Saturday, February 25, 2017

Movies

This July 16, 2014 file photo shows US director Matt Reeves during the Spain premiere of the movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct “The Batman” for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner ...
In a June 10, 2012, file photo, playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks arrives at the 66th Annual Tony Awards, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Tarell Alvin McCraney received an ...
In this undated image provided by Lucasfilm, cast members and co-directors of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spin-off pose for a photo, from bottom left, co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover. (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff has begun production. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting ...
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from "The LEGO Batman Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

BY JAKE COYLE NEW YORK (AP) — “The Great Wall” was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China ...
In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, actor James Earl Jones poses for photos in Sydney, Australia. Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney’s upcoming remake of “The Lion King.” Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the ...
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie sits with child actress Sareum Srey Moch, left, and actor Mun Kimhak, right, during a press conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of ...
This Nov. 16, 2013 file photo shows Maddox Jolie-Pitt, with Angelina Jolie on the red carpet at the 2013 Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governor Awards, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

BY SOPHENG CHEANG PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over the premiere Saturday of Angelina Jolie’s film based on a memoir from a Khmer Rouge ...
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from "The LEGO Batman Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three new openers dominated the box office this weekend — each with its own robust audience. The animated “Lego Movie” spinoff “The Lego Batman Movie” topped ...
This May 13, 2015, file photo shows Jury presidents Ethan Coen, right, and Joel Coen standing on stage during the opening ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Joel and Ethan Coen will polish the script for a planned “Scarface” remake. Universal Pictures announced Friday that “an explosive reimagining” of the gangster classic ...
In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Jack Nicholson speaks onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a seven year hiatus from film, Jack Nicholson is expected to return to the big screen in an English language remake of ...
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