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Review: A superb Rylance lifts up languorous 'Barbarians'

Aug. 5, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Watching Mark Rylance play a man of basic decency getting swallowed up by an evil world — and a sadistic Johnny Depp — in “Waiting for the Barbarians," I absent-mindedly jotted down in my notes: “Nobody does basic decency like Mark Rylance.” Then I remembered: Nobody quite does...

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For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair

Aug. 5, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

When Liam Neeson sits down with a script, he usually knows within five pages whether he wants to do it. He calls it his “cup of tea” test. If he finds himself eager to get one, it’s not a good sign. But he found himself unable to break away from James D’Arcy’s “Made in...

Anthony McCartney, newly appointed global entertainment and lifestyles editor for the Associated Press, appears during a portrait session on May 8, 2017. McCartney will oversee the AP’s entertainment team of text and visual journalists on three continents from Los Angeles, the first time the position has been based there. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

McCartney appointed AP's entertainment & lifestyles editor

Aug. 5, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press' West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of Michael Jackson's death and many celebrity trials, has been appointed the news cooperative's global entertainment and lifestyles editor. AP deputy managing editor Sarah Nordgren made the...

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Review: A low-key 'Secret Garden' that still blooms

Aug. 5, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

For more than a century, Frances Hodgson Burnett's “The Secret Garden," first published in 1911, has endured. It remains one of the great classics of children's literature, a book that deftly combines the dreams and nightmares of childhood. Its balance of dark and light, death and rebirth is still...

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Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

Aug. 4, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of...


Aug. 4, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. You Should Have Left 2. The Rental 3. The Secret: Dare to Dream 4. The Outpost 5. The Current War: Director’s Cut 6. The Princess Bride 7. Trolls World Tour 8. Extra Ordinary 9. Yes, God, Yes 10. SCOOB! Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. You...

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Review: A sweet fable in Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

Aug. 4, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

The funniest part of “ An American Pickle ” isn’t even really in the movie. It’s a little scene in the middle of the credits in which Seth Rogen’s Herschel Greenbaum, a 1920s laborer who wakes up 100 years after falling into a vat of pickle juice, watches “Yentl”...

File-Crews hose down stadium seats before the Los Angeles Angels baseball team practiced at Angel Stadium on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Every year in August, tens of thousands of people fill the seats of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, not for baseball, but for the weekend-long Harvest Crusade. his year, amid a global pandemic, Harvest Crusade will be different. Instead of the in-person stadium event, Harvest ministries will stream a cinematic crusade titled “A Rush of Hope,” a film that will be released on Labor Day weekend. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

This year, Harvest Crusade takes shape as a cinematic event

Aug. 3, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Every year in August, tens of thousands of people fill the seats of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, not for baseball, but for the weekend-long Harvest Crusade. A tradition for more than three decades, the Southern California evangelistic event, founded by Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor...

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New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

Aug. 3, 2020 4:05 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 —“American Pickle”: Seth Rogen plays dual roles in this film about a man from the 1920s who falls into a vat...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1956 file photo blood streams from the cut eye of Hungarian Ervin Zador injured during a fight with a member of the Soviet team in the closing stages of the Hungary vs. USSR water polo match in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 to take in the Australian summer.  (AP Photo)

"Blood in the Water:" War in the 1956 Olympic pool

Aug. 3, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

Quentin Tarantino called a documentary film about it “the best untold story ever.” Even allowing for the famed director's Hollywood-spawned hyperbole, generations of sports fans have never heard of one of the most extraordinary events in Olympic history. It was dubbed “Blood in the...