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Gotz George, Acclaimed German Actor, Dies at 77

The star of Oscar-nominated ‘Schtonk!’ was best known for his role as Inspector Horst Schimanski on hit TV crime show ‘Tatort.’ Gotz George, one of Germany’s best-known and most beloved actors, whose life and a career were a reckoning with his country’s dark past, has died after a brief illness. He was 77. One of […]

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Palm Springs International ShortFest Reveals Winners

The Best of the Festival Award went to Daniel Mulloly’s ‘Home.’ Daniel Mulloly’s Home, a film from Kosovo about a young family seemingly going on holiday who become caught up in a refugee migration, won the Best of the Festival Award at the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest, which concluded Sunday. Audience awards were voted […]

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How Kevin Hart, ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Stars Created Animal Characters

At the New York premiere of the upcoming animated film, the writers and director revealed how they decided which pets to feature and who would voice them. The Secret Life of Pets seeks to answer the question of what domesticated animals do while their owners are away, and it was that initial curiosity by Illumination […]

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Gwen Hiller, Wife of ‘Love Story’ Director Arthur Hiller, Dies at 92

He first proposed to her when she was 8, and they were married for 68 years. Gwen Hiller, the wife of Love Story director and former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Arthur Hiller, died Friday at her home in Beverly Hills, her family announced. She was 92. Gwen (the youngest of 10 […]

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Box Office: ‘Independence Day 2’ Underwhelms With $41.6M; ‘Finding Dory’ Sprints to $73.2M

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ makes up ground overseas with $102.1 million; elsewhere in the U.S., ‘The Shallows’ has a sharper bite than expected, while ‘Free State of Jones’ and ‘The Neon Demon’ are D.O.A. Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence failed to ignite big fireworks at the North American office over the weekend, where it came in […]

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Author Michael Herr Dies at 76

The ‘Dispatches’ author also co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and helped write voiceover narration for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now.’ NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel Dispatches and through such […]

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The Latest ‘Transformers’ Star Makes Its Debut

It might be a good thing that the Transformers are known for being “more than meets the eye,” because the newest robot in disguise, to be introduced from next year’s Transformers: The Last Knight, doesn’t look particularly impressive at all. In a couple of images debuted on Instagram — one via director Michael Bay’s own […]

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Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Capsizes ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Elsewhere, Blake Lively’s shark movie ‘The Shallows’ is doing better than expected, while Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Free State of Jones’ and ‘The Neon Demon’ get beached. Pixar’s Finding Dory continues to drown out the competition. The animated tentpole will have no trouble staying atop the North American box-office chart in its second weekend, while Roland Emmerich’s […]

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Jacki Weaver Joins Jack Black’s Biopic ‘The Polka King’ (Exclusive)

The Oscar-nominated actress is joining the true-life story of polka sensation turned Ponzi scheme runner Jan Lewan. Jacki Weaver is getting on her dancing shoes for The Polka King. The Oscar-nominated actress will join Jack Black in the true-life story of Grammy-nominated polka sensation Jan Lewan, who ended up running a Soviet souvenir-based Ponzi scheme […]

A Closer Look at the “DC-Weird Tech” Behind ‘Justice League’
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A Closer Look at the “DC-Weird Tech” Behind ‘Justice League’

It was firmly teased in March’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and has now been confirmed by director Zack Snyder: the fingerprints of comic book creator Jack Kirby will be all over next year’s Justice League movie. But what kind of — as Snyder put it — “fun, DC-weird tech” can audiences expect when […]

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