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Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release. This was not the case for "Between Two Ferns: The Movie."


DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans."


Poland's top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Academy Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn.


Review: A space odyssey with Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra'

Having stayed rigorously close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray has lately been making up for lost time. His last film, "The Lost City of Z," journeyed into the Amazon, circa early 20th century. His latest, "Ad Astra," skitters across the solar system like a stone skipped through space.


Review: From god to devil: Doc tells Maradona's mythic tale

Who's that amazingly expressive actor they got to play Diego Maradona? The one you can't take your eyes off of, whose every facial muscle can project joy, pain, sadness, humor or anger from miles away, and sometimes all at once?


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Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'

VENICE, Italy (AP) - Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray.


The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 15, 2019:


Review: 'Downton Abbey' film is stately but too safe

The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours.


Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

NEW YORK (AP) - Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff.


'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award

NEW YORK (AP) - Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances.


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"It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even the high expectations they brought to the weekend box office.


Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

NEW YORK (AP) - MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday.


'Ghostbuster' sequel to focus on a family of original film

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The upcoming "Ghostbuster" sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits.


Marvel's Kevin Feige honored at 45th Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Feige was honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards but the Marvel Studios president gave higher praise to someone other than himself.


Marvel's Kevin Feige to be honored at 45th Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards that will be streamed live for the first time.


Review: Terrific cast but too much white noise in 'Silence'

Market it right, and you can get people to pay for literally anything these days. Especially in Manhattan.


Banderas drew on his heart attack for emotions in new film

TORONTO (AP) - Antonio Banderas says his emotional state from having a heart attack a few years ago influenced his award-winning performance in the Pedro Almodóvar film, "Pain and Glory."


Immigration tale 'El Norte' returning to theaters for 1 day

PHOENIX (AP) - "El Norte," the seminal film about a brother and sister who flee violence in Guatemala to seek a new life in the United States, is returning to the big screen for one day this month to commemorate its 35th anniversary.


Court cuts jury award, warns Steinbeck kin to end litigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she faced in punitive damages.


Review: Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch' is elegant but flawed

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-pressed and repressed Anglo-Saxon protagonists, the film keeps the drama, the emotion and the catharsis at a tidy and safely compartmentalized distance, making the experience of sitting with this two and a half hour film a unique and perplexing one.


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