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Review: Even The Rock's biceps can't lift up 'Baywatch'
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Of this, dear moviegoer, rest assured: Dwayne Johnson's biceps still ripple and glisten in the sunlight. So do his triceps, pecs, abs, delts, quads, lats and the other 600 or so muscles of the human body.And that charismatic, multi-million dollar grin?

Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats
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NEW YORK (AP) — On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains.The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, said Tuesday that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.45 billion fo

Kubrick's little-known right-hand man takes a bow in Cannes
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CANNES, France (AP) — No place on Earth is more devoted to the "auteur" filmmaker than the Cannes Film Festival.

Reaction to death of actor Roger Moore at age 89
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89:— "The world has lost one of its great champions for children — and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend.

Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
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NEW YORK (AP) — Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93.Merrill, raised in part on the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman.

Cannes festival holds moment of silence for Manchester
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CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival said it will hold a moment of silence Tuesday for the victims of the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.The festival invited all festivalgoers to "show their solidarity with the victims, their families and the British people" with a minute of silence at 3 p.m.

'Dangal' becomes China's biggest non-Hollywood foreign film
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BEIJING (AP) — The Aamir Khan film "Dangal," about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China's biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie.The Indian film, whose name translates as "Let's Wrestle, Dad," was released in China on May 5.

Rebel Wilson tells court Australian articles hurt her career
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A tearful Rebel Wilson testified on Tuesday that a series of magazine articles published in Australia were a deliberate attack on her character and damaged her acting career.Wilson is suing Australian publisher Bauer Media for defamation over several articles published in 2015 that the Australian-born actress said led to her film contracts being terminated.

Zack Snyder exits 'Justice League' after daughter's death
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie "Justice League."A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that Joss Whedon would take over completing the film, which should still hit its Nov.

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' follow-up set for 2019 release
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of "Get Out" with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019.Universal Pictures announced the release date for Peele's untitled film on Monday.Peele's buzzy directorial debut "Get Out" became a box office phenomenon this year grossing $229.6 million worldwide on a production budget

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