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Actor Ewan McGregor admits to nerves in debut as director

Actor Ewan McGregor admits to nerves in debut as director

Published 10/09/2016

Director Ewan McGregor attends a press conference to promote the film American Pastoral at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor admitted to being "very nervous" about making his directorial debut with the movie adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "American Pastoral".

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`Birth of a Nation` cast deflect rape controversy to spotlight film

`Birth of a Nation` cast deflect rape controversy to spotlight film

Published 10/09/2016

Director Nate Parker arrives for the premiere of the film The Birth Of a Nation at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

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Denzel Washington says `The Magnificent Seven` like being a kid again

Denzel Washington says `The Magnificent Seven` like being a kid again

Published 10/09/2016

Actors Denzel Washington (R) and Chris Pratt (C) leave by taxi boat for the film screening of 'The Magnificent Seven', at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

As a pastor's son, Denzel Washington never got to watch Westerns as a child, but playing around with guns and horses in Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven" was like being a kid again, he said at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

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`A United Kingdom` tells historic tale of love defying prejudice

`A United Kingdom` tells historic tale of love defying prejudice

Published 10/09/2016

Actor David Oyelowo arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

A new film about the true story of an African king and white British woman whose marriage triggered a political crisis is first and foremost a love story, its star and director said.

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Gordon-Levitt examines whistleblower`s motivations in `Snowden`

Gordon-Levitt examines whistleblower`s motivations in `Snowden`

Published 10/09/2016

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends a press conference to promote the film 'Snowden' at TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

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Bad parking job leaves car dangling from Austin garage

Bad parking job leaves car dangling from Austin garage

Published 10/09/2016

Firefighters lower a car from a nine-story parking lot in Austin, Texas September 9, 2016 after the driver broke through protective wires while parking on the roof and the vehicle avoided crashing to the ground when one of the wires attached itself to the axle. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

A man who failed to stop when pulling into a rooftop spot of a nine-story parking garage in Austin, rammed through protection wires and avoided a deadly fall when one wire wrapped around an axle, leaving the car dangling on the building's side on Friday.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber brings `School of Rock` to West End stage

Andrew Lloyd Webber brings `School of Rock` to West End stage

Published 09/09/2016

The cast of School of Rock performs during the American Theatre Wing's 70th annual Tony Awards in New York, U.S., June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Prolific British Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing the Broadway stage adaptation of the Jack Black comedy "School of Rock" to London's famed West End, hoping to show people the power of music in children's' lives.

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New Zealand library shelves annoying, high-pitched `mosquito` device targeting loiterers

New Zealand library shelves annoying, high-pitched `mosquito` device targeting loiterers

Published 09/09/2016

A New Zealand library that went beyond stern looks from librarians to ensure peace and quiet has turned off a "mosquito" device after drawing criticism for targeting young people with an annoying, high-pitched buzz.

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Konchalovsky says `Rai` tackles evil done in the name of good

Konchalovsky says `Rai` tackles evil done in the name of good

Published 08/09/2016

Director Andrei Konchalovsky (R) poses with his son Pyotr as they attend the red carpet for the movie 'Paradise' at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Andrei Konchalovsky uses the Holocaust-theme in his drama "Rai" to explore how people back then and today commit evil acts all the while believing that what they do is right, the veteran Russian director said at the Venice film festival on Thursday.

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Drama about North Ireland peace talks to inspire others, director says

Drama about North Ireland peace talks to inspire others, director says

Published 07/09/2016

Director Nick Hamm (C) poses with actors Colm Meaney (L) and Timothy Spall as they attend the photocall for the movie 'The Journey' at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Film director Nick Hamm hopes his comedy-drama about two sworn enemies in the Northern Ireland conflict who agree to share power will resonate elsewhere and motivate others to take leaps of faith and change the course of history.

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