• Sculptures depicting Chinese suffering during World War II are seen at a park near the Memorial Museum of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in Beijing Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Combined with pervasive patriotic education that goes to great lengths in detailing Japanese atrocities, Chinese authorities have ordered TV stations to fill their channels with dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy from Sept. 1-5 to ensure that the Chinese public - generation after generation - always remembers the country’s past humiliation as well as the bitter but valiant efforts to resist the Japanese. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan 70 years ago.

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  • ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake to film around New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A remake of the “The Magnificent Seven” starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will be filming throughout New Mexico.

  • In this Aug. 19, 2015 photo David Oyelowo poses for a portrait in New York. Oyelowo plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence in HBO's "Nightingale," a role which garnered him an Emmy nomination on July 16. The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 20. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

    David Oyelowo talks Emmy nomination after Oscar snub

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film “Selma,” says there’s an interesting upside to not getting an Oscar nomination.

  • In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Institute, interacts with the media during the opening day press conference at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Redford co-stars with Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods," which releases in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

    Robert Redford takes a walk through his classic buddy roles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Robert Redford first acquired the film rights to Bill Bryson’s memoir “A Walk in the Woods,” he knew exactly who he wanted to play his Appalachian Trail hiking comrade: Paul Newman.

  • This image provided by Konami shows a scene from the video game, “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” (Konami via AP)

    Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ a technical, tactical marvel

    In an early mission in “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” (Konami, for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, $59.99), the player is tasked with assassinating a corrupt colonel who’s up to no good. While such a chore is standard fare for a video game, “Phantom Pain” provides dozens of ways to off the military leader.

  • In this image released by The Weinstein Company, Owen Wilson, left, and Lake Bell appear in a scene from, "No Escape." (Roland Neveu/The Weinstein Company via AP)

    Review: ‘No Escape’ is taut but deeply troubled

    Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as “No Escape,” a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

  • This photo provided by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate shows, Chris Pine, from left, as Caleb, Margot Robbie as Ann Burden, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Loomis, in the film, "Z for Zachariah." (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate via AP)

    Review: ‘Zachariah’ a drama about last 3 people on Earth

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powder-keg plot setup triggers an underwhelming display of dramatic fireworks in “Z for Zachariah,” a post-apocalyptic survival tale propelled by male-female emotional dynamics. Set in a remote valley spared from radioactive contamination after a presumed global catastrophe, the film from director Craig Zobel effectively sets all its surface parts in motion but, crucially, doesn’t sufficiently develop the turbulent undercurrent of tension and intrigue that are called for in the hothouse circumstances. This, despite the solid efforts of the only actors in the piece, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine.

  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, Zac Efron in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Studiocanal's romantic drama, "We are Your Friends." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

    Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’ an entertaining musical romp

    Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, “We Are Your Friends” is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

  • In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Kevin Bacon arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Love & Mercy" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film "Rear Window." Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder. It’s been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 15. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Kevin Bacon to perform on stage in ‘Rear Window’ this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic film “Rear Window.”

  • In this June 16, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington. Although Biden has yet to make a decision on a run for the presidency, his advisers say the discussions taking form in the last several weeks are serious enough that the vice president and his associates have started gaming out mechanics like fundraising, ballot deadlines and an early primary state strategy.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Film industry spokeswoman to be Biden’s communications chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has chosen a top film industry official and former spokeswoman for John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign to be his new communications director, the White House said Monday.