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'Solo' director says new 'Star Wars' film puts character first

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LOS ANGELES "Star Wars" movies are known for high-stakes battles to save the galaxy far, far away from the forces of evil, but director Ron Howard said he viewed the latest film installment as simply the personal journey of a young man.

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Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' propels to $125 million opening 21 May 2018

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Deadpool might not consider himself a superhero, but its latest installment is off to a powerful start. | Video

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Exclusive: Ousted MGM CEO explores bid for the U.S. movie studio - sources 2:49am BST

Former MGM Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber, who was ousted earlier this year, is speaking to investment banks about financing an offer to acquire the privately held U.S. movie studio, five people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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GLAAD calls for LGBT characters in 20 percent of movies by 2021 6:48pm BST

LOS ANGELES Romance "Call Me By Your Name" may have won a screenplay Oscar, and Disney's family-friendly "Beauty and the Beast" had a gay character, but movies from Hollywood's major studios last year had the lowest percentage of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual characters since 2012, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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Japan's 'Shoplifters' steals the show to win Cannes Palme d'Or 20 May 2018

CANNES, France Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Saturday for "Shoplifters", a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists. | Video

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Haunted by Don Quixote for 25 years, Terry Gilliam finally gets his epic out 20 May 2018

CANNES, France Terry Gilliam finally brought his epic "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" to the screen on Saturday, after a 25-year struggle to make a film afflicted by financial, legal and logistical obstacles, illness and death. | Video

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Hollywood's China dreams get tangled in trade talks 20 May 2018

BEIJING Hollywood's push for greater access to China's booming film market - delayed since last year - has become tangled in broader trade talks between Washington and Beijing, a potentially thorny position amid whipsawing trade relations.

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Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme 18 May 2018

CANNES, France "Girl", a film about a transgender teenage girl's quest to become a professional ballerina, won the Queer Palme award on Friday, selected as the best from a bumper field of movies with an LGBT theme playing at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Vanessa Paradis revels in gay porn director role in Cannes slasher 19 May 2018

CANNES, France Vanessa Paradis has come a long way from "Joe Le Taxi". The French actress, who shot to fame as a teenage pop singer, stars as a director of hardcore gay porn films in a movie that screened at the Cannes Film Festival this week. | Video

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Jennifer Aniston to star in same-sex White House comedy film 18 May 2018

LOS ANGELES Jennifer Aniston will portray the first female - and first gay - U.S. president in a comedy film for Netflix, the streaming service said on Friday.

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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video