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Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence

LOS ANGELES Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series "The Punisher," is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain.

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Films about migration, terrorism win German Bambi awards

BERLIN Films about terrorism, migration and the struggle for women's rights swept Germany's Bambi awards on Thursday evening, with Chinese dissident and filmmaker Ai Weiwei urging the star-studded audience to keep faith in humanity.

Film, Germany 9:34am EST

Vivendi's music unit UMG worth more than $40 billion, CEO says

BARCELONA/LONDON Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) could be worth more than $40 billion, Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday, helping buoy shares in the French media group following third-quarter results where UMG was a highlight.

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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013. | Video

Film, People, Arts Nov 16 2017

Harvey Weinstein, movie studios sued over alleged sexual misconduct in class action suit

A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday. | Video

Film Nov 16 2017

Conservation by killing? Documentary asks if commerce can save threatened species

LONDON Could a hunter's bullet be a tool in helping save Africa's endangered species from extinction? The question is one of the many complex ethical dilemmas raised by "Trophy", a documentary that examines whether commerce can help wildlife conservation. | Video

Film, Environment Nov 15 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