Pop Culture: Movies
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The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran's excellent new film "Tracks," into the deepest reaches of the Australian desert.   Full Story
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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.   Full Story
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's leftist government says it is moving to revoke the citizenship of actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a bitter critic of the government.   Full Story
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Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier.   Full Story
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TORONTO (AP) — It's been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det.   Full Story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.   Full Story
BEIJING (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.   Full Story
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production.   Full Story
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Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier.   Full Story
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TORONTO (AP) — It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing.   Full Story
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.   Full Story
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NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.   Full Story
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An evil Idris Elba and terrified Taraji P. Henson overcame a group of first-rate intergalactic misfits at theaters over the weekend.   Full Story
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is sure to take home a trophy at next year's Golden Globe Awards.   Full Story
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese film director Wang Quan'an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies "Tuya's Marriage" and "White Deer Plain," has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes, Beijing police said Monday.   Full Story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.   Full Story
TORONTO (AP) — A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.   Full Story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" said she was misidentified as a prostitute by police when she was only showing affection to her white companion.   Full Story
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.   Full Story
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.   Full Story
SINGAPORE (AP) — Actress Nicole Kidman's father, psychologist Tony Kidman, has died in Singapore, authorities said.   Full Story
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TORONTO (AP) — This year's Toronto International Film Festival belonged to the actors. Among the 300-plus films premiering at the annual movie feast — the north star to much of Hollywood's fall season and the continent's largest film fest — there were, of course, many terrific movies and a theater's worth of fine filmmakers.   Full Story
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NEW YORK (AP) — The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway, but you can still catch it on the silver screen.   Full Story
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court ordered the immediate removal of a judge on Thursday for disclosing confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron's child and making off-color remarks in an online forum.   Full Story
NEW YORK (AP) — Why run away to join the circus when it can come to you — at your local movie theater?   Full Story
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died.   Full Story
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Young Frankenstein" is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill.   Full Story
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NEW YORK (AP) — All the lonely people. Where do they all belong? You won't hear that line in "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them" (more on that title in a moment), a highly absorbing if unwieldy film starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as a couple struggling to cope — apart and together — with tragedy.   Full Story
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NEW YORK (AP) — Shia LaBeouf admitted Wednesday to acting up at a Broadway show, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in one of several episodes of bizarre behavior the former "Transformers" star has displayed in recent years.   Full Story
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TORONTO (AP) — Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears. "After the last couple of years, I'm so done singing," says Kendrick.   Full Story
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