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'Frozen' tops off weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- "Frozen (2013)," with the voice of Kristen Bell, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $20.722 million in receipts.
Stiller says shooting 'Walter Mitty' scene was a fantasy come true

Stiller says shooting 'Walter Mitty' scene was a fantasy come true

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Actor-director Ben Stiller says closing off part of New York's Fifth Avenue to shoot a scene for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was "like a crazy fantasy come true."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

'Hobbit' still stands tall at the box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, led the box office for the third straight weekend with $29.85 million.
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
'Her' is National Board of Review's top film of 2013

'Her' is National Board of Review's top film of 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review named the science-fiction love story "Her" the Best Film of 2013 Wednesday in New York.
Ben Stiller to help hand out Oscars

Ben Stiller to help hand out Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Ben Stiller has been booked as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, telecast producers said Thursday.

British Army interpreter guilty of spying

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A British Army interpreter who had access to high-level NATO information has been found guilty of spying for Iran, prosecutors say.

Lawyer: Royal blackmail case a 'farce'

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- The case against two men charged with trying to blackmail a minor British royal is "insubstantial, insignificant and incomplete," a lawyer said Thursday.

Myers positioned for 'Mitty' role

HOLLYWOOD, May 23 (UPI) -- Canadian comic actor Mike Myers is the latest star said to be lined up for the Hollywood remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Wilson pulls out of 'Mitty' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures' on-again, off-again remake of the 1947 "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is apparently off again.

Owen Wilson stepping into Danny Kaye role

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Owen Wilson was reported close Wednesday to accepting the Danny Kaye lead role in a remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Voice of Fred Flintstone Henry Corden dies

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- A veteran Hollywood character actor and voice-over artist, Henry Corden, who during the late 1970s became the voice of Fred Flintstone, died at age 85.

Analysis: End of an 'R' era?

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- A recent item in The Hollywood Reporter stated flatly that the adage "sex sells" no longer applies to the movies, but that analysis is probably too simplistic a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Goldwyns to remake 'Walter Mitty'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- A remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" will link three generations of the famed Goldwyn filmmaking family.

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Cathy's World: Toby Young

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Writing about the differences between the British and American press a couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal's Tunku Varadarajan observed that American j
CATHERINE SEIPP

Alan King brings Sam Goldwyn to the stage

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Alan King is back on the New York stage in a role that fits him like a glove -- that of Hollywood movie mogul Sam Goldwyn, who began his career as a glove sales
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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