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Partial list of nominees for annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Jul. 16, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com : Comedy Series: "Barry"; "Fleabag"; "The Good Place"; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; "Russian Doll"; "Schitt's Creek";...

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

Jun. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of...

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...

Tessa Thompson is OK with the 'Men in Black' title, for now

Jun. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Men in Black" franchise has a new recruit who isn't a man, but actress Tessa Thompson is fine with keeping the masculine-centered film title — for now. Joined by co-star Chris Hemsworth on a black carpet, Thompson shrugged off the gender issue at the world premiere of "Men in...

'Secret Life of Pets 2' bests 'Dark Phoenix' at box office

Jun. 9, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million "Dark Phoenix" earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a second place finish,...

Review: Emma Thompson kills in 'Late Night'

Jun. 5, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

Watching "Late Night," an enjoyably zippy if scattershot comedy about a veteran late-night host and her fresh-faced new writing hire, a persistent thought runs through your head: How have we been abiding without a steady supply of leading roles like this for Emma Thompson, and why haven't we by now elected her...

Q&A: 'Late Night' power duo Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling

Jun. 4, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Late Night ," a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, establishes itself as a fantasy from the outset. It's about a veteran late night talk show host who is a woman, after all. Emma Thompson plays said host, Katherine Newbury, who decides to allow the hire of a very green, but very eager...