Latest Comedy movies News

Review: ‘Easter Sunday' is a loving ode to Filipino culture

Aug. 04, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

A boisterous extended clan gathers for a family holiday, launching the requisite arguments, hurt feelings, grudges, inside jokes, laughter, love, reconciliation and lots of eating, plus maybe a car chase. So far, so familiar. What’s different about “ Easter...

Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center

Aug. 04, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job for the comedian and the rest of the cast. The magnitude of being on a mostly Filipino set led to happy cry-fests, Koy said. Emotions really hit when...

Bernard Cribbins, actor who delighted UK kids, dies at 93

Jul. 28, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Bernard Cribbins, a beloved British entertainer whose seven-decade career ranged from the bawdy “Carry On” comedies to children’s television and “Doctor Who,” has died. He was 93. Agent Gavin Barker Associates announced Cribbins’ death on Thursday. ...

For once, Cherokee actor Wes Studi cast as romantic co-star

Jul. 26, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In Wes Studi’s potent and pioneering acting career, he has played vengeful warriors, dying prisoners and impassioned resistance leaders. For three decades, he has arrestingly crafted wide-ranging portraits of the Native American experience. But one thing he had never done in a...

New this week: 'Not Okay,' 'Amber Brown' and 'Honor Society'

Jul. 25, 2022 11:10 AM 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 — Modern influencer culture is skewered in the smart new satire “Not Okay,” streaming on Hulu...

Billy Porter and Eva Reign take on the high school rom-com

Jul. 21, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

Eva Reign stepped onto the set of “ Anything’s Possible ” for the first time almost exactly a year ago. She was, to put it mildly, nervous. It was a big moment for Reign, who had dreamed of acting in films for most of her life but hadn’t managed to break through. She didn't...

Emmy surprises: 'Squid Game,' Dave Chappelle, 'This Is Us'

Jul. 13, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. “This Is Us” and “black-ish” will walk away forever limply and Nathan Lane made history as the most-nominated best comedy guest actor in Emmy history. Here's our rundown. ...

Review: 'Bull Durham' fans, rejoice at 'Church of Baseball'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

“The Church of Baseball: The Making of ‘Bull Durham’: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit” by Ron Shelton (Knopf) Former minor-league ballplayer Ron Shelton has written and directed a host of sports-themed movies, but it’s doubtful anyone has told him...

Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Jun. 30, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast. Inspiration isn’t always easy to pinpoint, but in this instance, Jones can trace the spark back...

Review: ‘Cha Cha’ is poignant, surprising coming-of-age tale

Jun. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

The glow sticks. The neon lanyards. DJs playing wildly inappropriate songs. The mocktails, the tipsy grown-ups, the awkward adolescent kisses in photo booths. Finally, a feature film set on the suburban bar mitzvah party circuit. But there’s more than just cleverly...