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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis enter Oscar race with 'Fences' trailer

Even before production began on “Fences” in  April, many awards season pundits already had the film’s stars on their lists of likely Oscar nominees.

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Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmmaker and ‘godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the “godfather of gore,” has died.

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'Birth of a Nation' stars Gabrielle Union and Nate Parker help voter registration drive in theaters

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced it will team up with various theater chains and voter organizations to launch a voter registration drive tied to the release of its upcoming slave-revolt drama “The Birth of a Nation.”

The initiative will be launched at special advance screenings of the film on Tuesday in support of National Voter Registration Day and continue when the film opens on Oct. 7.

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Meet 'The Magnificent Seven's' Haley Bennett, the actress who's about to be everywhere

She’s the lone woman in “The Magnificent Seven.” She’s the (seemingly) perfect wife with a terrible secret in “The Girl on the Train.” And she’s playing a starlet opposite Warren Beatty in the veteran actor’s upcoming Howard Hughes movie, “Rules Don’t Apply.”

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In a first, a VR short will become a Hollywood movie

Over its short life, virtual-reality entertainment has often been spun out of traditional Hollywood productions, whether an episodic piece based on “The Martian” or a more participatory experience derived from “Ghostbusters.”

But the transom has rarely if ever gone the other way--an original VR piece has never been turned into a Hollywood movie.

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Bill Nunn, Radio Raheem of Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing,' dies at 63

Bill Nunn, a character actor best known for his portrayal of Radio Raheem in director Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” has died. He was 63.

Nunn’s wife, Donna, confirmed his death to the Associated Press and said he had been battling cancer.

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