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Not exactly Cannes, this film fest is Fargo _ with drones
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Spencer Kuhlman was playing junior hockey in Canada when a knee injury wiped out his hopes of playing in college.

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of marriage.Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday announcing their breakup.

French horror film ‘Raw’ is a strong debut for director Julia Ducournau
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Ah, the pleasures of the flesh.

Not even Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can rescue "Baywatch"
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. His charisma should be considered a national resource and channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It’s a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like “Central Intelligence” and revved up the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has charted a very successful course
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It’s safe to say that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise is the only one based on a ride at a Disney theme park.And we can say without hesitation that it’s the only one about pirates, and the lone franchise whose lead character (Johnny Depp’s Capt.

Fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick fights bloat
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Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.”For this film, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Disney has hired a lesser-known filmmaking duo to reanimate the series – a pair of Norwegian s, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who helmed the 2012 oc

Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser
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CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than three million euros ($3.4 million) to combat the disease globally.Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana RossThe evening, which raises money for AIDS research and education programs across the globe, att

Blake Lively to lead film from 'Big Little Lies' author
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Lively is set to star in an adaptation of the best-seller "The Husband's Secret," from "Big Little Lies" author Liane Moriarty. CBS Films said Thursday that Lively will play Cecilia Fitzpatrick in the film and also executive produce.The character is a model wife and mother who discovers an unopened letter from her husband that says to open only in the case of his death.

Pattinson, Sandler lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes
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CANNES, France (AP) — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Oscar campaigns.Standing ovations at Cannes, which concludes Sunday with the Palme d'Or presentation, appear likely to lead to awards consideration for a number of big names, including Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson.Kidman had tw

GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren't positive.GLAAD's annual study released Thursday surveyed 125 releases from the seven major Hollywood studios and found them again to be severely lagging behind strides made in television and independ

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