'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The ...

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward wit...

Winfrey chooses the novel "American Dirt" for her book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanine Cummins' “American Dirt,” one of the year's most anticipated and debated novels, is Oprah Winfrey's new pick for her book club. “American Dirt,” published Tue...

'Out on Television' tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power. It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and th...

Screen Actors Guild Awards could offer Oscars preview

Scarlett Johansson and Nicole Kidman will have two chances to win Sunday night at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards, while the night’s top movie winner may offer a forecast of the Academy Awards. ...

'1917' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks. ...

NBC to give price, details on new Peacock streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is expected Thursday to unveil the price and other details of its upcoming streaming service, Peacock. The service launches in April and will be free for...

Apple’s App Store announces daily record for New Year’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple, Inc.’s App Store did a record US$386 million (NT$11.5 billion) in business on New Year’s Day, reports said Thursday (Jan. 9). The digital distributio...

'1917' win best drama film at the Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917&rdq...

From Gervais to J.Lo, what to expect at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are famously unpredictable, but a few sure things seem to be in store for Sunday’s awards: Streaming services will play a starring role; five-time host Ricky Gervais will snicker at ...

In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney

NEW YORK (AP) — Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone less thrilled a...

Apple delays ‘The Banker’ theatrical release amid review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple on Friday delayed the theatrical release of its first original film, “The Banker” amid misconduct allegations against one of the film’s co-producers. A perso...

Apple cancels premiere of ‘The Banker’ over ‘concerns’

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company’s first original films, “The Banker” the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival. In a...

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars with Oprah but no library

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones"...

Beyond Netflix: A look at what you get with new streamers

Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two we...