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‘Alien: Isolation’ game an homage to original film

This photo provided by Sega shows a scene from the video game, "Alien: Isolation." The video game out Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie. (AP Photo/Sega)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the end of the original “Alien” film, warrant officer Ellen Ripley had been attacked by an android, stalked by an extraterrestrial and stranded in space. That’s just the beginning of the interstellar mayhem that awaits Ripley’s daughter in “Alien: Isolation,” a video game out Tuesday that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.

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Taymor puts ‘Spider-Man’ behind her with new movie

In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, director Julie Taymor poses in Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival. The director recently finished a film version of her recent stage production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." (AP Photo/John Carucci)

TORONTO (AP) — Moving on from the debacle that was “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” Julie Taymor has gone back to an old friend — Shakespeare.

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‘Good Lie’ actors’ past guides their performances

In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 photo, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng, and Emmanuel Jal pose for a portrait during press day for "The Good Lie" at Le Montrose Hotel in Los Angeles. In the film, Jal portrays Paul, the quick-learning adult member of a surviving trio of adopted brothers who are relocated to Kansas City, separated from their sister who was dispatched to Boston. He's joined on screen by fellow former Sudanese refuge Duany and British actor Oceng, who plays the group's de-facto chief tasked with reuniting the family in America.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmanuel Jal couldn’t cry on command.

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Review: ‘Men, Women & Children’ doesn’t click

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Ansel Elgort, left, and Kaitlyn Dever appear in a scene from "Men, Women & Children." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Dale Robinette)

If ever there was a movie that needed a window to be opened, a blast of fresh air to be let in, it’s Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children.”

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Review: Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Reese Witherspoon, left, and Ger Duany appear in a scene from "The Good Lie." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Bob Mahoney)

The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star — not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, sun-scorched expanse.

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