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On The Lot: 'Captain America,' Lupita Nyong'o, Mickey Rooney and more

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A scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." MARVEL

The big news in Hollywood today is sad news: Mickey Rooney has died. In just a bit we'll be looking back at his career with a film historian, but I'm curious if you have a favorite Mickey Rooney movie or moment?

The weekend box office saw a superhero smashing the record for an April release in the sequel to "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How well did it do? What contributed to this success?

This has actually had pretty good critical reception, with the notable exception of L.A. Times critic, Kenneth Turan. What was his beef?

Now to a movie that would probably be a critics darling, if it were actually being made: Quentin Tarantino's script for a Western called "the Hateful Eight." Rather than directing it as a movie, he'll be directing a staged reading at LACMA later this month. Do we know who's slated to be involved with this reading? How much are tickets?

Some exciting news for actress Lupita Nyong'o. t's not quite as big as winning as winning an Oscar, which she did for her role in "12 Years A Slave," but she's been named the new face of Lancome cosmetics. Why is this such a big deal? Where and when will we start seeing her ads for Lancome?

There's a fun new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood called Minion Mayhem.

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