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  • Television and movie producers announced for Oscars telecast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO…

  • From ‘Everest’ to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It’s a sure sign that summer’s over and the awards season is around the corner – the feast of fall film festivals. The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, followed later…

  • Fall Movie Preview: Highlights from September-December

    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles. Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas that…

  • Fall Movie Preview: Abrams on keeping ‘Star Wars’ grounded

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do. Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own…

  • Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ for 007

    LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail…

  • Amazon to let Prime members download videos

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies…

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 31, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. Aloha 2. Furious 7 (Extended Edition) 3. Interstellar 4. Entourage 5. The Goonies 6. Z for Zachariah 7. Hot Pursuit…

  • Amazon Prime titles available for download

    A look at certain content available to download on Amazon Prime.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren lead London Film Fest

    LONDON (AP) — Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Maggie Smith are among the British stars to attend this year’s London Film Festival. Among the highlights to be screened during the Oct. 7-18 festival are “Trumbo,”…

  • American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Former “Flipper” trainer Ric O’Barry was released by police late Tuesday after being arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dophin hunt due to begin this week.…

  • “Straight Outta Compton” Makes Box Office History

    (LOS ANGELES) — Straight Outta Compton was the highest-grossing movie for the third weekend in a row, and now is the most successful music bio-pic of all-time. According to Variety, the N.W.A. film registered $13.2 million at the U.S. box…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thai prime minister says main suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing has been arrested near border BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday that authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect…

  • Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he’d sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos…

  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Compton’ dominates, Efron movie flops

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The faith-based family drama “War Room” outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the second place spot with $11.4 million from only 1,135 locations. The PG-rated film lost the…

  • Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered…