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Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

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Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the wake of Lord and Miller’s exit in the midst of shooting. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said filming will resume July 10. The untitled film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich…

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“Force Awakens” crosses $250M globally after record Friday

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has already surpassed $100 million in North America and $250 million globally, setting it up for a record-breaking weekend. The Walt Disney Co. on Saturday said the film made an estimated $120.5 million from Thursday night previews and opening day Friday. That smashes the previous opening day record of $91.1 million, set by 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.” (Studios count Thursday night grosses as part of opening day.) Disney is projecting…

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Proof of Donald Trump’s charity giving elusive

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Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five years. But his campaign has provided little documentation for most of these contributions, and tax filings of the Donald…

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35 years ago today, ‘Jaws’ was unleashed on the world

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Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is one of my all time favorite films. I wasn’t even born yet when it came out, but it is a piece of cinematic history. This is an incredible film that still continues to blow me away every time I watch it. Jaws was released on June 20th 1975 and it gave birth to the modern day blockbuster film. It was the first film to open in hundreds of theaters across the country at the same time, and…

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35 years ago today, ‘Jaws’ was unleashed on the world

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Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is one of my all time favorite films. I wasn’t even born yet when it came out, but it is a piece of cinematic history. This is an incredible film that still continues to blow me away every time I watch it. Jaws was released on June 20, 1975, and it gave birth to the modern day blockbuster film. It was the first film to open in hundreds of theaters across the country at the same time, and…

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