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Movie in the Park Series Set to Start in March

Movie in the Park Series Set to Start in March

Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will be hosting a free movie in the park series through the spring.

The event will be held at Whitney Park, 5712 Missouri Ave., and all the films will be rated PG. The first movie will be the Oscar-winning film "Gravity" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28.

The rest of the schedule:

  • "Frozen" Friday, April 25
  • "Man of Steel" Friday, May 30

All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Free treats will be provided. People are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and pillows. Several community organizations will be on hand to provide free information about their services.



Casting Call Held for the Next Survivor

Casting Call Held for the Next Survivor


Hundreds of people lined up Thursday in hopes of becoming the latest survivor.

8 News NOW held a "Survivor" casting call during the International Sportsmen's Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Those wanting to show that they can outwit, outplay and outlast the competition made one minute videos for the show's producers. Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and U.S. citizens.

This year, staff from the show attended the event. 

Hot Wheels and Cool Displays at Motor Trend Show

Hot Wheels and Cool Displays at Motor Trend Show

Not all conventions will go dark for the holiday weekend.

Superheroes, a 9-foot dancing robot and automobiles - tons and tons of automobiles - can be found this weekend at the Motor Trend International Auto Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall S-3, 3150 Paradise Road.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Peter Jackson Unveils 'Hobbit' Film


 Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" is preparing to leave the shire.

The director of the Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy previewed 10 minutes of assorted footage of the prequel Tuesday at the CinemaCon convention for theater owners in Las Vegas.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," is being filmed in New Zealand using more frames per second than the Hollywood standard. Jackson said in a video introduction that using 48 frames per second produces a smoother image.

In the previewed scenes, blades of grass, facial lines and soaring mountains all appeared luminous and pronounced. Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom are among the returning cast members from the trilogy.

"The Hobbit" is the first chapter in Jackson's two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic. The 3-D movie is slated to be released in December.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)