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Movie Review: A lyrical portrait of childhood in Cabrini-Green with ‘We Grown Now’

Apr. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

Two 11-year-old boys navigate school, friendship, family and change in Minhal Baig’s lyrical drama “We Grown Now.” It’s an evocative memory piece, wistful and honest, and a different kind of portrait of a very infamous place: Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing development. ...

Q&A: How Shakira turned pain into art on her first album in seven years, 'Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran'

Mar. 25, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira, the boundary-breaking Colombian performer, has been remarkably consistent since beginning her career in the early '90s. Without fail, she toured, released albums, won awards, woven global, genre-defying sounds into her pioneering singles, performed at the Super Bowl...

In one Ukrainian city, ballet in a bomb shelter is an escape from the horrors of war

Mar. 22, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a dance studio that doubles as a bomb shelter in northeast Ukraine, the little girls in pink tutus prance in like gusts of air. Timed to classical music, the 9-year olds jump and glide. Occasionally, they misbehave, prompting a curt rebuke from Marina...

Movie Review: Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn find poignant synergy in real-life war tale ‘One Life’

Mar. 14, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

By the time Nicholas Winton died in 2015 at the ripe age of 106, the former London stockbroker and self-proclaimed “ordinary man” had been widely recognized for his extraordinary deeds — rescuing 669 Jewish children from the Nazis, saving them from certain death. But for most...

A family is shaken in Peacock's 'Apples Never Fall,' starring Annette Bening

Mar. 13, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

There's a scene in the new Peacock drama “ Apples Never Fall ” in which Annette Bening 's character weeps after having too much to drink at a family party. “Nobody can break your heart like your own children," she laments. Bening, a mother of four with husband Warren Beatty,...

James Patterson looks back through history in new 'Time Travel Twins' series

Mar. 11, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson never seems to run out of ideas. The ultraprolific author is launching a new middle grade series, “The Time Travel Twins,” about a boy and girl who witness key moments in U.S. history, starting with the era of the Revolutionary War. ...

Anthony Hopkins' tricks to acting are really quite simple

Mar. 08, 2024 12:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Now that he's been doing it for well over half a century, Anthony Hopkins believes acting is much “easier” now. “As you get older, you have a little more knowledge of life. When you’re young, you think you know a thing or two, but you don’t. When you get to...

Off to Never Never Land: 'Peter Pan' flies again in a new tour after some much needed changes

Feb. 20, 2024 11:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, inclusive stage production of “Peter Pan” flies out on a U.S. tour this month, telling the classic tale of a boy who refuses to grow up — but without references that, ironically, have aged poorly. Gone are elements harmful to Native people, in are a few...

Franklin from 'Peanuts' gets to shine in the spotlight of a new animated Apple TV+ special

Feb. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mild-mannered Franklin — the first Black character in the “Peanuts” comic strip — gets to shine in his own animated Apple TV+ special this month in a story about friendship. Franklin is a newcomer who bonds with Charlie Brown and is welcomed to the...

Movie Review: 'Orion and the Dark' loses itself in the leap from children's book to animated film

Jan. 31, 2024 12:15 PM EST

To say the hero of Netflix's new animated movie “Orion and the Dark” is fearful is an understatement. Orion, 11, is scared of clogging up the school toilet, murderous gutter clowns, cell phones giving him cancer, mosquito bites getting infected, falling off skyscrapers, bees,...