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Review: 'Yesterday' takes a great idea, adds too much sugar

Jun. 26, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a soulful if brooding young man, with a very pleasant singing voice. But when we meet him, the fledgling songwriter and supermarket clerk from coastal England feels stuck in the middle of a hard day's night. If he doesn't get any help soon, he'll end up a real nowhere man. And so,...

Directors guild changes eligibility rule to favor theaters

Jun. 26, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Directors Guild of America is changing the eligibility rule for its top award in favor of theatrical releases over streaming. The DGA says Wednesday that the board voted unanimously on Saturday to require that films premiere in theaters first before becoming available on any other...

US told Palestinian economic plan must have political vision

Jun. 26, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal, international financial chiefs and global investors said Wednesday in comments that pushed back on the U.S. insistence...

Review: In latest 'Annabelle,' a babysitting gig goes awry

Jun. 25, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

What a spell for sentient toys. A week after the child-crafted plaything Forky found life in "Toy Story 4" and Chucky was reborn in "Child's Play," the evil vintage doll of the "Conjuring" spinoff series "Annabelle" is back, too, in "Annabelle Comes Home." Surely, a tea party must be in the offing. If movie...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Jun. 25, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending June 23, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Captain Marvel 2. Us (2019) 3. Robin Hood (2018) 4. Hotel Mumbai 5. Wonder Park 6. The Upside 7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 8. Five Feet Apart 9. Cinderella (1950) 10. The Mustang iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1....

Rock star: After 'Free Solo,' climber unsure of next journey

Jun. 25, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat. Nice and safe. No heart-pounding fear of a 3,000-foot drop, either. In...

Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

Jun. 24, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen. "We're not social statements. We're not mythical creatures all the time ... you can literally put pen to...

Review: Sail away with the must-see documentary 'Maiden'

Jun. 24, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn't exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter. The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms associated with it, there was a...

Warner Bros. names BBC's Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO

Jun. 24, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included his...