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'Last Jedi' title reveal sends 'Star Wars' fans into tizzy


LOS ANGELES Movie studio Disney on Monday revealed that the next "Star Wars" movie will be called "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," setting off rampant speculation from fans about what the title implied for the plot. | Video

Beyond Pokemon Go: augmented reality catches Jon Hamm at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah Attendees at the Sundance Film Festival can use augmented reality (AR) to hang out with "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm or assemble a human brain, as makers of the new immersive technology seek to engage independent filmmakers.

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'Zoolander 2,' Affleck, De Niro earn Razzie 'worst' film nods

LOS ANGELES Fashion industry satire "Zoolander 2" led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, a list of the year's worst films that includes performances by past Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts. | Video

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Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Dominates U.S. Box Office With $40.2 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" has turned into a horror hit with a surprisingly strong $40.2 million in its opening weekend at 3,038 North American locations. | Video

Jan 22 2017

With Oscars in sight, Amazon, Netflix lead streaming at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah After revolutionizing television with bold, award-winning original content, streaming networks are on the cusp of their first potential Oscar wins, and are back at the Sundance film festival looking for more awards-worthy fare.

Jan 20 2017

Behind the Big Mac: McDonald's gets movie and literary spotlight

LOS ANGELES The man who turned a popular California hamburger stand into the McDonald's global fast-food empire is having a posthumous Hollywood moment.

Jan 20 2017

Scorsese thanks Taiwan for bringing 'Silence' to life

Director Martin Scorsese brought his religious film "Silence" back to Taiwan on Thursday, thanking it for providing the filming location for his decades long project.

Jan 19 2017

Al Gore rouses Sundance with climate film on eve of Trump induction

PARK CITY, Utah Former U.S. vice president Al Gore delivered a rousing battle cry on Thursday to push climate change forward as an urgent matter for politicians on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, at the premiere of his new documentary.

Environment Jan 20 2017

Redford avoids politics as Sundance opens on eve of Trump festivities

PARK CITY, Utah Actor and filmmaker Robert Redford opened the Sundance Independent Film Festival on Thursday by steering clear of politics and instead criticizing the news industry. | Video

Jan 20 2017

Andrew Garfield embracing the Oscar hype around 'Hacksaw Ridge'

LONDON Older and wiser, actor Andrew Garfield said he has learnt to deal with the hoopla around awards season and is revelling in the Oscar buzz surrounding war drama "Hacksaw Ridge". | Video

Jan 19 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