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Beyond Netflix: Disney Plus joins the streaming fray

Nov. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Disney is throwing its hat into streaming Tuesday with the debut of its Disney Plus service. It is hoping the $7-a-month service, years in the making, will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series. There's a lot riding on the...

War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

Nov. 10, 2019 2:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box office is...

Review: 'Last Christmas' isn't the rom-com cliche it appears

Nov. 6, 2019 6:08 PM EST

Paul Feig's "Last Christmas" looks every bit like your standard holiday romantic-comedy, but it has some surprises under its gauzy wrapping. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works in a year-round Christmas ornament shop in London where she must dress daily in a green elf costume. A repeatedly self-described mess living couch...

Beyond Netflix: A look at what you get with new streamers

Oct. 30, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two weeks. HBO Max and Peacock arrive next year. With discounts and other incentives, consumers can sample them all to figure out which...

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw dazzles with sheer variety of jobs

Oct. 29, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo. This is a woman who has assembled an astonishing variety of roles in her 36 years. Big-budget Hollywood blockbuster? Sure, "A Wrinkle in Time." What about an 18th-century English drama? Of course,...

In 'Jojo Rabbit,' Waititi attempts his boldest balancing act

Oct. 14, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I still don't even really know how to describe it without making people shift uncomfortably," says Waititi with a shrug. "Jojo Rabbit" is as...

Eddie Murphy, off the couch, is rejuvenated by 'Dolemite'

Oct. 1, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Eddie Murphy is very fond of his couch. He talks about it a lot. It's where, according to Murphy, he's spent much of his last few years, in a happy retreat from the public eye. He's a natural homebody, content to stick close to his Los Angeles home with his family (he has 10 kids) around...

'Thrones,' 'Fleabag' top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history

Sep. 23, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday's Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which "Pose" star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series "Fleabag" led a British invasion that overturned expectations. "This all started in the demented mind...

The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

Sep. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their "This Is Us" co-stars made their way to the post show...

Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'

Sep. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release. This was not the case for "Between Two Ferns: The Movie." "Netflix was like: Do we even want to put this on our platform? Maybe it should be a ringtone," jokes Zach...