Photo of the Joker as played by Joaquin Phoenixs

‘Joker’ Laughs Its Way to October Box Office Record

LOS ANGELES — The filmmakers and studio behind "Joker" have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped up theater security, audiences flocked to the multiplex to check out the R-rated film this weekend resulting in a rec...
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Fans Descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here. The four-and-a-half day convention kicked off Wednesday with the show room floor opening to thousands vying for exclusive mercha...
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$9 For Gallon of Gas in California? Don’t Believe It.

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: Regular gas co...
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Hello Kitty to Make Her Big Screen Debut

NEW YORK — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she's got a movie deal. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema announced Tuesday that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from the Japanese corporation Sanrio....

Roe’s Video Pick: “You’ve Got Mail”

Do you remember opening up your mailbox and finding free AOL trial offers? How about hearing that dial tone trying to connect to your computer with a 100-foot phone cable just to reach your IBM computer to hear those three words -- "You've Got Mail." Wel...