Latest Movies News

This image released by Netflix shows Wunmi Mosaku as Rial Majur, left, and Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù as Bol Majur in a scene from

Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis

Oct. 27, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

In Remi Weekes’ “His House,” Bol (Sopé Dìrísù) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) have fled war in South Sudan only to find new horrors lurking in English shadows. In the film’s opening moments, they’re brought before a detention center board who announce their release....

This image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Zoey Luna, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Cailee Spaeny in a scene from

Reimagining ‘The Craft’ for a new batch of aspiring witches

Oct. 27, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Craft” holds a special place in the hearts of older millennial and younger Gen-X women. With its alternative soundtrack and goth looks, the 1996 film starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True and Neve Campbell was a modest box office hit that became a sleepover...

This cover image released by Penguin Young Readers shows

Final 'Miss Peregrine' novel to be published in February

Oct. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — We'll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes: Ransom Riggs has written his final tale of “Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children." Penguin Young Readers announced Tuesday that “The Desolations of Devil's Acre” will come out Feb. 23, again...

The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

Oct. 27, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. After We Collided 2. Love and Monsters 3. Ava (2020) 4. The Phenomenon 5. Trump Card (2020) 6. Beetlejuice 7. Friendsgiving 8. The Way I See It 9. Halloween (2018) 10. Hocus Pocus Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. After We Collided 2. Ava (2020) 3....

In this combination photo, Marlee Matlin, from left, arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 19th, 2011 in Las Vegas, Millicent Simmonds arrives at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 13, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif., Danny Woodburn attends the premiere of

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Oct. 27, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability. And it’s not entirely unfounded advice: 61 actors have been nominated for playing a character with a disability and 27 have walked away winners. But only two of those actors...

AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin;

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Oct. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. But there are ways to adapt...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020, file photo, coronavirus-themed Halloween decorations are displayed on a lawn in Tenafly, N.J. In a year when fear and death have commandeered front-row seats in American life, what does it mean to encounter Halloween, a holiday whose very existence hinges on turning fear and death into entertainment? (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?

Oct. 27, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where “Night of the Living Dead” was filmed. The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night. She strides up to the hayride and beckons you to the dimly lit tent...

FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Roseburg, Ore. Skarlatos, who in 2015 helped thwart an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, faces longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in the November election. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, File)

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

Oct. 26, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in...

This image released by NBC shows Chrissy Metz as Kate, left, and Justin Hartley as Kevin, in a scene from

New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone

Oct. 26, 2020 2:46 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 — Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. This week...

Elaborate displays turns homes into Halloween havens

Oct. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Inflated and wavering in the blustery night wind as they are, the Audrey II man-eating plants probably jump out first; then the jack-o’-lantern garage, spread with bared fangs topped by glowing eyes. Hanging black lights turn rain reflections on the pavement into abstract,...