Pop Culture: Movies
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Don't ask comedian Tig Notaro about her approach to hosting the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Pawel Pawlikowski tried to make his film a flop. He shot it in black-and-white, in Polish and without any well-known actors.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Almost two months after the hack heard 'round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past "The Interview.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Andrew Bujalski delivers his most mainstream film to date with "Results," a heartfelt will-they-or-won't-they romantic comedy about two very different personal trainers (Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce) working together in Texas.   Full Story
 
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Punk rock, Bitcoin, '90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in "Dope," a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After the $40 million digital release of "The Interview," video-on-demand may seem like all the rage.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The "Ghostbusters" reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair of "Saturday Night Live" performers.   Full Story
 
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It becomes quickly clear in "Wild Card," the latest vehicle for the hunky, brooding British action star Jason Statham, that his character doesn't need a gun to maim or kill.   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday raised doubts that Lindsay Lohan had completed the terms of her community service sentence in a reckless driving case that is the final criminal case the actress faces for years of bad behavior.   Full Story
 
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LONDON (AP) — "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview.   Full Story
 
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The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms of violence.   Full Story
 
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TOKYO (AP) — Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack. The 51-year-old actor was all smiles while joking Wednesday with journalists in Tokyo about why he was a no-show at a news conference a day earlier.   Full Story
 
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What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — French actor Vincent Cassel is linking his Sundance movie "Partisan" — about the training of child assassins — to the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — One Sundance movie was literally phoned in — the transgender prostitute tale "Tangerine.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Robert Redford took "A Walk in the Woods" to his own Sundance Film Festival.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "I'm a professor of film in the graduate film school NYU and my students were the ones who introduced me to crowdfunding, crowd sourcing.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — There's swag, and then there's SWAG. Gift suites along Park City's Main Street offer parkas and ski gear — fancy freebies to be sure — but the Rand Luxury Lounge in the St.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "There's something of a protection of people's private sexual fantasies, I think, which is kind of a funny contrast in this country cause everybody's like obsessed with sex.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The tale of a loner who befriends a fellow high school student with leukemia has become the breakout hit of the Sundance Film Festival.   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — From Kevin Bacon to Lily Tomlin, stars say they can't get enough of the Sundance Film Festival.   Full Story
 
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"Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," ''The Upside of Anger").   Full Story
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Stars are consistently swarmed by fans at the Sundance Film Festival, but there's one place they can find anonymity: On the slopes.   Full Story
 
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BERLIN (AP) — "Amelie" actress Audrey Tautou and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner are among the seven jury members for this year's Berlin Film Festival, which will be led by director Darren Aronofsky, organizers said Tuesday.   Full Story
 
 
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