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Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 17

Digital Book World | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The most notable shift this week is the leap that Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train takes into the No. 2 spot, up sixteen places from last week.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 10

Digital Book World | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken hangs onto the No. 1 spot as the Angelina Jolie-directed movie adaptation enters its third week at the box office, pulling in $102 million and counting.

What Would Louie Do: Author David Rensin on Career and Collaboration With Louis Zamperini

Steve Karras | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"

Film Unbroken Delivers Powerful Message of Perseverance and Forgiveness

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Ingrid Peschke

While adrift at sea, Louis had made a commitment to dedicate his life to serving God if he survived. And that's exactly what he eventually does.

Pope Francis Hosted Angelina Jolie For 'Unbroken' Screening

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

On Wednesday, word spread that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would travel to Vatican City to meet Pope Francis. Universal Pictures has since announced ...

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.01.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

'Big Eyes' Flops Big Time

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like ...

The Unfulfilled Promise of Unbroken, the Movie

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment
Colonel David W. Sutherland

The reality is that we veterans come home to our families, neighbors and communities who, while grateful, also expect us to pick up where we left off. So where do we go from here? Here are some idea-starters...

All The Movies You Can Go See On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment

If television marathons and Netflix binges aren't your speed, there's always the movie theater. (That's the place where people used to go en masse to ...

Movie Review: Unbroken barely scratches the surface

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I happened to see Angelina Jolie's Unbroken before I read the Laura Hillenbrand book about the life of the amazing Louis Zamperini. My guest for an ...

Movie Review: American Sniper - Shooting blanks

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The two most disappointing films of the season should have been two of the most gripping: Unbroken (also opening on Christmas) and Clint Eastwood's ...

Finding Faith and Crossing the Unbroken Finish Line: A 17 year Journey With Lou Zamperini

Matt Baer | Posted 12.25.2014 | Arts
Matt Baer

Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers suggests the key to success in any field is practicing a specific task for ten thousand hours. For the past 17 years, my practicing and learning about Lou Zamperini is close to that targeted time frame.

'I Can't Talk About It Without Crying' | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment

NBC's Joelle Garguilo sat down with Angelina Jolie to talk about the man at the center of Unbroken, Louis Zamperini....

American Sniper, Selma, Unbroken: Three 'Important' Movies of 2014 for the Holidays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea of Important differs from Best: for American Sniper, Selma, and Unbroken, Best is beside the point. Each film is enormously engaging, highly recommended, and grounded in history on a large canvas.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 13

Digital Book World | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week the majority of best-selling ebooks belong to Penguin Random House, which scores 13 of the top 25 titles, including the No. 1 spot, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The title is likely buoyed up by the forthcoming release of a film adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie and due out in theaters on Christmas Day.

Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN is Certainly Not Broken (Perhaps Slightly Bent)

Jay Weston | Posted 12.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

After the premiere screening of UNBROKEN, the new film from Universal Pictures directed by actress- turned-director Angelina Jolie, I had a chance for a brief talk with her at the Wallis Theatre in Beverly Hills.

My Conversation With Angelina Jolie

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by Academy Award-winning actress and director Angelina Jolie. Her film, Unbroken which tells the real life story of Olympian Louis Zamperini's heroic struggle to stay alive during his captivity as a POW during World War Two, opens on Christmas Day.

Brad Pitt And The Kids Fill In For Angelina At 'Unbroken' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

With Angelina Jolie at home likely trying to resist the urge to scratch her chicken pox, Brad Pitt and several members of the Jolie-Pitt brood attende...

Garrett Hedlund in Unbroken: Neal Cassady's Letter to Jack Kerouac

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You may remember Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty in Walter Salles' On the Road. The Minnesota-born actor played the character inspired by the famed f...

Here's Why Angelina Jolie Can't Go To The 'Unbroken' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment

It's no news that "Unbroken," the second directorial effort from Angelina Jolie, means a lot to the actress. Jolie recently opened up about the film, ...

What Happened When Louis Zamperini Met Billy Graham

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two October evenings in 1949 brought together an alcoholic war hero and a fiery young evangelist. From then on, neither would be the same. Th...

Angelina Jolie Defends ‘Universal' Depiction Of Faith In ‘Unbroken'

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Director Angelina Jolie defended her decision to portray a “universal” faith in her upcoming film “Unbroken,” saying she took h...

Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy Golden Globes Nominations

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

This year's Golden Globes nominations were a bit of a doozy. Unexpected actors snuck into the ring -- including Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and ...

Nothing's Ever Meant More To Angelina Jolie Than 'Unbroken'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie has discussed her relationship with Louis Zamperini, the late World War II hero who is the focus of Jolie's new film, "Unbroken," in th...

Listen To Coldplay's New Song 'Miracles'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Coldplay has released their new song, "Miracles," which comes from the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Unbroken" and is a big contender in this year'...