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Kevin Smith crafts his 'real big cinematic gravestone'

Oct. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after "Clerks," Kevin Smith says he's crafted his "real big cinematic gravestone." The 49-year-old writer-director-actor said a major heart attack in February 2018 prompted him to rewrite his script for "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" to make a more personal statement about...

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...

'Joker' tops box office again, beats 'Addams Family'

Oct. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man." Warner Bros....

Scorsese says he's open-minded about Netflix film revolution

Oct. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival . The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even bigger...

Bong Joon Ho and 'Parasite' are coming for you

Oct. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as it's just hitting U.S. theaters, Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" is already a major award-winner and a box-office smash. "Parasite" will open in theaters Friday having already amassed $70.9 million in Bong's native South Korea, where the film notched one of the country's best opening...

Nashville film festival turns 50, gets bigger footprint

Oct. 7, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Film Festival turns 50 this year with a new director who is expanding its footprint. WPLN-FM reports that the festival directed by Jason Padgitt now includes city events every night as well as a new festival hub away from the multiplex where the movies are shown....

Director promises dank thrills in Thai cave boys rescue saga

Sep. 30, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain. The ordeal in late June and early July 2018 had barely ended when filmmakers began...

Martin Scorsese's epic 'The Irishman' premieres in New York

Sep. 27, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in...

Chris Cornell's teen daughter releases song produced by him

Sep. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released. "Far Away Places" was written by Toni three years ago, and was one of the last songs that Cornell recorded before his death in May 2017. The song was released on iTunes on Thursday and is...

Poland's top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers' guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing...