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Japanese filmmaker's documentary makes argument for nuclear phase-out

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Masako Sakata, an award-winning Japanese documentary film director, took the long route to answer a gnawing question: how is that Japan is still wedded to atomic power while Germany decided to phase out its nuclear plants by 2022 in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster? In her latest film… Read

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Disney fires director James Gunn over offensive tweets

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director James Gunn has been fired from the third movie over a series of offensive messages posted on Twitter several years ago. The tweets, mainly from 2008 and 2011, joked about taboo topics such as rape and pedophilia. Disney, which owns the franchise as the… Read

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5 English novelizations of popular Japanese anime

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America has Hollywood, Korea as has K-pop, and Japan has anime (among other cultural phenomena). While Japan has a lot to offer and is known for a plethora of things in terms of food, landmarks and culture, perhaps the one thing that everyone thinks when they think Japan is anime.… Read

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CBS announces four-part series of short 'Star Trek' episodes

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CBS Corp's next voyage into the "Star Trek" universe will come in the form of a four-part series of 10-to-15-minute episodes released starting this fall on the CBS All Access streaming service, the network said. "Star Trek: Short Treks" will be released monthly, and each episode will tell a separate,… Read

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'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

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Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman ," ''Shazam! " and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and… Read

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Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

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Pop superstar Taylor Swift will take to the silver screen alongside Jennifer Hudson in a film adaptation of the popular hit musical "Cats," reports said Friday. The movie is the latest project for British filmmaker Tom Hooper, who brought novel-turned-musical "Les Miserables" to the big screen and won an Oscar… Read

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Disney announces new Star Wars 'Clone Wars' episodes

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Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series "The Clone Wars" on its upcoming streaming platform. The 12-episode run was announced during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. In an announcement, Disney says the show will continue the story lines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin… Read

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Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainers on Forbes list

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American boxer Floyd Mayweather has been named the world's highest-paid entertainer on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career. Reality star Kylie Jenner, 20, came in third on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, largely thanks to… Read

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'Grease' at 40: Still the one that we want

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Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over -- but we're all still hopelessly devoted to "Grease." The classic musical, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, took moviegoers back to their high school days… Read

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Comic-Con fans go wild meeting first female 'Doctor Who'

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Some 6,500 Comic-Con attendees cheered on the 13th "Doctor Who" Jodie Whittaker Thursday in San Diego in her first public appearance since getting the coveted role. Whittaker is the first woman to play the role, which has also been occupied recently by Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith. The English actress… Read

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