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Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

Jan. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation...

Review: 'They Shall Not Grow Old' is an immersive marvel

Jan. 16, 2019 12:32 PM EST

Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old." This is a film made by a non-historian for an audience of non-historians, he says. There are no dates, names or locations. Neither are there any talking heads or...

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

Jan. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the shade. "Colorism," the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers,...

Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

Jan. 15, 2019 8:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he's "finally got the keys to the...

Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

Jan. 15, 2019 6:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere. Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of Ultima Thule (TOO-lee), the most distant object ever explored by humans. The small, icy object is shown...

Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in 'Casino' is for sale

Jan. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995 film "Casino," and his wife, Nancy, were the original owners of the single-story ranch-style home east of the Las Vegas Strip. Built in 1974, the...

Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray to reunite for 'On the Rocks'

Jan. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite 16 years after the Oscar-winning "Lost in Translation" in the splashiest feature film yet announced by Apple. A24 said Tuesday that Coppola's "On the Rocks" will be the indie studio's first project under its joint deal with Apple, which is pushing...

Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

Jan. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character's super powers when making big plays and the franchise's star even made a towering appearance at...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Jan. 15, 2019 2:32 PM EST

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 13, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. First Man 2. A Simple Favor 3. Crazy Rich Asians 4. Book Club 5. Bad Times At the El Royale 6. Venom 7. Night School (2018) 8. Mid90s 9. BlacKkKlansman 10. The Hate U Give iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. Mid90s 2....

'Adventure' books publisher sues Netflix over 'Bandersnatch'

Jan. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The company that publishes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels is suing Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages over an interactive film in the science fiction "Black Mirror" anthology series. In the federal suit filed Friday, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based company Chooseco claims...