HBO Now available for Verizon subscribers

The new standalone streaming service HBO NOW is now available to Verizon broadband customers and coming to wireless subscribers, too. And HBO content will also be on board with Verizon’s

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Mario, Nintendo kin jumping into theme parks

While the famed Japanese creator of Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong spent most of his trip to last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo touting such upcoming Nintendo games as “Super Mario

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‘Jurassic’ stomps to No. 1 for second week

Jurassic World continues to chomp into all-time records. The dinosaur blockbuster roared to No. 1 and $102 million in its second week, taking its total to $398.2 million in just

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New ‘Captain America’ has all-star cast

The Hulk is probably sad right now since he’s one of the only Avengers not in Captain America: Civil War. Production is now underway in Atlanta on the third Captain

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‘Furious 7′ is No. 1 for third straight week

Furious 7 continues to roll at the box office, cruising to victory for the third weekend in a row with $29 million and a domestic total of $294.4 million. The

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Green Day, Ringo rock Hall of Fame ceremony

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies return here every few years to the hall’s spiritual and literal home, music history often ignites. Such was the case

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‘Furious 7′ revs up record-breaking weekend

Furious 7 didn’t just race to the top of the box office — it lapped the competition. The latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise sped away with a

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SXSW: Thousands of gigs later, festival is a wrap

Over the last week here, more than 2,200 bands and artists performed more than 3,000 gigs in music halls, bars and even hotel lobbies. And that’s just the official number

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Americans to drop $4.6B to party on St. Pat’s Day

More than half the nation plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and millions will be doing it with a glass of beer. Or several. Americans will spend $4.6 billion to

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HBO documentary star Durst facing legal morass

The legal morass of HBO documentary subject Robert Durst promised to get more complicated Tuesday as the wealthy eccentric faced gun charges in New Orleans, murder charges in Los Angeles

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‘It Follows’: Box office curse will only grow

t’s best to be on the lookout for It Follows. The new horror film by director David Robert Mitchell made a big mark during a very limited opening this past

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Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter join ‘Sharknado 3’

Meet our country’s new president. And his esteemed Veep. Syfy announced today that Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States

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Early Weekend Estimates: ‘Focus’ Eyes $18.5M Opening Frame; ‘Kingsman’ Remains Strong W/ $10.8M; ‘The Lazarus Effect’ Scares Up $9.2M

Warner Bros. reports that Focus earned an estimated $6.47 million for its opening day, easily taking first place on Friday. The Will Smith-Margot Robbie con artist flick debuted just under

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Fifty Shades’ Stays On Top, Crosses $400M; ‘Spongebob’ Hits $200M

Fifty Shades of Grey remained as the top film overseas for a second consecutive weekend after grossing $68.1 million at 10,794 dates in 58 territories. The weekend performance lifts the

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David Cronenberg ‘Maps’ his constellation of stars

Hollywood really hasn’t changed much since David Cronenberg started making movies, and neither has the importance of choosing the right actors. “It’s a matter of intuition,” says the Canadian director,

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J.K. Simmons lit up Oscars with simple message

“Call your mom. Call your dad.” That simple call to action from J.K. Simmons went viral during Sunday’s Oscar telecast. The best supporting actor winner, who played a verbally sadistic,

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Without Williams, NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ widens lead

NBC’s viewers aren’t missing Brian Williams. Its Nightly News, with substitute anchor Lester Holt, averaged a first-place 10.1 million viewers last week, a 416,000-viewer advantage over ABC’s World News with

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Rousing underdog tale ‘McFarland’ wins hearts

McFarland, USA is a feel-good sports movie that actually lives up to the notion. The idea of an inspirational saga anchored by Kevin Costner doesn’t elicit the hopes it might

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Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler is still amazed by perks of sudden fame

Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only member of the New England Patriots having a few epic post-Super Bowl weeks. The gregarious tight end was certainly an recognizable personality well before his

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By Jove, is Colin Firth returning for a ‘Kingsman’ sequel?

The Colin Firth faithful (the Firthful?) probably cried in their pints a little bit upon seeing their favorite guy and newly minted action hero go down in Kingsman, but at

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