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'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience.
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'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.
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Brain power outwits Asian mobsters in sci-fi thriller 'Lucy'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-toting thugs and a vicious Asian mob boss are no match for the brawn and brain of French director Luc Besson's super-powered heroine in his sci-fi, action thriller "Lucy."
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Chinese tourism company sues Paramount over Transformers 4 scenes
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.
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N.Y. judge adjourns disorderly conduct case against actor LaBeouf
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater performance in June.
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'Shakespeare in Love' adapter revels in rave reviews in London
LONDON (Reuters) - The Disney-backed stage adaptation of the hit film "Shakespeare in Love" won nearly across-the-board rave reviews in London this week, to the relief of its creators who are pleased that their big gamble looks set to pay off.
24 Jul 2014 16:44 - Share
N.Y. Met Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labor dispute
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached, in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season.
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Tax credit shortfall costs California TV, movie production revenues
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A growing number of TV series and film crews have left California in search of tax credits elsewhere, causing $2 billion in revenue losses over the past four years to a state that is home to Hollywood and the U.S. production industry, a report said on Thursday.   
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Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy 'Birdman'
ROME (Reuters) - Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu opens this year's Venice film festival with the premier of "Birdman", a black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leaning heavily toward war and recession, festival director Alberto Barbera said on Thursday.
24 Jul 2014 14:49 - Share
'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.
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