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'Don't Worry Darling' shrugs off drama, opening with $19.2M

Sep. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

After off-screen drama threatened to consume Olivia Wilde's “Don't Worry Darling,” the Warner Bros. release opened No. 1 at the box office, debuting with $19.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, “Don't Worry...

Review: A classic battle epic in ‘The Woman King’

Sep. 18, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Viola Davis should have been leading armies this whole time. In “ The Woman King,” the always regal Oscar-winner is a mass of muscle, battle wounds and world weariness as General Nanisca, the head of the Agojie, an all-female unit of warriors who protected the West African...

‘The Woman King’ takes North American box office throne

Sep. 18, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

The Viola Davis-led action epic “ The Woman King ” easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters, against a crowded market of new releases. The film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, surpassed expectations and earned $19 million in ticket sales, according to...

Steven Spielberg's 'Fabelmans' wins Toronto audience award

Sep. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Steven Spielberg's autobiographical coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans" won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize, the People's Choice Award, solidifying its early status as Academy Awards frontrunner. Toronto's audience award was announced Sunday as the largest...

'Woman King,' Viola Davis and the culmination of a struggle

Sep. 13, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — When Viola Davis, sculpted and hardened from months of training, first stood in the full garb of the Agojie warrior women, with her bare feet in the African sand, it was the culmination of not just the years-long push to make “The Woman King,” but of a lifelong battle. ...

Toronto fest roars back to life with Spielberg, 'Knives Out'

Sep. 07, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

After two editions much diminished by the pandemic, the 47th Toronto International Film Festival is set to roar back to life beginning Thursday with a lineup crowded with much-anticipated titles, including Steven Spielberg's “The Fabelmans,” Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 06, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random...

Fall Preview: 'The Woman King' comes for the throne

Sep. 01, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Prince-Bythewood didn’t get very far into reading the script for “The Woman King,” a historical epic about a real West African army of female warriors, before she knew she wanted to direct it. “Literally five pages into it I knew it was going to be my...

Fall Preview: Is it, maybe, back to normal at the movies?

Aug. 31, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three years, the fall movie industrial complex is lurching back into high gear. Festival red carpets are rolled out. Oscar campaigns are primed. Long-awaited blockbusters, like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” are...

Fall Movie Calendar: From 'Blonde' to 'Wakanda Forever'

Aug. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this fall. All dates are theatrical release unless otherwise noted. September 9 “Barbarian” (20th Century Studios): A young woman (Georgina Campbell) arrives at her Detroit Airbnb only to find the house double booked and a...