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Kate Winslet's 'Regime' is not a dictatorship — behind the scenes, at least

Feb. 28, 2024 22:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Kate Winslet is running things — on and off the set of her new TV show, “The Regime.” In the HBO show premiering Sunday, she plays Elena Vernham — also known as The Chancellor, the ruler of a fictional country in Europe, possibly near Poland. Winslet, who is...

Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’

Feb. 28, 2024 21:46 PM EST

David Bowie’s Major Tom, sitting in his tin can. Elton John’s Rocket Man, missing Earth and his wife. Matt Damon in “The Martian,” left behind to starve. Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar,” weeping as he watches his kids age without him. Much art has been made of the...

Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

Feb. 28, 2024 19:01 PM EST

The hero of “Problemista” sees the world differently. He's an aspiring toy designer named Alejandro who thinks today's toys are too fun. He proposes a toy truck with a deflating tire to teach kids they’re running out of time. Alejandro is the creation of Julio Torres, who...

'Naked Gun' reboot set for 2025, with Liam Neeson to star

Feb. 28, 2024 16:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Frank Drebin is back on the case. Paramount Pictures is moving ahead with a long-gestating remake of “Naked Gun,” the studio announced Wednesday. Liam Neeson will star as the bumbling police detective Debin in the role made famous by Leslie Nielsen. ...

Movie Review: An Iranian woman and her daughter flee abuse in moving indie ‘Shayda’

Feb. 28, 2024 16:43 PM EST

Noora Niasari’s delicately moving “ Shayda ” puts the viewer in the shoes of an Iranian woman in Australia living in a women’s shelter with her 6-year-old daughter. The violence happens before we enter the story, and yet actor Zar Amir Ebrahimi’s face and body tells us...

We may be living in the golden age of older filmmakers. This year's Oscars are evidence

Feb. 28, 2024 15:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hayao Miyazaki was contemplating whether he would come out of retirement in 2016, he put together a curiously self-critical proposal. “There’s nothing more pathetic than telling the world you’ll retire because of your age, then making yet another...

Billie Eilish, Ryan Gosling and Jon Batiste will sing at the Oscars. Here's more on how to watch

Feb. 28, 2024 15:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a winter barrage of award shows — the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys — the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards, are around the corner. The 96th Oscars may be a coronation for “Oppenheimer,” which comes in with a leading 13 nominations, though other...

Ryan Gosling, Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste set to perform at the Oscars

Feb. 28, 2024 12:59 PM EST

The Oscars just got an infusion of Kenergy. Ryan Gosling will sing the pop power ballad “ I’m Just Ken ” at the show on March 10, the show's producers announced Wednesday. Others set to perform their nominated original songs include Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Jon...

State Dept. screens AP-PBS Ukraine war film days after 2-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion

Feb. 27, 2024 21:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday hosted a screening of the award-winning Associated Press-PBS “Frontline” Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” days after Ukraine marked the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion. Elizabeth...

After dementia reveal, producers of Wendy Williams documentary hope viewers see why they made it

Feb. 27, 2024 21:12 PM EST

If you watched Lifetime's Wendy Williams docuseries that premiered over the weekend and felt uncomfortable, you weren't alone. “Where is Wendy Williams?” premiered over the weekend and featured numerous scenes of the former talk show host unsteady, belligerent, confused and also...