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Review: Netflix's 'Project Power' flexes its muscles nicely

Aug. 13, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

Imagine taking a little pill that could make you strong and vibrant, one that basically unlocks your yearning potential. No, not that pill. Get your mind out of the gutter. The pill in Netflix's “Project Power” gives you a superpower — invisibility, bulletproof, elastic body, fiery skin. But...

A worker disinfects a theater after a movie screening, at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. After being closed for nearly five months amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in the capital reopened Wednesday at 30% capacity.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds

Aug. 13, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few, the brave — those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there was popcorn. But movie goers had to wear face masks, and could only lift them to eat or drink. And their...

FILE - Jennifer Aniston arrives at the fourth annual InStyle Awards on Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. Aniston is among the celebrities taking part in an Aug. 20 virtual reading of the script for 1982's “Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit

Aug. 13, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's “Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's...

MLB to honor Negro Leagues centennial with patches Sunday

Aug. 13, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All major league players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear a patch on Sunday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. The logo on the patch will be a derivative of the official logo created by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The logo also will be...

FILE - Steven Garza, from left, director Jesse Moss, Rene Otero, director Amanda McBaine and Ben Feinstein pose for a portrait to promote the film

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm

Aug. 13, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even mock elections require wall-to-wall coverage, so when Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine set out to document Texas’ Boys State, the week-long summer camp of civics simulation run by the American Legion since 1935, they hired seven cinematographers to stay close to a handful of the...

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A largely virtual New York Film Festival unveils lineup

Aug. 13, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's New York Film Festival will be held largely virtually and in outdoor screenings, organizers said Thursday while unveiling a lineup featuring new films from Chloe Zhao, Steve McQueen and Azazel Jacobs. The major fall film festivals, which often jockey for the chance to premiere...

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Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are planned

Aug. 13, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight Saga.” Meyer is planning at least two more books in her mega-selling vampire series, she said during a recent promotional event. Meanwhile, the author's long-awaited “Midnight Sun” sold more than 1...

FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, the AMC sign appears at AMC Burbank 16 movie theater complex in Burbank, Calif. AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks. The company said Monday that it would open approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and the remaining 150 the following week. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

Aug. 13, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie. AMC Entertainment, which owns the chain, said Thursday that it expects to open the doors to more than 100 cinemas — or about a sixth of its...

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next month

Aug. 12, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Amazon.com. Publisher Simon & Schuster says the forthcoming book...

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Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Aug. 12, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy. But the new documentary “ Boys State ” convinced me...