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Review: In July's 'Kajillionaire,' growing up a grifter

We've been blessed, of late, with excellent movies about families of grifters. There was Hirokazu Kore-eda's gloriously heartfelt "Shoplifters," about a makeshift clan of small-time thieves whose familial bonds run at least as deep as DNA. Bong Joon Ho's diabolical Oscar-winner, "Parasite," gave us a nuclear family of con artists who hatch their schemes from their subterranean dwelling. And now comes Miranda July's "Kajillionaire," a portrait of a father-mother-daughter team of Los Angeles scavengers who subsist mainly on coupons and contest entries.


Review: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with 'Enola Holmes'

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. In other words, it's not out of bounds that someone would come along and invent a little sister for Sherlock Holmes and eventually make a movie out of it.


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New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.


Review: 'Agents of Chaos,' from Russia, but not with love

Let's take a trip back in American history, but not too way back. To a time not that unfamiliar - the last presidential election. Do you remember all the stuff swirling around in 2016?


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Israeli and Emirati film industries to cooperate after deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement Monday to collaborate on television production, the latest development to follow a U.S.-brokered deal between the countries to normalize relations.


Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice.


Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Partial list of winners at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com:


The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama

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Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, ChloƩ Zhao's " Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. No film has ever won both.


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Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country's movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly.


Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones' guest actor award for "This Is Us" was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman.


Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama 'The Nest'

Carrie Coon so badly wanted the slow-burn familial drama "The Nest" to be made, she told its director that she'd step aside so that he could cast "someone more famous" in her role.


'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) - Winston Groom, the writer whose novel "Forrest Gump" was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.


'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) - Winston Groom, the writer whose novel "Forrest Gump" was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.


Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) - Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama.


Wisconsin Democrats' 'Princess Bride' reading raises $4.3M

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats' fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of "The Princess Bride" script raised nearly $4.3 million to help Joe Biden's presidential campaign in the key battleground state, the party said Thursday.


With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) - Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha.


Chinese viewers pan Disney's new 'Mulan' as inauthentic

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The remake of "Mulan" struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market. Disney cast beloved actor Liu Yifei as Mulan and removed a dragon sidekick popular in the animated original to cater to Chinese tastes.


With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

NEW YORK (AP) - What's it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it's surreal.


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