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Star-studded lineup unveiled for 73rd Venice Film Festival

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ROME The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-filled line-up for its 73rd annual edition on Thursday, featuring top Hollywood names and auteur directors in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. | Video

Pottermania awakens as new play, book, film revive magical world

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK It's been five years since fans of "Harry Potter" tearfully said goodbye to the boy wizard they had grown up with, but a new play, book release and spin-off film are casting his spell all over again.

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'Magnificent Seven' remake to be featured at Toronto film fest

TORONTO Director Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960s Western "The Magnificent Seven" is expected to kick off the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, which will include movies about whistleblower Edward Snowden and former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson among the usual Oscar hopefuls. | Video

Jul 26 2016

Panama Papers scandal to get Hollywood movie treatment

NEW YORK The Panama Papers financial scandal is going to Hollywood.

Jul 26 2016

Box Office: 'Star Trek Beyond' racks up solid $59.6 million, 'Lights Out' scores

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Star Trek Beyond" debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there's still life left in one of Hollywood's most durable franchises. | Video

Jul 24 2016

Secret 'Blair Witch' sequel unveiled at Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES Participants at Comic-Con that went into a screening for upcoming horror movie "The Woods," last week were surprised to come out from the movie having watched the sequel to the 1999 found-footage horror film hit, "The Blair Witch Project." | Video

Jul 25 2016

Magic lights up Warner Bros' Comic-Con panel, superheroes reign

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne brought the wizarding world of "Harry Potter" to real life briefly on Saturday, as he helped hand out wooden wands to the 6,500-plus audience at a Comic-Con panel and made everyone perform a spell.

Jul 23 2016

Marvel serves star-studded surprises at Comic-Con for new film slate

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Amid fog and lasers on Saturday, Marvel gave frenzied fans at Comic-Con their first look at a new Black Panther movie cast, the mysterious Doctor Strange, a Spider-Man teen movie and an Oscar-winning actress as the new Captain Marvel. | Video

Jul 24 2016

Edward Snowden talks film debut and dramatizing his life in 'Snowden'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. When former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss a movie on his life, he never thought he would be making his own film debut. | Video

People Jul 22 2016

Show us the money: 'Wolf of Wall Street' probe may boost profits

NEW YORK Leonardo DiCaprio bought the movie rights for what would be "The Wolf of Wall Street" back in 2007. But it wasn't until a little-known Hollywood production company came along six years later that the story of high-rolling fraudsters got off the ground.

Jul 20 2016
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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