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Red carpet Emergency Room at Cannes is always full of drama

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, actress Naomi Watts, center, poses for photographers as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film La Tete Haute (Standing Tall) at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

CANNES, France (AP) — For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury five star hotel suite.

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Review: ‘Poltergeist’ solid remake of haunted house classic

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Sam Rockwell, left, as Eric Bowen and Rosemarie DeWitt, center, as wife Amy, desperately trying to hold on to Kennedi Clements, right, their youngest daughter Madison, who’s been targeted by terrifying apparitions in the film, "Poltergeist." (Kerry Hayes/Twentieth Century Fox  via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 1982, “Poltergeist” saw the brilliant pairing of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s” low-budget horror director Tobe Hooper with far more mainstream screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg for an effects-laden event movie that earned its place as a contemporary benchmark among supernatural thrillers.

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Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ likeable and fun, but tries too hard

This photo released by Disney shows, Britt Robertson as Casey, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." (Film Frame/Disney via AP)

There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls.

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Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ likeable and fun, but tries too hard

This photo released by Disney shows, Britt Robertson as Casey, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." (Film Frame/Disney via AP)

There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls.

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New museum in John Wayne’s Iowa hometown celebrates his life

Tourists walk past an Andy Warhol print of John Wayne on display in the John Wayne Museum, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Winterset, Iowa. Though Wayne moved to California at a young age, it’s a minor footnote for Winterset, a city of about 5,000 people. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Winterset will help launch the official opening of the newly built museum celebrating Wayne’s life and career. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It’s the birthplace of John Wayne, and a new museum opening here is celebrating the late actor’s life, career and local connections.

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