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These Are the Most-Searched for Super Bowl Foods in Every State, According to Google

If you have ever planned a Super Bowl party and searched for “chicken wings” or “bean dip” recipes in Google, you are not alone.

On Monday, Google released their list of top-searched Super Bowl recipes by state (and Washington, D.C.)—and the results were a mixed bag of game-day classics and, well, some oddball dishes.

Several states had “buffalo” flavors (North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin to name just a few) and “chili” (like Delaware and Missouri) on their menu. Game-day dips also topped the list of searches: Spinach-artichoke, bean, buffalo chicken, pico de gallo and even pepperoni dip (creative, South Carolina!
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Amazon Video Direct: E-Commerce Giant Reveals Top-Performing Content Partners (Exclusive)

Since Amazon’s launch in May of Amazon Video Direct, the company says users have streamed several billion minutes of video from its partners the service, which is open to any content creator or owner and provides multiple options for generating money from that video.

That’s likely less than the staggering amount of video gushing from the fire hoses of YouTube or Netflix. But Amazon Video Direct content partners say the program represents a noteworthy new platform that is letting them generate incremental revenue. And for the first time, the e-commerce behemoth has released the list of the best-performing movie titles, TV shows and digital partners the service — which Amazon is rewarding with extra cash doled out from a $1 million pool on a monthly basis, through its “Avd Stars” program.

Amazon Video Direct partners have four distribution options: They can make their content available to Prime Video subscribers and
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Sony Pictures Co-Produces, Takes World on Zeta Cinema Comedy ‘Karma’ (Exclusive)

Sony Pictures Co-Produces, Takes World on Zeta Cinema Comedy ‘Karma’  (Exclusive)
Madrid –In a decisive play for a movie that is shaping up as one of Spain’s biggest B.O. bets of 2016, Sony Pictures Spain is teaming with Antonio Asensio’s Madrid-based Zeta Cinema to co-produce romcom “No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas (“Don’t Blame Karma for Being a Jerk”).

Sony Pictures has also acquired worldwide distribution rights. It plans a Nov. 11 Spanish theatrical release for “Karma” – prime box office dating for Spain.

Toplining Clara Lago, the star of B.O. juggernauts “Spanish Affair” and “Spanish Affair 2,” the highest-grossing movies in Spain in 2014 and 2015, “Karma” marks the big-screen makeover of the Planeta-published novel of the same title by Laura Norton, which sold 100,000 copies in Spain.

It also reteams Lago, director Maria Ripoll (“Tortilla Soup,” “Traces of Sandalwood”), Zeta Cinema and Sony Pictures Spain, all involved in romantic comedy “It’s Now or Never,” which
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Mia: Zeta Cinema Teams with Lago, Sony for ‘Karma’ (Exclusive)

Mia: Zeta Cinema Teams with Lago, Sony for ‘Karma’ (Exclusive)
Madrid – Clara Lago, the femme lead of B.O. juggernaut “Spanish Affair” which grossed €55.1 million ($62.8 million) in Spain last year, will star in “No culpes al karma por lo que te pasa por gilipollas,” produced by Antonio Asensio’s Zeta Cinema, a film which is shaping up as one of Spain’s big comedy bets of 2016.

“Karma” reteams director Maria Ripoll (“Tortilla Soup,” “Traces of Sandalwood”), Zeta Cinema and Sony Pictures Releasing, which will distribute in Spain, all involved in romcom “Now or Never” (pictured in a production still) co-starring Dani Rovira, who starred opposite Lago in “Spanish Affair” and one of Spain’s biggest hits of this year.

A romcom, based on the Planeta-published best-selling novel of the title by Laura Norton, which sold 100,000 copies in Spain, and written by Carlos Montero (“Combustion”) and Breixo Corral (“Spy Time,” “Three Many Weddings”) “Karma” is coming together as local production builds
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Eat Drink Man Woman | Blu-ray Review

With twelve features to his name, two of those winning him Best Director Academy Awards (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi), Ang Lee has become one of the most notable auteurs to achieve success within the studio system. While his 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility began a successful career in English language filmmaking, the Taiwanese director had already received two Oscar nods for Best Foreign Language film. Those include 1993’s The Wedding Banquet, premiering in Berlin, and 1994’s Eat Drink Man Woman, now available for the first time on Blu-ray, though it hasn’t enjoyed the same lasting reputation. After the film, Lee wouldn’t return to working in Mandarin until six years later (2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), so it represents a certain jumping off point for the director.

Food and sex are base human desires that cannot be ignored, or so Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) remarks,
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Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Iconic Film Producer, Dead at 88

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Iconic Film Producer, Dead at 88
Producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 88.

Born Sept. 7, 1926, Goldwyn was the son of actress Frances Howard and the Hollywood Golden Age movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, a founder of Paramount Pictures. Goldwyn Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and founded the independent film companies The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Also Read: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos)

Goldwyn was known for fostering young moviemaking talent, including Ang Lee (“The Wedding Banquet”), Anthony Minghella (“Truly Madly Deeply”) and Kenneth Branagh (“Henry V”), and is even
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Samuel Goldwyn Jr Is Dead At 88; Producer, Executive Was Son Of Hollywood Legend

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr Is Dead At 88; Producer, Executive Was Son Of Hollywood Legend
Samuel Goldwyn Jr, a film producer and executive and son of movie pioneer Samuel Goldwyn, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 88. The New York Times reported that Goldwyn’s son John said he died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The founder of the Samuel Goldwyn Company earned an Emmy and a Best Picture Oscar nom during a producing career that spanned 65 years through 2013’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty; his father produced the original in 1947.

Goldwyn’s credits include 2003’s Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, which tallied 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. He also was a producer on such films as The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1960), Mystic Pizza (1985), The Preacher’s Wife (1996) and Tortilla Soup (2001). One of his rare TV credits was producing the 60th Academy Awards in 1988, for which he was rewarded with an Emmy.

Born September 7, 1926, in Los Angeles
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Watch These Movies Before They Disappear From Netflix

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There are always a ton of great movies being added to Netflix every month, but the site also takes movies off every month. I know; this is tragic news. But it's better to be prepared than to sign in only to find out that that movie you've been meaning to watch has expired from streaming! Here's a list of the movies that are being taken away on Nov. 1, including a bunch of '80s classics that you'll kick yourself for not taking the time to watch this month. 101 Dalmatians (1996) American Psycho (2000) Apocalypse Now (1979) Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) The Big Chill (1983) Bob the Builder (1999-2012) Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) Broadcast News (1987) Bullet Proof Monk (2003) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Candyman (1992) Caveman (1981) Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) Cloak & Dagger (1984) Footloose (1984) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) The Great Outdoors (1988) Hannibal (2001) La Bamba (1987) Les Miserables (1998) The Magic School Bus (1994-1997) The Ninth Gate (1999) The Prince of Tides
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Elizabeth Pena 'Modern Family' Actress, Dies At 55

Elizabeth Peña, the TV and movie actress, died on Tuesday after a brief illness. She was 55.

Elizabeth Peña Dies

Peña’s manager confirmed her untimely death to CNN. Details on the illness that took her life have not been revealed.

On Modern Family, Peña proved to be a scene stealer playing the mom of Gloria (Sofia Vergara), Pilar, in the show’s 2013 season. She’s also had memorable guest-starring roles on Major Crimes, Prime Suspect, Ghost Whisperer, Without a Trace, NCIS and more. Peña’s most recent leading role on a TV show was as Maritza Sandoval in Matador.

Peña, who had her first film role in 1979, has been in tens of moves. Over the decades, she’s appeared in They All Laughed, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, La Bamba, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Rush Hour, Tortilla Soup and voiced the part of Mirage in The Incredibles.
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Elizabeth Pena Dies: Actress In ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Matador,’ ‘La Bamba’

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Elizabeth Pena Dies: Actress In ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Matador,’ ‘La Bamba’
Actress Elizabeth Pena died October 14 of natural causes after brief illness. She was 55.

Pena received an Independent Spirit Award for her work in John Sayles’ Lone Star. She was perhaps best known for her roles in La Bamba and Down And Out In Beverly Hills, and for a recurring role in Modern Family as Pilar, the mother of Sofia Vergara‘s character. She also recently played the mother of the principal character in the recently wrapped first season of El Rey Network‘s Matador, and recently appeared in TNT’s Major Crimes.

The El Rey Network issued a statement about Pena’s death: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, Elizabeth Peña. She was a role model, a truly extraordinary performer and an inspiration in every sense of the word. Our thoughts are with Elizabeth’s family and friends during this difficult time. She ‎will be deeply missed.
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Breaking: Prolific Hispanic Actress Elizabeth Peña Has Passed Away

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Breaking: Prolific Hispanic Actress Elizabeth Peña Has Passed Away
Elizabeth Peña has passed away. The actress, with a professional career spanning nearly 40 years, left us on the night of October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She had recently wrapped work on the first season of the El Rey Network's action series, Matador, where she played the title character's mother Maritza.

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised by her Cuban immigrant parents, Peña was destined for a career in the arts. Her father, Mario, was a playwright, director, actor, and designer in their native Cuba, who opened up the Latin American Theatre Ensemble after establishing a life for he and his family in New York. As a teen, Peña began making a name for herself as a formidable young actress in the New York theatre scene. She attended, and graduated from, the High School of Performing Arts and began her professional film career in 1978 with León Ichaso's El Super.
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India’s Das Toplines All-Female Feature

India’s Das Toplines All-Female Feature
Mumbai – Top Indian actress Nandita Das will star in “Traces of Sandalwood” a Spanish-Indian drama to be shot next month with an all-woman crew.

The film, directed by Maria Ripoll (“Tortilla Soup”), is understood to be the first to make use of the bilateral co-production treaty between India and Spain, which was signed a year ago and came into effect in May this year.

The film, an adaptation of novel co-written by Anna Solas-Pont, is the story of a Bollywood star who journeys to Spain to find her long-lost sister, played by newcomer Irina Sanjeevan. The picture will shoot in Barcelona and Mumbai.

Solas-Pont, head of Pontas Literary & Film Agency, wrote the adapted screenplay and will executive produce.

“It will be fun working with a woman director, woman DoP,” said Das on Friday, at an event marking the beginning of the Mumbai Film Festival’s rights and project market.

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Giveaway – Win Run Of Engagement Passes To See Tommy Lee Jones In Emperor In St. Louis

Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross, “Lost”) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, No Country For Old Men, The Fugitive, Hope Springs), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the
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Tommy Lee Jones Shows Off Swagger In Historical Drama Emperor

"Let's show them some good old-fashioned American swagger." While I like to imagine this is what Tommy Lee Jones says to himself before he steps onto any movie set ever, it's actually a line he delivers as General Douglas MacArthur in the World War II historical drama Emperor. We got a first look at the feature helmed by Peter Webber (Girl With A Pearl Earring) in a short but strong clip last fall, as Emperor was set to make its screen at the Gala Presentation of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Now as this ambitious post-war movie gears up for its spring release, we've got a full trailer that's got plenty of salty American swagger, plus loads of intrigue. Check it out below, thanks to Yahoo: Penned by Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup) and David Klass (Walking Tall), Emperor centers on General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), an American soldier tasked
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Harley Pasternak Blogs About the Benefits of Eating Avocados

Harley Pasternak Blogs About the Benefits of Eating Avocados
Every morning I receive an email with the newest scientific studies published in the exercise and nutrition world. Once in a while, a study comes up that makes me excited enough that I have to blog about it. Below is one of these studies. Researchers from UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition revealed some interesting new information on the health benefits of Hass avocados. The study was divided in to two groups - one ate hamburgers with fresh Hass avocado halves, and one ate them without the avocados.  Results showed significant heart health advantages when the avocado and the burger were eaten together,
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Brad Pitt eyeing Pontius Pilate role?

Warner Bros. is planning to bring the story of Pontius Pilate to the big screen. Those familiar with the New Testament will recognise Pilate as the Roman prefect who ultimately sanctioned the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. According to Deadline, Brad Pitt (Fight Club) is eyeing the leading role as the biblical villain.

The screenplay from Vera Blasi (Woman on Top, Tortilla Soup) is said to offer a human look at the religious figure and, according to Blasi, is based in historical fact, detailing Pilate's life up until the fateful order. Blasi also penned the screenplay for Peter Webber’s (Girl with a Pearl Earring) upcoming historical drama Emperor starring Matthew Fox (Lost) and Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men).

Biblical dramas are becoming ever more popular with a lot of buzz surrounding Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) Noah starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Brad Pitt to Play Pontius Pilate?

The movies built around the New Testament Gospel have always tried to explore new sides of Jesus and his teachings. There have been quite a few that have garnered controversy such as “The Passion of the Christ” or “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Even though the story is more than two thousand years old, there are other figures that have not had as much attention.

It seems that Pontius Pilate will now have the spotlight with Brad Pitt rumored to be in the running to portray him. Unlike the typical Biblical epic, the story will center on Pilate’s journey to political power and infamy. From his childhood as the son of a Roman Knight to a soldier himself, he then becomes a political star and is given a governorship. Another major point is his mishandling of the religious struggles of Judea, which will culminate with the crucifixion of Jesus.
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Brad Pitt Looking To Star In Biblical Epic Pontius Pilate

A few months ago Warner Bros. announced they would be making a Biblical epic called Pontius Pilate, and picked up a script from screenwriter Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup, Woman On Top and Emperor). It's being reported that Brad Pitt is looking to take on the lead role in the film and play the man who sent Jesus Christ to his death. I like Pitt as an actor, but it's hard for me to see him in a role like this. If he ends up taking the role, it will be interesting to see how he approaches it.

Deadline got a hold of the script, explained the story, and talked about the script saying "the evolution of Lucius Pontius Pilate from the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious soldier whose warrior exploits make him a general and puts him on a political track under the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
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Brad Pitt Circling Pontius Pilate

Brad Pitt is reportedly circling the title role in Pontius Pilate, a new interpretation of sorts on the man that ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. A biopic is in the works at Warner Bros who acquired the script from Tortilla Soup writer Vera Blasi.

The 49-year-old actor is not committed, but is reportedly close to signing on for the title role in a big budget Biblical epic.

Instead of a straight-ahead biblical story, the script describes the titular character as a ‘proud, capable Roman soldier’ whose ‘arrogance and inability to grasp the devoutness of the citizenry and its hatred for the Roman occupiers and their pagan gods leads him to make catastrophic decisions’ to allow Jesus to be crucified.

The period drama about one of history’s most vilified figures also features the Roman emperors Caligula and Tiberius as well as New Testament figures such as John the Baptist,
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Brad Pitt May Kill Jesus Christ in Biblical Pontius Pilate Film

Brad Pitt is in talks to join Warner Bros' "Pontius Pilate," a new film about the life of the Roman general who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The script is written by Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup) and has been compared to "Braveheart" and "Gladiator." The new movie follows Lucius Pontius Pilate from growing up as the sensitive son of a Roman Knight to becoming a ruthless warrior who becomes a general under the Roman Emperor Tiberius. The Emperor eventually places Pilate in charge or Judea, during a time when Jerusalem was dealing with religious tensions. Pilate gets in over his head, and lets his arrogance and inability to control the citizens lead him to make catastrophic decisions. In need of public approval, he is asked to decide the fate of a 33-year-old rabbi accused by religious elders of claiming he is King of the Jews.
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