Fall Movie Preview: A season strong in LGBT dramas
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Fall Movie Preview: A season strong in LGBT dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Page was first approached about the true-life gay rights drama “Freeheld” when she was 21, just coming off her breakthrough in “Juno.” It was seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right, and six before Page, herself, came out. “It really did align with an … Continue reading

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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

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

‘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

‘Furious 7’ film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology
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‘Furious 7’ film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel “Furious 7” debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax’s brand-new laser format. Lasers are supposed to be able to heighten contrast. In laser-projected trailer … Continue reading

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MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University

by Antonio Garland From March 30-April 2, the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s MCJR Week will mark the 40th anniversary of the department. Students and alumni are encouraged to come out to the events to build connections and relationships, which can last a lifetime. The MCJR Week media conference  (http://www.nsumcjr.com/) features alumni who serve on … Continue reading