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Review: 'Spider-Man' swings again with a successful sequel

Jun. 28, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as "Spider-Man: Far From Home" begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. "I didn't think I had to save the world this summer," he complains. But, you know the drill: With great power comes great...

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues

Jun. 17, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms. Both houses chose special venues, away from their usual showroom locations. Fendi invited...

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

Jun. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of...

Review: Toxic masculinity in a sitcom package in 'Shaft'

Jun. 12, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

The latest "Shaft," which adds a new generation of bad mother------- to the mix, is not what you might expect. It's not gritty or raw or even attempting to be all that cool. Instead it maintains intoxicatingly upbeat sitcom-style energy, with gentrification jokes, generational jabs (mostly at the expense of...

'Hadestown' captures 8 Tony Awards, including best musical

Jun. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night at the Tony Awards, winning eight trophies Sunday, including best new musical and handing a rare win for a female director of a musical. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" was crowned best play. In the...

The Latest: 'The Ferryman' wins best play at Tony Awards

Jun. 9, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" has been crowned best play at the Tony Awards. The play is a vigorous family epic set in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the Troubles. It requires a 21-person cast, plus a baby and...

Broadway readies for biggest audience of the year at Tonys

Jun. 8, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's only 10 a.m. but Broadway star Alex Brightman is already sweating. The actor, who plays the delightfully demonic title character in the musical adaptation of "Beetlejuice," has joined cast members to rehearse the show's irreverent opening number ahead of Sunday's Tony Awards. Over and...

Samuel L. Jackson among presenters for NBA Awards show in LA

Jun. 6, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedian Tiffany Haddish and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley are among the presenters announced Thursday for the NBA Awards show on June 24. Other award presenters include WNBA star Candace Parker, supermodel Ashley Graham, comedians Amanda...

Comedian Tracy Morgan to host The ESPYs

Jun. 3, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Tracy Morgan will host The ESPYs honoring the year's top sports performances and achievements. The star of "The Last O.G." will preside over the annual show airing live July 10 on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Previous hosts include Danica Patrick, Samuel L....