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Movie news: 'Furious 8' is on and a mutiny on Adam Sandler's set

As the Hollywood summer season looms (starts May 1), news sometimes comes fast and furious. OK, that was too easy to write, but movie news is out and about in a big way right now.

'Furious 7' shoots for No. 4; 'Age of Adaline' goes for romance

All box office eyes are turning the way of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." So, now, let the weekend take a little dip to get ready. Sure, a slow down is not always great for theater owners, but a lull is here.

Robert Downey Jr walks out of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' interview

In what was supposed to be an easy interview about "Avengers: Age of Ultron" for Robert Downey Jr., it turned out to be much more.

'Furious 7' outlasts 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' for its third win

It happened again. Not only did "Furious 7" win the box office, it did so by beating estimates. That seems to be a trend these days at the movies.

'Furious 7' drives past $1 billion

It only took "Furious 7" 17 days to pass the coveted $1 billion mark, worldwide. In doing so, it is in the company of only a handful of films.

Op-Ed: The films you should be seeing at Toronto's Hot Docs 2015

North America's largest documentary film festival is slated to hit Toronto from April 23-May 3, and as usual there's a plethora of options. Here are some suggestions on what you should check out.

'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' tries to arrest 'Furious 7'

As "Furious 7" continues to drive the box office, a mall cop will try to end its run. The end result could be tricky, and surprise some.

S. Korea activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs into North

Seoul - A South Korean activist said Thursday he had launched thousands of copies of the Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, after police blocked a previous attempt last week.

Russia pulls Hollywood film set in Stalin era

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday cancelled the release of a Hollywood thriller set in the Stalin era on grounds it distorts history and would be shown as the country celebrates the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.

Istanbul film festival scraps competitions in censorship row

Istanbul - The annual Istanbul Film Festival on Monday announced that it had scrapped all its competitions this year due to a bitter row over a film about Kurdish rebels pulled from the event following intervention by Turkish authorities.

'The Fault in Our Stars' wins big at MTV Movie Awards

When host Amy Schumer noted that "one thing MTV doesn't do anymore is play music," she hit on something. MTV has gone away from that and nobody really knows what the network is all about.

Plenty of gas in the tank for 'Furious 7'

It is nowhere near the finish line and "Furious 7" cruised in its second weekend out at the box office. It was the best second weekend total for April, too.

Oscars set dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released their show dates for the next three years. It will stay on Sunday to continue to make it Oscar Sunday, as well.

Pro-Putin filmmakers to launch patriotic fast food chain

Moscow - Russian authorities have pledged millions of dollars to help two renowned film director brothers create a patriotic fast food chain to rival McDonalds, reports said Friday.

S. Korea police block 'Interview' DVD launch into North

Seoul - The South Korean authorities have stepped in to prevent another activist launching copies of the Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon.

Sex assault victim 'willing to testify' on Polanski extradition

Varsovia - The woman raped by filmmaker Roman Polanski decades ago when she was 13 is ready to testify during the Oscar winner's extradition hearing in Poland, his lawyer said Thursday.

'Furious 7' is still in the fast lane

It will be smooth driving once again for "Furious 7" at the box office. The second weekend for the fast-paced film sees no sign of slowing down.

'The Interview' DVDs balloon-launched into North Korea

Seoul - A South Korean activist said Wednesday he had launched thousands of copies of Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, ignoring dire threats of reprisals from Pyongyang.

'Furious 7' races to April record

"Furious 7" was unmatched and had no competition as it raced to a box office bonanza. It set an April opening record along the way.

Bosnian born of wartime rape in quest for his parents

Lokvine - Alen Muhic, abandoned at birth by his Muslim mother who was raped by a Serb soldier during the Bosnian war of the 1990s, went on a quest two decades later to find his biological parents.

'Furious 7' will leave the rest in its dust

There is no question that "Furious 7" will win the weekend box office battle. In fact, there will be no battle. It will be so easy that the only thing to do is track how much it makes.

'Get Hard' takes on 'Home' and it should be close

When an animated movie gets released, it is usually an easy pick to win that particular weekend. But, not this time with "Home." It may win, but it will not be an easy one.

'Insurgent' sails past 'Cinderella'

"Insurgent" took over the box office and grabbed the glass slipper from "Cinderella." But, it rolled out about even with last year's "Divergent."

'Insurgent' to surge past 'Cinderella' with ease

As "Insurgent" opens, it looks like females will drive the box office again this weekend. That was very evident last weekend and a repeat will happen once more.

Image-conscious Mexico feared being Bond baddie

- Mexico has plenty of murderous and eccentric drug lords, but its image-conscious government did not want the new James Bond film "Spectre" to feature a Mexican villain when 007 comes blazing into town.

'Cinderella' dances to victory

Disney's "Cinderella" has won with ease and takes the box office, much like "Maleficent" did a year ago. If the formula seems familiar, it is.

'Cinderella' to win; 'Frozen' sequel is a go and more 'Star Wars'

In a tale that has been told time and time again, comes another "Cinderella." To many it is a tale that cannot be told enough.

Nikki and Nora (N&N Files) is back and ready for a Season Two Special

Nikki and Nora actresses Liz Vassey, Christina Cox and Writer/Director Nancylee Myatt are back and crowdfunding for Season Two.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

India channel protests rape documentary ban with blank screen

New Delhi - An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest at a controversial government ban on airing a documentary about the savage gang-rape of a Delhi student.
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