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Review: Mark Wahlberg discovers he's special in ‘Infinite’

Jun. 10, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

The new Mark Wahlberg movie “ Infinite ” poses an intoxicating scenario for all down-on-their-luck know-it-alls: What if you’re actually a reincarnated immortal who is not just the smartest and the best at everything but also necessary to save humanity? In the world of Hollywood wish...

Column: 'The Kings' relives a magical era in boxing

Jun. 05, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

The Superdome in New Orleans was packed, and the buzz carried across the nation. The 1980s were dawning and Sugar Ray Leonard had some unfinished business to resolve with Roberto Duran, who had beaten him in a brutal fight months earlier. As the fighters waited in the...

Review: A familiar adventure story in ‘Edge of the World’

Jun. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

If the new adventure film “ Edge of the World,” about a British explorer and soldier in 1840s Borneo, seems suspiciously like “The Man Who Would Be King” and “Lord Jim,” it’s for good reason. It was the inspiration for both. Both Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad were moved by...

Zack Snyder blends social commentary into ‘Army of The Dead’

May. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The elevator pitch for Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” would read something like this: “28 Days Later…” meets “Oceans 11.” But watching the film reveals more than a Las Vegas zombie heist thriller as layers of subtext emerge reflecting current social...

10 things to be excited about at the movies this summer

May. 19, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

After more than a year of uncertainty and ever-fluctuating release schedules, there will be a summer movie season. The blockbusters are back. The smell of popcorn is in the air. Summer movies have always been stuffed with calamity and cataclysm, but this year, the...

The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online

May. 14, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Dr. Michelle Rockwell lost a pregnancy in December and shared her heartache with her 30,000 Instagram followers. Weeks later, she received the COVID-19 vaccine and posted about that, too. By February, Rockwell was getting past the grief and finally starting to experience...

New this week: Angelina Jolie thrills and Black Keys rock

May. 11, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — After a bit of a hiatus from action films, Angelina Jolie is back in the...

Filmmaking is thriving in Lancaster County

May. 01, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Evan Scudner needed to make it rain on a cloudless summer day. And not just make it rain, but create a hurricanelike torrential downpour. So he did what any other clever film production veteran would do: He drew water from a nearby fire hydrant...

Review: Family and robots in 'Mitchells vs the Machines'

Apr. 29, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

Easily the most heartfelt movie about family life that also includes a robot apocalypse and a pug often mistaken for a loaf of bread, “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is an antic, irreverent animated delight that somehow doesn't sacrifice depth even as it hurtles forward at breakneck...

Jason Matthews, author of 'Red Sparrow' thrillers, dies

Apr. 29, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Matthews, an award-winning spy novelist who drew upon his long career in espionage and his admiration for John le Carre among others in crafting his popular “Red Sparrow" thrillers, has died at age 69. Matthews died Wednesday from Corticobasal...