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'Captain America' sequel shatters records with $96.2 million debut
Superhero sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" soared in its opening weekend to a record-breaking $96.2 million in North America and a worldwide total to date of $303.3 million.
The $170 million 3-D film, starring Chris Evans as the shield-bearing superhero and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, is the top April opening of all time and more successful than its 2011 predecessor, "Captain America: The First Avenger," which made $65 million in its first three days.
The sequel, directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, generated just more thn $207 million in its first 10 days overseas.
Mickey Rooney, celebrated child actor, dies at 93
Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93.
Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked by an often-turbulent personal life, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith and the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed his death. The cause was not disclosed.
Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences
For the past year or two, it seems, movies have become obsessed with sex, continually upping the ante on tone, subject matter and explicitness - and "50 Shades of Grey" hasn't even come out yet.
Museum trains run on first and third Saturdays
The Oklahoma Railway Museum, Ltd. offers 35-minute excursion trains on the first and third Saturdays of each month for the general public starting April 5 through Aug. 16.
Float over to Albuquerque for fun
Nobody ever accused Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes of being reticent.
When he founded a city on the Camino Real — the Royal Road — which ran from Mexico City to Santa Fe, he didn’t go through the proper channels. He had no mandate from either the King of Spain or the Viceroy of New Spain. His presumption was overlooked perhaps because he assured the king that starting the new city had been done at no expense to the crown — and he named the city after the viceroy, who was the 10th Duke of Alburquerque.
Oklahoma Christian presents opera scenes program
The Oklahoma Christian University Department of Music will present its 2014 Opera Scenes performance April 4-5.
The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. each night in OC’s Adams Recital Hall.
The scenes feature a variety of composers and musical styles, including familiar music like the famous “Flower Duet” from Lakmé and popular songs from commercials and movies. Featured composers include Cimarosa, Menotti, Mozart and Rossini.
Oklahoma City to host “Biggest Loser” casting call
Randy Bernstein says his job as supervising casting producer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” is one of the most rewarding professional and personal experiences he has had because he is helping to change people’s lives.
Now, Bernstein is hoping to help make that change for someone who could be selected from “The Biggest Loser” open casting call in Oklahoma City from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 19 at Planet Fitness at 9118 S. Western Ave.
Legendary? Breaking down the HIMYM finale on social media
After nine years and more than 200 episodes, the landmark CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" wrapped up Monday night with several twists in the story that left its fans sharply divided. Here is a sampling of viewer reaction.
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Williams to speak at writers meeting
OKC Christian Fiction Writers will present author Lacy Williams from 1-3 p.m. April 19. Williams will speak on “Before the First Word” and “Self-Pub Q&A.” In this combination workshop, Williams will briefly discuss the work that goes into a novel before she writes the first word, including brainstorming characters, developing the plot, and evaluating originality of ideas. For the second half of her workshop, Williams will do a Q&A time with participants on the current market for self-publishing, retailers, audiobooks & print, the reality of making money and more.
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