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  • Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors

    Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors
    Is there a white knight for Time Warner? Time Warner Inc. has made it clear that it does not want to sell itself to Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, rejecting the mogul's $80-billion offer. Still, analysts and industry insiders expect another bid from...
  • Review: 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' ★★

    Review: 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' ★&#9733
    "Planes: Fire & Rescue" is roughly twice as good as its predecessor, "Planes," which was so story- and laugh-starved it would have given "direct-to-video" a bad name. Yes, there was nowhere to go but up. The sequel's story is about something —...
  • Why 'Apes' Won't Be Enough to Turn Around the Summer Box Office

    Where have all the blockbusters gone? That's the question on Hollywood's lips as the summer box office pants its way past midpoint. With less than two months to go, this season's crop of tentpole films look shaky, despite a gorilla-sized $73 million...
  • Techne Music Festival presents free concerts Moravian College

    From Aspen to Tanglewood, summer is the season for classical music festivals. Whether you are an ambitious young musician seeking master classes with world-renowned soloists or just a lover of great music, summer festivals offer something for everyone....
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Premiere Pays 'Loving Tribute' to Firefighters, Says Dane Cook

    Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film's premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster. "It's a loving tribute to...
  • Netflix, Disney Reach Exclusive Streaming Pact for Canada for First-Run Films

    Netflix and Walt Disney Studios today announced a new multiyear licensing deal, under which Netflix will be the exclusive Canadian subscription-video service for Disney live-action and animated feature films in the pay-TV window. Financial terms of the...
  • Disney executive named 2014 CEO of the Year

    Disney executive named 2014 CEO of the Year
    The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger has been named 2014 CEO of the Year by a national business magazine. Chief Executive magazine picked Iger as the winner of its 29th annual award. Past winners include Microsoft's Bill Gates, GE's Jack Welch and...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' really takes off

    There's a cheerful simplicity about the animated "Planes: Fire & Rescue." Contrast it with the chaotic, clanging "Transformers" movie, made for a slightly older preteen audience. The high-flying new Disney cartoon has a clearer story, more engaging...
  • First Look: Pixar's 'Lava'

    First Look: Pixar's 'Lava'
    Uku, the lead character in Pixar Animation's new short film, is crusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play. But "Lava," the short by director James Ford Murphy, isn't about a man, it's...
  • Flying down to 'Rio 2'; getting 'Under the Skin'

    Rio 2 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 The 2011 animated hit "Rio" isn't as flashy or high-concept as movies like "How to Train Your Dragon," "Kung Fu Panda" or the Pixar films, but it struck a chord with its story of a domesticated...
  • Animation Guild to Look Into Possible Action Over Studios' 'No Poaching' Pacts

    While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
  • Apple Unveils Enhanced iTunes 'Extras' for Apple TV, as Studios Push Digital Movie Sales

    Apple launched a new version of the iTunes Extras feature that will let Apple TV users access bonus content for movies they buy through the service on their HDTVs - and also let studios dynamically update related material for their titles. The goal for...