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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Review: Redford and Nolte in Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’

    The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks”) and Robert Redford, twice. Two years after “All Is Lost,” Redford has swapped the sea…

  • Best of Wes Craven Horror

    WTOP ranks the best horror flicks by the late Wes Craven.

  • Documentary on talented, troubled singer delayed by widow

    WASHINGTON – Few things in Vic Chesnutt’s life occurred without struggle. Chesnutt’s insightful, often autobiographical songs about vulnerability and mortality never attained huge commercial success, but earned praise and respect from fans, fellow musicians, and…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    BOX OFFICE-WAR ROOM Christian film is top new film at theaters NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” is the top new film at theaters, according to the weekend’s box office figures. “Straight…

  • Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream,” has died. He was 76. In a statement, Craven’s family said that…