The Longest Day. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Those are just two famous examples of films with stellar, blockbuster casts. They were huge artistic commitments for everyone involved - cast, crew, producers, directors.

Add Avengers - Infinity War to the list.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music journalist, publicist and songwriter Hazel Smith has died. She was 83.

Her granddaughter Tara Bruchas said she died at a Nashville hospital on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weather Channel is under new ownership.

Entertainment Studios Inc., an independent movie and TV producer and distributor, said recently it has acquired the channel’s parent company, Weather Group.

LONDON (AP) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise.

Either way, it’s a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

The 77-year-old Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William Tuesday.

So, you want a fun, rollicking action-adventure, you say?

You want stunning locations, panoramic cityscapes, old tombs and ancient artifacts.

You want a heroine who is intelligent, strong and athletic, with the willpower to withstand anything that’s thrown at her (or into her).

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