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Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival

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Al Pacino is making two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.

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Daughter: Joan Rivers is in ‘serious condition

In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. AP

Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.

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’99 Homes’ brings US subprime crisis to Venice

From left, actor Andrew Garfield, director Ramin Bahrani and actor Michael Shannon pose for photographers during a photo call for the movie 99 Homes at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

Florida’s realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using “99 Homes” in their promotional material.

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Owen Wilson in Venice with ‘She’s Funny That Way’

From left, actress Kathryn Hahn, director Peter Bogdanovich, and actor Owen Wilson pose during the photo call for the movie She's Funny That Way at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

Movies — they don’t make ‘em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does. The director, part of a generation that injected grit into American cinema in the 1970s, revives the froth and fun of classic screwball comedies with his latest film, “She’s Funny That Way.”

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Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters

In this June 10, 2014 file photo, amiibo characters for Wii U are on display at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced the 12 characters on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, that will be part of its upcoming toys-meet-game franchise set for release later this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.”

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