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Filmmaker: Officials arrest Iran movie industry workers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-wining Iranian filmmaker said authorities raided the offices and homes of several filmmakers and other industry professionals and arrested some of them. ...

Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.

This summer at the movies, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit behind those iconic aviators. Doctors Grant, Sattler and Ian Malcolm are returning for another round with the dinosaurs. Natalie Portman is...

Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.

This summer at the movies, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit behind those iconic aviators. Doctors Grant, Sattler and Ian Malcolm are returning for another round with the dinosaurs. Natalie Portman is...

Oscars set for return to normal, except all the changes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in two years, the Academy Awards are rolling out the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for what the film academy hopes will be a back-to-normal Oscars. Exc...

How South Korean movies are dominating world cinema

When South Korea's "Parasite" made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, all eyes were set on director Bong Joon-ho. Bong ha...

'Power of the Dog' tops Oscar noms with 12; 'Dune' nabs 10

NEW YORK (AP) — After a pandemic year that hobbled movie theaters and saw streaming services make new inroads into Hollywood, the Academy Awards put its strongest support Tuesday behind two films made...

India: How are Netflix and other streaming platforms transforming Bollywood?

During the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic, over-the-top (OTT) media streaming channels like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar have seen considerable growth in India and are ...

German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died. He was 93. His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said Thursday that Kruger died...

Spielberg 'West Side Story' debuts weakly with $10.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite critical acclaim and two years-worth of anticipation, Steven Spielberg's lavish “West Side Story” revival made little noise at the box office, debuting with $10.5 million in ti...

Review: Steven Spielberg's rousing 'West Side Story' revival

We're so rife with reboots and remakes today that it can take a moment to gauge just what Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” is. It isn't a papered-over modernizing or a thinly disguised retread. I...

'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2021. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. ...

Baldwin shooting highlights risks of rushed film production

NEW YORK (AP) — The fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on a movie set has put a microscope on an often-unseen corner of the film industry where critics say the pursuit of profit can lead to unsafe working...

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor ...

Jessica Chastain redeems a televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the ...