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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Italian composer Ennio Morricone directs an ensemble during a concert of his

Spain: Composers Williams, Morricone honored for film scores

Jun. 5, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation on Friday awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to composers Ennio Morricone and John Williams for their film work. The jury that decides the Princess of Asturias Awards said the Italian and American composers “have enriched hundreds of films...

FILE -  In this May 4, 2017 file photo, actor Brian Cox poses for photographers at the premiere of the film

With 'Succession' shut down, Brian Cox takes on other roles

Jun. 4, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “Succession” may be temporarily shut down, but star Brian Cox is still finding projects to keep him busy. Not that he's a fan of being an actor working from home. Cox recently filmed “Little Room,” a “whodunnit” for the Zoom age. The story centers...

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Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

Jun. 3, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters. The group announced the postponement Wednesday, citing that...

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

Jun. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts for “Splash” and “Stir Crazy," has...

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Review: Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson in 'Shirley'

Jun. 3, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving “Shirley,” is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). But it also takes place in the gothic, heightened realm of one of Jackson's...

FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a message on the ticket window at the AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex informs potential customers that it is currently closed in Burbank, Calif.  AMC says its business is suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic and it may not survive. All of the company’s theaters are shut down through June, and while the theaters are closed the company is generating no revenue.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

Jun. 3, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet. It's the latest danger sign for the theater business in North America, which was under pressure...

Cannes Festival director Thierry Fremaux, left, festival president Pierre Lescure, sit during the presentation of the festival lineup, in an empty cinema Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Paris. The Cannes Film Festival was canceled due to the pandemic but it announced the films that would have played at the French Riviera festival. Those films, festival organizers say, will be able to promote themselves with the Cannes

Cannes announces lineup for a festival canceled by COVID

Jun. 3, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic. The selections were an exercise in what-might-have-been for Cannes, the international French festival that for the last 73...

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Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda before ‘Hamilton’ in Hulu doc

Jun. 3, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

There’s a great moment in the documentary “ We Are Freestyle Love Supreme ” when Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail talk about how people are often disappointed when they see them exiting the theater. The onlookers are hoping to spot someone famous and...

The film Aladdin is projected on a screen set up on the roof of a home in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, late Monday, June 1, 2020. A neighborhood group called The Download Zone set up the movie as a free entertainment option for families cooped up since mid-March under the COVID-19 quarantine. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Movie night in Venezuela barrio offers respite from troubles

Jun. 2, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At nightfall in one corner of Venezuela's largest and most notorious barrio, all eyes turned to the glow of a temporary movie screen set up on a hillside terrace atop stacked, red cinder block homes. Families crawled up cramped stairwells, squeezing together on blankets and...

In this handout provided by Formula E Operations Limited, Alejandro Agag, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio appear in a scene from the film

Review: Documentary about electric racing holds little spark

Jun. 2, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

For proof that Leonardo DiCaprio can't save every film he touches, look no further than “And We Go Green,” a languid documentary about the electric car racing circuit. DiCaprio, who is a producer of the film, makes a cameo in the 26th minute, adding a dash of Hollywood glamour but not really helping...