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Review: 'Bull Durham' fans, rejoice at 'Church of Baseball'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

“The Church of Baseball: The Making of ‘Bull Durham’: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit” by Ron Shelton (Knopf) Former minor-league ballplayer Ron Shelton has written and directed a host of sports-themed movies, but it’s doubtful anyone has told him...

Review: 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is pure bonkers filmmaking

Jul. 05, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

The last full Thor movie was the overstuffed 2017 “Thor: Ragnarok,” with the God of Thunder dealing with dueling brother and sister issues, the imminent destruction of his planet, a boozy sidekick, a huge dog, pal Hulk having a panic attack and the death of his father. It was...

Judge in Italy ends detention for Haggis in sex abuse case

Jul. 04, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A judge in southern Italy on Monday ordered film director Paul Haggis released from detention at his hotel while prosecutors decide whether to pursue their investigation of whether he allegedly had sex with a woman without her consent over two days, his lawyer said. ...

Film reveals Macron’s diplomatic bids amid war in Ukraine

Jul. 04, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — “Vladimir .... tell me what your intentions are.” Four days before President Putin ordered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron was making a last-ditch attempt to prevent the war in a key phone call revealed in a French TV documentary....

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Jul. 03, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “ Minions: The Rise of Gru ” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday. By the end of the Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will likely have...

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

Jul. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his...

Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

Jul. 01, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary kicked off Friday amid controversy following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian film alongside Ukrainian-made movies. Prior to the start of the 56th edition of the festival,...

Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

Jun. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” goes one of the more famous opening lines in English literature, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” That’s Jane Austen, beginning her 1813 “Pride and Prejudice.” Austen herself has...

Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Jun. 30, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast. Inspiration isn’t always easy to pinpoint, but in this instance, Jones can trace the spark back...

Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series

Jun. 30, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige’s 2022 is going pretty well. Her new album landed in the top 10 of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and she was featured at the Super Bowl halftime show. Now she's been tapped for a concert like no other. Blige will host a one-night-only...