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Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Jan. 15, 2021 3:25 PM EST

Doug Liman's “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful. Unlike our time in quarantine, it has Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway. This, not a...

Finneas O'Connell poses at his home in Los Angeles on Friday Dec. 4 2020. O'Connell has been named one of The Associated Press' Breakthrough Entertainers of 2020. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

Finneas on Bond theme song, the Grammys and the Weeknd

Dec. 21, 2020 12:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The path to Billie Eilish and Finneas getting the “yes” to compose a song for the upcoming James Bond film was almost as thrilling and exhilarating as watching the action-packed movie on screen. “We said to our team, ‘If anyone has anyone who knows anyone, just...

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Review: A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

Dec. 16, 2020 3:23 PM EST

The assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur’s airport in February of 2017, I’m embarrassed to say, was a blip on my radar. There was a vague recollection of two young women who were caught on CCTV smearing the deadly VX nerve...

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‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry

Dec. 14, 2020 3:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The Library of Congress announced Monday...

British author John le Carre holds a copy of his new book entitled 'Our Kind of Traitor' at a central London bookstore during a book signing event to mark the launch of the novel in London Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89, Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

Dec. 13, 2020 6:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday he died in Cornwall, southwest...

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Q&A: Christopher Nolan on ‘Tenet’ home release

Dec. 10, 2020 10:04 AM EST

Christopher Nolan movies almost demand another look and “ Tenet ” is no exception. On Tuesday, audiences will finally be able to watch, re-watch and dissect the palindromic spy thriller starring John David Washington and Elizabeth Debickifrom the comfort of their home. “Tenet” will be...

Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later

Dec. 9, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s physically impossible to get to the forest fight scene that hovers atop slender bamboo trees in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and not say out loud “Whoa.” Twenty years later, the exhilarating grace of Ang Lee’s martial-arts masterwork is...

Mobile actor breaks through in movie filmed in Birmingham

Dec. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Benjamin Pelham’s secret isn’t really a secret: A role in “Embattled,” a new movie filmed in Birmingham, has given him his breakthrough onto the silver screen, but the Mobile actor really wants to be on Broadway. “It feels great and wonderful to be...

FILE - Tom Hanks arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. Hollywood’s awards season has gone virtual. This time of year would normally be flush with splashy premieres, cocktail parties and star-studded screening. This year, Oscar campaigns are having to make do with virtual Q&As and home-delivered gift baskets. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

With red carpets rolled up, the Oscar race goes virtual

Dec. 4, 2020 2:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This is the time of year when Hollywood’s awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear. It’s a frothy, festive run of the year’s final premieres and screenings — all part of a carefully orchestrated dance to court tastemakers and, ultimately,...

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Review: A brilliant turn from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’

Dec. 2, 2020 1:06 PM EST

’Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently. The “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion” alum has been long overdue for a breakout film role, something fitting of her wide-ranging talent and more imaginative than just relying on her quirky deadpan and eye rolls. ...