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U.S. auctioneer withdraws 'Star Wars' lightsaber on authenticity issue


LOS ANGELES A California auction house on Monday withdrew from sale a lightsaber described as having been used by Luke Skywalker in the first "Star Wars" movie after fans raised concerns about its authenticity. | Video

Beauty meets despair in racial injustice movie 'Beale Street'

LOS ANGELES Some films about race in America are angry, many are passionate, or terrifying or heartbreaking, and a few are funny.

Dec 11 2018

Box Office: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Narrowly Defeats 'Grinch' in Sleepy Pre-Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" topped a quiet weekend at the domestic box office, marking the third straight win for the animated sequel. It earned $16.2 million in its third week of release, generating $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving.

Dec 09 2018

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg named as Golden Globe hosts

LOS ANGELES Canadian actress Sandra Oh and U.S. comedian Andy Samberg will co-host the 2019 Golden Globe Awards in January, organizers said on Wednesday.

Television, Dec 05 2018

Cuaron's 'Roma' beckons moviegoers to Mexico's presidential digs

MEXICO CITY Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed film "Roma" is set to show in one of Mexico's most exclusive venues, taking over the once-private screening room of the palatial presidential residence, which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has opened to the public.

Mexico Dec 05 2018

'Black Panther,' 'Star is Born' among AFI's top films of 2018

LOS ANGELES Musical drama "A Star is Born," superhero movie "Black Panther" and horror flick "A Quiet Place" were named as some of the 10 best films of 2018 by the American Film Institute on Tuesday. | Video

Television, Dec 04 2018

Finding sisterhood amid the corsets in 'Mary Queen of Scots'

LOS ANGELES There's nothing quite like a corset when it comes to channeling female frustration. | Video

Dec 06 2018

'Wizard of Oz,' Miyazaki to star in LA Motion Picture museum

LOS ANGELES An immersive "Wizard of Oz" exhibit will greet visitors to the Motion Picture museum in Los Angeles when it opens after a long delay in late 2019, organizers said on Tuesday.

Dec 04 2018

Kevin Hart says 2019 Oscars host job is 'opportunity of a lifetime'

LOS ANGELES Comedian Kevin Hart will host next year's Oscar ceremony for the first time, the "Ride Along" actor said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. | Video

Television Dec 05 2018

Female film directors and producers shine in Romanian New Wave

BUCHAREST Starting out as a unit production manager in Romania's film industry more than two decades ago, Ada Solomon felt she needed to punch above her weight.

Dec 03 2018

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