Pop Culture: Movies
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No.   Full Story
 
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At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.   Full Story
 
CHICAGO (AP) — Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The "Ant-Man" cast is set. Paul Rudd was previously revealed as the tiny title superhero.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" hasn't opened in theaters yet, but a sequel is already in the works.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.   Full Story
 
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INGLEWOOD, California (AP) — The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California.   Full Story
 
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The "Ant-Man" cast is set. Paul Rudd was previously revealed as the tiny title superhero.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to "Sin City.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sir Ben Kingsley was lying down on the job while making his latest film, the stop-motion animated feature "The Boxtrolls.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo.   Full Story
 
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Godzilla is coming back. A sequel to the massive-monster film, featuring classic creatures from the franchise, is in the works.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" launched a full-scale assault on Comic-Con.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con. The first footage from the Warner Bros.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first trailer for "Hitman: Agent 47" was unloaded at Comic-Con. Footage from the video game adaption starring "Homeland" co-star Rupert Friend as a genetically engineered assassin debuted Friday at the pop-culture convention.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Salma Hayek, her role in "Everly" was her toughest yet. "It might not seem like shooting those guns is physical, but it was," Hayek told the crowd at Comic-Con on Friday.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Firth had been hoping for decades to get a call from Woody Allen. Emma Stone, at only 25, hadn't been waiting nearly as long — but she notes her family dog IS named Alvy, after a classic Allen character, and she can keep up with Firth in a spontaneous recounting of the bank robbery scene in "Take the Money   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.   Full Story
 
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "The Last of Us" video game is becoming a film. Filmmaker Sam Raimi and the game's author, Neil Druckmann, announced the planned adaptation Friday at Comic-Con.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — You'll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner's production of "Hercules": This movie has a sense of proportion.   Full Story
 
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HONG KONG (AP) — "Lust, Caution" star Tang Wei found legendary director Ingmar Bergman's island home to be the perfect scene for a wedding.   Full Story
 
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.   Full Story
 
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Bridges keeps on giving at Comic-Con. The Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and musician was on hand Thursday with some of his fellow cast members to show off footage from "The Giver," the upcoming adaptation of the popular young adult novel by Lois Lowry.   Full Story
 
 
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