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Review: Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch' is elegant but flawed

Sep. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-pressed and...

Eddie Redmayne happy to reunite with Felicity Jones

Sep. 9, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — As soon as Eddie Redmayne read the script for "The Aeronauts," he knew whom his co-star should be: His "Theory of Everything" co-star Felicity Jones. "I read it . with Felicity in mind and the second I finished it, I called her up and I said, 'I'll do this if you do,'" the star said. "And...

'Poseidon Adventure' actress Carol Lynley dies at 77

Sep. 6, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Lynley, a stage and screen actress who starred in the "The Poseidon Adventure" and appeared in numerous other film and television series, has died. She was 77. Lynley's daughter Jill Selsman said Friday her mother died in her sleep Tuesday in Los Angeles. The actress had a lengthy...

Hollywood's summer ends 2% down despite Disney dominance

Sep. 1, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller "Angel Has Fallen" topping the box office for the...

Netflix offers fans a faithful return to 'The Dark Crystal'

Aug. 28, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Leterrier knew he'd immediately face scrutiny from superfans of "The Dark Crystal" when he became director of its prequel. After all, he's a superfan, too. The French director calls Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 fantasy puppet feature "a jewel of creation" and says it's the main...

Review: 'Angel Has Fallen' and so has the franchise

Aug. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

There is a certain mindless pleasure in the "Fallen" movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing at the same time. It's mass entertainment that makes a courtesy stop in theaters before ascending to its...

The real Brian Banks speaks out on prison injustice, reform

Aug. 16, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brian Banks' home was a prison cell due to a crime he didn't commit, he never imagined his life would be the subject of a film. He was only concerned with clearing his name and regaining his freedom. Now, seven years after he was exonerated on a rape allegation, Banks hopes the film...

Review: Sequel to '47 Meters Down' is a toothsome success

Aug. 14, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

At the beginning of "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," a quartet of young women are given some pretty good advice before going out to sea: "Don't get eaten by a shark." It's advice, as you might expect, not all take. Which of the four makes it out alive fuels this absolutely satisfying sequel to "47 Meters Down," this...

'Hobbs & Shaw' repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers

Aug. 11, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences helped the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" take another lap at No. 1 even with an onslaught of four new major releases this weekend. From family films to R-rated adult fare, moviegoers had their pick as studios tried to capitalize on the waning days of summer....

Universal cancels controversial 'Hunt' in wake of shootings

Aug. 10, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire "The Hunt," in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump. The move came several days after the studio suspended the ad campaign for the film, a gory,...