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Judge allows sex-trafficking claim in suit against Weinstein

Apr. 18, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has agreed to let a class-action lawsuit proceed with a sex-trafficking claim against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein eliminated all of the other claims. The lawsuit was first filed in late 2017 and had 10 plaintiffs alleging...

Review: In 'La Llorona,' a creepy folktale made banal

Apr. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

La Llorona, a woman who according to Mexican legend murdered her own children and now wanders the earth looking for them, snatching other unsuspecting tots and drowning them, gets her close-up in a major Hollywood film, Warner Bros.' "The Curse of La Llorona ." It's a pretty terrifying bedtime story popular in...

In 'Red Joan', Judi Dench gets spy role far from 007's boss

Apr. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage — but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," to be released Friday in Britain and the United States, Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come...

Correction: Film-Monty Python-Anniversary story

Apr. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story April 17 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Palin is 65 and Terry Gilliam is 68. Palin is 75 and Gilliam is 78. A corrected version of the story is below: Monty Python celebrate 'Life of Brian,' honor ailing Jones Celebrations for the 40th...

Before 'Endgame' arrives, a look at Marvel's box-office hits

Apr. 18, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's Avengers are back to save the world, and the box office. "Avengers: Endgame" arrives in theaters on April 26 with the conclusion of the fight between the galaxy's greatest heroes and Thanos, who wiped out half of all life at the end of last year's "Avengers: Infinity War." It's...

Review: Gina Rodriguez stars in Netflix's 'Someone Great'

Apr. 18, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

The romantic comedy, left for dead by most of the major studios, has been reborn on Netflix. Streaming algorithms have swooped in to resurrect an old genre formula. The results so far — "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved Before," ''The Incredible Jessica James," ''Set It Up" — haven't been the stuff...

Heavyweights in world cinema nominated for Cannes' top prize

Apr. 18, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers announced its 2019 line-up Thursday, pitting leading names in world cinema including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top prize, the Palme d'Or. Festival veterans Loach and Almodóvar, as well as the Dardenne...

Marvel closes a decade-long story with 'Avengers: Endgame'

Apr. 18, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental "cinematic universe" that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn't done. He wanted an ending. And after a quick...

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

'Bridesmaids' writers Wiig, Mumolo to reunite 8 years later

Apr. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Bridesmaids" writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are finally reuniting, eight years after their smash hit comedy. Lionsgate announced Wednesday that it will produce "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" from a script by Wiig and Mumolo. They will each also co-star in the film as best...