- LANE: Home movies made to last — until the next format is ready The time may be at hand for movie fans to put their DVDs in the basement next to those VCR tapes they swore they’d keep but their significant others want out of the house.
- MOVIES: ‘Hannah Montana’ 3-D debut rules box office with $29 million First, she sells out a nationwide concert tour. Now Miley Cyrus and pop-star alter-ego Hannah Montana are selling out movie theaters in such record-breaking style that the film’s run has been extended.
- MOVIES: ‘No Country for Old Men’ dominates weekend awards Labor strife has been topping the bill in Hollywood of late, yet you wouldn’t have known it from the weekend’s awards shows: The town’s elite seemed more interested in celebrating, and “No Country for Old Men” emerged as the movie to beat at the Academy Awards.
- MOVIES: ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ tie for most Oscar nominations “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” led with eight Academy Awards nominations each Tuesday, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem — but it remained in doubt whether any stars would cross striking writers’ picket lines to attend the ceremony.
MOVIES: Lohan, Murphy lead nominations for Razzies
Lindsay Lohan and Eddie Murphy scored multiple nominations Monday for the Razzies, which sort out the worst that Hollywood dredged up the previous year.
MOVIES: Films of recent past merely eye candy
During a discussion about movies in the newsroom last week, Tonawanda News reporter Phil Dzikiy went on an informative and entertaining diatribe about 1990s blockbusters.
From “Independence Day” to “Men in Black” and anything else from that era — most of which included Will Smith, even if that wasn’t a requirement for inclusion in this conversation — these films were corny, over-the-top and without a shred of believability, he said.
- FILM: Fest looks to increase region’s exposure Getting ready for its second year, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival looks to put a bit more “Niagara” into the week-long festivities in March.
- CAUGHT: Paul McCartney photographed kissing NYC woman in the Hamptons The encounter between McCartney, 65, and Nancy Shevell, 47, a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, was last weekend, according to The Sun of London, which published the pictures.
- DANCING WITH THE STARS: Marie Osmond plans to stay after the death of her father The 48-year-old singer, who missed Tuesday's results show after the death of father George Osmond, will continue to compete on the top-rated dance competition, ABC publicist Aime Wolfe said Wednesday.
- HOLLYWOOD STRIKE: Production on 3 sitcoms filmed before live audiences halted Production of three sitcoms filmed before live audiences has been halted because of the Hollywood writers strike, networks said Tuesday.
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