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James Gunn says he’s a better person after being fired

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two “Guardians” films to critical and box office success said the experience has been an educational one.…

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Massoumeh Lahidji, Pedro Almodovar, Jake Coyle

In Cannes, making sure cinema isn’t lost in translation

CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose filmmaker into French. For most, interpreting the…

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Robert Eggers, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

‘The Lighthouse,’ with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century lighthouse keepers, kicked up a storm Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival with a wave-making, madhouse period tale that seemingly washed ashore from another era. “The Lighthouse,” Eggers’ anticipated follow-up to the 2015 indie horror hit “The Witch,” premiered…

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‘John Wick 3’ dethrones ‘Avengers: Endgame’ with $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of “Avengers: Endgame.” Studios on Sunday say “John Wick: Chapter 3 —…

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On two wheels, ‘The Climb’ rides through Cannes as a hit

CANNES, France (AP) — Some stars and directors come to the Cannes Film Festival by boat, others by private jet. Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin pretty much cycled their way into Cannes. Covino’s “The Climb,” in which he and Marvin star as lifelong friends, opens on a French mountain. One of the breakout films…

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Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

CANNES, France (AP) — Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet…

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LHS Graduation

Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told the Longview News-Journal that graduates normally receive…

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Leon Vitali, Katharina Kubrick, Jan Harlan

A newly restored ‘The Shining’ debuts in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Thirty-nine years later, Jack is still not a dull boy. In a new pristine restoration, Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday evening. It was the second straight year that a Kubrick movie landed on the Croisette, following last year when Christopher Nolan brought what he…

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Julianne Moore

Valentino-heavy film has Julianne Moore talking fashion

CANNES, France (AP) — One of Julianne Moore’s first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film “The Staggering Girl” was wardrobe. She had visions of wearing green, lavender and red haute couture as the star of the short film produced by the French fashion house. “And I got there and they’re like, ‘These…

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Clarisa Figueroa

The Latest: Family: Pregnant woman’s slaying ‘a nightmare’

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a pregnant Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A spokeswoman for the family a 19-year-old who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb says what they’re going through is “a nightmare, a horror film.” Julie…

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