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An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

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An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

Harry Potter Alliance Frowns on Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Muggles at Comcast Corp., beware. The Harry Potter Alliance is among the forces arrayed against you. The alliance is among more than 50 groups listed as signers of a letter today opposing Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc....

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Tory Burch, left, and Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Affairs.

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Tory Burch, left, and Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Affairs.

Jill Biden’s Tory Burch Night, DiCaprio’s Casting Call for Wilson

Designer Tory Burch became a billionaire in 2013, and added a Georgetown shop to her empire this week. On the night of President Barack Obama’s speech about “an economy that’s profoundly unequal,” Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden,...

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

Mandela: Film as ‘Incentive’

Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Colin Powell hosted a screening of “Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic of the South African leader due in theaters later this month. On stage tonight in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater,  Clinton, a...

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Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips."

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Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips."

`Captain Phillips:’ Navy Helped Tell Tale, Pentagon’s Bad Book Review

The precision prowess of Navy SEAL commandos will be on full display today with the nationwide release of Sony Picture’s “Captain Phillips,” depicting the 2009 high-seas rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips, played by Tom Hanks, after a five-day ordeal with...

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Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. secretary of defense, speaks prior to a television interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 28, 2011.

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Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. secretary of defense, speaks prior to a television interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 28, 2011.

Rumsfeld: The Movie

A film about former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is competing for the Golden Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, Farah Nayeri of Bloomberg Muse reports. ``The Unknown Man” is directed by Errol Morris, who won an Academy Award...

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Byron Jennings, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, and David Costabile in 'Lincoln.'

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Byron Jennings, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln, David Strathairn, Jeremy Strong, and David Costabile in 'Lincoln.'

Spielberg’s `Lincoln’: Cinematic Treat Best Served with Lame-Duck

Lame-duck sessions of Congress can be larger than life. That’s the way the lame-duck session of the winter of 1864 was portrayed in the film, “Lincoln,” the tale about President Abraham Lincoln’s winning of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution...

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'Zero Dark Thirty.'

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'Zero Dark Thirty.'

Zero Dark Thirty: A Tale Told Well

The relentless drumbeat about “Zero Dark Thirty” centers on its depiction of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on a detainee named Ammar who provided the initial tip on a courier whose tracking became crucial in the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. That’s...

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