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'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

Oct. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices. The biopic about Patsy...

Review: In 'The King,' Chalamet inherits the throne

Oct. 8, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

A Shakespeare adaptation without all that Shakespeare stuff, David Michôd's "The King" goes once more unto the breach only to come up short. "The King," written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, condenses Shakespeare's Henriad — "Henry IV, Parts I & II" and "Henry V" — into a much more...

Review: The tech is advanced, but 'Gemini Man' is lifeless

Oct. 8, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He's the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You'd think then that it would be a good thing to have not just one but two Will Smiths in a movie if you can. That was at least part of the idea behind "Gemini Man ." The...

Review: A yeti prompts a China travelogue in 'Abominable'

Sep. 25, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

"Abominable" is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios (formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks), "Abominable" is a rare kind of creature but the sort we're likely to see more and...

Review: Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch' is elegant but flawed

Sep. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-pressed and...

Eddie Redmayne happy to reunite with Felicity Jones

Sep. 9, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — As soon as Eddie Redmayne read the script for "The Aeronauts," he knew whom his co-star should be: His "Theory of Everything" co-star Felicity Jones. "I read it . with Felicity in mind and the second I finished it, I called her up and I said, 'I'll do this if you do,'" the star said. "And...

'Poseidon Adventure' actress Carol Lynley dies at 77

Sep. 6, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Lynley, a stage and screen actress who starred in the "The Poseidon Adventure" and appeared in numerous other film and television series, has died. She was 77. Lynley's daughter Jill Selsman said Friday her mother died in her sleep Tuesday in Los Angeles. The actress had a lengthy...

Hollywood's summer ends 2% down despite Disney dominance

Sep. 1, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller "Angel Has Fallen" topping the box office for the...

Netflix offers fans a faithful return to 'The Dark Crystal'

Aug. 28, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Leterrier knew he'd immediately face scrutiny from superfans of "The Dark Crystal" when he became director of its prequel. After all, he's a superfan, too. The French director calls Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 fantasy puppet feature "a jewel of creation" and says it's the main...

Review: 'Angel Has Fallen' and so has the franchise

Aug. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

There is a certain mindless pleasure in the "Fallen" movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing at the same time. It's mass entertainment that makes a courtesy stop in theaters before ascending to its...