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Review: ‘Boy Next Door’ way too predictable

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No good adulterous affair goes unpunished in Hollywood movies. The latest proof is J.Lo starrer “The Boy Next Door,” a gender-reversing B-movie spin on “Fatal Attraction” that sets suburban family values against that one night of misguided, irresistible passion. An economically told popcorn pic built from horror-movie tropes, the [...]

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Family of comedian killed in Wal-Mart crash settles claim

  NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a comedian killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart. The out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the estate of James McNair is the first stemming from the June 7 crash in [...]

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John Legend performs tribute set at Sundance premiere

  PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits rolled on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” John Legend took the stage to pay tribute to its subject, Nina Simone. “I’m so grateful to be here today honoring the legacy of the wonderful, powerful, [...]

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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

  PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regal seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting loudly to almost everyone in her vicinity, even ostensibly waving [...]

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Box office top 20: ‘American Sniper’ hits $107 million

  NEW YORK (AP) — The record wide-release opening of “American Sniper” was even bigger than estimated. Clint Eastwood’s war drama took in $107 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The result is the biggest January weekend ever and easily the top debut for Eastwood. The film had played in very [...]

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Movie ‘Selma’ sparks interest in historic Alabama city

  SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city this year. Visitors can still walk across the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965 and see the churches [...]

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Damian Szifron lives his own wild tale

  NEW YORK (AP) — With an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film crowning a string of accolades, director Damian Szifron seems to be living his own wild tale “Relatos Salvajes,” or “Wild Tales,” a widely honored comedy about violence, earned Argentina its seventh Oscar nomination Thursday. Praised for its narration and sense of humor, [...]

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Protest plan derails Thai showings of Hunger Games

  BANGKOK (AP) — A cinema chain in Thailand’s capital has canceled all screenings of the latest “The Hunger Games” movie after a student group planned a protest at a theater against the country’s military coup. Activists said Wednesday that police pressured the theaters to halt the showings. Opponents of the May military coup have [...]

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Protest plan derails Thai showings of Hunger Games

  BANGKOK (AP) — A cinema chain in Thailand’s capital has canceled all screenings of the latest “The Hunger Games” movie after a student group planned a protest at a theater against the country’s military coup. Activists said Wednesday that police pressured the theaters to halt the showings. Opponents of the May military coup have [...]

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Massive movie poster collection going to auction

  NEW YORK (AP) — A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films — from 1907 to the present — is going on the auction block as one lot next month. It belongs to Morris Everett Jr., who began collecting posters and lobby cards 53 years ago. [...]

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Director Jolie wants ‘Unbroken’ to be tale of hope

  SYDNEY (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she took on the challenge of filming “Unbroken,” which has defeated many before her, because she wanted to create a story of hope. The second-time director is in Australia promoting the new film, the survival story of Olympic and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. “I wanted to learn from [...]

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