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Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

Aug. 07, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stylized action romp “Bullet Train," starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters. The “Bullet Train” debut for Sony...

Warner Bros. axes 'Batgirl,' won’t release $90M HBO Max film

Aug. 04, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a highly unusual move that rattled Hollywood, Warner Bros. axed the “Batgirl” film planned for HBO Max, opting to shelve the $90 million film as the reorganized studio revamps its approach to streaming and DC Comics films. The studio ultimately decided the...

Producer Janet Yang elected president of film academy

Aug. 02, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group’s board of governors announced Tuesday, making her the first Asian American to lead the film academy. Yang, the 66-year-old producer of “The Joy Luck...

Review: 'Bullet Train' goes off the rails, but Pitt doesn't

Aug. 02, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

Aboard the speeding locomotive of “Bullet Train” ride at least five assassins, one venomous reptile (a snake on the train), countless glib Guy Ritchie-esque slo-mo action sequences, and one bucket-hat wearing Brad Pitt. It's a lot of ingredients that go into this candy-colored,...

Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' to open New York Film Festival

Aug. 02, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In addition to opening this month's Venice Film Festival, Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don DeLillo's “White Noise” will also kick off the 60th New York Film Festival. Film at Lincoln Center, which puts on the annual New York festival, announced Tuesday that...

For once, Cherokee actor Wes Studi cast as romantic co-star

Jul. 26, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In Wes Studi’s potent and pioneering acting career, he has played vengeful warriors, dying prisoners and impassioned resistance leaders. For three decades, he has arrestingly crafted wide-ranging portraits of the Native American experience. But one thing he had never done in a...

Global success of 'RRR' signals breakthrough for Tollywood

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — India's film industry is one of the most vast and varied in the world — it's really not one but many separate industries, including Bollywood, Tollywood and others — yet few of the country's roughly 2,000 annually produced movies ever make much of a dent with Western...

Q&A: Jordan Peele on the dreams and nightmares of 'Nope'

Jul. 18, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's little in contemporary movies quite like the arrival of a new Jordan Peele film. They tend to descend ominously and mysteriously, a little like an unknown object from above that casts an expanding, darkening shadow the closer it comes. “Nope,” the...

New this week: Beyoncé, Shark Week, ESPYS and 'The Gray Man'

Jul. 18, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Netflix places one of its biggest bets yet on “The Gray Man,” a globe-trotting action...

'Thor' stays No. 1, while 'Crawdads' opens strong

Jul. 18, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Marvel sequel “Thor: Love & Thunder” dropped a hefty 68% in its second weekend of release but still held the top spot at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the bestseller adaptation “Where the Crawdads Sing” debuted with a...