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Leto puts his own spin on The Joker in 'Suicide Squad'

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:38pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In portraying The Joker, a man who lives in a world without rules, Jared Leto had only one very specific rule for himself for "Suicide Squad": Don't think about past interpretations.

Harrick Connick Jr. aims to surprise viewers _ and himself

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:50pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Harry Connick Jr. has recorded, toured, performed in movies and sitcoms, starred on Broadway and, in the process, charmed nearly everyone he meets.

Time Warner taking 10 percent stake in Hulu

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 7:29am
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner is taking a 10 percent stake in streaming television service Hulu.

Film academy re-elects president pushing diversity efforts

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:08pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has re-elected as its president a film marketing executive who has pushed for greater diversity within the organization.

Court won't rehear Ventura case against Chris Kyle's estate

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 4:04pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An appeals court has denied former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's request for a rehearing of his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Parents sue over crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor Yelchin

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:02pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin have sued the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the 27-year-old when it rolled down his driveway and crushed him.

Parents of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin sue automaker Fiat Chrysler after SUV under recall rolls, kills 27-year-old

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:59pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parents of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin sue automaker Fiat Chrysler after SUV under recall rolls, kills 27-year-old.

Godzilla comes back to Japan, in ways fresh and familiar

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 3:32am
TOKYO (AP) — Godzilla is back in its homeland of Japan after a 12-year absence, still breathing fire and mercilessly stomping everything in its way. The Associated Press noted four ways the new film "Shin Godzilla," or "New Godzilla," breaks…

Box Office Top 20: 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms' start strong

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:56pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon came back strong after his nine-year hiatus from the Bourne series this weekend. "Jason Bourne" earned $59.2 million in its first days in theaters, according to studios Monday. It easily topped the charts and…

Gloria DeHaven, star of 1940s '50s films, has died at 91

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 1:37pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria DeHaven, the daughter of vaudeville stars who carved out her own successful career as the bright-eyed, vivacious star of Hollywood musicals and comedies of the 1940s and '50s, died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was…

Review: A poignant tale of everyday drama in 'Little Men'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:49pm
When a generous patriarch dies, the lives of two families are altered in Ira Sachs' beautifully poignant slice of life drama "Little Men ."

Review: 'Guy Novel' is widely improbable spy thriller

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 9:04am
"Guy Novel" (Permanent Press), by Michael Ryan

'Step Sisters' film drawing backlash over racial humor

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 6:48am
ATLANTA (AP) — The dance comedy "Step Sisters" won't be in theaters until next year, but the film is already drawing a backlash from the African-American community because of subject matter deemed racially offensive by some.

Timberlake, Alba bring seriousness to Teen Choice Awards

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 9:58pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rowdy revelry of the Teen Choice Awards momentarily took on a somber tone Sunday when Jessica Alba, Ne-Yo and a group of teenagers called for an end to gun violence.

Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 12:12am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

Stunt driver school trains for Georgia's film industry needs

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:13am
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Stuntwoman Natalie Govin found work easily in South Florida — until funds for the state's film incentives program recently went dry.

Norman Lear documentary headlines Woods Hole Film Festival

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 8:40am
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Woods Hole is ready for its close-up.

Building his brand: rapper Nas ventures into filmmaking

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:27am
ATLANTA (AP) — Nas, one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking.

Director's debut explores 'The Land' with Nas, Badu help

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:10am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Steven Caple Jr. was mentoring some elementary school students at an inner-city park in Los Angeles when he spotted two stray kids hopping a fence with their skateboards. He went to go kick them out…

Movie review: 'Captain Fantastic' a wonderful look at a family off the grid

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:00am
Viggo Mortensen may be the only Hollywood actor who you can plausibly imagine catching and killing a wild deer with his bare hands.