‘The Family Fang’ & ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Top Mixed Weekend: Specialty Box Office

Starz Digital gave an exclusive one-theater run to The Family Fang, Jason Bateman‘s second feature directorial, starring Christopher Walken, Nicole Kidman and Bateman himself over the weekend. The title had a decent start ahead of its expansion into 40 markets and VOD this coming week. Fang bit off the weekend’s highest per theater average among the Specialty newcomers, edging out IFC Films’ The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, which played a…

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Watch Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Terrace Martin, & More Cover Prince At The White House For International Jazz Day

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock perform at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. The event was presented by actor Morgan Freeman and included remarks by President Obama. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)Yesterday was International Jazz Day, and last night, ABC broadcast an edited version of the All-Star Global Concert that took place on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Just after Prince’s death, Aretha Franklin went on MSNBC to speak about him (and speculate that he might’ve died from Zika virus), and … More »

‘Citizen Kane’ 75th Anniversary and Orson Welles’ Hell to Get the Film Released

May 1 marks the 75th anniversary of “Citizen Kane,” one of the most admired and influential films of all time. There are clear parallels between the title character and the powerful newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, who tried to block the film’s release. But “Kane” fans may not be aware of all the other off-camera… Read more »

Omarosa Says Donald Trump Has a ‘Big Heart’

Donald Trump was conspicuously absent from the White House Correspondents Dinner festivities especially — as President Obama pointed out — given the number of cameras. But his favorite champion, former season one “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault, was in the audience as a guest of American Urban Radio, dressed unmistakably in bright yellow. “It’s a little more… Read more »

KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 4/25/2016

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BIBIO – “A MINERAL LOVE”

A Mineral Love is the eighth album from the British musician Stephen Wilkinson.  .
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UNDERWORLD – “BARBARA BARBARA, WE FACE A SHINING FUTURE”

This is the first new album in 6 years for the British electronic duo.  Catch their recent live set for KCRW here.
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MAYER HAWTHORNE – “MAN ABOUT TOWN”

Man About Town is the latest from this soul singer. Watch his recent live set for “Morning Becomes Eclectic” here. Catch him live at the Observatory in Santa Ana on May 4.
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MICHAEL KIWANUKA – “LOVE & HATE”

Love & Hate, expected June 3, is the second album from this English singer-songwriter.
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LAPSLEY – “LONG WAY HOME”

Long Way Home is the latest from this singer from Liverpool. Watch her recent live set for “Morning Becomes Eclectic” here.
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M83 – “JUNK”

Junk is the latest from Anthony Gonzalez, the French electronic artist who goes by the stage name M83.
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MIIKE SNOW – “III”

iii is the third album from this Swedish indie pop band.  Tune in for his upcoming live session on “Morning Becomes Eclectic on 5/3 here.
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KENDRICK LAMAR – “UNTITLED UNMASTERED.”

Untitled Unmastered. is a compilation album of previously unreleased demos from from the recording sessions of “To Pimp A Butterfly”. Catch him live at FYF festival this August.
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ANDERSON .PAAK – “MALIBU”

Malibu is the latest from this LA based singer, rapper and producer. See his recent set for KCRW here.
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HAELOS – “FULL CIRCLE”

Full Circle is the debut LP from this British electronic trio.
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THE KILLS – “ASH & ICE”

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EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS – “PERSONA”

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GRATEFUL DEAD – TRIBUTE – “DAY OF THE DEAD”

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WHITE DENIM – “STIFF”

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RJD2 – “DAME FORTUNE”

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AUTOLUX – “PUSSY’S DEAD”

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KHUN NARIN – “II”

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BOMBINO – “AZEL”

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ANDREW BIRD – “ARE YOU SERIOUS”

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COURTNEY BARNETT – “SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT”

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WILD BELLE – “DREAMLAND”

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CATE LE BON – “CRAB DAY”

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BIG BLACK DELTA – “TRAGAME TIERRA”

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GALLANT – “OLOGY”

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LUSH – “BLIND SPOT”

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Foreign Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts to Massive $200.2 Million

“Captain America: Civil War” dominated the foreign box office, launching to a massive $200.2 million in its first weekend of overseas release, and kicking off the summer movie season on a high note. The superhero adventure is performing less like a sequel to the star-spangled hero’s films and more like another installment in the “Avengers”… Read more »

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Blasts Off With $200.2M In First Overseas Weekend – Intl Box Office

Refresh for latest Captain America: Civil War doesn’t bring the fight to the U.S. until May 6, but the Disney/Marvel mash-up began its offshore campaign this frame in 37 territories. With an estimated $200.2M, Team Cap and Team Iron Man came in just behind Avengers: Age Of Ultron‘s start last year and set all-time opening weekend records in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines. In total, CACW stepped out this weekend in 63% of the international footprint. On deck for next…

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Box Office: ‘Jungle Book’ Triumphs, ‘Keanu’ Stumbles, ‘Mother’s Day’ Bombs

“The Jungle Book” steamrolled over a trio of box office lightweights, racking up $42.4 million to lead tickets sales for the third consecutive weekend. Disney’s live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories has made $252.1 million since opening last month. It should have no trouble becoming the fourth film this year to cross $300… Read more »

Watch Larry Wilmore Joke About Beyoncé And Killer Mike At The White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: (AFP OUT) Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner on April 30, 2016 at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington.This is President Obama's eighth and final White House Correspondents' Association dinner (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)Larry Wilmore of The Nightly Show hosted this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama’s last, which took place last night. In his monologue, Wilmore roasted Fox News’ outrage over Beyoncé’s supposedly “anti-cop” Super Bowl halftime show, saying, “Anti-cop? Come on. At the most, she’s anti-pants.” He also joked that Fox News had just … More »

‘Jungle Book’ King Again, Reigns On Newcomer Parade: ‘Keanu’, ‘Mother’s Day’ & ‘Ratchet & Clank’ – Sunday Update

6th UPDATE, Sunday 8:18 AM: With a roaring Saturday that saw attendance rise $92%, Disney’s The Jungle Book swung easily over the $250M mark this weekend to bring in another big $43.8M — outgrossing the next six pictures combined (including the openings of three newcomers). And this, in its third weekend of release. Disney will dominate the box office over the next few frames as well when Marvel title Captain America: Civil War marches into theaters next weekend.
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