Pop Culture: Movies
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and foreign film producers, companies and investment firms signed movie cooperation deals worth 13.   Full Story
 
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HONG KONG (AP) — "The Golden Era," a biography of Chinese novelist Xiao Hong, won top honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards, with its director Ann Hui claiming her fifth best director trophy.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7.   Full Story
 
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.   Full Story
 
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DALLAS (AP) — An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction.   Full Story
 
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TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.   Full Story
 
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TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he was a star on the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1980s.   Full Story
 
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to avoid a disciplinary hearing following his bribery conviction in an unrelated case.   Full Story
 
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taking a break from filmmaking, Peter Jackson has created a museum exhibition he hopes will broaden people's perception of World War I from monochrome to color.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taking aim at cyberbullies on their home turf, Levan Gabriadze's "Unfriended" envisions an I Know What You Did Last Summer-style vengeance scenario conducted by a ghost entirely via social media.   Full Story
 
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to avoid a disciplinary hearing following his bribery conviction in an unrelated case.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "No animals were harmed during the making of 'Roar.' But 70 members of the cast and crew were.   Full Story
 
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BEIJING (AP) — The fifth Beijing International Festival opened Thursday in China's capital city, where the local government and national film authorities are hoping to raise the event's profile by hiring a veteran European festival chief.   Full Story
 
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LONDON (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival will feature a lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett, a Shakespearean tragedy with Michael Fassbender and films from cinema heavyweights including China's Jia Zhangke, Italy's Paolo Sorrentino and the United States' Gus Van Sant.   Full Story
 
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OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — "QUIET!" The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series "A.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with a celebration of another, older New York institution.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year.   Full Story
 
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The best-selling novel "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that's perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.   Full Story
 
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday scrapped the release of a new Hollywood movie, just a day before it was to open, with the culture minister saying it insulted the nation by describing it as "a sort of Mordor.   Full Story
 
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.   Full Story
 
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Michael Finkel's journalism career, torpedoed by a partly fabricated story, had just bottomed out when a phone call came asking why a man accused of murdering his wife and three children in Oregon was identifying himself "Mike Finkel, New York Times.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Some 100 feature films, 67 of them world premieres, will make up the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday.   Full Story
 
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 13, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. John Wick 2.   Full Story
 
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A jury was seated Tuesday in the death penalty trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes after a selection process that experts say was among the largest and most complicated in U.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — While Freida Pinto doesn't see herself as a role model, the 30-year-old actress understands there's a huge responsibility that goes with being in the public eye.   Full Story
 
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BEIJING (AP) — The veteran European festival chief that Beijing hopes will raise the profile of its annual film event says his passion for movies stems from trips to China that started during the Cultural Revolution.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wonder Woman" is down a director. Michelle MacLaren, a prolific television director known for her work on "Breaking Bad," ''The Walking Dead," and "Game of Thrones," has departed the comic book film and its development due to creative differences, Warner Bros.   Full Story
 
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The months-long process of selecting a jury in the Colorado theater shooting case is nearing its end, the judge said as the pool of prospective jurors, once numbering 9,000, was reduced to 93 on Monday.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" continues to run loops around the competition, taking the box office checkered flag for the second straight week with a commanding $59.   Full Story
 
 
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