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  • Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    What’s the best way to enjoy the summer: A cookout in the backyard? A trip to the beach? These are nice, but look no further than reading a non-fiction adventure book. It’s by far the best way to immerse yourself in another world. Check out this list to see some of the best titles in this excellent genre.

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  • Culture Cafe 'Hunger Games': Will director Gary Ross return for the sequel?

    So far, there are conflicting rumors on whether 'Hunger Games' director Gary Ross will return for the adaptation of the sequel 'Catching Fire.'

  • Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    What’s the best way to enjoy the summer: A cookout in the backyard? A trip to the beach? These are nice, but look no further than reading a non-fiction adventure book. It’s by far the best way to immerse yourself in another world. Check out this list to see some of the best titles in this excellent genre.

  • Disney announces release date for 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

    Culture Cafe Disney announces release date for 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

    Disney announced a March 8, 2013 release date for Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.'

  • Freida Pinto stars in Miral, a Palestinian story 'they tried to stop'

    Freida Pinto stars in Miral, a Palestinian story 'they tried to stop'

    Freida Pinto, the Indian actress of Slumdog Millionaire fame, plays a Palestinian teen in Miral, a movie its distributor says 'they tried to stop.'

  • In Pictures Oscar's red carpet runway

    This year's Oscars was a combination of a high school prom and graduation. There was the pomp and circumstance, the corny music, the interminable length – and, of course, the gowns. Here, perky valedictorian (and Oscar co-host) Anne Hathaway sets the tone in a fire-engine-red Valentino.

  • The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.

  • Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

    Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

    Oscar predictions 2011: The Monitor's film critic Peter Rainer picks which movies, and which actors, should win in five major Oscar categories. Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best documentary. Do you agree?

  • In Pictures Oscar nominees 2011

    Colin Firth portrays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother in a scene from 'The King's Speech,' which garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Mr. Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Ms. Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay.

  • Academy Award nominees include Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush for 'The King's Speech'

    Academy Award nominees include Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush for 'The King's Speech'

    Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale, and Helena Bonham Carter are also Academy Award nominees for acting.

  • Top five movie trends and surprises of 2010

    Top five movie trends and surprises of 2010

    Movies both disappointed and surprised studios and audiences in 2010. Star power dimmed while real-life stories turned both dramatic and documentary features into unexpected hits. And technology wowed, then disappointed as 3D and high-profile sequels fizzled at the box office. The top trends from this year present a very mixed bag heading into the second decade of the new millennium, says Hollywood.com box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. IN PICTURES: Movie Trends 2010