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Review: A cool concept lost in execution in 'Brightburn'

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

"Brightburn " is a one idea movie. What if a baby from another planet crash lands on earth and is adopted and raised by a nice childless couple living on a farm? This kid doesn't get hurt, never bleeds and, right around puberty starts to discover that he has superhuman strength too. At this point you're probably...

1990s drama 'Party of Five' reboot involves deported parents

May. 22, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Party of Five," a 1990s teen drama that focused on a family grappling with life after the death of their parents, is getting a reboot with a Mexican American family whose parents are deported. Disney announced this month that the Sony Pictures Television retooled Generation X-era...

APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'

May. 22, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer. Lionsgate Entertainment World will offer several adventures including a virtual...

Review: In the winning 'Booksmart,' a teen comedy revolution

May. 22, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

The insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, both of whom we've seen before but not like this. There is the director, Olivia Wilde, whose debut behind the camera is remarkably assured. And then there is the teen comedy genre,...

Christopher Nolan's new espionage film gets a title: 'Tenet'

May. 22, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Christopher Nolan's upcoming international espionage film has a title. Warner Bros. on Wednesday says the action epic is called "Tenet." The ensemble cast includes Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine and Kenneth...

Review: The Waterboys do musical archaeology on new album

May. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

The Waterboys, "Where the Action Is" (Cooking Vinyl) The liner notes to the Waterboys' latest album credit frontman Mike Scott for vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass — and "archaeology." And "Where the Action Is" does indeed offer an entertaining survey of music history in 10 songs. The title track, which...

Polish bishops admit they haven't done enough to stop abuse

May. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's bishops acknowledged on Wednesday that they have not done enough to prevent clerical abuse of minors and said there are "no words" to describe their shame about sex scandals involving priests. The acknowledgement came as Poland, where Catholic traditions and faith remain...

Review: Justin Townes Earle sings the blues on fine album

May. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

Justin Townes Earle, "The Saint of Lost Causes" (New West) Justin Townes Earle is feeling bad, and his music has never been better. On "The Saint of Lost Causes," Earle inhabits a range of doleful, downcast characters who span our troubled land, from the cop killer on "Appalachian Nightmare" to the teen trying to...

Jake Black, of Alabama 3 and 'Sopranos' theme fame, dies

May. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died. The band announced Black's death Tuesday on Facebook and says it is "heartbroken." His age and the cause of death were not available. The group wrote that Black, who...

Adam Driver credits the military for the courage to act

May. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Driver was home alone doing the dishes when his agent called with the news that he'd just received a Tony Award nomination. But since his wife was out of town, there was no one to share the news. So he just finished the dishes. Driver got the nod for his work in a new revival of...