Box Office Top 20: ‘Spectre’ and ‘Peanuts’ stay on top
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Box Office Top 20: ‘Spectre’ and ‘Peanuts’ stay on top

NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of new releases failed to come close to “Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie,” which easily remained the biggest draws at movie theaters over the weekend. The James Bond film “Spectre” grossed $33.7 million in its second week, while “The Peanuts Movie” followed up its second-place debut with $24 million. … Continue reading

Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is a moving, starry holiday pic
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Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is a moving, starry holiday pic

“Love the Coopers” is pretty formulaic as far as Christmas dramedies go, but there are always going to be those movies that just get to you — despite, perhaps, your best judgment. Modern holiday movies, with their aggressively unhappy families and sanitized Hallmark sentimentality, occupy an interesting space in entertainment. Big, starry ensemble casts assemble … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon honored by Harvard Lampoon
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Jimmy Fallon honored by Harvard Lampoon

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jimmy Fallon got the royal treatment at Harvard. The “Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum was honored Saturday by the Harvard Lampoon, the country’s oldest continuously published humor magazine. The magazine awarded Fallon its Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor. The comedian was crowned “Emperor of Comedy” and paraded … Continue reading

Fordham, Marquette rescind honorary degrees they gave Cosby
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Fordham, Marquette rescind honorary degrees they gave Cosby

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham and Marquette universities have rescinded from Bill Cosby his honorary degrees amid allegations from women accusing the comedian of sexual assault. In Milwaukee, Marquette’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution Thursday rescinding an honorary degree presented to Cosby in 2013. The degree was immediately rescinded, the school said. Fordham’s Board … Continue reading

‘Room’ wins Toronto Film Festival audience award
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‘Room’ wins Toronto Film Festival audience award

NEW YORK (AP) — The top award of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday went to Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” an emotional tale of a captive mother and her five-year son. The film took the festival’s People’s Choice award, determined by audience voting. Starring Brie Larson and 8-year-old Jacob Tremblay, “Room” is adapted from … Continue reading

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Warner Bros. to make Chinese-language films in HK venture

BEIJING (AP) — Hollywood studio Warner Bros. and a Chinese investment company said Sunday that they will jointly produce Chinese-language movies for the international market, as entertainment companies in the world’s two biggest movie markets increasingly collaborate. Warner Bros. and China Media Capital announced their Hong Kong-based joint venture two days before the start of … Continue reading