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Summer Preview: Banana! The Minions expand their empire

May. 05, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the movies' biggest stars barely speak a word of English, or any other language for that matter. Sure, you can occasionally hear them say “Banana!” or possibly “Smoochy smoochy!" but most of what they say is gibberish. The Minions may be the world's most popular, and...

'Bad Guys' repeats at No. 1, Liam Neeson's latest misfires

May. 01, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

The DreamWorks animated heist movie “The Bad Guys” was the top film in U.S. and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the latest Liam Neeson thriller suggested the actor's particular set of skills may be wearing thin with audiences. ...

Meet Jon Batiste, new Grammy winner with plenty going on

Apr. 04, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Batiste wears so many hats he may need a closet for them all — recording artist, bandleader, musical director, film composer, museum creative director and scion of New Orleans musical royalty. The multi-instrumentalist won five Grammys on Sunday and despite being on TV all...

List of 2022 Oscar winners

Mar. 27, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners at the Academy Awards on Sunday: Best picture: “CODA” Best actor: Will Smith, “King Richard” Best actress: Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Documentary feature: “Summer of Soul (Or, When...

Oscars live: Coming-of-age film ‘CODA’ wins best picture

Mar. 27, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

“CODA” has won best picture at the Oscars. The small, coming-of-age film about the only hearing member in a family of deaf adults written and directed by Siân Heder took the top prize over bigger-budget contenders at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. The win...

Miranda to miss Oscars after wife tests positive for COVID

Mar. 26, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of this year's most prominent Oscar nominees, will sit out the ceremony after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. Miranda shared the unfortunate news on Twitter Saturday afternoon. He said that even though he has tested negative...

In a blistering Oscar short film, Riz Ahmed finds catharsis

Mar. 24, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the Oscar nominees, you would hard pressed to find a more potent film than “The Long Goodbye.” It’s blisteringly visceral, harrowingly violent and desperately urgent — all in under 12 minutes. “The Long Goodbye,” directed by Aneil Karia, starring...

Disney in balancing act as some workers walk out in protest

Mar. 22, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though only a small percentage of Walt Disney Co. workers participated in a walkout Tuesday, organizers felt they had won a moral victory with the company issuing a statement denouncing the anti-LGBTQ legislation that sparked employee outrage. Throughout...

Oscar predictions: Will 'Power of the Dog' reign supreme?

Mar. 21, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards this week, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony with much still up in the air. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Belfast”; “CODA”; “Don’t Look Up”; “Drive My Car”;...

How (and where) to watch the 2022 Oscar nominees online

Mar. 18, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to watch top Oscar nominees before the 94th Academy Awards air on March 27? There are many ways to get that done, and a trip to the theater isn't absolutely necessary. Here’s the way to find the top nominees online, though there are many myriad paths to digitally buy,...