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Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney

Jul. 15, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the former Fox...

Correction: Moon Landing-Movies story

Jul. 13, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 12 about moon-landing movies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the filmmaker behind the "Apollo 11" documentary. He is Todd Douglas Miller, not Todd Michael Douglas. A corrected version of the story is below: The moon landing was a giant leap for movies,...

Review: 'Lion King' returns but it's harder to feel the love

Jul. 11, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Life moves in a circle, "The Lion King" tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of "live-action" remakes of "Aladdin" and "Dumbo" and on the precipice of a reborn "The Little Mermaid," ''The Lion King" is back, too. Round and round we go. Cue Savannah sunrise. Cue "Naaaants...

In 'The Farewell,' a family drama straddling East and West

Jul. 10, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for "The Farewell" was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to...

Film Review: In 'Stuber,' a buddy comedy runs on fumes

Jul. 8, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

If you're going to see one comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver, please make it the 2017 film he co-scripted, "The Big Sick." In "Stuber," Nanjiani is again behind the wheel of a compact ride-sharing vehicle, but this time, the comedy is running on fumes and the company (Zoe Kazan in "The Big Sick,"...

'Spider-Man' soars with $185.1M over six-day holiday weekend

Jul. 7, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It pays to have one of the biggest lead-ins ever. "Spider-Man: Far From Home," the first Marvel movie after "Avengers: Endgame," swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6...

Review: In 'Marianne & Leonard,' a love immortalized in song

Jul. 2, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

It's not exactly a hit parade, the songs that have been turned into movies. There was the shambling reconstruction of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant," the fizzy pop of "Earth Girls Are Easy," the Sandra Bullock rom-com "Love Potion No.9." But digging into a Leonard Cohen song, as the documentary "Marianne...

Academy welcomes 842 new members, half of them women

Jul. 1, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees. Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches —...

Florence Pugh goes down a dark rabbit hole in 'Midsommar'

Jun. 28, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How does one willingly, even eagerly, walk into a sunlit nightmare like Ari Aster's "Midsommar"? For Florence Pugh, the motivation came while watching the camera zoom between Toni Collette's legs in a particularly balletic moment during the feverish climax of Aster's debut, "Hereditary." "I...

Review: In latest 'Annabelle,' a babysitting gig goes awry

Jun. 25, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

What a spell for sentient toys. A week after the child-crafted plaything Forky found life in "Toy Story 4" and Chucky was reborn in "Child's Play," the evil vintage doll of the "Conjuring" spinoff series "Annabelle" is back, too, in "Annabelle Comes Home." Surely, a tea party must be in the offing. If movie...