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Review: Neeson in action again in ‘Tombstones’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank’s adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikel…

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Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday….

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Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison….

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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York’s Central Park….

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Book on Jewish food features intro by Joan Rivers

NEW YORK (AP) — A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food….

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Playwright Samuel D. Hunter wins ‘genius grant’

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he’s been doing….

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Washington and Fuqua ride again in ‘The Equalizer’

TORONTO (AP) — It’s been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det. Alonzo Harris and their Los Angeles crime odyssey “Training Day” to Oscar glory (for Washington) and a Hollywood breakthrough (for Fuqua)….

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Review: Ambitious ‘Destiny’ lacks imagination

Midway through “Destiny,” the new science fiction epic from “Halo” creators Bungie, a smug prince is musing on the hero’s desire to visit a mysterious site on Mars….

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1 month ago

Book on Jewish food features intro by Joan Rivers

NEW YORK (AP) — A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food….

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1 month ago

Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday….