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With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

May. 28, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, “Out.” Hunter wrote and directed the...

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Review: 'The Vast of Night' is a cunning lo-fi sci-fi noir

May. 27, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

“The Vast of Night,” a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity. The film is one of those little miracles: a directorial debut, made for nothing, that establishes a young filmmaker of self-evident command. With atmosphere and cunning, director Andrew Patterson...

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Review: In 'Painter and the Thief,' an unlikely friendship

May. 20, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

The documentary “The Painter and the Thief” has a few wrinkles to add to the old Picasso adage that great artists steal. “The Painter and the Thief,” by Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Ree, is about a Czech painter, Barbora Kysilkova, who has two of her paintings stolen from an Oslo...

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Fabled 'Snyder Cut' of 'Justice League' to be released

May. 20, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For several years, the slogan “Release the Snyder cut” has reverberated online as a rallying cry both genuine and ironic — a “Vive la revolution” for comic book movie fans. On Wednesday, they finally got their wish. Warner Bros. Pictures announced that a...

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Review: Coogan and Brydon spar again in 'The Trip to Greece'

May. 19, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

Most franchises that have made it to four films have by then traipsed the galaxy, pulled off a series of daring heists or freed Willy many times over. The movies of “The Trip," however, have gotten this far almost entirely on the volition of Michael Caine impressions. Michael Winterbottom's four...

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Kumail Nanjiani is finding his way through 'The Weirds'

May. 19, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kumail Nanjiani has a few names for quarantine life. He has divided time firmly between “pre-Hanks/Wilson” and “post-Hanks/Wilson,” referring to the early COVID-19 diagnosis for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. And he has settled on calling the strange, bewildering...

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New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

May. 18, 2020 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. MOVIES — Lynn Shelton movies: The weekend brought the painful loss of Shelton, the 54-year-old filmmaker and a unique voice in...

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Review: Zoinks! 'Scoob!' is no tasty treat

May. 15, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of “Scooby-Doo” were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy civil servant, a plotting first mate — these were the villains of “Scooby-Doo,” all of them revealed with an unmasking flourish and the cursing of...

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Had enough of 'Contagion'? Here are some warm blanket movies

May. 14, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

When many were rushing to rewatch “Contagion,” the eerily prophetic 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily transmitted virus, I was searching for more comforting escapes. I reached for “North by Northwest” the way a baby grasps for a pacifier. Even in a pandemic,...

FILE - In this April 13, 2020 file photo, a man enters the subway on a rainy day in New York. New York City transit officials said they're providing buses for homeless people to shelter from unseasonably frigid temperatures this weekend during newly instituted overnight subway closures. The subway system has been shutting down from 1 to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, May 6,  as part of an outbreak-related plan for daily train disinfecting. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

In New York’s subway shutdown, an unthinkable departure

May. 11, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not the end of the line. But it once was. When the first New York subway line connected Lower Manhattan to Harlem in 1904, the stop at 145th Street was its terminus. Since that inaugural run, the subway has never ceased running. There were brief blips of interruption after 9/11...