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What to stream this week: Ariana Grande, 'Wonka,' Garth Brooks, animal queens and 'Poor Things'

Mar. 04, 2024 00:06 AM EST

A new album from Ariana Grande and Garth Brooks taking viewers behind the scenes to the opening of his bar in Nashville are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The...

Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

Feb. 28, 2024 19:01 PM EST

The hero of “Problemista” sees the world differently. He's an aspiring toy designer named Alejandro who thinks today's toys are too fun. He proposes a toy truck with a deflating tire to teach kids they’re running out of time. Alejandro is the creation of Julio Torres, who...

Richonne rises in 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira

Feb. 25, 2024 01:46 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Danai Gurira remembers a moment filming “ The Walking Dead ” which she now believes contributed to the future pairing of her character Michonne with Andrew Lincoln's Rick. It was during season three, Gurira's first season on the show. The scene featured...

Actor calls on French film industry to face sexual abuse, during live Cesar Awards ceremony

Feb. 24, 2024 04:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French actor Judith Godrèche called on France’s film industry to “face the truth” on sexual violence and physical abuse during a live broadcast Friday of the Cesar Awards ceremony, France’s version of the Oscars. “We can decide that men accused of rape no...

Movie Review: Buckle up for a queer road trip caper in Ethan Coen’s spry ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

Feb. 21, 2024 13:54 PM EST

“Drive-Away Dolls” is, technically speaking, made up of old parts. Its script was written two decades ago, when references to Ralph Nader and Chelsea Clinton’s security detail were current. Its homages are even more vintage, with trippy transitions harkening back to the...

Movie Review: J.Lo's very wacky, very wild, very J.Lo journey to love in ‘This Is Me … Now’

Feb. 15, 2024 13:19 PM EST

OK, so maybe we’re not tracking her jet travel online like amateur spies, or worrying on a diplomatic level whether she’ll make it to a football game. But current Swift-mania aside, let’s not forget that another force of nature, J.Lo, has been the ultimate celebrity for...

Jon Stewart's return to 'The Daily Show' felt familiar to those who missed him while he was away

Feb. 13, 2024 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No, Jon Stewart really wasn't sitting at his desk at Comedy Central for the last nine years, waiting for someone to turn the lights back on. Yet it almost felt that way during Stewart's return to “The Daily Show” Monday night. His signature moves — blunt...

Pain, sweat and sandworms: In ‘Dune 2’ Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and the cast rise to the challenge

Feb. 13, 2024 15:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler were really looking forward to their fight. The actors had been training, separately, with a Kali instructor in Los Angeles to prepare for the climactic showdown between Paul Atreides and Feyd Rautha in Denis Villeneuve’s...

They call her the muse of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. She insists she's a missionary

Feb. 11, 2024 18:07 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Standing 9 feet tall, Raquel Potí regularly graces the front pages of Brazilian magazines and newspapers, and on Saturday the artist donned a lavish feathered costume and lacquered her body in gold glitter. At one point she charged the length of the street party, sweeping...

Super Bowl more of a showcase for media companies instead of the network

Feb. 10, 2024 14:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Super Bowl Sunday used to be the one day for a network to showcase its sports division and launch a new show. That is not the case anymore. With media consolidation, the networks are now sharing the stage with its corporate siblings. That's been...