Box Office: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ dominates with soft $36 million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Five years after Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” cast a spell over the box office, the villainous enchantress

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‘Abominable’ film axed in Malaysia after rebuffing order to cut China map

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – DreamWorks’ animated movie “Abominable” will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet

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‘Panama Papers’ law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” scandal, has filed

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NBA, ‘South Park’ episodes spotlight Hollywood’s China dilemma

(This October 10 story clarifies paragraph 14 on ‘The Martian’) FILE PHOTO: People watch a movie at a cinema in

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Alicia Vikander takes on bilingual role in Tokyo-set ‘Earthquake Bird’

LONDON (Reuters) – Alicia Vikander plays a murder suspect caught in a love triangle in “Earthquake Bird,” a thriller set

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‘Two Popes’ filmmakers hope Pope Francis is amused

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis visits his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican, December 21,

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Box office: ‘Joker’ smashes October record with $93.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Warner Bros.’ “Joker” laughed its way to a new record at the domestic box office. FILE

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Director Iannucci swaps political comedies for ‘modern’ ‘David Copperfield’

LONDON (Reuters) – British satirist Armando Iannucci swaps political comedies for Charles Dickens in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,”

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