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House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer

House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer

Frank’s rapid ascension to the heights of power means big changes for both him and Claire, but his sudden rise creates powerful enemies and the increasing chance that his dark secrets will be exposed.

There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted.

Season two, exclusively on Netflix in all territories on February 14, 2014.

Box Office: ‘Frozen’ Ices ‘Paranormal Activity’ with $21 Million Weekend

Originally posted on Variety:

In a rare fifth-frame resurgence, Disney’s all-audience steamroller “Frozen” climbed back to the top of the domestic box office, estimating $20.7 million in three days, enough to beat Paramount’s Hispanic-targeted spin-off, “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” which debuted with $18.2 million, the lowest opening for the franchise yet.

So far domestically, “Frozen,” which entered its sixth weekend of wide release, amassed $297.8 million, surpassing Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” as the fourth-largest release last year.

Overseas, the animated B.O. spectacle has reached $342.1 million after posting this weekend an estimated $52.5 million from 49 territories.

Warner Bros.-New Line’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” again won the weekend’s international crown, posting $58 million for an overseas cume of $527 million. Globally, the film, from MGM, crossed the $750 million mark this weekend.

While “The Marked Ones” saw a more modest Stateside start compared to the earlier “Paranormals,” the spin-off fell…

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Pop Danthology 2013

Pop Danthology of 2013 – Mashup of 68 songs from 2013

At the end of the year, we all look back differently. Daniel Kim, a Vancouver-based part-time composer and DJ (he also works in retail), likes to view the year in pop as a Vitamix would: in tiny pieces. Each year since 2010, he has blended as many of the year’s hits as he can into a single nonstop track. Over the 5 1/2 minutes of this year’s Pop Danthology, Kim chops up and reorganizes no less than 68 familiar hits into something that’s both relentlessly new and nostalgic for the year that’s ending.

 

James Avery

James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died.

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Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told The Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday in Glendale, Calif., following complications from open heart surgery. He was 68, Snyder said.

Avery’s “Fresh Prince” co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son Carlton on the show, took to Twitter following Avery’s death:

Avery played Will Smith’s uncle on the popular TV series and was called Uncle Phil. His movie credits included “Fletch,” “The Prince of Egypt” and “8 Million Ways to Die.” He also appeared in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “That ’70s Show” “Charmed” and “That’s So Raven.”

According to Snyder, he will be seen in the film “Wish I Was Here,” directed by Zach Braff and scheduled to premiere later this month at the Sundance festival.

Avery grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., and served in the Navy in Vietnam in the late 1960s. After returning to the states, he settled in California and studied drama and literature at the University of California at San Diego.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and stepson Kevin Waters.

James Avery was a remarkable TV and Film actor who left an indelible mark as one of the greatest TV dads of all time. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

RIP

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, especially our troops who are making endless sacrifices and can’t be home with their families. We love and appreciate you and what you do and I’m personally thankful for your bravery and dedication to ensure our safety and comfort here at home on this day. Thanks to you and to all the veterans for your service to this country. #Peace

 
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‘The Hobbit’ Holds Off ‘Anchorman 2′ With $31.5M

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (AP) — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” held off “Anchorman 2″ on a busy weekend at the box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release. That topped Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” sequel, which nevertheless opened strongly in second place. It made $26.8 million over the three-day weekend and has made $40 million since opening Tuesday night.

Two Oscar hopefuls expanded to nationwide release and performed well. David O. Russell’s Abscam film “American Hustle” earned $19 million. Disney’s making-of “Mary Poppins” tale “Saving Mr. Banks” took in $9.3 million in expansion.

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