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CANNES DIARY: Behind the scenes of the 2024 film festival

May. 19, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Welcome to Cannes. The annual film festival is always a spectacle, but 2024's edition may be the most combustible in years. The 77th Cannes red carpet unfurls against a backdrop of war and protest. The #MeToo movement, so slow to take root in France, is now quickly tearing...

The gonzo trans Mexican drug lord musical 'Emilia Perez' lights up Cannes

May. 19, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — On paper, Jacques Audiard's buzzed-about Cannes Film Festival entry “Emilia Perez” would not seem anything like a good idea for a movie. The film, which premiered Saturday in Cannes, is probably the first movie that can sincerely be compared to both...

John Krasinski’s ‘IF’ hits a box office nerve with $35 million debut

May. 19, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

John Krasinski’s imaginary friends movie “IF” claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend according to studio estimates Sunday. Its $35 million North American debut was also a bit lower than some projections. Is that a disappointment? An ominous sign of the box office...

Q&A: Kevin Costner on unveiling his Western saga 'Horizon' at Cannes

May. 19, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — A month before Kevin Costner puts the first installment of his multi-chapter Western “Horizon: An American Saga” into theaters, the actor-director came to the Cannes Film Festival to unveil his self-financed passion project. “Two of my boys are out...

The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

May. 18, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola’s idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic “Megalopolis,” one that particularly resonates with the director is: “When we leap into the unknown, we prove that we’re free.” ...

Paul Schrader felt death closing in, so he made a movie about it

May. 17, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — After a string of hospitalizations for long COVID, Paul Schrader had a realization. “If I’m going to make a film about death,” Schrader told himself, “I’d better hurry up.” The health of the 77-year-old filmmaker, whose films and...

In Cannes, Francis Ford Coppola talks Trump, self-financing 'Megalopolis' and why he has no regrets

May. 17, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Much attention has been paid to the $120 million of his own fortune that Francis Ford Coppola put up to make the futuristic epic “Megalopolis,” but the director himself isn't much concerned. “I don’t care. I never cared,” Coppola said of money,...

‘The Blue Angels,’ filmed for IMAX, puts viewers in the ‘box’ with the elite flying squad

May. 17, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

If you’re looking for a little bit of that “ Top Gun: Maverick ” spectacle and thrill at the movie theater this summer, you’re in luck. A groundbreaking new documentary, “ The Blue Angels,” is flying onto IMAX screens for one week, through May 22. Using IMAX-certified...

Francis Ford Coppola debuts 'Megalopolis' in Cannes, and the reviews are in

May. 17, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola on Thursday premiered his self-financed opus “Megalopolis” at the Cannes Film Festival, unveiling a wildly ambitious passion project the 85-year-old director has been pondering for decades. Reviews ranged from “a folly of gargantuan...

What to stream this weekend: 'Bridgerton,' Billie Eilish and Zayn Malik albums, 'American Fiction'

May. 16, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

Billie Eilish’s third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft” and the return of “Bridgerton” 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 Associated Press’...