Movies

January 15, 2019 - 9:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has cast an unknown 17-year-old from New Jersey to play Maria in his remake of "West Side Story." Deadline first reported Monday the director picked Rachel Zegler after auditioning more than 30,000 hopefuls. The high school student from Clifton posted photos of...
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January 14, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild is calling on the film academy to stop preventing stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars. In an unusually critical statement Monday, SAG said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, Hugh Grant arrives at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. British actor Hugh Grant tweeted a plea to the thief who broke into his car late Sunday Jan. 13, 2019: Please return the script that was inside. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, file)
January 14, 2019 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British actor Hugh Grant has a plea for the thief who broke into his car: Please return the script that inside. Grant, who shot to fame in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" in 1994, tweeted about the break-in late Sunday night. He said that in "the unlikely chance that anyone knows who...
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Glenn Close, left, and Lady Gaga, winners in a tie for the best actress award, pose in the press room at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Close won for her role in "The Wife" and Lady Gaga won for her role in "A Star Is Born." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 13, 2019 - 10:28 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Roma" is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron. The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress...
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This image released by STXfilms shows Bryan Cranston, left, and Kevin Hart in a scene from "The Upside." (David Lee/STXfilms via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of "The Upside" pushed "Aquaman" to...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Dain died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg infection that wasn’t quickly treated. He was in his mid-20s. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:35 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as...
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Alessandro Nivola attends HBO's "The Sopranos" 20th anniversary at the SVA Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 10, 2019 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The star of the upcoming "The Sopranos" prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film — but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about "The Many Saints of Newark." Alessandro Nivola talked to The Associated Press about the project on the red...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The Sundance Institute announced the addition of “Leaving Neverland” and “The Brink,” a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019 lineup on Wednesday. The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Jan 24 and runs through Feb. 4. (Aaron Lambert/Santa Maria Times via AP, Pool)
January 09, 2019 - 7:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Sundance Film Festival's addition of a documentary featuring Michael Jackson's accusers (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The estate of Michael Jackson is denouncing a documentary about two of his sexual-abuse accusers that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival...
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January 09, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The Sundance Institute announced the addition of "Leaving Neverland" and "The Brink," a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Lasseter, the ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief, will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The ousted Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter will head the recently launched animation division of production company Skydance Media. Skydance on Wednesday announced that it has hired Lasseter, who stepped down from Disney last year after acknowledging...
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