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Reels, Rosebud and R2-D2: The academy museum is set to roll

Sep. 29, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has wanted to open a museum dedicated to films and filmmaking for nearly as long as its members have been making movies with sound and handing out Oscars. It finally happens with Thursday's opening of the Academy Museum of...

Cynthia Erivo is vulnerable, yet powerful on 'Ch. 1 Vs. 1'

Sep. 29, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While the height of the COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a standstill, it also spread a blanket of loneliness in its path by isolating family members and friends. And despite international fame and accolades, Cynthia Erivo was not exempt. ...

Home of the real Rockford Peaches may become home of museum

Sep. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” may be getting a museum of its own. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously this week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million...

Done with delays, Academy movie museum rolls out red carpet

Sep. 21, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since...

Fire leaves historic church in ruins in south Chicago suburb

Sep. 20, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

BEECHER, Ill. (AP) — A weekend fire destroyed a historic church in Chicago's far southern suburbs that had appeared in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition.” Officials said nearly a dozen fire departments responded to Sunday's fire in the Will County village of Beecher,...

Review: A man. A boy. And a chicken. 'Cry Macho' lays an egg

Sep. 15, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

Last year, Tom Hanks and George Clooney each took on movie parts in which they showed off their fatherly sides by taking care of a child. Apparently, there's something in the water over in Hollywood because this month, it's time for Clint Eastwood. The one-time Dirty...

Fictional movie band ‘The Wonders’ hold 25-year reunion

Sep. 11, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Mary Benjamin was feeling giddy. In a matter of minutes, she’d be face-to-face with The Wonders — or at least, the actors who portrayed the fictional rock band from the 1996 film “That Thing You Do!” ...

Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94

Sep. 09, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died. He was 94. Constantine died Aug. 31 at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania,...

Fall movie calendar, from 'Venom' to 'King Richard'

Sep. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this fall: Sept. 9 “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” (Netflix): A documentary chronicling the friendship between the boxing legend and the civil rights leader. Sept. 10 ...

Women's baseball museum in Illinois causing tension

Aug. 18, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Some residents are crying foul over a proposed museum for women's baseball in an Illinois city that had one of the sport's most successful teams in the 1940s. A zoning board in Rockford postponed a decision Tuesday on a permit for the project at...