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Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with 'The Apollo'

Apr. 24, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie...

'Avengers: Endgame' poised to topple box-office records

Apr. 24, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other. When the 22nd film in Marvel Studios' saga opens in North American theaters on Thursday night, it will land on more screens than any movie ever has in U.S. and Canadian theaters. And even still,...

Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear

Apr. 24, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively pored over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones, detached from the...

Oscars amend a few rules but not for Netflix

Apr. 24, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures' board of governors early Wednesday announced a handful of changes passed during its annual April rules meeting. But the biggest news was...

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies.   Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that...

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Apr. 19, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy...

Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum split after wedding in July

Apr. 19, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying. A person close to the couple who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment on the matter confirmed the split Friday. It was first reported by People magazine. The 38-year-old...

Review: Gina Rodriguez stars in Netflix's 'Someone Great'

Apr. 18, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

The romantic comedy, left for dead by most of the major studios, has been reborn on Netflix. Streaming algorithms have swooped in to resurrect an old genre formula. The results so far — "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved Before," ''The Incredible Jessica James," ''Set It Up" — haven't been the stuff...

'Shazam!' bests newcomers with $25.1M second weekend

Apr. 14, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate's "Hellboy" reboot, the animated Laika Studios release "Missing...

Review: 'Little' heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin

Apr. 10, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in "True Grit," we've been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. To name just a few: Anya Taylor-Joy ("The Witch"), Amandla Stenberg ("The Hate U Give"), Elsie Fisher ("Eighth Grade"). Add Marsai Martin to the list. And at just 14-years-old...