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'Spider-Man' does victory lap over 'Crawl,' 'Stuber'

Jul. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie "Crawl" and the action-comedy "Stuber" barely made a dent in the web-slinger's earnings,...

Film Review: In 'Stuber,' a buddy comedy runs on fumes

Jul. 8, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

If you're going to see one comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver, please make it the 2017 film he co-scripted, "The Big Sick." In "Stuber," Nanjiani is again behind the wheel of a compact ride-sharing vehicle, but this time, the comedy is running on fumes and the company (Zoe Kazan in "The Big Sick,"...

Review: Sail away with the must-see documentary 'Maiden'

Jun. 24, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn't exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter. The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms associated with it, there was a...

'Wild Rose' heralds arrival of rising star Jessie Buckley

Jun. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish actress Jessie Buckley grew up in County Kerry and lives in London but she's lately been traveling so much that she gives her present address as Heathrow Airport and New York's JFK. But regardless of her physical location, her mental state is much the same. "I live in a lot of...

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

Jun. 15, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion...

Review: 'Men in Black' returns, a little worse for wear

Jun. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing "Men in Black" neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever. Instead, we get...

New Jersey awards over $6M in tax credits for film projects

Jun. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey called "Action!" on a new film tax credit program Tuesday, approving its first awards totaling $6.2 million for four projects, including a film starring Chazz Palminteri. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement that the Economic Development Authority approved the...

Review: The X-Men struggle to the end in 'Dark Phoenix'

Jun. 5, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

The good news is "Dark Phoenix " is neither an apocalypse nor is it "X-Men: Apocalypse," but this latest installment is not exactly a solid step forward or a satisfying ending for anyone. It's supposed to be the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, and yet it feels more like a rushed and inconsequential...

Explosion on 'Bond 25' set causes injury, damage to studio

Jun. 4, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion on the set of the new James Bond movie has injured one crew member and damaged a stage at Pinewood Studios. The film's official Twitter account said the accident Tuesday came from a "controlled explosion." No one was injured on set but a crew member outside the stage sustained...

Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem

May. 22, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are overblown. It's the guy behind the camera who should be doubted. And stuffed into a small lamp forever. Guy Ritchie — that lover of gritty gangsters and violent action — was always...