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"Star Wars" creator filmmaker George Lucas, right, and his wife Mellody Hobson, left, and Don Bacigalupi, Founding President, center, attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 14, 2018. . The institution, scheduled to open in 2021, is envisioned as not just a repository for "Star Wars" memorabilia but a wide-ranging museum representing all forms of visual storytelling from paintings and drawings to comic strips and digital and traditional films. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 14, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wielding a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas joined a handful of elected officials Wednesday in breaking ground on a billion-dollar museum dedicated to the art of visual storytelling. Construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a dream...
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March 14, 2018 - 8:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, singer Halsey and rapper Lil Yachty will add their voices to "Teen Titans GO! to the Movies." USA Today reports Cage will be the voice of Superman, Halsey co-stars as Wonder Woman, and Yachty plays Green Lantern in the animated movie of the Cartoon...
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Guillermo del Toro, winner of the award for best director for "The Shape of Water" celebrates in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 05, 2018 - 12:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" is the winner of the best picture Academy Award. Director Guillermo del Toro's film has been...
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Adrian Molina, from left, Lee Unkrich, and Darla K. Anderson accept the award for best animated feature film for "Coco" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 10:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Coco," the tear-jerking adventure tale of a Mexican boy who learns the importance of honoring his ancestors after getting stuck in an eye-popping netherworld of the dead, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday. The Pixar film, one of the largest U.S. productions ever...
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Allison Janney arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 10:41 pm
Partial list of winners for the 90th Academy Awards presented Sunday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya." Foreign Language Film: "A Fantastic Woman," Chile...
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Kobe Bryant, winner of the award for best animated short for "Dear Basketball", poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 10:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for "Dear Basketball," a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016. He'll add it to an already jammed trophy collection that...
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FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Gene, voiced by T.J. Miller, center, in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's "The Emoji Movie." “The Emoji Movie” has received Hollywood’s most famous frown, the Razzie Award, for worst picture of 2017. (Sony Pictures Animation via AP, File)
March 03, 2018 - 3:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character. "The Emoji Movie" has received Hollywood's most famous frown, the Razzie Award , for worst picture of 2017, making it the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonor. "Leading this year's...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Hugh Jackman from the film, "Logan." Director James Mangold, along with Michael Green and Scott Frank, is nominated for an Oscar for adapted screenplay for the film. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4. (Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
February 27, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and best animated film for "The Incredibles," no superhero film has ever penetrated the top categories of the Academy Awards. Though regular honorees for their bombastic visual effects or thunderous, wall-to-wall...
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The team of 'Touch me not' pose on the stage after receiving a golden bear as best film during the awarding ceremony of the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 24, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BERLIN (AP) — "Touch Me Not," an experimental movie about intimacy from Romanian director Adina Pintilie, won the top Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The movie, which follows the story of a woman who can't bear to be touched and various other people...
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FILE - This June 28, 1989, file photo, shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. It’s been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on our TVs, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" The golden anniversary of America’s favorite neighbor’s appearance is being celebrated with a PBS special next month, a new stamp, a feature-length documentary coming out this summer and plans for a Tom Hanks-led biopic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 20, 2018 - 2:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers. The low-key, low-tech "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who...
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