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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, file photo, actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character as Borat for the film premiere of

'Borat' sequel to be released by Amazon before election

Sep. 29, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film “Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” that Amazon plans to release before the election. The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide...

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Review: In 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' a celebration of life

Sep. 29, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

Kirsten Johnson's last film, the autobiographical collage “Cameraperson," was an astonishing compendium of what she, as a cinematographer, had seen in her life behind a lens. Her extraordinary new film, “Dick Johnson Is Dead,” was spurred in part by what she never captured. Reflecting on her...

This image released by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions shows Alicia Vikander as Gloria Steinem, left, and Janelle Monae as Dorothy Pitman Hughes in a scene from

Review: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

Gloria Steinem is always in conversation with herself in “ The Glorias,” a sprawling and thoughtful biopic of the writer and activist. Director Julie Taymor knows better than to try to capture her entire life in a film, even one as long as this, and her reflective odyssey of a woman and icon who...

FILE - Barry Jenkins arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2020. The Walt Disney Co. is developing a sequel to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” directing. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up

Sep. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. Disney announced plans...

Judge declines to bar death penalty in movie theater slaying

Sep. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has declined to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in the case of a man charged in a shooting death inside a movie theater last year. Common Pleas Judge Craig Trebilcock dismissed arguments from attorneys for Anu-Malik Johnson that prosecutors lacked...

The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. Ava (2020) 2. The Secret: Dare to Dream 3. The Outpost 4. Antebellum 5. Alone 6. The Last Starfighter 7. Father of the Bride 8. The King of Staten Island 9. RBG 10. Willow Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. Ava (2020) 2. The Secret: Dare to Dream 3....

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New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 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 — "The Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ava DuVernay arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DuVernay will be honored in October 2020 by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, her company honored by MacDowell

Sep. 28, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY. The award is named for the co-founder of MacDowell, the century-old artist residency in Peterborough, New...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1994 file photo, the bow door of the sunken passenger ferry M/S Estonia is lifted up from the bottom of the sea, off Uto Island, in the Baltic Sea. The governments of Sweden, Finland and Estonia said Monday Sept. 28, 2020, they will jointly assess what that they called “new significant information” in connection with one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people. (Jaakko Aiikainen/Lehtikuva FILE via AP)

3 countries to assess new info about 1994 ferry sinking

Sep. 28, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The governments of Sweden, Finland and Estonia said Monday they will jointly assess what that they called “new significant information” in connection with one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that...

US actor and film director Viggo Mortensen, smiles after receiving the Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema during the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

Sep. 27, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top prizes including best film and best director. The story about a community...