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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo shows Kevin Hart during an interview in Pasadena, Calif.  Hart offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. New Jersey anesthesiologist Henry Law, was randomly selected as the winner in an All In Challenge contest. The challenge raises money for organizations that are feeding the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The Upside: Hart surprises New Jersey doctor with bit part

May. 16, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. Henry Law, an anesthesiologist in New Jersey, got the call from Hart...

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020 file photo shows Taika Waititi at the 92nd Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Los Angeles.  Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok,

Taika Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

May. 4, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok," will direct a new “Star Wars” film. Waititi had for months been expected to take the reins of the galaxy far, far away, having already directed the season finale of the...

This image released by Netflix shows actors David Harbour, from left, and Chris Hemsworth being directed by Sam Hargrave for a scene in the action film

Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors

Apr. 22, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine. Increasingly, filmmakers are coming from the ranks of stuntmen and stunt coordinators, whose years of accomplishing complicated shots, managing the risks of cast and crew and working intimately with stars have given them a...

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A teeming, violent pre-pandemic world in 'Extraction'

Apr. 22, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The big-budget action thriller “Extraction” belongs, in many ways, to another world. It’s set in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It’s in this urban sea of people and traffic that Chris Hemsworth’s...

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Review: Hemsworth finds a worthy action pic in 'Extraction'

Apr. 22, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Tyler Rake sounds like a Mad-Libs action hero name. When you add to the mix that this character actually, literally kills someone with a rake, it starts to veer into parody territory. That’s why it’s somewhat surprising that the film built around that wonderfully silly name, “...

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New this week: Beastie Boys doc, Earth Day shows, 'Fleabag'

Apr. 20, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

The planet and its wondrous inhabitants take center stage this week in celebration of Earth Day. Several documentaries will spotlight the wonders of the outside world, while a live R&B battle and a new Beastie Boys documentary provide a chance to get moving in our homes. For non-virus offerings, HBO will...

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New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

Apr. 3, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more. Quibi — a snappy amalgam of “quick”...