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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 12, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Photo altered to include judge who...

In ‘The Princess,’ a documentary on Diana flips the focus

Aug. 12, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

The last thing the world needs, you might think, is another Princess Diana documentary. It’s a fair thought considering that almost 25 years after her death, her life and impact is still media fodder. Whether it’s a magazine cover or a book claiming to have new revelations or...

Review: Post Malone concert doc is all flash, no substance

Aug. 11, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a moment in Post Malone’s new concert film when its star confesses to how surreal his life has become: “Sometimes I feel like I’m not a real person.” Fans will get no clarity on that astounding statement after watching Amazon's “Post Malone:...

New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

Aug. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama “Armageddon Time" and Laura Poitras' documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” about artist...

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

Aug. 04, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country’s military government announced Thursday. Toru Kubota, a...

Review: 'Thirteen Lives' gets lost in sprawling rescue story

Aug. 03, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

Twenty-seven years ago, Ron Howard's “Apollo 13” saluted men with the right stuff — quiet courage and grace under pressure. This summer, he's returned to that magic number for a similar rescue tale but traded the vastness of space for a film deep underground. “Thirteen...

In ‘Thirteen Lives,’ Ron Howard directs the Thai cave rescue

Aug. 03, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

It may be common etiquette to not spoil the end of a film, but Ron Howard learned years ago on “Apollo 13” that knowing the outcome of a story is different from knowing the story itself. And though the 2018 rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team and their coach is considerably fresher in our...

Friends of Japanese journalist demand his release in Myanmar

Aug. 03, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Friends of Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar while covering a protest, called for his immediate release Wednesday and an online petition has collected more than 41,000 signatures. The documentary filmmaker was arrested Saturday in...

Japanese video journalist detained at Myanmar protest march

Jul. 31, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist has been detained by security forces in Myanmar while covering a protest against military rule in the country’s largest city, pro-democracy activists said Sunday. Toru Kubota, a Tokyo-based documentary filmmaker, was arrested on Saturday...

New documentary depicts Ironton's struggles after Ida

Jul. 30, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

IRONTON, La. (AP) — Located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, Ironton has a history marred by racial segregation and economic injustice. The unincorporated coastal town in Plaquemines Parish is home to one of Louisiana’s oldest Black communities, most the descendants of...