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Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Jun. 30, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast. Inspiration isn’t always easy to pinpoint, but in this instance, Jones can trace the spark back...

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish among 397 invited to film Academy

Jun. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Tuesday that 44 percent of the 2022 class identifies as women,...

Review: A deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Jun. 28, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Leonard Cohen was deep in his career when he finally finished “Hallelujah.” Well, the first version of “Hallelujah” — there would be many, many versions when all was said and done. He’d toiled on the lyrics for seven years. Yet when he submitted the album, “Various Positions,” to...

New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'

Jun. 27, 2022 11:08 AM 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 — The biggest new movie streaming this week is “The Princess,” coming to Hulu on Friday,...

They’ll always have ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

Jun. 23, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp were at a bit of a career crossroads when they manifested Marcel, a one-inch-tall seashell with a tiny voice and a big heart. Slate had recently been let go from “Saturday Night Live” after one season and wasn’t sure if she’d get another...

Oscars org adds Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman to board

Jun. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected...

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

Jun. 22, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King’s 42 years. Luhrmann knows...

Oscars to honor Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren, Peter Weir

Jun. 21, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Diane Warren will finally be able to thank the Academy this November. The oft-nominated songwriter has been selected to receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards alongside directors Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy. Actor Michael J. Fox will also be bestowed with the Jean...

‘Lightyear’ stays earthbound, ‘Jurassic World’ holds No. 1

Jun. 19, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

“Lightyear” did not go to infinity (or beyond) in its first weekend in theaters: Pixar’s first major theatrical release since March 2020 blasted off with $51 million in its first weekend in North America, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only did it open lower than...

'Cha Cha Real Smooth' finds heart in mom-daughter connection

Jun. 17, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

“Cha Cha Real Smooth,” at least on paper, might sound a little familiar. The sophomore feature of filmmaker Cooper Raiff is about a 22-year-old who returns to his childhood home in suburban New Jersey the summer after graduation and develops a complicated relationship with a...