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Zellweger, Pitt and ... "Cats"? Here come the Golden Globes

Dec. 9, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Eddie Murphy are locks. But whether “Cats" has it in the bag, too, we won't know until the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced Monday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations in Los Angeles beginning at 8:04...

LA film critics name 'Parasite' year's best film

Dec. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named the uproarious class satire “Parasite" the year's best picture and its maker, Bong Joon Ho, best director. The critics group convened Sunday in Los Angeles and announced their awards on Twitter, a few days after their New York...

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

Dec. 8, 2019 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. It will soon become the...

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' blaze a new path

Dec. 6, 2019 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” It’s a sumptuous period romance set in 18th-century France about women making art free, for a...

Lawsuit challenges social media disclosure rule for visas

Dec. 5, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two organizations of documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles are making them fearful of publicly speaking their minds. State Department rules took effect in May and apply to more...

'Once Upon a Time,' 'Portrait' top AP's 2019 best films list

Dec. 5, 2019 1:52 PM EST

Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR 1. “Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood": Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the shadow of...

Timberlake apologizes to wife for ‘strong lapse in judgment’

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake has publicly apologized to his actress-wife Jessica Biel days after he was seen holding hands with the co-star of his upcoming movie. The pop star and actor wrote Wednesday on Instagram that he prefers to “stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I...

Sundance sets lineup with Taylor Swift, ‘Tesla,’ ‘Downhill’

Dec. 4, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Taylor Swift will kick off the next Sundance Film Festival, where new films including the Will Ferrell-Julia Louis Dreyfus remake of the Swedish film “Force Majeure" and Benh Zeitlin's long-awaited follow-up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild" are set to...

AFI names 'Joker,' 'Jojo' among top 10 films of the year

Dec. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Film Institute on Wednesday named its top 10 movies of the year, including Todd Phillips' comic-book sensation “Joker,” Taika Waititi's World War II romp “Jojo Rabbit” and Lulu Wang's family drama “The Farewell.” The AFI's other top...

Review: Forbidden passion smolders in vivid 'Lady on Fire'

Dec. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EST

“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” asks Heloise, a young woman experiencing romantic passion for the first time. It’s a beautiful line, but it’s also emblematic of the spirit of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” a film in which everything feels...