Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe

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Scully, Mulder, paranoia return in 'The X-Files' reboot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter is pleased to update the original template with his 21st-century unease.

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South Korean army soldiers check drivers identities at a check point at Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. South Korea is set to start broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the bord

South Korea to resume anti-North propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is set to start broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the border on Friday

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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Nick Robinson, left, as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray, in a scene from the film,

'Jurassic World,' 'Star Wars' lead top 10 movies of 2015

Dinosaurs, Jedi and superheroes dominated the 2015 box office year, now the highest ever recorded, with over $11 billion in ticket sales.  

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Oscar winning cameraman Haskell Wexler dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Haskell Wexler, one of Hollywood's most famous and honored cinematographers and one whose innovative approach helped him win Oscars for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the Woody Guthrie biopic "Bound for Glory," died Sunday. He was 93.

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Publicist: Nicolas Cage was buyer of stolen dinosaur skull

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolas Cage has agreed to give back a national treasure from Mongolia.

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Review: A new classic is born in pulsating 'Hateful Eight'

"The Hateful Eight" is not for the faint at heart. What Quentin Tarantino movie is? But while cinema's favorite cinephile is up to some of his old tricks in his eighth feature, this over three hour long drawing room thriller also feels like a step forward for the wayward enfant terrible — a step toward maturity.

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Rieko Muramoto, executive director for digital business at Japanese entertainment company Avex Digital, speaks during an interview at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. 

Japan festival offers nearly $1 million to make a short film

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese festival focused on the art of the short film is offering a new award of nearly a million dollars to a director from anywhere in the world with a great pitch for a movie.

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'Real Housewives' star to get out of prison before Christmas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" is set to be freed from the big house just days before Christmas.

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Members of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus fight with lightsabers,Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

'Force Awakens' pulls in record $57M on opening night

NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has set a box office record with an estimated $57 million from Thursday night shows.

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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Dr. Bennet Omalu, left, and actor Will Smith pose together at the cast photo call for the film

'Concussion' movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON (AP) — In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the world premiere of

Chadwick Boseman to play Thurgood Marshall in new film

NEW YORK (AP) — Having already played Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman will tackle another icon in a courtroom thriller about Thurgood Marshall.

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Force is strong with new 'Star Wars' say critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics are praising J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens" as a return to form for the "Star Wars" franchise, albeit one that replays many of the saga's familiar story lines. Here's a roundup of reviews:

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Review: Holocaust tale 'Son of Saul' haunts and provokes

"Son of Saul" doesn't just get under your skin — it goes straight to the bloodstream. There, it churns and festers as you try to make sense out of the senseless horror of the Holocaust and the plight of the Sonderkommando — Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis with the genocide.

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Protester Alexis Templeton, a founding member of group Millennial Activists United, leads a chant in the middle of South Florissant Avenue outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo., the anniversary of the grand jur

18-year-old rapper fatally shot in St. Louis; no suspects

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating the fatal shooting of a young rapper whose group gained some notoriety before one of its three members went to prison earlier this year.

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HUYA BIOSCIENCE INTERNATIONAL - In this image distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2015, Dr. Mireille Gillings, HUYA's founder, CEO & Executive Chariman, right, presents the employee award to Suzanne Romano, VP, Business Development -

AMC theater chain names Starwood boss Aron as new CEO

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is naming Starwood Hotels and Resorts' interim CEO Adam Aron as its new chief executive, replacing interim CEO Craig Ramsey. Aron starts Jan. 4.

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This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure film, “Mad Max: Fury Road,

'Mad Max' leads Critics' Choice Awards nominations with 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Max: Fury Road" was critically acclaimed upon its release over the summer, and now it's the top nominee at the Critics' Choice Awards.

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Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.


Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

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