Review: 'Life Itself' is star-studded, earnest but lacking

Hallmark sentimentality, passionate defenses of Bob Dylan's "Time Out of Mind" and horrific head traumas are thrown together in Dan Fogelman's "Life Itself ," a curious cocktail of a movie from the "T...

'The Predator' gobbles up competition at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Predator" is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from mo...

Ethan Hawke spotlights a little-known legend in 'Blaze'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ethan Hawke tells the story of little-known singer-songwriter Blaze Foley, who inspired the likes of Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Merle Haggard in a new fil...

Review: McConaughey gives heart to 'White Boy Rick'

There's a "where are they now" at the end of "White Boy Rick ," an astonishing true story about a teenager in a rough part of Detroit in the 1980s who became an undercover FBI informant, that might ha...

Q&A: Sevigny, Stewart on Lizzie Borden, directing and taste

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chloe Sevigny has been trying to do a fresh take on the Lizzie Borden tale for over a decade. A fateful trip to the house in Fall River, Massachusetts, convinced h...

With 'The Nun,' Warner Bros.' box office streak continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie "The Nun" has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the "Conjuring" franchise. Studio estimates on Sunday say th...

Review: Jennifer Garner seeks bloody revenge in 'Peppermint'

The insane revenge movie "Peppermint " starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us "Taken" (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially resp...

With 2 Netflix rom-coms, Noah Centineo is having a moment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you have a Netflix account, chances are you recognize actor Noah Centineo. Although, like the best teen heartthrobs of generations past, you'd be forgiven if you only know him by...

'Crazy Rich Asians' banks another crazy rich weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters. Studios on Sunday say the romantic comedy has topped the domestic c...

Review: A so-so haunted house drama in 'The Little Stranger'

A decaying and haunted manor in the post-World War II English countryside, a grieving family on the verge of madness and class divisions make "The Little Stranger " a darkly intriguing specimen. But t...

Computer-screen thriller 'Searching' transcends its gimmick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The computer-screen mystery "Searching" may have started out as a gimmick, but with strong reviews and a grassroots campaign behind it, the film has become a late summer must-see. ...

Review: 'Papillon' remake is handsome but slow prison drama

Danish director Michael Noer's "Papillon " remake, adapted from both Henri Charriere's autobiography and the 1973 Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman film, is a sumptuous-looking but slow-moving prison d...

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed "Mile 22." ...

Review: Wahlberg and Berg's 'Mile 22' is a dizzying assault

Mark Wahlberg's "Mile 22 " character James Silva has a tick where he snaps a yellow rubber bracelet against his wrist. He does this many, many times throughout this all-out assault of a movie, which s...

Review: A low-key rom-com for Gen-X in 'Juliet, Naked'

"Juliet, Naked " is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that's nearly impossible to explain without ...