Movies

July 26, 2019 - 10:00 am
TORONTO (AP) — Meryl Streep will be the first recipient of an acting award bestowed as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival's organizers announced Friday that Streep will receive the inaugural TIFF Tribute Actor Award during a Feb. 9 charity gala. The glitzy fundraiser will...
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Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, left, and Venice Biennale President Paolo Baratta meet the journalists on the occasion of the official presentation of the 76th edition of the festival in Rome, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The Venice Film Festival will run from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, 2018, at the Venice Lido. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
July 25, 2019 - 11:37 am
ROME (AP) — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row. Among Venice's 21 competition titles, unveiled Thursday in Rome, is the Netflix-produced...
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FILE - This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows actor Rutger Hauer at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands. He was 75. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in thoughtful, menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75. Hauer's agent, Steve Kenis, said Wednesday the actor died July 19 at his home in the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, a view of a festival sign appears on Day 1 of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. TIFF organizers announced Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the upcoming festival will include the premieres of the superhero film “Joker,” a Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks and “Hustlers,” a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers, with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF...
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Mahershala Ali, center, wears a hat to promote his new movie "Blade" at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 22, 2019 - 7:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's push for more women and people of color in its immensely popular film franchise is extending to behind the camera as it launches its next round of films after the massive success of "Avengers: Endgame." Of the five films the superhero studio announced at Comic-Con on...
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This undated image released by Alexandra Hedison shows actor David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic “The Fly” and appeared in two James Bond films. Hedison died Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. He was 92. (Alexandra Hedison via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 4:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92. He died Thursday in Los Angeles with his daughters at his side, a representative for the family, Jennifer Allen, said in an email Monday. Hedison...
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FILE - This file image released by Disney shows, from left, young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, Timon, voiced by Billy Eichner, and Pumbaa, voiced by Seth Rogen, in a scene from "The Lion King." The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend. The studio says Sunday, July 21, 2019 that the photorealistic remake devoured an estimated $185 million in ticket sales from 4,725 North American locations. It’s a record for the month of July, PG-rated films and the ninth highest opening of all time.(Disney via AP, File)
July 21, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in a scene from Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame. he global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza the weekend of July 20 has usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks.(Film Frame/Marvel Studios 2019 via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. "Avatar" has held onto the record for a...
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Mahershala Ali, center, wears a hat to promote his new movie "Blade" at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 21, 2019 - 12:45 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and "Blade." Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says right after winning his second Academy Award for "Green...
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Director Taika Waititi hands the Thor hammer to Natalie Portman during the "Thor Love And Thunder" portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 20, 2019 - 11:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night,...
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