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‘The Dead Lands': The Deadly Maori Art of Mau Rakau

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You may not be familiar with the Maori martial arts discipline of Mau Rakau, but there is a reason it translates as “to bear a...

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Rohmer’s ‘Full Moon in Paris,’ Re-released

It is the early 1980s in Paris. The hair is feathered and the phones are all rotary. It looks glaringly dated, but the relationship issues of the characters inhabiting this world are as fresh today as they were when the …... Read More


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  • Reporters and camera crews get a preview of items from the Lauren Bacall Collection at Bonham's in New York on March 24, 2015. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The late Paul Walker stars as Brian O'Conner in "Furious 7" (Scott Garfield/Universal Studios)

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  • Long-time character actor Dick Miller in his biopic, "That Guy Dick Miller." (Indiecan Entertainment)

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  • Japanese novelist (Ayako Fujitani) meets a mysterious man in her San Francisco hotel in "Man From Reno." (Gravitas Ventures)

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  • A scene from the 1940 film "From Mayerling to Sarajevo," which has been newly remastered. (Water Bearer Films)

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  • Sean Penn as Jim Terrier in "The Gunman." (Joe Alblas/Open Road Films)

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  • (L–R) Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Andrew Cooper)

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  • Andy Lau, back, and Boran Jing in Lost and Love, which explores China’s child abduction problem

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  • L-r, Viilbjork Mallin Agge, Viggo Mortensen in "Jauja" (Getty Images)

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  • (L–R, foreground): Cloten (Anton Yelchin), Cymbeline (Ed Harris) and Queen (Milla Jovovich) in "Cymbeline." (Lionsgate)

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  • Andy Summers guitar solo during The Police Reunion Tour 2007/08. (Cinema Libre Studio)

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  • Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the video game "The Legend of Zelda," during a Nintendo news conference at the E3 Gaming Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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  • The Comcast Center in Philadelphia, Dec. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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  • (L–F) James Corden chatting with his first guests Mila Kunis and Tom Hanks on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," which premiered Monday, March 23 on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)

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  • The exterior of Netflix headquarters is shown in Los Gatos, Calif., on April 22, 2011. Even as Netflix continues to pump out more original programming, its bosses say they will continue to keep secret details on how many people are actually watching. The streaming service, with 53 million subscribers, doesn't pay for the third-party ratings service provided by the Nielsen company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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  • Producer Marc Smerling and director Andrew Jarecki attend 'The Jinx' New York Premiere at Time Warner Center on January 28, 2015 in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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  • The Enchanted Hill, the legendary home now best known as Hearst Castle, built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst in San Simeon, Calif. The acclaimed film "Citizen Kane" will be shown at Hearst Castle. The 1941 film, in part based on Hearst's life, so infuriated Hearst that he sought to derail the movie, which portrayed the rise and fall of an obsessively controlling character. (AP/The Tribune, Joe Johnston)

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  • Comedian Jay Leno arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower on Feb. 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez /AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Director Gabe Polsky (R)  and the crew of the documentary film, "Red Army," filming on location in Red Square, Moscow. Polsky’s film tells the story of the Soviet Union’s relationship with its famed national hockey team through the eyes of Slava Fetisov, the Hall of Fame defenseman who later won two Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics/Red Army Doc LLC, Silvia Zeitlinger)

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  • Based on Eddie Huang’s bestselling memoir, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat premiered last month. (Bob D'Amico/ABC)

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  • Presenter Sean Penn, left, and filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu pose in the press room after winning multiple awards including best original screenplay, best director and best picture for “Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," at the Oscars in Los Angeles. On Saturday, March 7. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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  • Pedestrians wear masks against the pollution on Nov. 29, 2014, in Beijing, China. A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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  • Flowers adorn the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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  • Leonard Nimoy arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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  • Cassandra Hatton, senior specialist in fine books and manuscripts and director of the history of science from Bonhams auction house, shows a notebook of British mathematician and pioneer in computer science Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking genius, and an operational three-rotor German Enigma machine during an auction preview in Hong Kong Thursday, March 19, 2015. The 56-page manuscript, containing Turing's complex mathematical and computer science notations, is being sold by Bonhams in New York on April 13 and expected to bring at least US$1 million while the German Enigma machine is expected to fetch between US$140,000 and $180,000. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Notes of ‘Imitation Game’ Inspiration Alan Turing Sell for More Than $1 Million

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  • Director Rubert Goold reviews a scene on the set of "True Story." (Mary Cybulski/20th Century Fox Film Corporation)

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  • Writers Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner pose with their Writers Guild of America episodic drama award for “Mad Men” at the JW Marriott hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2013. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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  • Reporters and camera crews get a preview of items from the Lauren Bacall Collection at Bonham's in New York on March 24, 2015. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • This undated photo provided by Elvis Presley's Graceland shows an artist’s rendering of the new Elvis Presley’s Graceland Wedding Chapel at the Westgate Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Elvis Presley's Graceland)

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  • Game of Thrones Season 5 will start next week. The premiere will be April 12 at 9 p.m. on HBO, per usual.

(Photo by Matt Sayles /Invision/AP, File)

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  • A screenshot of Beyonce's music video 'Die With You' exclusively on Tidal taken on April 5, 2015. (The Epoch Times)

    Beyoncé’s Tidal Exclusive a Hint at Company’s Obstacles

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  • Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of Beatles singer John Lennon, died at the age of 75, according to Wednesday news reports. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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  • Joni Mitchell arrives at the 2015 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mitchell was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but details on her condition have not been released. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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  • Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones pose for the media ahead of their Australian tour at Adelaide Oval on October 23, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Klerk/Getty Images)

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  • Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star)

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  • Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in season 2 of Netflix's "House of Cards." (Nathaniel Bell for Netflix)

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  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, Susan Schneider, from left, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams arrive at the premiere of  "Happy Feet Two" at Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles. Attorneys for Robin Williams’ wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian’s estate. The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission. She has asked the court to set aside the contents of the home she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have.  (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

    Attorney: Robin Williams’ Wife Wants His Wedding Tuxedo

    SAN FRANCISCO — The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a... Read more

  • TV host Jeremy Clarkson as he gestures as he takes his place in the stands before the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. The BBC said Wednesday March 25, 2015 that it has decided not to renew the contract of “Top Gear’’ host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer. (AP/Matt Dunham)

    BBC Decides Not to Renew ‘Top Gear’ Host Clarkson’s Contract

    LONDON—The BBC decided Wednesday not to renew the contract of “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer, ending his connection to... Read more

  • Zayn Malik’s announcement that he is quitting boy band One Direction has triggered an unsettling amount of mostly teenage girls to tweet they’ll kill themselves over the move.   (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

    Zayn Just Wants to be a ‘Normal 22-year-old who is able to relax’

    LONDON (AP) — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction “to be a normal 22-year-old.” In... Read more

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    Toronto ComiCon

    Toronto ComiCon brought out some interesting characters and cosplayers last weekend.  Merchants, fans, and celebrities took in the giant expo from March 20 to 22... Read more

  • Singer/songwriter/producer B. Howard has signed with King Entertainment Empire, an Ottawa-based indie record label and artist management company. (Ohrangutang_2014)

    B. Howard’s Ottawa Connection

    An Ottawa indie record label and artist management company has signed R&B/pop artist B. Howard, an American singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with... Read more

  • Director/actress Angelina Jolie attends the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BFCA)

    Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

    LONDON—Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her... Read more

  • El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, a Mexican wrestler, died in the ring while matched up ex-WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio. (Youtube/screenshot)

    El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, Mexican Wrestler, Dies in the Ring vs Rey Mysterio (Video)

    El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, a Mexican wrestler, died in the ring while matched up ex-WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio in Tijuana, Mexico. He died after... Read more


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