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McKellen shares pic of him as 93-year-old Sherlock

McKellen shares pic of him as 93-year-old Sherlock

LONDON (AP) — British actor Ian McKellen has revealed the first picture of himself playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in a new movie.

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Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

BANGKOK (AP) — Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was…

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Redford to play Rather in film about CBS fallout

Redford to play Rather in film about CBS fallout

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service.

July 10, 2014 12:31 pm

'Birdman' to open Venice Film Festival

'Birdman' to open Venice Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Alejandro Inarritu's "Birdman," starring Michael Keaton, will open the 71st Venice Film Festival.

July 10, 2014 11:43 am

Review: No monkey business in 'Planet of the Apes'

Review: No monkey business in 'Planet of the Apes'

Digital characters have by now long populated our movies like unwanted house guests. Some of these CGI inventions, like Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings," have been pleasant, even precious company. But most have disrupted our movie worlds — a…

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Hollywood 'Godzilla' finally stomps home to Japan

Hollywood 'Godzilla' finally stomps home to Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.

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Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film

Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film

CAIRO (AP) — Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and sometimes a…

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John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court to assert the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.

July 09, 2014 5:47 pm

Review: 'Boyhood' _ simple story, stunningly told

Review: 'Boyhood' _ simple story, stunningly told

Early in "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy's life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game. And, with the cameras rolling, wouldn…

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A summer without swagger for Hollywood

A summer without swagger for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer at the box office isn't just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer's revenue. It's lacking swagger.

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Film follows dream of 4 young US Hispanics

Film follows dream of 4 young US Hispanics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new documentary "Underwater Dreams" follows four teenage boys living in Arizona as they build an underwater robot for a major science competition.

July 09, 2014 12:21 pm

Dick Jones, voice of Pinocchio, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in the classic 1940 Walt Disney cartoon, has died. He was 87.

July 09, 2014 9:22 am

Land dispute erupts among ultra-wealthy in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A land development dispute between some of the world's wealthiest people in one of the world's most exclusive communities has escalated on a small island in the Bahamas.

July 08, 2014 5:16 pm

Linklater's 'Boyhood' is the time of your life

Linklater's 'Boyhood' is the time of your life

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," shot over 12 years, has already been hailed as a landmark without parallel in movie history. It took a rare feat of commitment from Linklater and his actors, including star Ellar Coltrane, who wa…

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'Half of a Yellow Sun' to premiere in Nigeria

'Half of a Yellow Sun' to premiere in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian civil war movie "Half of a Yellow Sun" will finally premier in its home country in August, the film's producer announced Tuesday. The move came after Nigerian censors had earlier refused to approve it, sayin…

July 08, 2014 12:47 pm

Chinese scenic spot plans to sue over Transformers

BEIJING (AP) — A company that operates a scenic landscape area in southwest China which features in the latest "Transformers" movie says it will sue its producers for breach of contract.

July 07, 2014 11:03 pm

Box Office Top 20: 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy'

NEW YORK (AP) — "Transformers: Age of Extinction" did something no other film has done this summer: It topped the weekend box office for two straight weeks.

July 07, 2014 3:33 pm

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terry Notary is Hollywood's human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature.

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Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire.

July 06, 2014 5:37 pm

Correction: Guatemala Massacre Film story

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story July 5 about a documentary on Guatemala's civil war, The Associated Press reported erroneously that filmmaker Pamela Yates returned to the country in 2011 to speak to the survivors of a massacre. She returned in 2014.

July 06, 2014 5:17 pm

Ford injury to halt 'Star Wars' for 2 weeks

Ford injury to halt 'Star Wars' for 2 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Ford's injury will cause production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" to be suspended for two weeks.

July 06, 2014 3:50 pm

'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

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'Transformers' could earn record China box office

'Transformers' could earn record China box office

BEIJING (AP) — The latest "Transformers" movie, which features Chinese locations, actors and products, has so far earned almost as much in China as in the United States, driven by a record number of screenings for a foreign movie.

July 06, 2014 4:37 am

With 'Tammy,' 'Freak Show,' Bates keeps roaring

With 'Tammy,' 'Freak Show,' Bates keeps roaring

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kathy Bates calls herself "an old lion."

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Libyan rebels fly to Bosnia to see revolution film

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — More than a hundred Libyan rebels, sporting new suits, chartered a plane on Thursday to travel to the Sarajevo premiere of a documentary about their revolution.

July 03, 2014 4:11 pm

Director, 2 more indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The director of a movie about singer Gregg Allman and two other executives on the project were indicted Thursday on felony charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the film's crew in southe…

July 03, 2014 4:02 pm

UK sends Sherlock Holmes to woo North Korea

LONDON (AP) — Can Sherlock Holmes help unlock the mystery of the insular enigma that is North Korea? The British government considers it elementary.

July 03, 2014 9:23 am

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal" and is seeking to buy back the statuette for a fraction of the nearly $80,…

July 02, 2014 4:11 pm

'Hard Day's Night' opens at Music Box Theatre

'Hard Day's Night' opens at Music Box Theatre

It was 50 years ago that the Beatles' hit movie "A Hard Day's Night" debuted.

July 02, 2014 2:45 pm

Adam Levine changes his tune in 'Begin Again'

Adam Levine changes his tune in 'Begin Again'

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine knows pop stars-turned-actors are greeted suspiciously. And he's hesitant to make any grandiose declarations about suddenly transforming into an actor. But he also can't help himself.

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'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

July 02, 2014 12:36 pm

Review: 'Evil' mostly delivers

Review: 'Evil' mostly delivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan's minions, Scott Derrickson's "Deliver Us From Evil" adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demoni…

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Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

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Publicist: Shia LaBeouf treated for alcoholism

Publicist: Shia LaBeouf treated for alcoholism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist says Shia LaBeouf is being treated for alcoholism.

July 01, 2014 6:35 pm

Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire.

July 01, 2014 6:37 pm Photos

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Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

Review: Thumbs up for Ebert doc 'Life Itself'

If Roger Ebert had never written a film review or dramatically articulated his thumb, he would have still been a man to admire.

July 01, 2014 6:25 pm Photos

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Review: McCarthy's 'Tammy' misses the funny bone

Review: McCarthy's 'Tammy' misses the funny bone

Meet Tammy. Boy, is she a mess. Angry, profane and aggressive, then suddenly shy and sweet. Sometimes she's funny, sometimes totally not. She can't figure out what she wants to do or be, or where to go. She has loads of people around her, yet…

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Aquino: Honoring Aunor would be wrong drug message

Aquino: Honoring Aunor would be wrong drug message

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president defended his decision not to appoint award-winning actress Nora Aunor as a national artist, saying Tuesday that doing so would have sent the message that illegal drugs are acceptable.

July 01, 2014 11:47 am

Q&A: McCarthy and Falcone, goofballs in matrimony

Q&A: McCarthy and Falcone, goofballs in matrimony

NEW YORK (AP) — "There's the Mooch," says Ben Falcone brightly as his wife, Melissa McCarthy, enters the room.

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Cameron Diaz bares all in 'Sex Tape' movie

Cameron Diaz bares all in 'Sex Tape' movie

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Diaz does something she's never done before in her upcoming movie, "Sex Tape."

July 01, 2014 8:41 am

'Fault in Our Stars' Amsterdam bench missing

'Fault in Our Stars' Amsterdam bench missing

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The city of Amsterdam isn't quite sure whether to blame fate or human error, but a bench upon which the star-crossed teenage lovers talk and kiss in the hit film "The Fault in Our Stars" is missing.

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Richard Armitage goes from 'Hobbit' to 'Crucible'

Richard Armitage goes from 'Hobbit' to 'Crucible'

LONDON (AP) — It's a long way from Middle Earth to 17th-century Massachusetts, but Richard Armitage has made the journey — and found a surprising link.

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Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested in drug case

Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested in drug case

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Actor Robert Downey Jr. thanked authorities Monday for arresting his 20-year-old son on suspicion of cocaine possession and said the family was determined to get him the help he needs.

June 30, 2014 12:21 pm

Zendaya no longer playing Aaliyah in TV film

Zendaya no longer playing Aaliyah in TV film

NEW YORK (AP) — Dust yourself off and try again Lifetime Network: Zendaya will no longer play Aaliyah in an upcoming film.

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'Transformers' unearths $100M debut at box office

'Transformers' unearths $100M debut at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is ruling the box office.

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In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2 hr 37 min | PG-13 | Released June 26

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Fandango's Top 10 ticket best sellers

1 22 Jump Street

June 26, 2014 1:00 am

In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Jersey Boys 2 hr 14 min | R | Released June 20

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In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

How to Train Your Dragon 2 1 hr 45 min | PG | Released June 13

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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Two Romeos open and close; Patsy Cline in Beverly Hills, Chicago and a whole lot of improv at Acorn in Three Oaks.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

June 11, 2014 2:00 am

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