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'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a statement....

Review: Cate Blanchett is fun but 'Bernadette' is lacking

Aug. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

The idea behind "Where'd You Go, Bernadette " is tantalizing — a woman goes missing and her 15-year-old daughter tries to piece together where she went. In the process, the daughter discovers a whole wonderful life that she knew nothing about — that her shut-in, agoraphobic mother who delegates all...

'Hobbs & Shaw' repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers

Aug. 11, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences helped the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" take another lap at No. 1 even with an onslaught of four new major releases this weekend. From family films to R-rated adult fare, moviegoers had their pick as studios tried to capitalize on the waning days of summer....

Casey Affleck explores parenting in the apocalypse

Aug. 9, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck had been working on a script about a parent and child for years. He'd written scenes about a bedtime story and an argument about taking a trip into town and things seemed to be going well. As the father of two boys, Affleck had defaulted to writing the child as a son. But...

'Love, Antosha' shows private side of Anton Yelchin few knew

Aug. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident at age 27, but a new documentary seeks to put the focus back on the actor's extraordinary life. "Love, Antosha," which arrives in theaters Friday, premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to tears and...

Q&A: New film academy president talks hostless show, museum

Aug. 8, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been on the job for less than a day, but already has more than enough on his plate. Casting director David Rubin has ascended to the post as the head of the organization that puts on the Oscars after a turbulent...

New Michael Moore-backed doc tackles alternative energy

Aug. 8, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? That's the provocative question explored in the documentary "Planet of the Humans," which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his...

Review: Dog's POV can't carry 'Art of Racing in the Rain'

Aug. 6, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

The film adaptation of "The Art of Racing in the Rain" seems to have been designed by algorithm to maximize appeal for a certain demographic of women aged around 30 and up. Let's take the lovable dad from "This is Us" (Milo Ventimiglia, who happens to have some lasting goodwill from his introspective teen days on...

Review: Ace cast commands in tense family drama in 'Luce'

Jul. 30, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

"Be yourself" is a loaded idea for any 17-year-old, but especially for one Luce (pronounced "loose") Edgar, the title character of director Julius Onah's riveting adaptation of JC Lee's play "Luce ." In this simmering drama, complex themes of race, privilege, youth, family and parenting are poked at,...

Actresses of color make equal-pay quest a group effort

Jul. 28, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded "Sisters Are Doin' it For Themselves" in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem. "'Equal pay, that's what we say!'" she exclaimed in one take, as recounted by Lennox at a gathering of female filmmakers...