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'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

May. 26, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the...

Pelley says complaints to execs led to evening news ouster

May. 26, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley says he lost that job because he wouldn't stop complaining to management about the hostile work environment for men and women. Pelley was forced out of the position in 2017 after six years on the job. The "60 Minutes" correspondent told CNN's...

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

May. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...

Review: A cool concept lost in execution in 'Brightburn'

May. 22, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

"Brightburn " is a one idea movie. What if a baby from another planet crash lands on earth and is adopted and raised by a nice childless couple living on a farm? This kid doesn't get hurt, never bleeds and, right around puberty starts to discover that he has superhuman strength too. At this point you're probably...

Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

May. 21, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and...

James Gunn says he's a better person after being fired

May. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two "Guardians" films to critical and box office success said the experience has been an...

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

May. 19, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame." Studios on Sunday say "John Wick: Chapter 3 —...

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...

Review: Shahidi shines in so-so 'The Sun Is Also a Star'

May. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

"The Sun Is Also a Star " is a beautiful looking film. The TV stars Yara Shahidi of "grown-ish" and Charles Melton of "Riverdale" are beautiful. New York City is beautiful. Even the MTA is (kind of) beautiful. Director Ry Russo-Young's film is shot by cinematographer Autumn Durald with such precision it's...

Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth

May. 13, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention. The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97 , was a contemporary of Marilyn Monroe but seemed to exist in a lost and parallel world of sexless sex comedies and the carefree ways of "Que Sera,...