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Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations

Jul. 29, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notable facts and figures from Tuesday’s nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards: ___ ‘WATCHMEN’ SOARS BUT ‘ROOTS’ RUNS DEEP HBO's “Watchmen” led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a...

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Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love

Jul. 28, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE “The Mandalorian” — maybe thanks to Baby Yoda — snagged a surprising 15 nominations, mostly technical nods for things like production design,...

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Review: ‘Palm Springs’ serves a time-loop, rom-com cocktail

Jul. 8, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

Well, it’s Groundhog Day at the movies...again. But instead of the icy winter of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the time-loop romantic comedy has been transported across the country to the desert resort city of Palm Springs where Andy Samberg is permanently stuck as a plus one at a wedding. “Today,...

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'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

Jul. 7, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin...

A crowd gathers to take photos of the cinema marquee of the Scala theater during its final movie screening Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Scala theater has shut its doors after 51 years as a shrine for Thai movie-goers. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)

Thais bid addio to theater where they fell in love with film

Jul. 5, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — If Hollywood is where dreams are made, Bangkok’s Scala theater for the past 51 years was where Thais immersed themselves in the old-fashioned blockbusters of war, the heart-felt romances and quirky comedies. Now only the memories will remain. The picture palace in the center of...

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Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

Jun. 30, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old...

FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

Jun. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner. Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. His persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend...

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Jun. 27, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81. Webb died June 16 in Eastbourne, England, of a blood condition, said his friend Jack...

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Review: Ferrell spins a warm-hearted spoof in ‘Eurovision’

Jun. 24, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

“ Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Will Ferrell’s goofy and highly quotable parody of the long-running European spectacle, is the first great comedy of 2020 and it couldn’t have come soon enough. There hasn’t been much to laugh about lately. The competition,...

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'Jaws,' 'Black Panther' and more coming back to the drive-in

Jun. 22, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

“Jaws,” “Black Panther” and “Back to the Future” are just a few of the modern popcorn classics coming to the drive-in this summer. Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T on Monday announced the initial lineup for its summer series of films, comedy and football, running...