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Missing man at center of search found alive in Iowa ditch

Jul. 10, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who went missing from an Iowa care center days ago has been found alive in a water-filled ditch. Volunteers had been searching for Mike Jensen, 45, since he was reported missing Monday from Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. A worker found Jensen in the ditch, partially...

This July 2020 photo taken from video released by Locksmith Animation shows Locksmith Art Director Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn during the filming of a video diary. The London animation studio Locksmith had been in production on

London animation studio adapts to finish Disney film

Jul. 10, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hanging under blankets for audio soundproofing and working around patchy home Wi-Fi, a London animation studio is following the British motto of “keep calm and carry on” during the coronavirus pandemic to complete its first feature film in time for Disney’s planned...

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Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls

Jul. 9, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social distancing? Yes, according to the soap opera producer who is making that happen with a strategic...

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Review: ‘Palm Springs’ serves a time-loop, rom-com cocktail

Jul. 8, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

Well, it’s Groundhog Day at the movies...again. But instead of the icy winter of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the time-loop romantic comedy has been transported across the country to the desert resort city of Palm Springs where Andy Samberg is permanently stuck as a plus one at a wedding. “Today,...

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Review: In 'The Old Guard,' the comic movie gets an overhaul

Jul. 8, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

For all the painful absences of this summer, it has been a season blessedly bereft of superheroes. No, they’re not all bad. And there is much of the normal rhythms of the movies’ main-event months to be nostalgic for. But one thing I haven’t missed is the unending business of franchises...

Volunteers search for missing man who is subject of film

Jul. 8, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers are searching for a former college music instructor whose brain tumor diagnoses is the subject of an independent film after he went missing from an Iowa care center. The Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier reports that the search for Mike Jensen had been focused around Ravenwood...

Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

Jul. 8, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend, a representative for the actor and filmmaker confirmed Wednesday. “I’m outraged today because I’d rather be paying for 8-year-old Secoriea...

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Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV

Jul. 8, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York Times’ recent project examining the legacy of slavery for film and television. Lionsgate said Wednesday that it will work alongside “The 1619 Project” architect...

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Review: Hanks lends steady, sober hand to taut naval drama

Jul. 8, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

He’s Forrest Gump. He’s Mr. Rogers. He’s Woody. But with all the famous titles Tom Hanks has owned, few have fit as snugly and as smoothly as “captain” — whether it’s fending off Somali pirates in “Captain Phillips,” landing a plane on the Hudson in...

A statue of Kermit The Frog stands at the entrance to The Jim Henson Company, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The U.S. government's small business lending program sent pandemic relief money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. The Muppet makers say they received about $2 million to keep their 75 workers employed through the coronavirus shutdown. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

Jul. 8, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government’s small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of “small”...