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VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common

VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common

December 31st, 2014 6:27 am by By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

"The Interview" wasn't supposed to change the way Hollywood movies are released. But perhaps the most lasting effect of the raunchy comedy could be in the way Americans go to the movies — or don't.

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Las Vegas betting on chance of New Year's Eve snow

Las Vegas betting on chance of New Year's Eve snow

December 30th, 2014 9:20 am by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press

"Whether or not we get any snow, it's still going to be very cold for New Year's," said Chris Stachelski, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Las Vegas.

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Grand Ole Opry's Little Jimmy Dickens hospitalized

Grand Ole Opry's Little Jimmy Dickens hospitalized

December 29th, 2014 9:22 pm by Associated Press

Jessie Schmidt, a publicist for the Opry, said in a news release Sunday that Dickens was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital on Dec. 25 and that he's in "critical care."

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Local author molds family's challenges into book of faith

Local author molds family's challenges into book of faith

December 29th, 2014 7:00 pm by Marci Gore

Leigh Anne W. Hoover's second adult Christian book, "For Better or Worse Unless Annulment Comes First," chronicles her family's emotional journey when her daughter's new husband tells her on their honeymoon that he does not want to be married.

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PBS special examines manners of 'Downton'

PBS special examines manners of 'Downton'

December 29th, 2014 9:43 am by By Tish Wells, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

As you sink into the fifth season of the elegant world of Downton Abbey, spare a thought to what it takes to make it seem so true to the 1920s.

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North Korea uses racial slur against Obama, says president was behind movie

North Korea uses racial slur against Obama, says president was behind movie

December 27th, 2014 7:12 pm by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama.

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Makers of 'American Sniper' press ahead to tell a tale of war and home

Makers of 'American Sniper' press ahead to tell a tale of war and home

December 26th, 2014 9:45 am by By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Less than two years later, "American Sniper" arrived in theaters Christmas Day. Instead of a straightforward tale about an elite warrior, it became, by necessity, a complex story about the heavy burdens a veteran carries home.

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Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

December 26th, 2014 8:22 am by HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

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'Sons of Liberty' tells tale of America's founders

'Sons of Liberty' tells tale of America's founders

December 25th, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

Don't let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals.

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

December 24th, 2014 10:17 am by BERNARD McGHEE, Associated Press

Political figures who catalyzed war and peace, scientists who changed our lives, beloved entertainers remembered for bringing audiences decades of smiles and tears.

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