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Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

Sep. 18, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon Studios...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Sep. 17, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 15, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2. Aladdin 3. Yesterday (2019) 4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) 5. MIB: International 6. Rocketman 7. Booksmart 8. Anna 9. It (2017) 10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 iTunes Movies US...

Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut. "Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?" In a televised call Monday, NASA astronaut Nick Hague answered Pitt — "absolutely" — getting a big laugh. Pitt's...

Review: 'Downton Abbey' film is stately but too safe

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, almost every character who made it out of the six season run alive is back for their big...

Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

Sep. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!"...

Review: 'Letters from Hollywood' is a movie nerd's dream

Sep. 16, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

"Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking," published by Abrams, compiled and edited by Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall Paul Newman passes on an offer to co-star with Barbra Streisand in "Funny Girl," saying he can't carry a tune or dance. Col. Tom Parker suggests a story line...

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Sep. 15, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of land near Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how people and the land have changed since a 1979...

'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award

Sep. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in Toronto,...

"It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office

Sep. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even the high expectations they brought to the weekend box office. "It: Chapter Two" brought in $40.7 million in the U.S. and Canada to keep the top spot in its...

Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

Sep. 14, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday. Its future is unclear. Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, said Friday in a release that it was interrupting...