creatures' role

Emmy Rossum relishes bad-girl 'Beautiful Creatures' role

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Emmy Rossum says she relished the chance to play a magical trouble-maker in the new romantic fantasy flick, "Beautiful Creatures."
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Kerry Washington tops at Image Awards

Kerry Washington tops at Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- "Django Unchained" and "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington was the night's top winner with three awards at the 44th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Robert De Niro, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts are to be presenters at Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Busy Philipps have joined the lineup of presenters for Hollywood's SAG Awards ceremony.
Davis, Cooper, Hathaway to be SAG Award presenters

Davis, Cooper, Hathaway to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman are to be presenters at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Kanye, Jay-Z, 'The Help' win big at BET Awards

Kanye, Jay-Z, 'The Help' win big at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- Rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z and the film "The Help" were the big winners at the BET Awards in Los Angeles night.
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Streep donates $20,000 in Davis' honor

Streep donates $20,000 in Davis' honor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Meryl Streep made two $10,000 charitable donations this week in honor of her friend and "Doubt" co-star Viola Davis, officials said.
'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock says she wasn't eager to go back to work after she adopted her newborn son, won her first Oscar, then watched her marriage to reality TV star Jesse James collapse in 2010.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Poll: 'The Help' should win top Oscar

Poll: 'The Help' should win top Oscar

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- "The Help" should be named Best Picture and George Clooney Best Actor at Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, respondents to a Harris poll said.
'The Help' takes top Image Awards honors

'The Help' takes top Image Awards honors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The box-office hit "The Help" won for best film along with two acting awards at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
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