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  • Chris Evans is feeling the pressure with directorial debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — What’s got Captain America quaking in his boots? Actor Chris Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film “Before We Go” and…

  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items…

  • ‘A Walk in the Woods’ is a ‘Wild’ buddy-comedy hike

    WASHINGTON — Who could have guessed that a pair of hiking biographies would cross genres to provide some of the more compelling Hollywood character studies of the past nine months? Last year, Reese Witherspoon earned a much…

  • Best of Robert Redford

    WTOP ranks the best films of Robert Redford, both as an actor and director.

  • Review: ‘Transporter’ a cinematic bumpy ride

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. Every passenger who sets foot in the tricked-out, gleaming German automobile…

  • In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state’s founding…

  • VENICE WATCH: ‘Beasts’ teen star impresses; Tucci talks food

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here’s what has been catching the eye of The Associated…

  • At Venice fest, ‘Spotlight’ exposes sex abuse by priests

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies. Specifically, the American director would like the pontiff to see his new film “Spotlight,” a fact-based expose of sexual abuse by…

  • Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug,” has died of complications…

  • Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal…

  • NYU removes Cosby’s name from popular film workshop

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York University has removed Bill Cosby’s name from a popular film workshop for high school students. The decision was reported on Tuesday on NYU Local, a student news website. Spokesman…

  • Australian police won’t charge Mel Gibson over tirade claim

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police do not intend to charge Mel Gibson over an allegation that the Oscar-winning director shoved and abused a newspaper photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend in Sydney…

  • Skateboard artists run riot in nation’s capital

    WASHINGTON — No, you’re not imagining things. There are actually jazz musicians skateboarding at the Kennedy Center and film crews shooting skaters in your backyard swimming pool. Both efforts are coming to the surface this week in our nation’s…

  • Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said…

  • Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug,” has died of Parkinson’s…