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Review: In Pixar's 'Luca,' young life as a stolen adventure

Jun. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa's “Luca” — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar's most pure and condensed enchantments. Pixar has plunged into the sea...

Review: Kevin Hart shows range in tearjerker ‘Fatherhood’

Jun. 16, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

Kevin Hart can make us laugh and cry, it seems, even if the vehicle was practically engineered to bring on the waterworks. In “Fatherhood,” on Netflix on Friday, he plays a new dad whose wife dies shortly after childbirth and he’s left raising their daughter on his own. ...

Q&A: Rita Moreno on finding self-worth and never giving up

Jun. 15, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in “Singin’ in the Rain.” In the documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl...

Candy Straight, who led push to get GOP women elected, dies

Jun. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Candace “Candy” Straight, an investment banker and film producer who worked for decades to help get women elected to office in New Jersey, has died. She was 73. Straight had two kinds of blood cancer and suffered a stroke and heart attack at...

The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

Jun. 15, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

Movies US charts: 1. Nobody 2. The Courier (2021) 3. Wrath of Man 4. A Quiet Place 5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard 6. The Marksman (2021) 7. The Dry ...

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told. The postscript — that he's a survivor nearing age 80 who appears to be supported personally and professionally in a way he never really had before — is less familiar. ...

Pixar’s ‘Luca’ invites you to summer in the Italian Riviera

Jun. 15, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

When filmmaker Enrico Casarosa left Italy for New York more than two decades ago, all he wanted to do was assimilate. He wanted to sound American. He wanted to order lattes like an American. He was, he said, “Very shy about showing my Italian identity.” And yet, like...

California man gets prison for coercing women for sex films

Jun. 14, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A producer for a now-defunct California porn website was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Monday for coercing or tricking women into appearing in sex videos. Ruben Andre Garcia, 31, was sentenced for conspiracy and sex trafficking involving San...

Review: 'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' really misses the target

Jun. 14, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

Toward the end of “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” there’s a scene where Ryan Reynolds is repeatedly smashing a man’s head into a jukebox aboard a yacht, as sometimes happens. Each time the bloodied head goes in the machine, it triggers a new song. Until it lands on “The Sign”...

New this week: Kevin Hart in 'Fatherhood, 'iCarly' & 'Luca'

Jun. 14, 2021 16:56 PM 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 — In Enrico Casarosa's enchanting Pixar feature “Luca," two young sea...