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Review: In the winning 'Booksmart,' a teen comedy revolution

May. 22, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

The insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, both of whom we've seen before but not like this. There is the director, Olivia Wilde, whose debut behind the camera is remarkably assured. And then there is the teen comedy genre,...

On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit

May. 19, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Some stars and directors come to the Cannes Film Festival by boat, others by private jet. Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin pretty much cycled their way into Cannes. Covino's "The Climb," in which he and Marvin star as lifelong friends, opens on a French mountain. One of the...

Cannes opens with Jarmusch's zombies and a tribute to Varda

May. 14, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die," passionate words from jury president Alejandro Iñárritu on U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a Mexican border wall, and a director's chair left empty in...

Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

May. 13, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. In more recent years, Day had been an animal rights...

For Rebel Wilson, it was a fight to keep 'The Hustle' PG-13

May. 10, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rebel Wilson had to fight to make sure she and Anne Hathaway could make the same kind of risque jokes their male counterparts do and not have their new film "The Hustle" get classified as R-rated. Wilson, who is a producer and stars in the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" remake, fought back last...

Mel Gibson to play Santa Claus in 'Fatman' comedy

May. 8, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gibson is to play Santa Claus in "Fatman," a comedy that will be shopped at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Gibson is attached as Kris Kringle in the film to be directed by Ian and Eshom Nelms and is executive produced by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. The filmmakers call it a...

Summer Movie Preview: The women behind 'Booksmart'

May. 3, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you've heard anything about the film "Booksmart," you've probably also heard the words "female 'Superbad'." The high school comedy is about two best friends over the course of one epic 24-hour period. And, yes, the friends are women played by Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein...

Q&A: Theron, Rogen on the comedy of politics, and vice versa

May. 2, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Seth Rogen made a movie set in the political world, it went a little rocky. "The Interview," which Rogen starred in, co-directed and produced, prompted the ire of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, led to one of the most damaging corporate hacks in American history and brought...

Review: In 'Long Shot,' a comedy with a big heart and smarts

May. 1, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a sparkling comedic duo in the unconventional romantic comedy "Long Shot," about a sleek politician and a schlubby journalist that is more than its superficial premise. The film from director Jonathan Levine, which does its fair share of over-the-top gross-out humor and...

Summer Movie Preview: Sequels galore, but original gems too

Apr. 29, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pass the popcorn, the summer movie season is here and all the spectacle and air-conditioned respite it offers audiences. Summer at the movies has long been synonymous with blockbusters and franchises that are easy to spend a few hours with. For the most part, 2019 is no different. You...