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Emma Stone honed dance skills to play tennis great Billie Jean King


LOS ANGELES Emma Stone admits she's never been a sports player, so when she was asked to play former world tennis No. 1 Billie Jean King in the movie "Battle of the Sexes," the Oscar-winning actress approached it from a different direction - dancing.

Russia detains suspects over arson attack linked to film about last tzar

MOSCOW Russian police said on Thursday they had detained four men, including the leader of a radical religious group, in connection with an arson attack related to a new film about the country's last tzar.

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Box Office: 'Mother!' Crumbles With $7.5 Million, 'It' Repeats No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "It" continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while "Mother!" opens with a thud.

Sep 17 2017

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing' wins at Toronto film festival

TORONTO Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season.

Sep 17 2017

'The Simpsons' actress finds her own voice 'In Search for Fellini'

LOS ANGELES For most fans of "The Simpsons," the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show. | Video

Sep 19 2017

'The Wolf of Wall Street' producer settles U.S. suit linked to Malaysian fund

KUALA LUMPUR The movie company that made "The Wolf of Wall Street", and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Sep 17 2017

Darren Aronofsky on 'mother!' : 'We want to shake audiences'

NEW YORK Darren Aronofsky does not just want audiences to watch his new film "mother!" He wants to shake them up and leave them thinking about his genre-defying, surreal apocalyptic thriller. | Video

Sep 14 2017

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises famous horror role in 2018's 'Halloween'

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Sep 19 2017

Disney delays 'Star Wars: Episode IX' after J.J. Abrams takes over

LOS ANGELES Walt Disney Co delayed the release of the ninth installment of the "Star Wars" saga to Dec. 20, 2019 after announcing on Tuesday the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams to the franchise to write and direct the movie.

Sep 12 2017

'Darkest Hour' offers a timely study into Churchill's leadership

TORONTO "Darkest Hour," a new film about Winston Churchill's early days as Britain's Prime Minister during World War Two, looks at the importance of leadership and prescience in turbulent times, said British actor Gary Oldman, who plays Churchill.

Sep 12 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