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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...

Wes Studi to make Oscars history for Native American actors

Oct. 26, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Cherokee actor Wes Studi was thinking about moving to Los Angeles to take a shot at being an actor in the 1980s, he asked a friend if it was a good idea. The friend said "why not? There aren't many Native American actors." Instead of a deterrent, Studi took that as a plus. "I...

Clarification: Oscars-Governors Awards-Wes Studi story

Oct. 25, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 24, The Associated Press reported that actor Wes Studi will be the first Native American recipient of an Academy Award. The story should have specified that in 1982, Cree musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, who was born in Canada, won an Oscar for co-writing the music to best...