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Lights! Camera! Action! Getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet

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LOS ANGELES It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday. | Video

Passion plus timing makes magic formula for 2017 Oscars

LOS ANGELES This year's Oscars is filled with projects fueled by passion and deeply-held personal visions that prevailed over skepticism, funding troubles and conventional wisdom.

Feb 21 2017

'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals

LOS ANGELES From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.

Feb 20 2017

Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend -- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall."

Feb 19 2017

Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Feb 18 2017

Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' is seen as a lock

NEW YORK "La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year. | Video

Feb 17 2017

Syrian 'White Helmets' makers get visas for Oscar travel

LOS ANGELES Two Syrian rescue workers said on Friday they plan to travel to next week's Oscar ceremony, where their documentary "White Helmets" is nominated for an award, after weeks of uncertainty caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Feb 17 2017

'I Am Not Your Negro' explores America's civil rights struggle

LOS ANGELES As author, poet and essayist James Baldwin started writing a book in the late 1960s exploring the lives of three black civil rights activists, little did he realize his examination of race relations would resonate so deeply in present day America.

Feb 17 2017

Film about colonial era explains modern Brazil, director says

BERLIN A film about Brazil's national hero that explores racism and the privileges of a small elite in the 18th century helps explain Brazil's current problems because little has changed since that colonial era, its director said on Friday.

Brazil Feb 17 2017

Actress who had heart broken by filmmaker portrayed in Berlinale movie

BERLIN A young actress flees across the world trying to get over her affair with a married movie maker - the plot of a Korean film in competition at the Berlin Film Festival whose director says is one of his most personal, if not autobiographical.

Feb 16 2017
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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