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Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London

By 92.3 News | July 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Giant statue of bare-chested Jeff Goldblum pops up in London

LONDON (AP) — Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city’s iconic Tower Bridge. The 25-foot (7.6-meter) statue, depicting the actor in the reclining pose he made famous in “Jurassic Park,” is meant to mark that film’s 25th anniversary. Sky’s subscription service …

A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

By 92.3 News | July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there’s usually a line that precedes it. And hours before the annual pop culture convention officially kicked off Wednesday night in San Diego, there were lines everywhere — to get onto the convention floor to buy merchandise at the …

Gary Beach, who won a Tony in ‘The Producers,’ dies at 70

By 92.3 News | July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Gary Beach, who won a Tony in ‘The Producers,’ dies at 70
BEACH

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks’ monster hit “The Producers” won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, …

‘The Dark Knight’ returning to IMAX screens in August

By 92.3 News | July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on ‘The Dark Knight’ returning to IMAX screens in August
Christopher Nolan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Dark Knight” is returning to the big screen — actually, four of the biggest ones — in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that the middle film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy will be shown on IMAX screens in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and …

Robin Williams speaks for himself in new HBO documentary

By 92.3 News | July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Robin Williams speaks for himself in new HBO documentary
Robin Williams

NEW YORK (AP) — When filmmaker Marina Zenovich sought to make a documentary about Robin Williams, she found that she could do it largely in the late comedian’s own voice. “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process — mirroring a routine Williams used …

Study finds dramatic increase in 2018 Sundance attendance

By 92.3 News | July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Study finds dramatic increase in 2018 Sundance attendance

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year, according to an economic impact study released on Tuesday. Nearly 125,000 people attended some part of the 11-day Utah event last year, a growth of more than 70 percent over the estimated 71,600 attendees in 2017, the …

Nickelodeon announces new ‘Rugrats’ episodes, movie

By 92.3 News | July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Nickelodeon announces new ‘Rugrats’ episodes, movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal. Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children’s series “Rugrats” is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will be executive producers. A live-action movie, written by David Goodman, featuring computer generated characters …

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

By 92.3 News | July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers
Johnny Depp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor’s lavish lifestyle. Depp’s representatives said on Monday that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star had settled litigation filed against The Management Group, which he accused in January 2017 seeking more than $25 million over …

Box Office Top 20: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ beats ‘Skyscraper’

By 92.3 News | July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Box Office Top 20: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ beats ‘Skyscraper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family-friendly won out this weekend among North American moviegoers as “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” towered over Dwayne Johnson’s action pic “Skyscraper.” Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3” easily took the No. 1 spot with $44.1 million in ticket sales, while No. 2 went to last week’s champ, “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” with …

Lose, your blues: Town tosses ‘Footloose’ anti-dancing law

By 92.3 News | July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Lose, your blues: Town tosses ‘Footloose’ anti-dancing law

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Officials in a western Arkansas city say residents can finally kick off their Sunday shoes. Fort Smith city directors recently repealed a 1953 ordinance that essentially outlawed public dancing on Sundays. Locals who knew about the law called it the “Footloose” ordinance, nicknamed for the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon …