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Las Vegas man's Apollo 11 film reels auctioned for $1.8M

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Film footage of the original mission to the moon has been auctioned for over $1.8 million, a report said. Gary George earned 8,000 times the price he paid for the three film reels of the Apollo 11 mission, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday. Auction house Sotheby's handled the...

Marvel's next films will bring diversity, onscreen and off

Jul. 22, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's push for more women and people of color in its immensely popular film franchise is extending to behind the camera as it launches its next round of films after the massive success of "Avengers: Endgame." Of the five films the superhero studio announced at Comic-Con on Saturday,...

Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie reconcile a changing Hollywood

Jul. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, two of the world's biggest movie stars were talking about what it's like to screw up on set. "Messing up the lines in front of the entire cast and crew?" Leonardo DiCaprio said. "It's the going to school in your underwear nightmare." "It's...

Actor in original sci-fi classic 'The Fly' dies at 92

Jul. 22, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92. He died Thursday in Los Angeles with his daughters at his side, a representative for the family, Jennifer Allen, said in an email Monday. Hedison portrayed Capt....

Review: In Tarantino's latest, a radiant Hollywood fable

Jul. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what's so great about movies — or at least, what he thinks is so great about them. He's made an old-fashioned double-feature ("Death Proof," of "Grindhouse"), resurrected the wide-screen format of 70mm Ultra Panavision ("The Hateful Eight") and...

Review: Looking back at Mike Wallace, who made 'em squirm

Jul. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt. If they were famous — or infamous — they likely sat across from newsman Mike Wallace at some point during his seven-decade career. And he made 'em all...

Review: 'Elvis in Vegas' is a gem of pop culture history

Jul. 22, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

"Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Zoglin For the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the 1960s was a slow-moving abdication. Elvis Presley spent the better part of that decade appearing in one silly movie after another instead of performing live, a career strategy...

'The Lion King' rules and 'Endgame' scores all-time record

Jul. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept past...

'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever

Jul. 21, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. "Avatar" held onto the record for a decade at...

Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel's Phase 4

Jul. 21, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing...