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May 2016

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ keeps teens running for their lives

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Cast members Kaya Scodelario (L) and Dylan O’Brien from the film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”, pose for pictures in Beverly Hills, California August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An army of zombie-like attackers keep the teenage protagonists of the “Maze Runner” running for their lives in the second installment of the dystopian young adult film series. In “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” out in theaters on…

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei set for huge London retrospective

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a photocall for his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Britain September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has had his run-ins with the authorities in his native China, but the Royal Academy of Arts is giving him all the space he needs for a mammoth retrospective opening in London on…

NBC’s ‘Heroes’ are reborn into a darker world with higher stakes

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(L-R) Cast members Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Judi Shekoni, executive producer Tim Kring, cast members Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, and Robbie Kay participate in the NBCUniversal “Heroes Reborn” panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2015 Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) – Five years after “Heroes” was retired from saving the world on television, NBC is reassembling its…

Disney gives peek of latest ‘Jungle Book’ film

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The water tank of The Walt Disney Co Studios is pictured in Burbank, California February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer of its latest big screen adaptation of “The Jungle Book” — this time as a live action film mixed with computer-generated imagery. Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, this version has been adapted by “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau. Hollywood stars Scarlett…

Emily Blunt faces tough questions as FBI agent in thriller ‘Sicario’

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Actress Emily Blunt poses on the red carpet at a screening of her new film ‘Sicario’ in New York, September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK – Actress Emily Blunt wrestles with her moral compass as an FBI agent who is recruited into a high-risk task against a drugs operation in Mexico in the new thriller “Sicario.” “She does represent such morality and the right way of doing things,” she…

Anish Kapoor to mask vandalism on Versailles sculpture

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Tourists look at the damaged “Dirty Corner” installation by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, France, September 6, 2015, after the second attack against the artwork in three months. A series of sentences, some of which were anti-Semitic, were painted on Kapoor’s steel and rock sculpture. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer PARIS (Reuters) – British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has decided to leave the anti-Semitic graffiti on his “Dirty…

Daltrey illness forces The Who to postpone North American tour

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Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the opening night of their North American tour, “The Who Hits 50”, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette NEW YORK (Reuters) – British rock band The Who on Friday postponed all remaining dates of its 50th anniversary North American tour after lead singer Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis. In a statement on its website, the band,…

The Weeknd keeps new albums off top spot on Billboard 200 chart

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Canadian singer The Weeknd performs during the second night of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd held steady at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for a third consecutive week, keeping off five new entries in the top…