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Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

May. 23, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.  Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during...

Netflix isn't absent at Cannes. It's everywhere.

May. 23, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it. That's what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes' red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his affectionate ode to the movie...

Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

May. 23, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it. The review aggregator says Thursday that users who purchase tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like...

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

May. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

May. 23, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages by a Sydney judge on Thursday in defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress....

2 film productions quit Georgia after abortion law is signed

May. 22, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called "heartbeat bill," which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, before many women realize they are pregnant. The Lionsgate comedy...

Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' sends Cannes swooning

May. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response. "I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an...

Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury

May. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica. The news comes Wednesday in a tweet from the official James Bond twitter account. The statement...

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

May. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade. Beijing is airing Korean War movies (antagonist: America) to arouse patriotic feelings in the Chinese public and offering tax cuts to software and chip...

Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director

May. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Gael Garcia Bernal is finding it's a lot more relaxing being at the Cannes Film Festival as a director than as an actor. "As a director everything is done," says Garcia Bernal, whose film "Chicuarotes" is playing as an official selection but out of competition at Cannes. "There's...