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  • Tribeca Film Festival announces half of slate

    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 Thursday, previewing…

  • 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…

  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Britain’s Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere.…

  • 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…

  • Oscar-winning director: Poles should see ‘Ida” not debate it

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The director of “Ida,” the Polish movie that won this year’s Oscar for best foreign film, said Monday that Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish. “Ida” premiered in Poland…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher today as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment:

    IRAQ Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister has called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group, ahead of a promised offensive to retake…

  • Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once…

  • Morocco reports six-fold spike in foreign filming

    TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Morocco saw a six-fold increase in the amount of money foreign film companies spent in the country to make movies, the head of the film commission said Saturday. On the final…

  • Spock’s ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in “Star Trek,” his pointy Vulcan appendages became…

  • World’s biggest private Harry Potter collection on display

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican’s fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world’s biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J.K. Rowling’s fantasy hero. Now, other…