Pop Culture: Movies
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.   Full Story
 
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PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. (AP) — Lights, camera, action: Manchester-by-the-Sea is the backdrop for a new Matt Damon movie of the same name.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after opening in just four theaters, the indie horror movie "It Follows" is getting a wide release this weekend.   Full Story
 
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BEIJING (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California.   Full Story
 
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back this summer for another go in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own — the publicity kind.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night.   Full Story
 
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was a flood of messages from concerned friends abroad that alerted the president of Tunisia's Star Wars fan club that the sets of his beloved film were under attack by militants — at least according to exaggerated reports in the foreign press.   Full Story
 
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While the stereotypes in "Get Hard" may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar criminals often evade punishment.   Full Story
 
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It's safe to say there aren't a lot of movies out there about reaching middle age gracefully and happily.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Felicity Jones laughs and says "absolutely" when asked if she's coming up with various ways to say she can't talk about her starring role in the "Star Wars" spin-off "Rogue One.   Full Story
 
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ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.   Full Story
 
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The arithmetic on "Serena" is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — In Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg," there's a scene where Ben Stiller, playing a prickly, neurotic 40-year-old, gazes fearfully at teenage kids around him at a Los Angeles party.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — In the annals of film festival flops — from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes — the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy.   Full Story
 
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 23, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. Interstellar 2.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — If Ryan Reynolds hadn't gone backpacking in Europe in the late 1990s, he might have never ended up co-starring with Helen Mirren in the film "Woman in Gold.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made many "Zoolander" fans giddy when they closed the Valentino runway show during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month as their model characters from the 2001 comedy.   Full Story
 
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Shashi Kapoor, a scion of a legendary Bollywood family who started acting as a child and became a box-office star and successful film producer, was named Monday to receive the highest honor in Indian cinema.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made many "Zoolander" fans giddy when they closed the Valentino runway show during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month as their model characters from the 2001 comedy.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Diesel, who named his newborn in honor of late friend and longtime co-star Paul Walker, says his participation in the child's birth was all because of some advice Walker once gave him.   Full Story
 
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In "Home," the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh ("The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons) simply because that's the resigned reaction everyone has when he's around.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second installment in the teen dystopian series "Divergent" came in first at the weekend box office.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent." The second installment in the "Divergent" series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according Rentrak estimates Sunday.   Full Story
 
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant.   Full Story
 
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant.   Full Story
 
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Danny Collins" casts Al Pacino as a veteran pop star who still fills arenas, has a gaggle of granny-aged groupies and a signature song with a call-and-response element that smacks of "Sweet Caroline.   Full Story
 
 
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