'Secret Life of Pets 2' bests 'Dark Phoenix' at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Studios on Sunday estimate that "Dark Phoenix" earned a franchise low...

A diminished 'Godzilla' still bests 'Rocketman,' 'Ma'

NEW YORK (AP) — "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" was brought down to size at the weekend box office but was still easily No. 1, while the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" and the Octavia Spencer-led horr...

'Godzilla' brings Millie Bobby Brown to a new monster fight

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Millie Bobby Brown may use brute force against demon monsters in "Stranger Things," but the teenage actress relies more on intelligence to outsmart the 500-foot-tall behe...

Review: 'Godzilla' is back and doing just fine

It's been a bit since moviegoers had the chance to catch up with Godzilla, five years in fact, which in cinematic franchise time feels like at least a few decades. In other words, it's understandable ...

Summer Movie Preview: Horror takes a holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Jarmusch didn't have to look far for zombies. "I see a lot of soulless ghouls on the streets at night walking along staring into their phone and they don't even k...

Here's what's playing at the movies this summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts in May at the movies and The Associated Press has you covered with a month-by-month guide of what's playing at the theaters, and on Netflix, from the biggest blockbust...

Summer Movie Preview: Sequels galore, but original gems too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pass the popcorn, the summer movie season is here and all the spectacle and air-conditioned respite it offers audiences. Summer at the movies has long been synonymous with blockbust...

5 charged with running massive movie piracy ring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Sh...

Photo of the Day: Godzilla rises from smog in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As frightening levels of pollution plague western Taiwan for a second day in a row, a Taiwanese netizen took a photo of a murky street in the western Taiwan city of Taichung, a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MOURNING, PROTESTS AS PITTSBURGH BURIES VICTIMS Trump arr...

Godzilla back as animation has human drama, fewer monsters

TOKYO (AP) — Godzilla is stomping back into theaters as a fire-breathing animated character, though the movie chosen to close this year's Tokyo International Film Festival is more focused on human dra...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2018. There are 122 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 31,...

Rodon, White Sox keep rolling with 6-2 win over Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Rodon pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Yoan Moncada doubled in two and the surging Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for their fourth strai...

The roughneck with good comic timing: Jean Reno turns 70

In an interview in the year 2000, Jean Reno commented that he made one French movie for every Hollywood one. It's not clear whether he adheres strictly to this plan, but it is certain that as he c...

In 'Jurassic World,' a dino-sized animal-rights parable

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" are many things. They are special-effects wonders. They are unruly house guests. And they are some of the biggest, most foot-stomping metaphors around....