War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World War II film "Midway" has scored a surprise victory at the box office over "The Shining" sequel "Doctor Sleep" this weekend. Lionsgate on Sunday says the ...

Review: It's a 'Marriage Story,' but about divorce

Noah Baumbach is a keen observer of life's banalities. His films relish in the strange and wonderful and awkward things people say and do in the course of the day. But his real magic is turning ordina...

Review: LaBeouf explores his own childhood in 'Honey Boy'

"Honey Boy" will break your heart. It hardly matters if you've never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf's life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years....

In 'Doctor Sleep,' a filmmaker reconciles 'The Shining' rift

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Mike Flanagan knew his vision to fuse Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" with Stephen King's 2013 sequel "Doctor Sleep" would be a hard sell with the author. King's disdain f...

'Terminator: Dark Fate' is No. 1, but it's no winner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It might be judgment day for the Terminator franchise. Despite generally favorable reviews and the return of star Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, "Termi...

Review: Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is mature and melancholy

The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman " to dwell on. There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes qualifies as a long movie. And in a lands...

Stars advocate for progress at honorary Oscars event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italia...

Wes Studi to make Oscars history for Native American actors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Cherokee actor Wes Studi was thinking about moving to Los Angeles to take a shot at being an actor in the 1980s, he asked a friend if it was a good idea. The friend said "why n...

Pioneering director Lina Wertmüller to finally get her Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1977, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller became the first woman to ever be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards. Although she didn't win that year — "Rocky" director ...

Wes Studi to make Oscars history for Native American actors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Cherokee actor Wes Studi was thinking about moving to Los Angeles to take a shot at being an actor in the 1980s, he asked a friend if it was a good idea. The friend said "why n...

Governors Awards honoree Geena Davis on advocacy and equity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geena Davis is being honored Sunday at the 11th Annual Governors Awards with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The 63-year-old founder of the Geena Davis Insti...

Hollywood said 'no' to Deon Taylor, so he made his own path

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deon Taylor doesn't take no for an answer when it comes to filmmaking. And it's a word he hears all the time. When no one wanted to make his first film, he made it...

Review: 'Terminator: Dark Fate' is no triumphant comeback

Who will save the "Terminator" franchise from itself? Not "Deadpool" director Tim Miller, producer James Cameron or even Linda Hamilton, it turns out. Yes, despite an A-list roster o...

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" has knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely. Studios on Sunday estimate that ...

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An animated film about Grendel, a drama about a transgender woman and a documentary about a girl finding her birth parents in China are among the gold medal winners at the...