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‘Spider-Man’ stays at No. 1 in 4th weekend

Jan. 09, 2022 12:46 PM EST

The glamorous spies of “The 355” were no competition for the movie theater’s reigning webslinger. Spider-Man’s box office dominance continued in its fourth weekend in theaters, adding another $33 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. With $668.8 million in North...

Review: A solid if by-the-numbers spy thriller in ‘The 355’

Jan. 06, 2022 14:12 PM EST

It’s always a little suspect when too much is made of a big action movie being “female-fronted.” Unfortunately, Hollywood has decided lately that in course correcting for decades of gender inequity in certain genres that it’s not enough to just make an action-packed movie starring more than...

‘Zola,’ A24 lead indie spirit award nominations

Dec. 14, 2021 11:55 AM EST

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, Hollywood’s leading indie film honors, stayed true to its name this year, bestowing a leading seven nominations to Janicza Bravo’s wild road trip saga “Zola," including best feature, best director and best female lead for Taylour Paige. “The Novice,” a...

'Everything Everywhere all at Once' to open SXSW Film Fest

Dec. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EST

After canceling its 2020 edition and going virtual last year during the pandemic, the 2022 SXSW Film Festival will kick off with the premiere of the sci-fi adventure “Everything Everywhere all at Once.” SXSW announced Wednesday that its in-person Austin, Texas, festival will...

Will Smith puts his fears to the test in TV nature series

Dec. 08, 2021 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith rappelled into a live volcano and kayaked down an Icelandic whitewater river for his latest project. But he wasn’t making an action movie. It was personal. Smith, a Hollywood leading man who admits that he’s far from outdoorsy, has put himself in...

Review: Paul Verhoeven gives us nunsense with 'Benedetta'

Nov. 30, 2021 14:35 PM EST

Christmas is just around the corner and Paul Verhoeven has left a present for us during this hallowed season: A film with lesbian nuns, full-frontal nudity, tons of sex, Catholic hypocrisy and brutal self-flagellation. Happy birthday, Jesus! “Benedetta” doesn't know...

Emerging filmmaker receives 7-figure book deal for thriller

Nov. 17, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An emerging young filmmaker is also very much in demand in the book world. Nick Brooks has reached a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller “Promise Boys,” in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and...

'Red Notice,' 'Squid Game' top Netflix hours-watched metric

Nov. 16, 2021 17:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Tuesday rolled out a new website that measures its most-viewed films and series by the amount of hours users spend watching them. The results? People are watching “Squid Game” and the new action-adventure film “Red Notice” maybe even more than you would...

Now silent under Taliban, a Kabul cinema awaits its fate

Nov. 11, 2021 04:29 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The cool 1960s-style lines of the Ariana Cinema’s marquee stand out over a traffic-clogged roundabout in downtown Kabul. For decades, the historic cinema has entertained Afghans and borne witness to Afghanistan’s wars, hopes and cultural shifts. ...

New this week: 'Red Notice,' Silk Sonic and 'Clifford'

Nov. 08, 2021 11:27 AM EST

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 — Can a movie be a blockbuster on Netflix? That’s what “Red Notice,”...