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'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Oct. 21, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years later, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences to the movie theaters for a good scare. "Halloween" has opened in first place with an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters, according to Universal Pictures on Sunday. David Gordon Green...

Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS

Oct. 20, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In a post Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on Aug. 16. Blair says she is struggling with the disease's...

Bruce Dern released from hospital after fall while jogging

Oct. 19, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening following his fall earlier in the day. The Oscar-nominated actor's representative says he is in good...

Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

Oct. 19, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals. In his...

Q&A: Jonah Hill on toxic masculinity and skateboarding

Oct. 19, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonah Hill has always wanted to direct. He worships filmmakers and has treated what he describes as an "accidental" but "wonderful" 15-year acting career as a partial film school, learning from people like Bennett Miller, who directed him in "Moneyball" and Martin Scorsese on "The Wolf...

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

Oct. 18, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for movie tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors. Parent company Helios and Matheson of New York said in a prepared statement that it is aware of the...

Q&A: McCarthy and Grant on New York, forgery and friendship

Oct. 18, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary tale, part celebration of this unapologetic...

'First Reformed' leads Gotham Awards nominees

Oct. 18, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Schrader's religious thriller "First Reformed" is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday. The...

Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar...

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis canceled after tax case

Oct. 17, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges. The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released Oct. 26....