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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of ‘Godzilla’

Japanese Godzilla devotees Yoshihiko Horie, left, and his wife Shizue look at a scale model of Godzilla at Godzilla Expo in Tokyo, Friday, July 25, 2014. Horie, a driver and husband of Godzilla fan Shizue Horie, believes Godzilla must be an extraordinary entity but also one people can emotionally identify with. There are other must-have trademarks: bumpy skin and that roar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.

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Review: ‘Hercules’ is schlocky but entertaining

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Kerry Brown)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’ll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner’s production of “Hercules”: This movie has a sense of proportion. Running just over 90 minutes, the movie is often clunky, but at least it’s fast and unpretentious. And its likable star, Dwayne Johnson, manages to murder legions without ever seeming sadistic. Less violent than “300,” less compelling than “Gladiator,” this new addition to the sword-and-sandals genre seems likely to please the fanboy audience and stir up some impressive box-office numbers.

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Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows director Woody Allen, center, with actors Emma Stone, left, and Colin Firth on the set of "Magic in the Moonlight." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, Jack English)

Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he’s explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in “Scoop,” sending Owen Wilson on time travel in “Midnight in Paris,” or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in “The Purple Rose of Cairo.”

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Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

A young fan poses with a huge Transformers display during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after navigating crowds and waiting in line.

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Baldwin, LaBeouf share a role _ defendant_ in NYC

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf never ended up sharing a Broadway stage as planned last year, but real-life dramatics landed both of them Thursday in a distinctly less celebrated venue: Manhattan courts. Both stars appeared in crowded downtown courtrooms, a few blocks apart, in separate disorderly conduct cases: LaBeouf charged with allegedly disrupting a Broadway performance, and Baldwin accused of getting belligerent with police who said they stopped him for riding a bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf never ended up sharing a Broadway stage as planned last year, but real-life dramatics landed both of them Thursday in a distinctly less celebrated venue: Manhattan criminal courts.

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