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Review: Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

Nov. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces...

Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'

Nov. 12, 2019 8:15 PM EST

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage. It's becoming as inevitable as environmentalist supervillains. On its face it's a harmless observation and a...

War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

Nov. 10, 2019 2:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box office is...

Review: It's a 'Marriage Story,' but about divorce

Nov. 6, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Noah Baumbach is a keen observer of life's banalities. His films revel in the strange and wonderful and awkward things people say and do in the course of the day. But his real magic is turning ordinariness into cinema. He can take that feeling of post-graduate paralysis or middle-age stasis, topics that are not...

Review: LaBeouf explores his own childhood in 'Honey Boy'

Nov. 5, 2019 3:58 PM EST

"Honey Boy" will break your heart. It hardly matters if you've never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf's life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years. But this is the kind of universally moving work that can only emerge from something immensely specific and personal. In the...

In 'Doctor Sleep,' a filmmaker reconciles 'The Shining' rift

Nov. 5, 2019 10:52 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Mike Flanagan knew his vision to fuse Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" with Stephen King's 2013 sequel "Doctor Sleep" would be a hard sell with the author. King's disdain for the 1980 adaptation is well-known and has not abated with time. "No, no," Flanagan said, shaking his...

'Terminator: Dark Fate' is No. 1, but it's no winner

Nov. 3, 2019 1:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It might be judgment day for the Terminator franchise. Despite generally favorable reviews and the return of star Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, "Terminator: Dark Fate" has opened well below expectations at the box office. Studios on Sunday estimate that "Dark Fate" earned...

A new hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in 'The Mandalorian'

Nov. 1, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Never heard of a Mandalorian? You're not alone. Actor Pedro Pascal hadn't either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new "Star Wars" series that would become a marquee offering for the Walt Disney Co.'s new streaming service, Disney Plus, which...

Review: Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is mature and melancholy

Oct. 29, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman " to dwell on. There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes qualifies as a long movie. And in a landscape where some films can make two hours seem bloated and overindulgent, it's at least understandable why one might be wary. But...

Stars advocate for progress at honorary Oscars event

Oct. 28, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday. Dire...