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Jason Reitman and Hollywood's most prominent directors buy beloved Village Theater in Los Angeles

Feb. 21, 2024 21:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers have purchased a 93-year-old iconic theater known as a cultural landmark for moviegoers in Los Angeles. Jason Reitman along with more than 30 directors including Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Bradley Cooper...

Movie Review: Hillary Swank gives inspirational ‘Ordinary Angels’ both the heart and heft it needs

Feb. 21, 2024 18:24 PM EST

At the end of “Ordinary Angels,” we’re given one of those now-see-how-it-really-happened moments with real footage mirroring the climax of the film. That’s a really good thing. Because otherwise, one might be tempted to think the filmmakers had dreamed up a story too sappy...

Movie Review: Buckle up for a queer road trip caper in Ethan Coen’s spry ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

Feb. 21, 2024 13:54 PM EST

“Drive-Away Dolls” is, technically speaking, made up of old parts. Its script was written two decades ago, when references to Ralph Nader and Chelsea Clinton’s security detail were current. Its homages are even more vintage, with trippy transitions harkening back to the...

Movie Review: 'Dune: Part Two' sustains the dystopian dream of 'Part One'

Feb. 21, 2024 12:33 PM EST

Three firm thumps into the Arrakis sand is all you need to summon a sandworm in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.” It’s almost as easy as hailing a cab or calling for the check. The big buggers can’t resist the sound, which is a little like how I feel taking in all the...

A beloved fantasy franchise is revived with Netflix's live-action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

Feb. 21, 2024 11:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new entry in the “Avatar” franchise is about to soar and James Cameron has no part in it. “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a completely different fictional world from Cameron's Pandora but the two similarly named dueling sci-fi fantasy properties have kept...

Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke give sexploitation cinema a queer spin in 'Drive-Away Dolls'

Feb. 20, 2024 16:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scripts of all kinds sit in the drawers of Ethan Coen’s home, some to be returned to, some forever abandoned. When writing with his brother Joel over many years, the absurd narrative paths they’d venture down would inevitably lead to strange mental roadblocks. ...

Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo

Feb. 20, 2024 16:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in not just one film, but a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own spotlight — all of which are to be directed by Sam Mendes. For the first time, the Beatles, long among the stingiest...

Apple TV app - Top Movies

Feb. 20, 2024 11:43 AM EST

Top Movie Purchases and Rentals (US): 1. The Iron Claw 2. Wonka 3. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes 4. Oppenheimer 5. Trolls Band Together 6. The Beekeeper 7. ...

Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry connect with their Jewish heritage in new film ‘Treasure’

Feb. 20, 2024 11:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham play a convincing father and daughter in German director Julia von Heinz’ first English-language movie, “Treasure." Set in post-communist Poland, the comedy-drama had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival over the weekend. ...

AP wins the best-documentary prize at the BAFTA awards for Ukraine film '20 Days in Mariupol'

Feb. 19, 2024 06:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press won the best documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards for Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” produced with PBS’ “Frontline.” Filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov admitted the accolade made him feel conflicted. ...