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Entertainment › 'Wonder Woman' wows; Affleck makes appearance at CinemaCon

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 02:51
Wonder Woman is here to save the world, and, possibly the future of Warner Bros DC Comics universe. New footage featuring actress Gal Gadot's lasso-wielding superhero stole the show Wednesday night at CinemaCon, which also featured some peeks at "Aquaman" and "Justice League." It also marked Ben Affleck's first public…
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Entertainment › Horror, adventure, stunts on display in Cruise's 'The Mummy'

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:15
Universal Pictures is going back to its roots — monsters. The studio on Wednesday debuted footage from its upcoming adventure film "The Mummy," which opens a monster universe drawing on Universal's vault of classic properties like "Bride of Frankenstein," ''Invisible Man" and "Creature from the Black Lagoon." Tom Cruise stars…
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Entertainment › 'Moonlight' director to film slavery drama for Amazon

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:24
Director Barry Jenkins, whose movie "Moonlight" won this year's best picture Oscar, is writing and directing a drama for Amazon based on a prize-winning novel about escaping from slavery. "The Underground Railroad" will be adapted from the book of the same name by novelist Colson Whitehead. The novel has sold…
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Entertainment › Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One'

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 21:53
It grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" proved one of the most controversial moments in the entire franchise. Fans were polarized by the computer-generated appearances of the long-dead Peter Cushing and a youthful Carrie Fisher, with…
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Entertainment › Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:46
The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson…
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Entertainment › Sony exec pokes fun at Netflix at 'Blade Runner 2049' preview

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:23
Sony movies chief Tom Rothman quipped "Netflix my ass" on Monday as he presented new footage from "Blade Runner 2049," showing a more dystopian and dark movie than the original. The studio boss took a swipe at the internet streamer at a sneak preview of the sequel to Ridley Scott's…
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Entertainment › Charlize Theron joins 'Fast and Furious' series

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:23
Fast car chases, daring stunts and explosions return to the big screen in the eighth instalment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film franchise and Oscar winner Charlize Theron joins the cast with her own "badass jet." "The Fate of the Furious" sees lead character Dominic Toretto, played by Vin…
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Entertainment › Paul McCartney making album with Adele producer

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:47
Paul McCartney has revealed that he is working on a new album with the producer best known for Adele's blockbuster hit "Hello." The Beatles legend said in a radio interview that he was "in the middle" of the new album, his first since 2013. McCartney said he was collaborating with…
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Entertainment › Mother gearing up to open sole cinema on Sado Island

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:18
A mother who relocated to Sado Island off the Sea of Japan coast is preparing to open the sole movie theater there, hoping to introduce both classic and modern masterpieces as well as footage of the Niigata island's traditional performing arts. The weekend cinema cafe, named "Gashimacinema," to be launched…
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Entertainment › Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:02
Friends, family and hundreds of wellwishers gathered in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday to celebrate the lives of beloved celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Comedy actor Dan Aykroyd and singer James Blunt were among the stars who made their way to the Forest Lawn cemetery, where…
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Entertainment › World Order’s 'Singularity' raises profile of singular girls group

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:00
Music group World Order isn’t only known for their robotic dancing and electronic beats. Their act can also be delightfully comedic when employed in the right situations, usually during their publicly shot music videos set around the world. Seeing the group pump their arms and “walk” by popular destinations is…
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Entertainment › Netflix releases first trailer for its live-action American adaptation of anime 'Death Note'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:54
Next week, the long-anticipated, much-discussed Hollywood live-action version of "Ghost in the Shell" finally makes its debut at theaters in the U.S. But that’s not the only feature-length reimagining of an internationally beloved anime/manga franchise coming this year. In late summer, video streaming service Netflix will at long last be…
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Entertainment › Movies draw record $38.6 bil at global box office in 2016

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:31
The global box office for films took in a record $38.6 billion last year, industry figures show, although receipts outside North America declined for the first time in 12 years as the Chinese market slowed. The worldwide figure, bolstered by globe-striding behemoths like "Captain America: Civil War" and "Rogue One:…
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Entertainment › Idina Menzel happy to 'Let It Go' for world tour

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 21:18
Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit "Let It Go," even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour. Menzel, the star of musicals "Wicked" and "Rent," said she gets to see new nuances in the Oscar-winning theme song from Disney's…
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Entertainment › Japan's oldest porn queen retires -- at 80

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:18
After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits -- at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera singer who made her debut in Japan's flourishing "silver porn" industry at a sprightly…
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Entertainment › 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins best film at Asian Film Awards

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:06
Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress. Winner Fan Bingbing, who plays a woman accused of adultery, said it was her favourite role to date. "Even though…
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Entertainment › 'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 21:14
"Sesame Street" has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago. Now it's taking on a new challenge: autism. The groundbreaking public television children's program is introducing a new character, a muppet named Julia who…
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Entertainment › 1966 Pink Floyd recording to be released for first time

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 21:08
Legendary British rock band Pink Floyd will next month put out a track that has never before been released since it was recorded in 1966, record company Legacy Recordings announced on Monday. Out on April 15 ahead of Record Store Day a week later, the instrumental 14-minute, 57-second version of…
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Entertainment › Anime voice actress Maaya Sakamoto covers Katy Perry’s 'Firework' in spectacular fashion

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 21:25
Many anime voice actors and actresses pull double duty by contributing vocals to the production’s associated collection of songs. Often, though, the major appeal of their singing stems from the goodwill fans feel towards the characters they portray, an so the less-than-stellar technical aspects of their musical performance get smoothed…
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Entertainment › Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 02:20
Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by…
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