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Actor Keanu Reeves returns to the dark side in 'John Wick'

NEW YORK - Actor Keanu Reeves travels to a murky underworld in the action thriller, "John Wick," playing a grieving husband and retired assassin, who reverts to being a killing machine to avenge the wrongs done to him by Russian mobsters.

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Tate Modern's Serota named most powerful person in contemporary art

LONDON - The man who runs London's Tate Modern - an art gallery in a former power station that looms over the River Thames - was named on Thursday the most powerful figure in the world of contemporary art.

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A Minute With: Shailene Woodley on teen sex, violence and Marvel

LOS ANGELES - For actress Shailene Woodley, transitioning from her teen years into adulthood in Hollywood was an emotional experience.

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Alibaba looking to expand Hollywood content offering - Bloomberg

- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is looking to expand its entertainment content offering on its Internet television set-top boxes through deals with studios in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Filming in fear: Edward Snowden as 'Citizenfour'

NEW YORK - U.S. documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the U.S. government.

Middle East 22 Oct 2014

Animated robots, trolls and the dead dig up new film fans

LOS ANGELES - An oversized personal health-care robot assistant might seem out of place next to the princesses and furry animals that have won over legions of fans, young and old, in animated films.

22 Oct 2014
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Book Talk: Richard Branson on leadership, telling stories

NEW YORK - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author.