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Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

They’ll always have ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

Jun. 23, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp were at a bit of a career crossroads when they manifested Marcel, a one-inch-tall seashell with a tiny voice and a big heart. Slate had recently been let go from “Saturday Night Live” after one season and wasn’t sure if she’d get another...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

'Nomadland' author Jessica Bruder works on abortion book

Jun. 23, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “Nomadland,” the basis for the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, is working on a book about abortion. Jessica Bruder will expand upon the reporting for her May cover story in The Atlantic, “The Abortion Underground: Inside the Covert Network...

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

Jun. 23, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his last film score. “At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’...

Broadway's 'MJ' gets a box office bump after the Tony Awards

Jun. 22, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “MJ,” the hit-filled Broadway musical about the King of Pop, got a huge bump at the box office after nabbing four Tony Awards and getting valuable exposure in front of millions during its electric telecast performance. The Michael Jackson show may have lost the...

Oscars org adds Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman to board

Jun. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected...

Reports: Judge in Italy extends hotel detention for Haggis

Jun. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered Academy Award-winning film director Paul Haggis to remain under detention at his hotel in southern Italy while Italian prosecutors continue to investigate a woman’s allegations that he had sex with her over two days without her consent,...

Review: Thriller 'The Black Phone' is captivating, really

Jun. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

Phones in serial killer movies are usually used by the deranged hunters to taunt the police or carefully tell victims how they’ll die. But in “The Black Phone” it’s the other way around, fitting for a horror-thriller that flips many of the genre’s formula. The serial killer...

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

Jun. 22, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King’s 42 years. Luhrmann knows...