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Angelina Jolie's Film 'Unbroken' Finally Opens in Japan

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TOKYO (AP) - Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie. There were concerns that right-wing extremists may try to disrupt the opening. But the crowd at Theatre Image Forum in Tokyo,... more

'Zero Dark Thirty' Director Plans Detroit-Set True Crime Drama

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's next project will move her from the Middle East to Detroit. Bigelow will direct a film set amid the week of deadly race-related rioting in Detroit that claimed 43 lives in 1967. The as-yet-untitled film will be financed by Annapurna Pictures and written by Mark Boal. Bigelow an... more

Trove of Marine Corps Films from 1930s-1970s to Be Preserved

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see. The Marine Corp... more

Disneyland Honors Coast Guardsman Involved in 'Greatest Rescue'

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Waves as high as 60 feet pounded the U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat CG-36500 as it slowly made its way to the S.S. Pendleton, its stern section grounded on a sand bar off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., 63 years ago. Engineman Second Class Andy Fitzgerald, along with three others, were on board the wooden lifeboat trying to accomplish what the Coast G... more

Film Tells of Unsung Japanese Hero Who Saved 6,000 Jews in WWII

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Chiune Sugihara was a diplomat who is sometimes called the "Schindler of Japan." Like Oskar Schindler in Germany, Sugihara saved the lives of many Jews during World War II. Stationed in Lithuania in 1940, he issued visas to perhaps 6,000 refugees fleeing the Nazis -- against the orders of his foreign ministry -- allowing them to escape to Japan... more

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