War movies

FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H. It's a fringe movement with roots in a online meme culture steeped in irony and dark humor. But experts warn that the anti-government boogaloo movement has attracted a dangerous element of far-right extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:11 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders. The signature look for the “boogaloo” anti-government movement is...
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May 04, 2020 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok," will direct a new “Star Wars” film. Waititi had for months been expected to take the reins of the galaxy far, far away, having already directed the season finale of the “Star Wars” streaming spinoff “The...
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This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake, right, and Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick in a scene from "Trolls World Tour." Universal Pictures is calling the “Trolls World Tour” digital release a success and suggests it may be the beginning of a sea change in how movies are released. Theater owners strenuously disagree. AMC Theaters, the largest chain in the United States, is signaling an all-out war, saying it will refuse to play Universal movies. (DreamWorks Animation via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most controversial movie of the year is ... “Trolls World Tour”? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release of the "Trolls” sequel has caused a storm to course through the movie industry. Just as the pandemic worsened and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi holds up his hand in the sign language of "I love you" to stress that is an important message in his films, during an interview at his studio in Tokyo. Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers who devoted his works to depicting war’s horrors and singing the eternal power of movies, has died. He was 82. The official site for his latest film, “Labyrinth of Cinema,” said on its online site Saturday, April 10, that Obayashi died late Friday, April 9.(AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama, File)
April 10, 2020 - 9:31 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers who devoted his works to depicting war's horrors and singing the eternal power of movies, has died. He was 82. The official site for his latest film, “Labyrinth of Cinema,” said that Obayashi died late Friday. Obayashi was...
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In this Sept. 5, 1983, file photo, Guion Bluford, Jr., shuttle Challenger mission specialist, is shown in portrait on returning to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The documentary "Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier" is scheduled to air on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, and examines the race to get black astronauts into space. (AP photo, File)
February 20, 2020 - 1:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black. Years later, McNair was selected to become only the...
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February 14, 2020 - 10:38 am
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. Seven filmmakers, mostly from Los Angeles, are...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 file photo German movie producer Joseph Vilsmaier attends the awarding ceremony of the Bavarian Movie Award at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Germany. German filmmaker Joseph Vilsmaier, whose striking portrayal of the Battle of Stalingrad brought home the horrors of war to a new generation, has died. His agent confirmed Wednesday that Vilsmaier 'died peacefully at his home' in Bavaria on Tuesday at the age of 81. (AP Photo/Christof Stache, file)
February 12, 2020 - 8:16 am
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. His agent confirmed Wednesday that Vilsmaier “died peacefully at his home” in Bavaria on Tuesday. Vilsmaier's 1993 film “...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Martin Lawrence, right, and Will Smith in a scene from "Bad Boys for Life." (Ben Rothstein/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP)
February 02, 2020 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Bad Boys of Life” went for a three-peat at the box office during Super Bowl weekend. The Sony Pictures’ film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $17.6 million to claim the No. 1 spot for the third straight week. The studio said the third installment became the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dean-Charles Chapman, left, director Sam Mendes, center, and George MacKay on the set of "1917." On Monday, Jan. 13, Mendes was nominated for an Oscar for best director for his work on the film. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
January 19, 2020 - 4:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks. The Sam Mendes film won the award for theatrical motion picture at the untelevised ceremony Saturday...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film “Joker” has topped the nominations for the British Academy film awards announced on Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020. The awards will be announced at a gala event hosted by Graham Norton on February 2. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 07, 2020 - 12:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — The film “Joker” has topped the nominations for the British Academy film awards announced Tuesday. The movie about the origins of the comic book villain received 11 BAFTA nominations including best film, best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and best director. Martin Scorsese's gangster...
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