Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies
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Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group have formed a partnership to cooperate on multiple big-budget movies, marking another step into the global film industry by the Chinese conglomerate. Wanda, which already owns AMC Theaters and bought Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, said it would both … Continue reading

Transgender actress Alexis Arquette has died at 47
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Transgender actress Alexis Arquette has died at 47

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexis Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 47 and surrounded by family who serenaded her with David Bowie’s “Starman,” her siblings said in a statement Sunday. No cause of death was given. “Alexis … Continue reading

Adult audiences drive ‘Sully’s’ big $35.5 million landing
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Adult audiences drive ‘Sully’s’ big $35.5 million landing

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult audiences turned out in droves to take the plunge with “Sully,” director Clint Eastwood’s dramatization of the Miracle on the Hudson. The film took flight with $35.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, surpassing expectations by around $10 million. Tom Hanks stars as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who made … Continue reading

In festival-hit ‘Moonlight,’ growing up black and gay
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In festival-hit ‘Moonlight,’ growing up black and gay

TORONTO (AP) — The shimmering glow of Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” a poetic coming-of-age tale told across three chapters about a young gay black kid growing up in a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood of Miami, has lit up this year’s fall film festival circuit like no other film. Following its much-lauded debut at the Telluride Film Festival … Continue reading

‘Don’t Breathe’ tops box office again over Labor Day weekend
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‘Don’t Breathe’ tops box office again over Labor Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The horror thriller “Don’t Breathe” topped the box office for the second straight week, while several new releases struggled to find traction over a typically sleepy Labor Day weekend at North American movie theaters. The Sony Screen Gems release made an estimated $15.7 million in its second weekend, according to studio … Continue reading