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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dev Patel knows how special a film like "Lion" is. He's been waiting nearly 8 years, since his breakout in "Slumdog Millionaire," for a role as substantive and soulful as Saroo … more
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - As hundreds of names scrolled up the screen after 2012's "The Avengers," moviegoers who remained glued to their seats for a taste of the next treat in Marvel's superhero universe … more
By JEFF AYERS The Associated Press John Grisham's latest novel, "The Whistler," involves the rich and powerful and abuse of the justice system. The Florida Board on Judicial Conduct investigates accusations involving judicial misconduct. … more
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer By a twist of fate, there are two infernos you can submerge yourself in this weekend. You can either take the Dan Brown audio tour of Florence and Dante's Divine Comedy in Ron Howard's adaptation of the author's … more
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Kenny Chesney's new CD is his 17th studio album and it finds the country superstar sounding a little like a 17-year-old - caught between wild abandonment and moodiness. The 11-song "Cosmic Hallelujah" … more
The modern studio comedy increasingly feels limp, suffocated by the financial imperatives of high-concept plots and desperately in search of signs of life. Greg Mottola's "Keeping Up With the Joneses" is, like many before it, fine enough. But it … more
"Moonlight" is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in … more
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant," starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA - roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone - gets his shot at action hero stardom. If we … more
By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX AP Entertainment Writer WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Billy Bob Thornton was honored with an Oscar nearly 20 years ago, but he still feels like a Hollywood outsider. That's one of the reasons the actor says he took on … more
By SCOTT BAUER The Associated Press Phish will not be remembered for its studio releases and "Big Boat" shows why. Bookended with a couple of duds, obfuscating some real gems in between, the Vermont-based jam band's 13th official studio … more
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