Meet Carlos, the unknown canine star of military drama ‘Max’
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Meet Carlos, the unknown canine star of military drama ‘Max’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to canine stars, like their human counterparts, sometimes it’s all about the look. Before he’d even conceived of what would eventually become “Max,” director Boaz Yakin knew what he didn’t want: Something cute. “It’d been a long time since anyone made a movie where the dog was … Continue reading

Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing
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Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair. As the theater darkened and death machines rumbled across the desert on screen, Koenig’s chair rumbled with them. As bullets whizzed by Furiosa, the movie’s heroine played by … Continue reading

Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game
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Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of “Six,” the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.” Bassett was unveiled Monday during a Ubisoft news conference at E3 as the latest “Six” in the upcoming “Rainbow Six: Siege” installment … Continue reading

Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M
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Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M

  NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy’s globe-trotting comedy “Spy” cracked The Rock’s disaster movie “San Andreas” at the weekend box office, taking the top spot with a $29.1 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release led a crowded but somewhat lackluster weekend. Focus Feature’s low-budget horror prequel “Insidious: Chapter 3” opened strongly with $22.7 million. … Continue reading

Oscar-winner Morricone composes Mass for pope, Jesuits
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Oscar-winner Morricone composes Mass for pope, Jesuits

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone this week will premiere a Mass he composed to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order and named for its most illustrious member, Pope Francis. The Jesuits said in a statement that the 86-year-old Morricone will conduct “Missa Papae Francisci” on Wednesday … Continue reading

‘Tomorrowland’ nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debut 
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‘Tomorrowland’ nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debut 

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s original fantasy adventure “Tomorrowland” ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with $42.7 million across the holiday weekend. While that’s within the range of what the studio and analysts predicted going into the four-day weekend, it’s going to be an uphill battle for the film … Continue reading

MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus
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MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus

This year’s MCJR Week was a success as it helped Norfolk State University students learn from media professionals and alumni.  The annual tradition at NSU also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism.  Spartan Echo TV reporter Jamila Patterson has the story. Continue reading