Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.
The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late Wednesday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was reported missing from the actress’s hotel room, sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Bowman said.
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“Birdman” may have scored the top awards at the Oscars, but it has hardly soared at the box office. Taking advantage of surging interest in the film. its studio is releasing the movie into hundreds of additional theaters this weekend.
Coming to KC: Will Smith and Margot Robbie play the con game in “Focus,” Olivia Wilde is back from the dead in “Lazarus Effect,” the vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the the Shadows” and Russian Oscar nominee “Leviathan.”
Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy’s choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for “Selma.” But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony, issues mentioned in acceptance speeches ranged from suicide to Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease to wage equality for women.
Remember, Oscar voters love movies about actors. So in the end it was “Birdman” that triumphed, taking four awards, including director and picture. Its biggest rival, “Boyhood,” settled for just one award, supporting actress.
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.