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Film Bio of Aung San Suu Kyi Debuts in Toronto

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:51 am (UTC-5)
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A new film biography of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, called The Lady, was directed by noted French action director Luc Besson. It focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi’s relationship with her British-born husband Michael Aris after she returned to Burma […]

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US Lawmaker Calls for Probe of Bin Laden Movie Project

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. lawmaker is calling for an investigation into contacts between the Obama administration and filmmakers who are working on a project about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, including the May 2 raid that killed the former al-Qaida leader. Republican Congressman Peter King, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, is questioning whether […]

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Final ‘Harry Potter’ Film Breaking Sales Records

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Harry Potter has brought his magic to the box office, with the eighth and final film in the wildly popular franchise breaking opening day ticket sales records. Distributor Warner Bros. says Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 brought in $43.5 million at midnight screenings alone on its first day Friday in the U.S. […]

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Final ‘Harry Potter’ Film Breaking Sales Records

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Harry Potter has brought his magic to the box office, with the eighth and final film in the wildly popular franchise breaking opening day ticket sales records. Distributor Warner Bros. says Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 brought in $43.5 million at midnight screenings alone on its first day Friday in the U.S. […]

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Harry Potter Fans Flock to Theaters for Final Film

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Fans of the wildly popular Harry Potter franchise are flocking to movie theaters around the world to see the last of eight films based on the books by British author J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is poised to set records in ticket sales, taking in $43 million in 26 countries […]

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China Disables Film Rating Systems for Propaganda Extravaganza

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are taking no chances on negative reaction to a star-studded film about the founding of the Communist Party, released to mark the party’s 90th anniversary this week. Viewer rating systems and comment fields have been removed without explanation from entries for the movie on Chinese entertainment websites. Readers still are able to give […]

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