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Cinema

With new category, Oscars are now a popularity contest

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 14:37 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Not since Faye Dunaway shouted "La La Land!" has an Oscar announcement caused quite as much chaos as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decision to create a new Academy Awards category...

Shark thriller 'The Meg' goes deep, stays shallow

Monday, 24 September 2018, 14:35 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

We're going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies. On the tail of "The Shallows," ''47 Meters Down," ''Dark Tide" and, of course, the seminal "Sharknado," comes "The Meg," the latest...

YA hodgepodge 'The Darkest Minds' whiffs on story

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 14:54 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Kids under the age of 18 are being persecuted by adults for their special powers in "The Darkest Minds ," an adaptation of book one of Alexandra Bracken's young adult trilogy that's about five years...

Transgender Hollywood seeks recognition, and not just roles

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 14:53 Last update: about 7 days ago

When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified —...

A low-key rom-com for Gen-X in 'Juliet, Naked'

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 15:04 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

"Juliet, Naked " is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that's nearly impossible to explain without...

In a comeback season for Hollywood, a summer without bombs

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 14:51 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn't been one major bomb. Usually by now, there would be blockbuster-sized...

In 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a delightful new fairy tale

Friday, 14 September 2018, 09:15 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians," a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-out, designer-label,...

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 09:14 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented...

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 09:12 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and...

McKinnon channels her inner spy in uneven 'Spy'

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 09:10 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

From the get-go, "The Spy Who Dumped Me," a Kate McKinnon-Mila Kunis buddy spy comedy, has two things going for it. First, female spies are clearly in vogue, if you've been reading the news...

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