Saturday, August 19, 2017

Movies

In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, a protester yells at police outside the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department while participating in a rally against the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

BY ERRIN HAINES WHACK PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Filmmakers have joined the national conversation about race, policing and social protest, and will gather this week in Philadelphia to showcase stories of ...
This image released by Ringling College of Art and Design shows a scene from the animated short, "In a Heartbeat," by filmmakers Beth David and Esteban Bravo. David and Bravo released the film online Monday where it quickly began trending on Twitter.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animated short film about an adolescent gay couple has gone viral, garnering over 6 million views on YouTube in just two days. “In a Heartbeat ...
In this Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 file image made from video, Dr. Stacy L. Smith, of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, appears during an interview in New York.

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 “Moonlight” won best picture and “Hidden Figures” was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained ...
In a Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, actress Angelina Jolie gives a press conference in Siem Reap province, Cambodia.

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says accounts of her casting process for children to appear in her film “First They Killed My Father” are false and ...
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Gene, voiced by T.J. Miller, in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's "The Emoji Movie."

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Emoji Movie” survived negative reviews but couldn’t conquer “Dunkirk,” which had enough fight left to conquer the box office for a second ...
Skeet Ulrich, from left, Elizabeth Smart and Alana Boden attend the "I am Elizabeth Smart" panel during the A&E portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

BY LYNN ELBER BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal. Smart said Friday that she ...
Neil Meron, from left, Jill Scott, Betsy Brandt, Marin Ireland and Melissa Mays attend the "Flint" panel during the A&E portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

BY LYNN ELBER BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city’s tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie ...
In this Sept. 28 2014 file photo, George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

ROME (AP) — This year’s Venice Film Festival will include a crime comedy by George Clooney, a Guillermo del Toro fantasy and a Darren Aronofsky thriller. Organizers of the world’s ...
FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Gal Gadot arrives at the world premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles. Wonder Woman 2” is set to storm theaters on December 13, 2019.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wonder Woman 2” is set to storm theaters on Dec. 13, 2019. Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday. “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is set ...
This image released by STX Entertainment shows Dane DeHaan, left, and Cara Delevingne in a scene from "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s victory for “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse ...
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