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Venice film festival to showcase real stars and virtual reality


ROME A shrunken Matt Damon will open the 74th Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday when they unveiled the line-up for an event that often gives an early glimpse of Oscar contenders. | Video

Smiley faces to rolling eyes: Where do all those emojis come from?

LOS ANGELES Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated "The Emoji Movie," which imagines a world inside cellphones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.

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Director of harrowing 'Detroit' hopes film starts dialogue on race

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit's racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of "Detroit," saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide. | Video

Jul 26 2017

'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel

LOS ANGELES "Wonder Woman" is coming back for more. | Video

Jul 26 2017

A Minute With: Jada Pinkett Smith talks 'black girl magic'

LONDON Jada Pinkett Smith stars with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in the hit movie "Girl's Trip", a comedy that features four black women in the lead roles - an unusual proposition in Hollywood. | Video

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Next James Bond film set for November 2019, no word on 007 star

LOS ANGELES James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.

Jul 24 2017

Stories of survival, women to highlight Toronto film festival

TORONTO Stories of survival in turbulent times, including David Gordon Green's world premiere of "Stronger" about a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, are among the highlights in store at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Jul 25 2017

Maze the force be with you: Star Wars design cut into UK maze

YORK, England A farmer in northern England has marked the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars films by creating a maze in the shape of some of the franchise's most notable characters. | Video

Jul 25 2017

Box Office: 'Dunkirk' conquers weekend with $50.5 million, 'Valerian' flops

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop.

Jul 23 2017

Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con. | Video

Jul 24 2017

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video