Review: A symphony of debauchery in 'The Beach Bum'

Matthew McConaughey is at his dirt bag finest as a good-time Charlie stoner-poet named Moondog in Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," a bizarre and transfixing carnival of vulgarity and vice.

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Review: 'Dumbo' remake takes flight on its own charms

The original "Dumbo" was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific. Crafted as a simpler Disney fable after the more extravagant "Fantasia" disappointed at the box office, "Dumbo" — only 64 minutes in length — took flight just as far more chilling creations were taking to the air.

With 'Black Panther' and now 'Us,' Winston Duke is on a roll

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winston Duke went from relative obscurity to being a household name with his first film and he wasn't even the lead, or second or third performer listed for that matter. That the first film in question was "Black Panther" didn't hurt, but that Duke still managed to stand out as rival Wakandan leader M'Baku amid such star power and spectacle is all the more impressive.

Review: Happy hunting Bonnie and Clyde in 'The Highwaymen'

It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets.

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Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. He was 77.

Get Out! Jordan Peele's 'Us' shatters records with $70.3M

NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Review: DC superhero pic 'Shazam!' is a joy...seriously

Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good.

Stormy Daniels protests Illinois tax on strip clubs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels briefly appeared at the Illinois Capitol on Friday to protest the state's tax on strip clubs.

Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co.


Review: In 'Us,' Jordan Peele holds a dark mirror to America

Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in "Us," a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director's astonishing debut, "Get Out," that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele's growing command as a singular conjurer of American nightmares.

Correction: Film-US story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 19 about the horror film "Us," The Associated Press misspelled the surname of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It is Chekhov, not Chekov.

Tom Hanks surprises woman by singing 'Happy Birthday'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tom Hanks surprised a New Mexico woman celebrating her birthday at an Albuquerque restaurant when he treated her to a special performance of "Happy Birthday."

Now 30, 'The Little Mermaid' paved the way for Elsa and Anna

It's not uncommon for people to just look at Jodi Benson and burst into tears...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

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Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film.

Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair.

'Captain Marvel' soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Captain Marvel" has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.

James Gunn rehired to direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'

NEW YORK (AP) - Months after being fired over old tweets, James Gunn has been rehired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."

Review: The new animated 'Wonder Park' is at war with itself

There's always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked down and you slowly, agonizingly ride up to the first drop. You know the next few minutes are going to be harrowing — you just don't know how bad. So here's a warning about the new animated amusement park film "Wonder Park" — it's going to be more harrowing than you can imagine.


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