It was no big surprise that space drama Gravity won so many Oscars – the technical achievement was obvious to even the most un-technically minded.
Many of the special effects were made possible at Framestore, based in London. While the body of the film was actually filmed on a set, most of the effects were added later as CGI or computer-generated images. Alexis Wajsbrot, effects supervisor on Gravity, said: “One of the main things about Gravity was that it was fully CGI. The clothes, the suit,…
Thai Police teaming with Interpol investigators on Monday conducted an investigation into the two phony passports used to purchase tickets in Pattaya, for the Malaysian Airlines flight that went missing.
Officials looked into two travel agencies – Sixstars Travel and Grand Horizon — where two persons suspected of using fake passports tried to buy tickets
LONDON – Noah Taylor and Charlotte Riley have joined the cast for the second season of BBC’s epic gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’, already boasting actor Cillian Murphy and a turn by Tom Hardy
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It’s a fully-loaded lineup of boxing action starting at 9PM ET / 6PM PT. First, the SHOWTIME broadcast of Canelo vs. Angulo, followed by the live broadcast Garcia vs. Herrera, followed by All Access: Canelo vs. Angulo Epilogue Visit sport.sho.com
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto tried to warn you. Without spoiling the plot for you, he said weeks ago via Twitter hints and vague allusions, that it was unwise to focus on the identity of The Yellow King.
That cracking the esoteric mythological code of True Detective wasn’t the point.. read rest Vanity Fair
The double death of reputed high-ranking cartel chief Nazario Moreno Gonzalez aka “El Chayo”,(the craziest) was confidently confirmed Sunday
MEXICO CITY (AP) -Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez knew how to play dead.
It was the perfect alibi, delivered by the Mexican government itself: The head of the vicious cartel based in the western state of Michoacan had been killed in a shootout with federal police, officials announced in December 2010.
Not only did Moreno change the name of his organization, he became more powerful operating from the shadows, eventually using extortion and intimidation to control the lime, avocado and mining industries in the mineral- and agriculture-rich state.
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Shaquille O’Neal tells WSJ’s Evelyn Rusli how much he spends on apps each week, why he likes to invest in technology and divulges his social media strategy. http://online.wsj.com/home-page
Justin Bieber due in court to face assault charge; US actor gabriel Macht visits typhoon Haiyan struck area in the Philllipines; ’300′ sequel rules box office with $45.1M debut. (March 10
Data brokers track your online movements and sell that information to advertisers and retailers.
“60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft reported on the massive industry and shows most of us have no idea how much is really being revealed.
The actress talks about crowd funding with Kickstarter to get the “Veronica Mars” movie made.
Sabotage Official Trailer #3 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and directed by David Ayer.
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
Release Date: 28 March 2014
Available for questioning by the Kefauver Senate Crime investigating committee in Los Angeles, Calif. Feb. 28, 1951 are Moe Dalitz, left, head of a Cleveland, Cincinnati and Kentucky gambling syndicate and Sam Tucker, northern Kentucky gambler and associate of Dalitz.
Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel had been at the helm of the Flamingo for only six months in June 1947 when he was killed in a hail of gunfire at his girlfriend’s Beverly Hills, Calif., home.
But his vision for the Flamingo, the first resort-style hotel on the Strip, was the beginning of a 50-year relationship between Las Vegas and traditional organized crime that helped define “Sin City”and turn it into one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
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That’s how much time will pass before the prime suspect in thedisappearance of American Natalee Holloway faces the American justice system.
Peru has agreed to extradite Joran van der Sloot to the United States, but only after he finishes serving a 28-year murder sentence, the Peruvian news agency Andina reported. The Peruvian court system sentenced him in 2012.
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Dunham hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time, and partook in a hilarious “Scandal” parody. Weekend Update anchor Cecily Strong tweeted about how much she loved Dunham’s performance. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room. http://www.nbcnews.com/
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A mother of three is found dead. She had secrets — did she name her own killer? Tracy Smith reports for “48″ hours
According to an ABC news report, a Hollywood facial specialist supposedly tried to hire a hit man to kill a competitor.
Skin care specialist Dawn DaLuise was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is being held behind bars on a million Dollar bond
March 7, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – A reputed ranking lieutenant of captured drug cartel kingpin El Chapo Guzman reversed direction in a billion-dollar federal conspiracy case.
Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez,who is charged in Chicago with Chapo Guzman and nine others will no longer plead guilty, said his lawyer on Friday
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(Bloomberg) — Bloomberg Businessweek’s Emma Rosenblum and Heather Greene, director of whiskey education at the Flatiron Room, discuss the importance of celebrity endorsements in the liquor business with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)
TMZ Hollywood== And her secret is she may not be from be from Indonesia
Iranian cinema has a vibrant past, and of late has proved resilient to the restrictions placed upon it by the Islamic Republic.
Last year at Cannes ‘The Past’, a Franco-Iranian production had its premiere. and Berenice Bejo won Best Actress for it. Director Asghar Farhadi has also been lauded in Hollywood. ‘A Separation’ won him an Oscar.
A Hong Kong court slapped a six-year sentence on the head honcho of Birmingham City Football Club for money laundering
Birmingham City Football Club boss Carson Yeung was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday for laundering $93 million following a high-profile trial that cast a spotlight on how the hairdresser-turned-businessman made his fortune.
Yeung, 54, who had denied the charges of laundering the money between January 2001 and December 2007, had faced up to seven years in jail. He was found guilty by a Hong Kong court on Monday of five counts of money-laundering. He had denied the charges.
In glasses and a face mask, Yeung bowed his head as he left the court building in a prison van after the sentence.
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez discusses how he went from feature film to creating the El Rey Network for television.
Finance police from the provincial command of Naples have confiscated close to 4 tons of contraband cigarettes meant for the black market and arrested six suspects
Police dragged away in handcuffs six suspects including five foreign nationals and delivered another devastating blow to contraband cigarette smuggling, after a recent crime busting blitz dubbed “Black Smoke
Authorities say the shipment was worth almost 700,000 euros and evaded customs charges amounted to another 590,000 . Cigarettes confiscated bore the brand ” ” em @ il ,popular in the mafia controlled black market
The six suspects are charged with cigarette smuggling and the theft of vehicles to traffic illegal tobacco
Hollywood’s RockWalk boasts big-league inductees such as AC/DC, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix.
Now three more names are added to the A- list, Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizzard Theodore, and Grand Mixer DXT , the first DJs ever inducted.Video by: Press Association
Police video of Justin Bieber giving urine sample released; President Barack Obama shows ‘respect’ for women of soul at star-studded White House concert; Isaiah Washington returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ (March 7)
A gambler from California is suing a Las Vegas casino for $500,000 claiming they served him so many free drinks that he has no memory of playing table games all day. Bill Whitaker reports.
“The Colbert Report” star discusses his new role as Paul Peterson in “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”
CNN’s Michael Holmes shows security camera footage of a Bulgarian journalist being attacked in Ukraine.
James “Whitey” Bulger,a reputed high-ranking “shot caller” in the Winter Hill gang
Notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger will have a second attorney paid for by taxpayers as he appeals his conviction last year on charges that he murdered 11 people in the 1970s and 1980s while he ruled South Boston’s criminal underworld and also worked as an informant for the FBI.
In orders posted on the Web, the First US Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed a request for the second attorney made by Bulger’s lead appellate attorney, Henry Brennan. “Given the complexity of the appeal and voluminous record, counsel needs a second experienced appellate lawyer appointed in order to manage this case and present the issues effectively,’’
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The New York Times film critics on “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Face of Love” and “Bethlehem.”
Burlesque is making a comeback across the United States.
Stars like Dita Von Teese, movies like ‘Burlesque’ with Christina Aguilera and Cher, or ‘Moulin Rouge’ with Nicole Kidman, have encouraged a lot of women to choose burlesque performance as a profession – and these ladies see the job as an art form.
Oculus Official Trailer #1 directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Katee Sackhoff, Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites.
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Release Date: 11 April 2014
Vin Diesel To Shoot THE LAST WITCH HUNTER This Summer
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Vin Diesel is hard at work on next year’s Fast and Furious 7, but what will he do after that? If you’re one of the 67 million plus followers of Vin Diesel on Facebook, you might remember the actor posted this picture of some concept art from a project called The Last Witch Hunter.
Khloe Kardashian fields her favorite tabloid rumors as the new “Chelsea Lately” host. Plus, hear who’s she’s really hooking up with!
Prince really was the man of the hour on Wednesday night when he was the sole guest invited onto The Arsenio Hall Show.
His purple highness focused on guitar solos over enlightening information when he took over the show, which was filmed on Tuesday but aired on Wednesday.
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Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto rock Miu Miu Paris show; Beyonce’s father granted cut in child support; Kristin Chenoweth says she suffers from asthma. (March 6)
the District Attorney’s Office carted away boxes of evidence from American Collision on South 20th Street and several homes in the exclusive Girard Estates section of South Philadelphia.
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Only FOX 29 News was there as the State Police and investigators from the District Attorney’s Office carted away boxes of evidence from American Collision on South 20th Street and several homes in the exclusive Girard Estates section of South Philadelphia.
“They can look through every computer and they can look through every file, all they’re going to find is an honest businessman,” said Anthony Voci Jr., the attorney for Mob associate Ronald Galati.
The business and the homes are linked to Galati, who is already behind bars in a bizarre murder for hire plot. He and two hitmen allegedly targeted witnesses for death in an on-going Grand Jury probe into a widespread insurance fraud scheme involving the body shop.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation will unveil a first-of-their-kind series of advertisements aimed at preventing pot stoned driving. Barry Petersen reports on how the state is working to keep its roadways safe
A dramatic 911 call reveals the pregnant mother who drove car into ocean may have been mentally ill. ABC news chief Dan Abrams weighs in
Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were attacked in a Russian city by group of young men who used pepper sprays and flung green antisceptic fluid on their faces, the group said
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