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Review: In 'Mistress of Evil,' Maleficent plays mom

Oct. 15, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

For a moment, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on "Father of the Bride" only with fangs and wings. Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), the beauty who escaped the curse of sleep, merrily accepts the proposal of Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson), a marriage that could unite the...

In 'Jojo Rabbit,' Waititi attempts his boldest balancing act

Oct. 14, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I still don't even really know how to describe it without making people shift uncomfortably," says Waititi with a shrug. "Jojo Rabbit" is as...

Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

Oct. 11, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday. Smith, who had signed a contract extension last spring, said that he had asked the...

Ang Lee has a new religion in digital. Will anyone follow?

Oct. 10, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ang Lee's conversion began with "Life of Pi." It was the director's first movie in 3-D, and he sweated anxiously over the implementation of the technology and the torturous process of adapting Yann Martel's fanciful and allegorical book set principally in a raft containing a 450-pound...

Bong Joon Ho and 'Parasite' are coming for you

Oct. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as it's just hitting U.S. theaters, Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" is already a major award-winner and a box-office smash. "Parasite" will open in theaters Friday having already amassed $70.9 million in Bong's native South Korea, where the film notched one of the country's best opening...

Review: In 'The King,' Chalamet inherits the throne

Oct. 8, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

A Shakespeare adaptation without all that Shakespeare stuff, David Michôd's "The King" goes once more unto the breach only to come up short. "The King," written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, condenses Shakespeare's Henriad — "Henry IV, Parts I & II" and "Henry V" — into a much more...

Eddie Murphy, off the couch, is rejuvenated by 'Dolemite'

Oct. 1, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Eddie Murphy is very fond of his couch. He talks about it a lot. It's where, according to Murphy, he's spent much of his last few years, in a happy retreat from the public eye. He's a natural homebody, content to stick close to his Los Angeles home with his family (he has 10 kids) around...

'Abominable' No.1 with $20.9M; Zellweger's 'Judy' sings out

Sep. 29, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks animated adventure "Abominable" topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale "Judy" got off to a strong start. "Abominable," the weekend's sole new wide...

Martin Scorsese's epic 'The Irishman' premieres in New York

Sep. 27, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in...

Review: A yeti prompts a China travelogue in 'Abominable'

Sep. 25, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

"Abominable" is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios (formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks), "Abominable" is a rare kind of creature but the sort we're likely to see more and...