Latest Movies News

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...

This image released by Hulu shows Andy Samberg, left, and Cristin Milioti in a scene from the film

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

Jul. 8, 2020 3:25 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,...

In this combination photo, Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers at the premiere of the film

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...

This image released by Apple TV Plus shows Tom Hanks in a scene from

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”...

This image released by A24 Films shows a scene from

Review: ‘First Cow,’ a western fable of unpasteurized poetry

Jul. 8, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

The American West is about as well-trod territory as there is in movies, but Kelly Reichardt keeps unearthing new treasures. Her latest excavation, “First Cow,” is her most sublime yet. Like many of Reichardt’s previous films, it’s set in Oregon but in a seemingly unremarkable...

FILE - Cristin Milioti, left, and Andy Samberg pose for a portrait to promote their film

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

Jul. 7, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin...

This image released by Netflix shows director Gina Prince-Bythewood, center, with actor Luca Marinelli, right, during the filming of

Hollywood catches up to director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Jul. 7, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The “Love & Basketball” director has been an athlete her entire life, but she also just loves action movies. So when she started dreaming up the template for a bare-knuckle clash between Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in the new Netflix...

US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Jul. 7, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The Outpost 2. Terminator: Dark Fate 3. Trolls World Tour 4. Force of Nature 5. Irresistible (2020) 6. Independence Day 7. Sonic The Hedgehog 8. The King of Staten Island 9. The Invisible Man (2020) 10. The Mummy (2017) Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent:...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019 photo, Festival director Alberto Barbera appears at the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award presentation at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy.  Organizers said Tuesday, July 7, that they are forging ahead with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition as well as some outdoor and virtual screenings.  (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

Jul. 7, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition as well as some...