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'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

Oct. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices. The biopic about Patsy...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

Oct. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer on a...

Review: 'Jojo Rabbit' seeks humor in the darkest of places

Oct. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

"Oh good, another Hitler comedy! It's been too long," said no studio development executive, ever. But of course, absurd as the idea may seem, some attempts to wring humor from the horrors of Nazi Germany have stood the test of time: Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," Ernst Lubitsch's "To Be or Not To Be,"...

Lawyers linked to Panama Papers seek to stop Netflix movie

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two lawyers linked to the so-called Panama Papers are asking a federal judge to stop Neflix's upcoming release of "The Laundromat," which they say defames them as criminal masterminds and may affect criminal cases against them. Panamanian lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón...

Review: Pattinson and Dafoe shine in 'The Lighthouse'

Oct. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

Enter "The Lighthouse " at your own risk. This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for everyone. But those who do choose to go on this black-and-white journey with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe will ultimately find it a rewarding one, even if the...

Jojo Rabbit director felt shame dressing as Hitler for movie

Oct. 16, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drawing on his own Jewish heritage and experiences growing up surrounded by prejudice, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi was excited to make a movie against hate through a satire of the Nazi culture at the height of WWII, until he saw himself dressed as Adolf Hitler for the first time....

Ken Burns is behind new grant for film on Flannery O'Connor

Oct. 16, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns is inaugurating an annual prize for makers of historical films with a $200,000 grant to the people behind an upcoming movie about the late Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor. The movie "Flannery" shows the influence behind the novelist and short story writer's work, as she lived in...

Vietnam bans animated 'Abominable' over South China Sea map

Oct. 16, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich waters...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Oct. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending October 13, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. The Lion King (2019) 2. Toy Story 4 3. Spider-Man: Far from Home 4. Yesterday (2019) 5. Aladdin 6. Hocus Pocus 7. Midsommar 8. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 9. The Hustle 10. High Life iTunes Movies US Charts -...

Q&A: Julie Andrews on new memoir and her 'second career'

Oct. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Andrews hasn't appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that doesn't mean the 84-year-old screen legend has slowed down. She's just moved on to other things, like voice work, book writing and even directing theater. In June, Andrews sat down with...