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Danny Boyle departs James Bond over 'creative differences'

Aug. 21, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The next James Bond movie has lost its director. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with star Daniel Craig, announced Tuesday that Danny Boyle has exited the project over "creative differences." Boyle, the director of "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Trainspotting,"...

Argento denies sexual assault, says Bourdain made payment

Aug. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she agreed to pay $380,000 in a settlement. Argento, who has alleged that film producer...

'Crazy Rich Asians' hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

Aug. 21, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The craze for "Crazy Rich Asians" is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week. Much of the over-the-top romantic comedy was set in this wealthy city-state. As the stars streamed past flashing lights down the red carpet...

Russia denies hunger-striking Ukrainian critically ill

Aug. 21, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The family of an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days said on Tuesday he is in critical condition, a claim that a Russian official quickly denied. Oleg Sentsov, a native of the Russia-annexed Crimea Peninsula, was sentenced to 20 years in prison...

Peter Jackson's WWI film to premiere at London Film Festival

Aug. 21, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October. The festival said Tuesday that "They Shall Not Grow Old" will be...

Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in Egypt

Aug. 21, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hala Shiha quit the glamorous film industry a decade ago to embrace a more religious lifestyle, adopting the traditional Muslim headscarf, or hijab, along with loose, long-sleeved clothes. The Egyptian movie star later was seen wearing the even more conservative face veil, or niqab. Islamists...

Box office Top 20: 'Crazy Rich Asians' gets even richer

Aug. 20, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Propelled by an extra strong Sunday, the opening weekend grosses for "Crazy Rich Asians" were even higher than expected. The Warner Bros. romantic comedy earned $26.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, and $35.3 million since it hit theaters Wednesday. Second place went to Warner...

Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trial

Aug. 20, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June last year for flying a...

Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

Aug. 20, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday. Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels...

The Latest: Avenatti in New Hampshire as he weighs 2020 bid

Aug. 19, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Avenatti weighing 2020 presidential bid during New Hampshire visit (all times local): 6:15 p.m. An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies has made a presidential pitch to...