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Review: ‘Gray Man’ spares no expense — but feels oddly gray

Jul. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

Sometimes a title just doesn’t help a movie. Not that directors Anthony and Joe Russo had much choice in titling “The Gray Man,” their new Netflix spy thriller starring Ryan Gosling — they’re adapting the novel of the same name, about a shadowy CIA assassin on the run....

New this week: Beyoncé, Shark Week, ESPYS and 'The Gray Man'

Jul. 18, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Netflix places one of its biggest bets yet on “The Gray Man,” a globe-trotting action...

'Raging Fire' wins best film at Hong Kong Film Awards

Jul. 17, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Action-packed police thriller “Raging Fire” won best film and three other awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards Sunday, beating out a crowd favorite film about late Cantopop singer Anita Mui. The 40th Hong Kong Film Awards took place Sunday, after it was...

Review: ‘The Sea Beast’ is a charming, animated adventure

Jul. 06, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

For a young imagination, there is something uniquely captivating about a stowaway story on the high seas. The stakes are great, but the adventure is so far removed from any reality most kids know that it becomes a purely transportive experience. It is a fantasy you can get wrapped up in and put...

Review: 'Bull Durham' fans, rejoice at 'Church of Baseball'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

“The Church of Baseball: The Making of ‘Bull Durham’: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit” by Ron Shelton (Knopf) Former minor-league ballplayer Ron Shelton has written and directed a host of sports-themed movies, but it’s doubtful anyone has told him...

Chris Pratt picks military veterans for 'The Terminal List'

Jun. 28, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Pratt portrays a Navy SEAL in his new Amazon series “ The Terminal List, ” and is surrounded on camera and behind-the-scenes by former members of the U.S. military. In the 2013 movie “Zero Dark Thirty," Pratt played one of the Navy SEALs who helped kill...

Chris Hemsworth finds a rich groove in 'Spiderhead'

Jun. 15, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski again had a plane in the air, only this time Chris Hemsworth was at the wheel. They were shooting “Spiderhead,” a science-fiction prison thriller based on a George Saunders story, along the coast of Australia....

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar's 'Lightyear' from showing

Jun. 13, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear" from showing in movie theaters after its inclusion of a kiss between two lesbian characters. The decision by the UAE comes as Malaysia also reportedly...

'Top Gun' stays aloft with $86M in its 2nd weekend

Jun. 05, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick” continued to soar in its second weekend, dropping just 32% from its opening with $86 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Paramount Pictures release, with Tom Cruise reprising his role from the...

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

May. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself. He did it a little reluctantly, without big plans to continue filmmaking. But Lee did have a vision for...