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Review: O’Connell leads gripping Belfast thriller ’71’

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Jack O'Connell, center, in a scene from "71." (AP Photo/Roadside Attractions, Dean Rogers)

The grimly gripping thriller “’71” plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast.

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Will Smith enters a new phase, learns to ‘quiet the warrior’

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Will Smith and Margot Robbie, right, appear in a scene from "Focus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Things started to come into focus for Will Smith when “After Earth” bombed.

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After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

Common, left, and John Legend pose in the press room with the award for best original song in a feature film for “Glory” from “Selma” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out.

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Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6 million people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night.

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Disney animators win Oscar 2 years in a row

This file image released by Disney shows animated characters Hiro Hamada, voiced by Ryan Potter, right, and Baymax, voiced by Scott Adsit, in a scene from "Big Hero 6." For the second year in a row, Disney Animation won an Oscar for best animated feature, as “Big Hero 6” followed up last year’s “Frozen” win. (AP Photo/Disney, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn’t only come from Pixar.

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