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Monsters University stays top of US box office

Family film Monsters University topped the US and Canadian movie charts for a second straight weekend, fending off competition from two new releases, the female buddy comedy The Heat and the explosion-filled thriller White House Down.

JJ Abrams arranges private preview of Star Trek Into Darkness for

As Captain James T Kirk once said, “How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.” Last week, a terminally ill Star Trek fan was granted a dying wish by the film’s director, JJ Abrams: a private screening of the forthcoming sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Screentalk: Rodriguez is a real catch

Gina Rodriguez will play the lead in Sleeping with Fishes, Nicole Gomez Fisher's film about a young woman who returns to her dysfunctional family after the death of her cheating husband.

Screen Talk: Scout's horror

Etan Cohen (not to be confused with Ethan Coen) is one of Hollywood's hottest writers and Ben Stiller's go-to guy for scriptwriting, having worked with the comic actor on Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Stiller's latest project, The Incredible Mr Limpet.

Screen Talk: Agent of change

Hollywood's chattering classes love intrigue around the agency water cooler, especially when it comes to agents with powerful clients.