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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

Former 'American Gangster' prosecutor sentenced to probation

Sep. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" was sentenced to five years' probation Thursday, two months after pleading guilty to scheming with his law partner to steal money from clients. Richard Roberts spoke very briefly in court...

Chris Cornell's teen daughter releases song produced by him

Sep. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released. "Far Away Places" was written by Toni three years ago, and was one of the last songs that Cornell recorded before his death in May 2017. The song was released on iTunes on Thursday and is...

Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'

Sep. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release. This was not the case for "Between Two Ferns: The Movie." "Netflix was like: Do we even want to put this on our platform? Maybe it should be a ringtone," jokes Zach...

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

Sep. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans." "It took nights and...

Poland's top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers' guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing...

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

Sep. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon Studios...

Review: A space odyssey with Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

Having stayed rigorously close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray has lately been making up for lost time. His last film, "The Lost City of Z," journeyed into the Amazon, circa early 20th century. His latest, "Ad Astra," skitters across the solar system like a stone skipped...

Review: From god to devil: Doc tells Maradona's mythic tale

Sep. 18, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Who's that amazingly expressive actor they got to play Diego Maradona? The one you can't take your eyes off of, whose every facial muscle can project joy, pain, sadness, humor or anger from miles away, and sometimes all at once? Oh wait — this is a documentary, and this is Maradona himself, one of the most...

Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'

Sep. 18, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray. In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They've been talking ever since — about films, life and working together. But it would take almost 25...