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  • Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail. Sheila Kearns, who…

  • Review: ‘Unfinished Business’ should never have started

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman’s “Swingers” (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the…

  • DiCaprio partners with Netflix for series of documentaries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is partnering with Netflix for a series of documentaries he will produce for the streaming service. Netflix announced Wednesday that DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way, have signed…

  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tops MTV Movie Awards nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — And you thought Hollywood’s award season was over. A teenage tearjerker, a foul-mouthed coed comedy and a raucous space adventure featuring a talking tree lead the nominees for the 2015 MTV…

  • Review: ‘A Kim Jong-Il Production’ is a fascinating tale

    “A Kim Jong-Il Production” (Flatiron Books/Macmillan), by Paul Fischer Here’s an easy one: North Korea’s Kim Jong Il orders a famous South Korean film director and his actress wife kidnapped and brought into the country…

  • Farewell at Foggy Bottom: West End Cinema to close

    WASHINGTON — For the last five years, it’s provided D.C. residents an important venue for independent cinema, documentaries, foreign flicks, awards contenders and controversial movies such as “The Interview” last December. Now, the West End…

  • Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain’s Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country’s southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants.…

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 2, 2015: Top Movies 1.Big Hero 6 2.Birdman 3.Whiplash 4.The Theory of Everything 5.Horrible Bosses 2 6.St. Vincent 7.A Most Wanted Man 8.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –…

  • Franco, Gere movies among entries at Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th-annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. The downtown New York festival announced half its slate Tuesday, previewing the…

  • NFL Films releases Patriots Super Bowl DVD

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots fans who can’t get enough of the team’s Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks now have a chance to watch not just Malcolm Butler’s game-clinching interception but…

  • 100 Years: Lessons learned since ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    WASHINGTON — It was the best of mankind. It was the worst of mankind. The genius of human ingenuity had invented a powerful new medium — the motion picture — but it had done so…

  • Disneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie “Frozen” and decided to “Let It Go.” Van Eaton Galleries says nearly 1,000 items — including a bird from the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Mikulski, longest-serving woman in Congress and pugnacious advocate, won’t seek 6th term BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in…

  • Review: ‘Second Best’ Marigold Hotel lives up to its title

    If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmakers have done the same. But actually putting the words…

  • Box office top 20: Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ on top with $18.7M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s crime caper “Focus” debuted with $18.7 million, according to final figures Monday, while the previous North American box office leader, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” sunk to fourth place. The…