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This image released by Netflix shows Yvonne Strahovski in a scene from "Stateless." Co-created and produced by Cate Blanchett, the six-part drama out Wednesday brings together an unlikely group of strangers, including an airline steward running away from a cult, a family of Afghan refugees and a bureaucrat attempting to contain a national scandal. (Netflix via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 1:49 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES “The Old Guard”: The summer movie season may be non-existent this year, but Netflix had a pinch-hitter ready to stream: “The Old Guard.”...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, director Spike Lee arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. The American Film Institute is offering free rentals of “Do The Right Thing” all week and will host a discussion with Lee of the 1989 film about racism and a neighborhood in turmoil. The AFI says it’s partnering with Universal Pictures to offer the film from Monday through Sunday on Amazon, Apple, Vudu and many other platforms. The Lee discussion will be held Thursday on AFI's YouTube channel. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File )
June 22, 2020 - 8:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week and an online discussion will be held with director Spike Lee on his 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil. Universal Pictures is offering the film for free from...
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This image released by Disney/Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The film will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than scheduled. (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than scheduled. The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that “The Rise of Skywalker” will land on the streaming service timed to what's referred to as “Star Wars Day" after the slogan...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows characters Shaggy, voiced by Will Forte, left, and Scooby-Doo, voiced by Frank Welker, in a scene from the animated film "Scoob!" The Scooby-Doo film will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob!” will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown. “Scoob!” had originally been set to open in theaters on...
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This image released by Audible shows "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling. Audible and Pottermore Publishing are bringing the beloved Hogwarts Library book to audio for the first time, performed by an all-star cast of Potter acting alums. (Audible via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 8:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jude Law, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch are among the readers in an all-star recording of J.K. Rowling's “The Tales of Beedle the Bard," the first time her Harry Potter spinoff has been available as an audiobook. Audible, the audiobook producer and distributor, announced Wednesday...
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January 14, 2020 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The audio book company Audible, Inc. and the publishing houses that had sued it for copyright infringement have agreed to a settlement. In a letter filed this week in federal court in New York, Audible's attorneys, writing on behalf of both sides, announced that “the parties have...
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January 07, 2020 - 12:46 pm
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 5, 2020: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood 2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 3. Ad Astra 4. Hustlers 5. Anna 6. Joker 7. Downton Abbey 8. Rambo: Last Blood 9. It Chapter Two 10. Judy iTunes Movies US Charts-Independent: 1...
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August 29, 2019 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with legal action from several of the country's biggest publishers, Audible is delaying parts of an audiobook captions program the plaintiffs say violates copyright law. In papers files this week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Audible agreed not...
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August 23, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program. The so-called "Big Five" of publishing — Penguin Random House,...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder announces that 39-year-old Zachary David O'Neill has pleaded guilty to the brutal 1998 killing of 18-year-old Miranda Fenner, during a news conference in Billings, Mont. The case garnered national attention at the time of the killing but frustrated law enforcement when it remained unsolved. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 22, 2019 - 7:43 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to tell authorities. But it was another three years after he first confessed in a psychiatric hospital, and later to...
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