'Expendables 3' gets judicial protection, more movie news

Jason Statham (left) and Wesley Snipes in Jason Statham (left) and Wesley Snipes in "The Expendables 3." Photo Credit: Lions Gate / Phil Bray

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THE MOVIE "The Expendables 3"

THE DEAL In the latest battle between Hollywood and Internet piracy, a California judge has issued a temporary restraining order against six websites accused of circulating illegal copies of the upcoming Sylvester Stallone film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio

Lionsgate told the judge that its film has been downloaded 2.1 million times, a potentially sizable loss in future ticket sales. Though most of the downloads appear to be from overseas, Lionsgate claims that roughly 8.5 percent originated in Los Angeles. "The Expendables 3" is due in theaters Aug. 15.

WHO Jennifer Lee

THE MOVIE "A Wrinkle in Time"

THE DEAL The director and co-writer of the smash hit "Frozen" will write Disney's big-screen adaptation of the Madeleine L'Engle novel, Variety reports. The 1962 book about time travel has become a children's classic and is part of L'Engle's "Time Quartet" of four novels. A director for the film has not been announced.

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THE MOVIE "Art and Craft"

THE DEAL Master art forger Mark Landis is the subject of this documentary, which follows his decades-long career imitating a vast range of artworks. Instead of selling them, however, Landis often donated them to museums. One of the film's directors, Sam Cullman, will attend a screening as part of this season's Furman Film Series.

INFO Thursday at 7:30 at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Tickets are $15-$20. 516-829-2570; goldcoastarts.org

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