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'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the indelibly popular romcom “Notting Hill,” has died, his family said Thursday. He was 65. Michell’s family said in a statement that he died on Wednesday. They...

Commander Craig: 007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name’s Craig, Commander Craig. Britain’s Royal Navy said Thursday that James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the service — the same rank held by the fictional secret agent. In Ian Fleming’s spy...

Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made 'The Guilty' possible

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal was driving when a COVID-19 supervisor called and told him to pull the car over. This was in November 2020, when U.S. cases were skyrocketing and Gyllenhaal was days away from starting shooting on “The Guilty,” a thriller about a...

'Shang-Chi' tops box office for 3rd straight weekend

Sep. 19, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the top film at the box office for the third straight weekend, but the muted reception for Clint Eastwood's “Cry Macho” suggests older moviegoers still aren't as eager to return to theaters. ...

Jessica Chastain redeems a televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

Sep. 15, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary. But...

New this week: 'Kate,' 'Come From Away' and MTV's VMAs

Sep. 07, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — The upcoming 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 has brought with it a flood of documentaries and specials looking...

Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of 'Breathless,' dies at 88

Sep. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of the iconic French New Wave film “Breathless,” whose crooked boxer’s nose and rakish grin went on to make him one of the country’s most recognizable leading men, has died at 88. His death was confirmed Monday by the...

‘Candyman’ slashes way toward No. 1 box office spot

Aug. 29, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Candyman” hooked the top spot at the North American box office. The Universal Pictures film starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II impressively pulled in more than $22.3 million through a quiet weekend despite concerns over the delta variant. The ...

A mixed box office weekend as ‘Free Guy’ tops again

Aug. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

Four new films with major stars from Hugh Jackman to Michael Keaton opened in North American movie theaters this weekend and only the one with animated puppies fared well. But it wasn’t enough to beat out Ryan Reynolds’ action-comedy “Free Guy,” which topped the charts for the second...

Japanese martial artist film star Sonny Chiba dies at 82

Aug. 19, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese actor Sonny Chiba, who wowed the world with his martial arts skills in more than 100 films, including “Kill Bill,” has died. He was 82. Chiba, known in Japan as Shinichi Chiba, died late Thursday in a hospital near Tokyo where he had been...