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The timing of the film's release has become entangled in presidential politics. The film that started this recent trend was "Zero Dark Thirty", Kathryn Bigelow's taut dramatization of the search for and eventual killing of Osama bin Laden. Otherwise, " 13 Hours " moves briskly, for the most part. Now, the problem is that many of these sequences are hindered by dizzying levels of shaky cam, constant quick-cut editing destroying any chance viewers will have of catching their bearings on the ...
  • Who would you like to see play in Super Bowl 50?

    Who would you like to see play in Super Bowl 50?

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    The victory led to the Cardinals first and only Super Bowl appearance. There are some big differences between the two games. It'll be the first time the Panthers host an NFC Championship Game. The Cardinals upset Jake Delhomme and the No. 2-seeded Panthers 33-13 in the divisional playoffs in 2008. Palmer was out with a torn ACL a year ago and backup  Drew Stanton  was also sidelined by a knee injury, leaving  Ryan Lindley  to start in a 27-16 loss.
  • Stephen Colbert asks 'Making a Murderer' filmmakers if Avery is guilty

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    If that wasn't clear enough, over the weekend, Walker appeared on the Green Bay news program Newsmaker Sunday , to say explicitly that Avery would remain in prison as long as he was governor. It was during that lawsuit that Halbach went missing. The documentary suggests authorities planted evidence, a claim rejected by Robert Hermann, the current sheriff of Manitowoc County, which is about 80 miles (130 km) north of Milwaukee.
  • How many Powerball winners come from your state — MAP

    How many Powerball winners come from your state — MAP

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    When that sixth number - the Powerball - is added to the mix, the odds jump to an astronomical 1 in more than 292 million. But that's not the case. The jackpot is worth US$930 million if a victor chooses an immediate cash payout instead of annual payments over 29 years, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
  • Yosemite Trademarks Belong To Boston Bruins Owner

    Yosemite Trademarks Belong To Boston Bruins Owner

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    The word "ahwahnee" was reportedly the name used by the Miwok Indians to describe Yosemite Valley, according to a written account by Craig Bates, longtime Yosemite Indian ethnologist and museum curator. Some of the best-known places in Yosemite National Park are getting new names because of a legal dispute with Buffalo-based concessionaire Delaware North Cos.
  • Trump Booed by Conservative Crowd After Attacks on Cruz

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    But Trump said he wasn't mocking him. He seems to believe that nobody will notice how eagerly he sucks up to New Yorkers who can benefit him, even as he seeks to inflame prejudice against their hometown. "And small businesses vote". A lawsuit was filed this week questioning Cruz's eligibility for the presidency, as Trump predicted. Yes, he "likes" Trump, but he is also an "incredible marketer" and a "talented entertainer".
  • Days after her husband's death, Celine Dion loses brother to cancer

    Days after her husband's death, Celine Dion loses brother to cancer

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    The bereaved family in a statement said Daniel will be remembered as a gentle and reserved man of many talents. He was one of the Canadian singer's 13 siblings. It was also announced that as part of Angélil's final wishes, his funeral will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, the cathedral where he married Dion nearly 22 years ago, E! "Our family is very experienced", she told the Journal of Montreal .
  • 'Making a Murderer': Petitions call for Steven Avery's release

    'Making a Murderer': Petitions call for Steven Avery's release

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    More than 17,000 people have signed a petition hosted on the official White House petition website and a similar Change.org version has racked up nearly 98,000. It posits that the local sheriff's department planted evidence to incriminate Avery. The creator of the petition states: "I am outraged with the injustices which have been allowed to compound and left unchecked in the case of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, USA".
  • Golden Globes host Gervais rips Mel Gibson for past anti-Semitic slurs

    Golden Globes host Gervais rips Mel Gibson for past anti-Semitic slurs

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    After failing to pick up a single award at the Golden Globes, this may no longer be the case. In Supporting categories on the other hand, the Globes are much better at picking men than women - getting Best Supporting Actor right 72% of the time , but only correctly predicting Supporting Actress 60%! DiCaprio took home his third Golden Globes in his eleventh nomination, brushing aside competition in the best actor category from Bryan Cranston ( Trumbo ), Michael Fassbender ( ...
  • J.J. Abrams Knows Who Rey's Parents Are in Star Wars

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    One would think keeping a secret this monumental would be difficult for just about anyone in the world, but "not for me", Abrams said with a laugh. One of my worries towards the end was just thinking about, how are we going to complete this Force back sequence, where Rey - we called it "Force back" - when Rey flashed back to...
  • El Chapo shirt flying off the shelves

    El Chapo shirt flying off the shelves

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    The head of Sinaloa drugs cartel and whom USA authorities believe has brought more than 500 tons of cocaine to America over decades, Guzman was apparently then subsequently tracked and eventually apprehended on Friday (January 8th). The publication emphasized that Penn had no control over the questioning, neither was he able to ask Guzman for elaborations on his answers. Later messages between the two appear to have been retrieved from a Blackberry device that a lawyer bought for del ...
  • Leonardo Dicaprio cuts a dapper figure alongside The Revenant's director at

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    As well as Leonardo DiCpario in the lead role the film stars Tom Hardy, while upcoming actors Will Poulter and Domnhall Gleeson also play key members of the crew. However, it took a seven-month, sub-zero shoot, and a role in which he barely speaks to give him his best shot at finally winning an Oscar. "We had Straight Outta Compton that didn't get nominated for Best Picture , Creed that made over $100 million at the box office, where Michael B.
  • Celine Dion's Brother Dies Days After Husband

    Celine Dion's Brother Dies Days After Husband

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    Dion's family announced that they will pay tribute to Daniel at the Salon Charles, Repentigny, January 23, with a funeral service scheduled to take place a few days afterward at the St-Simon-et-Jude, which is located in Charlemagne, Quebec.
  • Mad Max pulls in 10 Oscar nominations

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    Right before George Miller and Mad Max: Fury Road received Oscar nominations, word allegedly got out that Miller was done with the franchise that launched his career and lifted it even higher this year. Mad Max: Fury Road was also partly shot at Fox Studios in Sydney and some other locations in the harbour city. The Force Awakens earned five nominations in technical categories.
  • Celine Dion's brother Daniel dies two days after her husband

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    Dion's husband, 73-year-old Rene Angelil , passed away from throat cancer on Thursday while under the care of a physician. "For those wishing to send flowers, a donation to that organization would be very much appreciated". Mr. Angelil's illness, first diagnosed in 1999, prompted Ms. Dion to put her career on hold in 2014, suspending her Las Vegas residency. The theme from "Titanic", the smash "My Heart Will Go On", has been her defining hit, and she has had other top songs that have sold ...
  • Trump's latest Twitter foe? Samuel L. Jackson

    Trump's latest Twitter foe? Samuel L. Jackson

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    Trump, who owns a number of golf resorts, tweeted that he had never played with Jackson and did not know him while dismissing the Pulp Fiction actor's work as "boring". So actor Samuel L. Jackson says he witnessed Donald Trump cheating at golf? "I played golf with him". Jackson is not the first celebrity to accuse Trump of cheating at golf .
  • Celine Dion's brother dies two days after her husband

    Celine Dion's brother dies two days after her husband

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    Celine's rep has confirmed reports about Daniel's prognosis. The artist's former rep had several attacks of cancer, including a throat tumor 20 years ago that reappeared in 2014, after which he retired from being his wife's agent. Daniel will be honored at a religious funeral at St-Simon-et-Jude, in Charlemagne Québec, where the family was raised. "It's very painful. It's a matter of days or hours", said sister Claudette Dion on Friday after visiting her brother in the hospital.
  • White House responds to 'Making a Murderer' petition

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    The reply said that the President's power to grant clemency only extended to offences against America as a whole rather than individual states. For anyone hoping that President Obama would be able to pardon Making a Murderer's Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey , prepare to be disappointed.