Pop Culture: Movies
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DENVER (AP) — Aretha Franklin earned some R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a federal courtroom on Friday, convincing a judge to prevent the Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 concert of hers without the Queen of Soul's written consent.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Cary Fukunaga's first feature film, "Sin Nombre"— which translates to "Nameless," was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants.   Full Story
 
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by the acclaim greeting his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — What's got Captain America quaking in his boots? Actor Chris Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film "Before We Go" and the stakes have never felt higher.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety.   Full Story
 
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city.   Full Story
 
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies. Specifically, the American director would like the pontiff to see his new film "Spotlight," a fact-based expose of sexual abuse by priests and its cover-up by the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Boston.   Full Story
 
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SYDNEY (AP) — Police do not intend to charge Mel Gibson over an allegation that the Oscar-winning director shoved and abused a newspaper photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend in Sydney last month, officials said Thursday.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!   Full Story
 
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is adding a dose of horror to its high-toned lineup, in tribute to the late director Wes Craven.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg's last movie (2012's "Lincoln") comes to an end this October with the spy thriller "Bridge of Spies.   Full Story
 
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.   Full Story
 
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 31, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. Aloha 2.   Full Story
 
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LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do.   Full Story
 
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner — the feast of fall film festivals.   Full Story
 
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TOKYO (AP) — Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was released by police late Tuesday after being arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dophin hunt due to begin this week.   Full Story
 
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TOKYO (AP) — Anti-dolphin-hunt campaigner Ric O'Barry is in detention in western Japan after being arrested for not carrying his passport.   Full Story
 
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The faith-based family drama "War Room" outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the second place spot with $11.   Full Story
 
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The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon ("Wild"), Mia Wasikowska ("Tracks") and Robert Redford, twice.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at age 76; made 'Nightmare on Elm Street'   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" fell completely flat and the N.   Full Story
 
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BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.   Full Story
 
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legal fight over late actor Robin Williams' possessions includes his large bicycle collection, artwork, books and other items worth millions of dollars, an attorney for his widow said Friday.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends.   Full Story
 
 
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