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  • Justin Lin to direct third ‘Star Trek’ film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount’s “Star Trek” franchise. Lin’s rep…

  • Box office: ‘Hobbit’ finale sends ‘Exodus’ fleeing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The finale of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner…

  • As dust clears, what’s next for Sony?

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will…

  • Review: Don’t bet on this oddly lifeless ‘Gambler’ remake

    “If you’re not a genius, don’t bother,” the English professor played by Mark Walhberg in “The Gambler” blithely tells his students. That should be one clue that you’re not gonna like this guy. But there’s…

  • Jolie on ‘Unbroken,’ the Coens and acting with Pitt again

    NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 50 years, Hollywood has flirted with bringing Louis Zamperini’s story to the big screen. In her second movie as director, Angelina Jolie has finally filmed the story of…

  • Angelina Jolie’s latest incarnation: filmmaker

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a life that has been notable for its many metamorphoses — screen starlet, Goth vixen, United Nations ambassador, mother of six, breast cancer awareness advocate — Angelina Jolie’s latest incarnation…

  • Review: A charming cast anchors the dark ‘Into the Woods’

    This is one Disney film that’s definitely not a light fairy tale. For those unfamiliar with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 Broadway musical, that fact might come as a surprise. Fans, meanwhile, will probably…

  • Writer seeks records of long-dead arsenic killer

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her…

  • Biggest pop culture moments of 2014

    A look back at the biggest pop culture moments of 2014.

  • China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed by man who hated law enforcement, government NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to…

  • N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of…

  • The Top 50 Movies of 2014

    WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his 50 favorite flicks. Here’s No. 50-11. Check back tomorrow for the Top 10.

  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own…

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he…