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Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Aug. 12, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy. But the new documentary “ Boys State ” convinced me...

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New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan

Aug. 10, 2020 11:50 AM 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 — “ Boys State”: One of the biggest sales from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this documentary...

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Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Aug. 8, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed ripe for another visit to Misselthwaite...

FILE - A Regal Cinemas movie theater is temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic in New York on May 5, 2020. Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on re-opening Regal theaters in U.S.

Aug. 7, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick. Exhibitors have postponed plans several times as cases spiked in various cities. Mooky Greidinger, the CEO of Cineworld, which...

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For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair

Aug. 5, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

When Liam Neeson sits down with a script, he usually knows within five pages whether he wants to do it. He calls it his “cup of tea” test. If he finds himself eager to get one, it’s not a good sign. But he found himself unable to break away from James D’Arcy’s “Made in...

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Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

Aug. 4, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of...

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Review: A sweet fable in Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

Aug. 4, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

The funniest part of “ An American Pickle ” isn’t even really in the movie. It’s a little scene in the middle of the credits in which Seth Rogen’s Herschel Greenbaum, a 1920s laborer who wakes up 100 years after falling into a vat of pickle juice, watches “Yentl”...

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New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

Aug. 3, 2020 4:05 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 —“American Pickle”: Seth Rogen plays dual roles in this film about a man from the 1920s who falls into a vat...

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Steve McQueen sets 3 premieres at New York Film Festival

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Three original films by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen will debut at the New York Film Festival this year, organizers said Monday. The “12 Years a Slave” director will get the opening night slot for the 1980s-set music romance “Lovers Rock” in addition to two other premieres for films in...

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Review: A sweet tearjerker in WWII film ‘Summerland’

Jul. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

“ Summerland ” might look like something you’ve seen before: A scenic story about a schoolchild who must leave London during the war and take up shelter with a reluctant caregiver. But while it is comfortingly familiar in many ways, and a little cliche and overwrought in others, it also has a...