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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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Review: Melancholy ‘Aloft’ buckles under leaden themes

This photo provided by courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics shows, Jennifer Connelly as Nana, in the film, "Aloft." (Jose Haro/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

“Aloft” is not an easy film. Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s meditative, generation-spanning drama about a falconer (Cillian Murphy) on a journey to find his healer and artist mother (Jennifer Connelly) languishes in tragedy. The frozen landscape is sun-soaked but unforgiving and the characters are burdened with the weight of the world and a futile hope for salvation.

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Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

From left, festival president Pierre Lescure, actors Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt and director Denis Villeneuve for the screening of the film Sicario at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere.

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CANNES WATCH: Andie’s glow, Colin’s happily single, and more

Actress Andie MacDowell poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film Inside Out at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, Pool)

CANNES, France (AP) — Andie MacDowell has been coming to Cannes for some 30 years, and she still knows how to slay on a red carpet.

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