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Furious 7 Becomes Just the 4th Film in History to Hit $1.5 Billion Worldwide


Furious 7 has become just the fourth film in history to hit the $1.5 billion mark in worldwide box office numbers. Furious 7, which hit...

  • Charles Wilkinson, director of “Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World,” the last film in a trilogy that aims to raise awareness about the devastation that occurs from resource extraction in Canada’s northern regions. (Courtesy Hot Docs)

    Charles Wilkinson: A Passion for the Environment

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  • Leah Parsons prepares to take part in a walk in remembrance of her daughter Rehtaeh Parsons, in Cole Harbour, N.S., on April 5, 2014. (The Canadian Press/ Mitch Ward)

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  • David Letterman, host of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” waves to the audience after announcing his retirement, in New York on April 3, 2014. Letterman will host his final show on May 20. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab)

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  • (AP Photo/LucasFilm, Disney)

    Star Wars Offers Enduring Themes That Appeal to Our Deepest Selves

    “No. I am your father.” The shocking words of Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker, as Luke clings for life at the end of The Empire... Read more

  • A poster for National Canadian Film Day, complete with that most Canadian of icons—a Mountie—who is hefting a reel of what is no doubt Canadian film. (REEL Canada)

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  • Jennifer Zeng, at Washington DC, Candle Light Vigil. (NTD Television)

    Free China Screening Celebrates Magna Carta’s 800 Years of Liberty and Justice

    WILMINGTON, Del.—It’s unusual for a documentary film to tour the film festival circuit for over a year, and, if lucky, to show on movie screens... Read more

  • A scene from Annie Lennox's live concert, airing on PBS April 3, 2015. (PBS)

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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)

    Why the Netflix Zelda Adaptation Will Never Happen

    In February, an anonymous source told the Wall Street Journal that Netflix was in the process of developing a live-action TV adaptation of the best-selling... Read more

  • This undated publicity photo provided by PBS shows, from left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, from the TV series, "Downton Abbey." (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

    ‘Downton Abbey’ to End After Upcoming 6th Season

    NEW YORK  — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year. Producers of the popular... Read more

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

    The Fall of Cable Is Coming

    Cable is amazing. For as much as people justifiably rag on cable providers, the actual content and breadth of channels is absolutely mesmerizing. When you... Read more

  • (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)

    James Corden Plays Nice in Bow as ‘Late Late Show’ Host

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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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    Netflix is a blessing and a curse. For a mere $8 a month, you get unlimited access to a vast library of content that can... Read more

  • 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)

    Documentary Films Change the Tide of Murder Investigations

    LOS ANGELES—Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for... Read more

  • 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)

    ‘Citizen Kane’ to Play at Hearst Castle’s Private Theater

    SAN SIMEON, Calif.—For some movie buffs, showing Orson Welles’ acclaimed film “Citizen Kane” at Hearst Castle is like having a screening of “Star Wars” on... Read more

  • Actress Meryl Streep arrives for the premiere of the film "India's Daughter" at Baruch College in New York, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Rape Documentary Banned in India Debuts in US

    NEW YORK—A rape documentary banned from airing in India received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded event on Monday that included actresses Meryl Streep and... Read more