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'Ender's Game' Teaser Poster Strikes Wrong Note

I've been excited about new sci-fi epic "Ender's Game" (November 1) not because I'm a fan of the original Nebula and Hugo-winning 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, but because Roberto Orci, who wrote the two recent "Star Trek" movies with partner Alex Kurtzman, is producing.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2013 3:06 PM
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CinemaCon Assembles Theater Owners for Annual Vegas Confab, Gives Harrison Ford Lifetime Achievement Award

CinemaCon, The National Association of Theatre Owners annual confab in Las Vegas, will be host some 5000 exhibitors from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace. NATO represents more than 30,000 American movie screens and more cinemas in 57 countries worldwide, from the giant theater chains to mom and pops. It has not been a strong year for theaters thus far; many are struggling.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 11, 2013 1:33 PM
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MVPs of the Movies: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams Top the List

What does it take to be one of the most valuable actors of all time? 24/7 Wall St. considered this and ranked almost 700 leading actors. They found that in order to top the list, an actor needed to have starred in not just one but several high-grossing franchises
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 31, 2013 2:22 PM
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New Digital Restoration of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Hits Theaters Friday, Blu-ray Release September 18

Following a successful one-week IMAX engagement, Paramount is giving Spielberg's classic action flick "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" an extended theatrical run starting September 14, playing in more than 300 digital cinemas across the country and anticipating the film's Blu-ray release on September 18.
  • By Beth Hanna and Maggie Lange
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  • September 14, 2012 2:34 PM
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Relativity Acquires US Rights to 'Paranoia' with Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till

Relativity Media has acquired U.S. rights to distribute "Paranoia," a thriller starring Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games"), Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman ("The Dark Knight"), Oscar-nominee Harrison Ford ("Indiana Jones") and Lucas Till ("X-Men: First Class"). Robert Luketic ("21") will direct and begin production this summer.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 19, 2012 12:36 PM
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Robert Orci Launches "Ender's Game" Production Blog

Prolific Roberto Orci, when he is not sweating over "Star Trek" rewrites with producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman, is now running a weekly production blog for the upcoming sci-fi film "Ender's Game." He's also producing and adapting the epic adventure from the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:54 PM
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