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Summer Movie Calendar, from 'Cruella' to 'The Suicide Squad'

May. 19, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this summer: May 28 “A Quiet Place Part II” (Theaters): In this sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 hit, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) ventures away from...

The blockbuster movie makes a comeback this summer

May. 18, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

After more than a year of benching its biggest spectacles, Hollywood is ready to dazzle again. From “F9” and “In the Heights” to “The Suicide Squad” and “Black Widow,” there will be a steady stream of blockbusters populating multiplexes across the country...

Review: Idris Elba drama enhanced by real-life urban cowboys

Mar. 31, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

It feels like a tale as old as time: Wayward teenage son meets up with estranged father, one needing some straightening out, the other some serious humanizing. Can they connect? But if that’s the familiar story at the heart of “Concrete Cowboy,” starring the...

'Concrete Cowboy' shows Philadelphia's Black cowboy culture

Mar. 30, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Historians estimate that 1 in 4 American cowboys were Black but you would be hard pressed to find a movie genre whiter than the Western. “Concrete Cowboy,” an urban Western about African American riders in Philadelphia starring Idris Elba, is about an often unseen —...

New this week: Godzilla vs Kong, 'Concrete Cowboy' & Mahalia

Mar. 29, 2021 10:44 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 — Two of cinema’s most famous giants are headed for an old-fashioned big budget...