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This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Laura Dern, Joseph Mazzello and Sam Neill in a scene from the 1993 film

In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again

Jul. 30, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.” Over the second weekend in July, “Empire Strikes Back” — 40 years after it was...

This image released by Netflix shows director Gina Prince-Bythewood, center, with actor Luca Marinelli, right, during the filming of

Hollywood catches up to director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Jul. 7, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The “Love & Basketball” director has been an athlete her entire life, but she also just loves action movies. So when she started dreaming up the template for a bare-knuckle clash between Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in the new Netflix...