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What to stream this week: Conan O’Brien travels, 'Migration' soars and Taylor Swift will reign

Apr. 15, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

Studio behind hit ‘Sound of Freedom’ wants to give audiences greenlight power

Apr. 10, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Angel Studios wants to give audiences the power to decide what movies are made. The company behind last summer’s surprise box office hit, the child trafficking movie “ Sound of Freedom,” employs a crowdfunding model to finance projects from the ground up. ...

Rare copy of comic featuring Superman's first appearance sells for $6 million at auction

Apr. 09, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1938 copy of the comic that first “introduced Superman to the world” has sold for a record-setting $6 million, the auctioneer that handled the purchase said last week. According to Heritage Auctions, the rare copy of Action Comics No. 1 was sold to an...

In ‘Frida’ documentary, artist Frida Kahlo’s own words are used to tell her story

Mar. 14, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

Frida Kahlo used her own experiences to inform her art. In that spirit, Kahlo’s personal writings are used to help tell the story of her life in a new documentary, “Frida.” Filmmaker Carla Gutiérrez blends first person narration with archival footage and interpretive animation...

Japanese animation studio founder Miyazaki isn't ready to retire just yet, after latest Oscar win

Mar. 12, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ghibli, the Japanese studio that just won its second Oscar for feature animation for “The Boy and The Heron," hasn't said yet what it plans next. But founder Hayao Miyazaki, who at 83 was the oldest director ever nominated in that category, won’t rule out making...

List of winners at the 2024 Oscars

Mar. 10, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the Academy Awards on Sunday: BEST PICTURE “Oppenheimer” BEST ACTRESS Emma Stone, “Poor Things” BEST ACTOR ...

At 83, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki earns historic Oscar for ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Mar. 10, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Japanese filmmaker whose anime classics have enchanted fans around the world for decades, has won his second career Oscar. At 83, Miyazaki won for helming the best animated film, “The Boy and the Heron,” the long-awaited fantasy...

In year 25, Planet Comicon Kansas City celebrates its origin story as fans embrace their inner nerd

Mar. 08, 2024 20:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Celebrities, artists and tens of thousands of fans proud to call themselves nerds are converging in Kansas City for the Missouri city's 25th annual Planet Comicon this weekend. Devotees ranging from “Potterheads” — lovers of the popular Harry Potter...

'Dragon Ball' creator Akira Toriyama dies at 68

Mar. 08, 2024 05:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Akira Toriyama, the creator of the best-selling Dragon Ball and other popular anime who influenced Japanese comics, has died, his studio said Friday. He was 68. Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga series, which started in 1984, has sold millions of copies globally and was...

Movie Review: 'Kung Fu Panda 4' is a sweet, fun and well executed passing of the torch

Mar. 06, 2024 13:47 PM EST

“Kung Fu Panda 4” finds our trusty, rotund hero Po at a career crossroads and he's nervous. "Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing,” he is told. “Kung Fu Panda 4” also finds the franchise at an inflection point, but there's no reason for us to be nervous. DreamWorks knows what it's...