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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' to open PBS season

Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ to open PBS season

“I think it’s the best thing Ken’s done since ‘The Civil War,’” Hoppe said. “He thinks it might be the best thing he’s ever done.”

Netflix makes push into documentaries

Netflix said Thursday it now wants filmmakers to make their work specifically for the service, or use Netflix to offer the first wide distribution.

'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

‘Spider-Man 2′ ropes in $92 million opening

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ debuted with $92 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

'Orange Is the New Black' wins GLAAD Media Award

‘Orange Is the New Black’ wins GLAAD Media Award

George Takei received the Vito Russo award, presented to an openly gay media professional for promoting equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Kevin Spacey takes us behind the curtain in film

Kevin Spacey takes us behind the curtain in film

“I had no idea I was going to go at that speed. It was literally like a barrel rolling down a hill. It was a very funny moment,” he said.

'Belle' is diverse, female-led on and off camera

‘Belle’ is diverse, female-led on and off camera

But for the 18th century-set “Belle,” Asante fought for diversity and the feminine eye in front of and behind the camera. “We need a variety of lenses in which to tell these stories,” she says. “Being in a strong position where you can make the decisions … I have a responsibility to open up those opportunities.”

'Mom in the Movies' nurtures a fan's love of film

‘Mom in the Movies’ nurtures a fan’s love of film

“In real life, mothers far outnumber superheroes or serial killers in this country,” he says, “but not on this country’s multiplex screens.”

‘Star Wars’ cast announced, includes Adam Driver

Lucasfilm made the announcement Tuesday on the official “Star Wars” website. The film production company has not said what characters the cast members will be playing.

'Rosemary's Baby' remake shifts horror to Paris

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ remake shifts horror to Paris

“Every time I wear the really big ones, it breaks everybody’s heart whenever we’re doing all those stressful scenes, so I am milking that, I am really milking that,” the actress quipped as she sat in a hospital room used as a filming location.

Bronze statue of Roger Ebert unveiled at Ebertfest

Bronze statue of Roger Ebert unveiled at Ebertfest

“It will instantly become an icon in Champaign,” Virginia Theatre director Steven Bentz said.