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Scorsese says he's open-minded about Netflix film revolution

Oct. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival . The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even bigger...

Ang Lee has a new religion in digital. Will anyone follow?

Oct. 10, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ang Lee's conversion began with "Life of Pi." It was the director's first movie in 3-D, and he sweated anxiously over the implementation of the technology and the torturous process of adapting Yann Martel's fanciful and allegorical book set principally in a raft containing a 450-pound...

Broadway theater will turn into a cinema for 'The Irishman'

Oct. 7, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway will be turning back the clock next month when it converts one of its august theaters into a movie theater and starts screenings of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman." Netflix is going to put up a screen in the Belasco Theatre and show the movie on the Broadway model of eight...

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

Oct. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments. Chase...

Happy now? Everyone is talking about 'Joker'

Sep. 30, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There may be no such thing as bad publicity, but the spotlight on "Joker" is testing the limits of that old cliche. The origin story about the classic Batman villain has inspired pieces both in defense of and against the movie. It's been hailed as the thing that's going to finally get...

Joaquin Phoenix on 'Joker' weight loss, dance and De Niro

Sep. 30, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix has been widely praised for his transformative portrayal of the man who becomes the Joker in the new film hitting theaters this Thursday. Although he doesn't like to talk about awards, many believe this could be the year that the three-time nominee finally wins an Oscar....

Martin Scorsese's epic 'The Irishman' premieres in New York

Sep. 27, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in...

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

Sep. 20, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews' acting career has spanned several decades, winning...

Pence praises police officers in twist on White House visit

Sep. 19, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a twist on White House sports team visits that have become increasingly rare as athletes protest the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday visited New York City police headquarters and heralded its football team for winning a recent national championship among...

Go ahead, dive inside the mind of Bill Gates. But strap in.

Sep. 11, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some things about Bill Gates that are unremarkable. His favorite food: hamburgers. His favorite animal: the dog. But a few minutes into a new TV series on Gates reveals a fascinating insight. The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is asked what his worst fear is....