'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

NEW YORK (AP) - Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86.

'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK (AP) - The redesigned "Sonic the Hedgehog" showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while "Parasite" saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win.

'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie "Parasite," including the award for Best Picture.

Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in "Sex and the City," has died. She was 86.

Full board of France's Cesar film awards steps down

PARIS (AP) - The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, has stepped down in a spat over both its opaque decision-making process and controversial director Roman Polanski, whose new film leads this year's nominations.


US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland could face charges of unauthorized excavation work, punishable by up to two years in prison, a Polish prosecutor said Friday.

Review: 'The Photograph' develops nicely into a fine film

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in "The Photograph."

Review: Why wait? 'Sonic the Hedgehog' worth rushing to see

If the Hollywood mantra for making blockbusters is "faster, faster, faster," then the creators of "Sonic the Hedgehog" have wisely ignored it.

The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' redraw the frame

NEW YORK (AP) - What's inside the frame and what's outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker CĂ©line Sciamma's "Portrait of a Lady on Fire."

Rap impostors accused of scamming luxury hotels of thousands

ATLANTA (AP) - A crew of Rolls Royce-riding identity thieves who posed as rap industry figures scammed more than $100,000 from some of the South's most exclusive hotels, prosecutors say.


Review: 'Downhill' a showcase for Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell

The foreign-language film remake has never been the most esteemed sort of Hollywood production, but the timing of "Downhill," a remake of Ruben Ă?stlund's 2014 Swedish film "Force Majeure," hasn't done it any favors.

Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Paula Kelly has died at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom "Night Court" and co-starred with Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine in the film "Sweet Charity," has died. She was 77.

Review: 'The Last Thing He Wanted' is alarmingly unthrilling

Not too deep into the Netflix film "The Last Thing He Wanted," the spunky heroine is given a warning: "Buckle up. It's gonna be bananas." It's advice that checks out. It's definitely bananas, but not in a pleasant way.

German filmmaker Vilsmaier, known for 'Stalingrad,' dies

BERLIN (AP) - Joseph Vilsmaier, a German filmmaker whose striking portrayal of the Battle of Stalingrad brought home the horrors of war to a new generation, has died. He was 81.

ScarJo's Oscar look glimmers on, at Oscar de la Renta show

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching the Oscar de la Renta show unfold in the imposing setting of the New York Public Library in Manhattan, it was hard not to think back some 24 hours to a different Oscar: the Academy Awards, and specifically Scarlett Johansson.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

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Universal will release controversial 'Hunt' film in March

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Universal Pictures said Tuesday that it will release the social satire "The Hunt," a film it canceled in the wake of criticism about its premise of "elites" hunting people for sport in red states.

Anna Sui rolls out B-movie gothic glam at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) - Anna Sui doesn't love scary movies, but she adores illusion, especially glamorous illusion.

Harvey Weinstein's defense rests without the once-powerful movie mogul testifying at his rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) - Harvey Weinstein's defense rests without the once-powerful movie mogul testifying at his rape trial.

Hollywood barriers fall in milestone Oscars for 'Parasite'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Before Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don't be afraid of subtitles.


'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86
Ratings for NBA All-Star Game rise by 8 percent

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

Models wear creations by designer Burberry at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56
Museum's Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

This photo combo provided by Allentown Art Museum shows from left, before and after restoration of a painting called

Legendary Mexican crooner José José dies from cancer
Family: Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies
Spotify adding parental controls to Family plan

Spotify adding parental controls to Family plan

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

FILE - This March 5, 2009 file photo shows Michael Jackson as he announces ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in south London.

Blink-182, Lil Wayne to take the stage at Darien Lake