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Movie review: Documentary 'The Way I See It' interesting yet calculated look at job of former White House photographer Pete Souza

Focused on former Official White House Photographer Pete Souza, director Dawn Porter's ("John Lewis: Good Trouble") documentary...

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New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Business

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, her company honored by MacDowell

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian...

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3 countries to assess new info about 1994 ferry sinking

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The governments of Sweden, Finland and Estonia said Monday they will jointly assess what that they called “new...

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'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s...

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Armani, Ferragamo premiere short films at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — To show or not to show: Each Milan fashion house had to make a difficult decision how to reach the fashion public...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'The Way I See It' PG-13 1:40 2 1/2 of 4 stars A picture is worth a thousand words, and thousands of pictures make a compelling...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLA major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about...

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Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The Final Nine Manhattan Short selections hail from nine countries: Australia, Finland, France, Iran, Israel, North Macedonia,...

Sports

Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in 'The Comey Rule'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holly Hunter has been entrusted with playing an array of real-world women, from tennis great Billie Jean...

Life

Scarlett Johansson voices support for Oklahoma state question on sentencing reform

"Avengers" actress Scarlett Johansson announced her support for State Question 805.

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Extended interview and video: Oklahoma documentary series 'Killing Pain' earns regional Emmy Awards for covering opioid epidemic

September is National Recovery Month, designed to educate Americans about the life-changing impact substance use treatment and...

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British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the...

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Missouri crowds amid pandemic prompt real-life 'Footloose'

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — With bars and nightclubs limiting capacity and closing early in the St. Louis area due to the...

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'Killing Pain': Documentary series wins regional Emmy Awards for chronicling Oklahoma's opioid crisis

Even after almost two decades, Reggie Whitten's voice still thickens with emotion when he talks about his son, Brandon. "It's...

Sports

Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer club

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be making an unlikely foray into the soccer...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Sept. 23The Guardian on new customs regulations due to...

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Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also...

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Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life...

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Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’

Miranda July doesn’t seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don’t know who...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBLOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Duncan native Ron Howard to direct biopic about celebrated pianist Lang Lang

The film will be lensed in China and the United States in both Mandarin and English.

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Review: In July's 'Kajillionaire,' growing up a grifter

We've been blessed, of late, with excellent movies about families of grifters. There was Hirokazu Kore-eda's gloriously...

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Review: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with ‘Enola Holmes’

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. Antebellum2. Like a Boss3. RBG4. The King of Staten Island5. Irresistible (2020)6. Star Trek...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd4....

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New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Review: 'Agents of Chaos,' from Russia, but not with love

Let's take a trip back in American history, but not too way back. To a time not that unfamiliar — the last presidential...

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Israeli and Emirati film industries to cooperate after deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement Monday to...

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Sunday’s virtual Emmy Awards set bar high with live telecast

LOS ANGELES — The glitch at the virtual creative arts Emmy telecast was minor, but it may have provoked flashbacks for the host...

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Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to...

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Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of winners at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. For the complete list, visit Emmys.

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The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT):8 p.m.“Succession” has taken its turn at the top.The HBO...

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Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto...

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Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the...

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Verdict against young artists in Sudan stirs controversy

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court's decision to send five young artists to prison has stirred controversy both in Sudan and abroad,...

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Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This...

Life

OKC's Rodeo Cinema honoring Chadwick Boseman and Olivia de Havilland with special screenings this weekend

In honor of the Aug. 28 death of Chadwick Boseman, Rodeo Cinema is presenting a one-night-only event screening of the 2014...

Life

Movie review: Family drama 'The Nest' is painstakingly built but ultimately empty

Writer-director Sean Durkin exactingly constructs these potentially dynamic characters, roosts them in a new environment, but...

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Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama ‘The Nest’

Carrie Coon so badly wanted the slow-burn familial drama “The Nest” to be made, she told its director that she’d step aside so...

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Movie reviews: 'The Nest' and 'The Secrets We Keep'

'The Nest' R 1:47 2 of 4 stars Despite its painstaking construction and the avid actors inhabiting it, writer-director Sean...

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WEEK AHEAD

BOWLING GREEN: The Depot in Norman hosts an outdoor screening of “The Big Lebowski” at 8 p.m. Friday on the lawn at 200 S Jones...

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'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that...

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Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has...

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Wisconsin Democrats' 'Princess Bride' reading raises $4.3M

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats’ fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of “The Princess Bride” script...

Health

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard...

Life

Family-friendly films 'C.I.APE' and 'Joey and Ella' wrap principal photography in central Oklahoma

The production team used several Oklahoma locations that were first-time film locations.

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Woody Allen's 'A Rainy Day in New York' to get U.S. release

NEW YORK (AP) — After being shelved for two years, Woody Allen's “A Rainy Day in New York" will finally land in U.S. theaters...

Business

Chinese viewers pan Disney's new 'Mulan' as inauthentic

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market. Disney cast...

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With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most...

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Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the...

Business

Review: A cross-cultural marriage hits the skids in 'Nest'

Centuries-old creaking wood floors. Dark and endless hallways. Secret doors. When the O’Hara family from suburban New York...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Review: A provocative idea that doesn’t work in 'Antebellum'

The new film “ Antebellum ” begins with a famous William Faulkner quote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”This is a...

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Review: Back roads brutality in 'The Devil all the Time'

Say what you will, Antonio Campos' “The Devil all the Time” lives up to its title. Spanning numerous generations and set across...

Life

OKC Flix Brewhouse readying 'The Boondock Saints' FanFest

Flix FanFest events feature crafted movie parties in celebration of a fan-favorite title. Events at other Flix locations have...

Business

Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

NEW YORK (AP) — A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself.Universal Pictures announced...

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The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The 2nd2. Irresistible (2020)3. Sniper: Assassin’s End4. The King of Staten Island5. Bill &...

Life

Watch: New 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 trailer debuts with first looks at new worlds and characters

The new clip features plenty of looks at our hero and the still-too-adorable-for-words Baby Yoda (who looks to be growing...

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AI Robots serve restaurant customers in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) —A burger shop in the South Korean capital is a bit different from typical fast food restaurants: Its...

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OKC's Rodeo Cinema launches John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock free screening series

The screenings will be on Monday nights in the theater's newly renovated lobby area.

Business

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped...

Health

UN enlists slew of celebrities for film on global issues

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has enlisted a slew of celebrities including multi-Grammy winner Beyoncé, actor Don...

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Stars reunite for 'Princess Bride' Democratic fundraiser

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For those who find it “inconceivable” for President Donald Trump to serve a second term, Wisconsin...

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New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Ex-sailor's film shows Mayflower II's colorful 1957 voyage

LONDON (AP) — The sea voyage that changed Peter Padfield’s life more than six decades ago started with an act of chance. In...

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North American box office muted; ‘Mulan’ fizzles in China

Moviegoing audiences in North America are not rushing back to the theater just yet and “Mulan” is also faltering in its China...

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New PBS film probes construction boom on Latino workers

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Since the Great Recession, cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Hobbs, New Mexico, have seen...

Sports

Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race

NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the...

Health

Chloe Zhao's "Nomadland" wins top prize at Venice Film Fest

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a recession-era road trip drama starring Frances McDormand, won the Golden Lion...

Crime

Indiana murder trial starts with warning of gruesome photos

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The murder trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts...

Health

Pandemic chases 'Wonder Woman 1984' to Dec. 25

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan's “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its...

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Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit 'American Utopia'

NEW YORK (AP) — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of...

Life

Cherokee Nation Film Office offering scholarships for Oklahoma Film & TV Academy certification courses

Scholarships are offered to citizens of any federally recognized tribe with preference given to Cherokee Nation citizens...

Life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art kicks off 'Modern Documentary Classics' film series today with 'Grey Gardens'

The museum theater is taking many COVID-19 precautions, including limiting capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between...

Life

Movie review: Rock doc 'Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind' tells singer-songwriter's story through his songs

Writer-directors Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni capitalize on both Lightfoot's blunt honesty and legendary song catalog, creating...

Life

Oklahoma Film & TV Academy begins classes, launches 'Film Crew 101' podcast

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down productions in Oklahoma in spring, work on various movie and TV projects began ramping...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

"Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" Not rated 1:31 3 1/2 of 4 stars In the opening scenes of the engrossing...

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Academy Museum details plan for inaugural Miyazaki exhibit

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is finally opening its doors in Los Angeles in April with an exhibit celebrating the...

Business

Hollywood's inclusion problems still run deep, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy...

Health

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

NEW YORK (AP) — TENNISSerena Williams pulled out another three-setter to reach the semifinals in an 11th consecutive U.S. Open...

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Review: A breakthrough in 'Broken Hearts Gallery'

The 25-year-old Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan, having already stolen movies left and right, more straightforwardly...

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Oscars diversity criteria 'not about exclusion' say leaders

Any change to the Oscars is going get people talking, so the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were...

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Review: ‘Unpregnant” is a teen road movie with personality

Films dealing with reproductive rights don’t often announce it in the title. But “ Unpregnant ” is not a by-the-numbers entry...

Business

Ann Hui wins lifetime achievement award at Venice festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hong Kong director Ann Hui paid tribute to her home city as she received a lifetime achievement award from...

Life

Video: Oklahoma-filmed horror Western 'The Pale Door' released on streaming, out soon on DVD and Blu-ray

Oklahoma locations featured in "The Pale Door" include the Snake River Junction Old West outpost in Bray; the Oklahoma Railway...

Health

Iranian director calls Venice premiere 'like a new life'

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Restricted travel, quarantine and positive COVID-19 tests meant that Majid Majidi’s appearance at the...

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Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category

In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards...

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Netflix film dissects a technology-driven 'social dilemma'

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A new Netflix documentary is setting out to expose technology’s corrosive effects on society during a...

Health

Digital and drive-in, film festivals try to salvage a season

NEW YORK (AP) — This is normally the time of year when flashy premieres march down red carpets and proclamations of Oscar buzz...

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The week Harry Belafonte took over TV is subject of new doc

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte made history in early 1968. But it was lost to history.While the Vietnam War was raging and...

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Review: Put down that phone, urges doc 'The Social Dilemma'

“The Social Dilemma” is the first film you'll watch and immediately want to toss your smartphone into the garbage can. And then...

Life

Submissions open today for OKC's deadCenter Film Festival 2021

More than 1,600 films were submitted from Oklahoma and around the world for deadCenter 2020, and 140 were selected for official...

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Czech Oscar winning director Jiri Menzel dies at age 82

PRAGUE (AP) — Jiri Menzel, a Czech director whose 1966 movie “Closely Watched Trains” won the Academy Award for the best...

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Another Marx (his daughter) gets Venice Film Fest spotlight

VENICE (AP) — There’s been a lot of talk about gender parity, feminism and equality at the Venice Film Festival this year, with...

Health

'Tenet' tallies $20.2M as Americans step back into theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” brought in an estimated...

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Oscar winner Ron Howard establishes OU drama scholarship in memory of his parents

NORMAN — Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Duncan native Ron Howard is taking action to help aspiring actors with small-town...

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Influencer culture skewered in Gia Coppola film at Venice

VENICE (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns have kept most U.S. filmmakers and actors away from the Venice Film Festival, but Gia...

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Quarantine a small price to pay for Australian in Venice

VENICE (AP) — Roderick MacKay had to get government approval to leave Australia, spent two weeks in preventive coronavirus...

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Elizabeth Debicki rises to the challenge in ‘Tenet’

It was Christopher Nolan’s producer and wife, Emma Thomas, who suggested he watch Steve McQueen’s “Widows” and take a look at...

Life

Movie review: Werner Herzog pays striking homage to late friend in globe-trotting documentary 'Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin'

Since this is Werner Herzog we're talking about, it's less a straightforward biography than a planet-spanning homage to...

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Ron Howard establishes University of Oklahoma drama scholarship for rural students in memory of his parents

“Our mom and dad were from small-town, rural America,” Ron Howard said in a statement. “Their ability to afford to be the first...

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'I Am Greta' gives fuller portrait of teen climate activist

VENICE (AP) — A documentary on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, making its premiere Friday at the Venice Film Festival,...

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From Venice, a plea to reopen movie theaters shut by virus

VENICE (AP) — Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has joined a chorus of voices at the Venice Film Festival urging the reopening...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin' Not rated 1:25 3 of 4 stars Iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog offers a globe-trotting...

Life

Baseball biopic '42' returns to movie theaters in memory of Chadwick Boseman

The sports biopic will play at AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Harkins and other chains. AMC will show "42" at 300 of its locations,...

Life

Watch: Kristin Chenoweth talks Oklahoma coronavirus experience, sparkly shoes and upcoming Netflix movie 'Holidate' on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

Chenoweth was due to tour extensively this year in support of her new album "For the Girls," which she released last fall, but...

Life

Extras sought for TV pilot 'Reservation Dogs' and Ronald Reagan biopic, both filming in Oklahoma

The biopic will star Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only Imagine") as Ronald Reagan and co-star Jon...

Sports

Bears coach Matt Nagy Expects Decision Soon on Starting QB

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy and his assistant coaches will put on a few pots of coffee and work into...

Health

'The Batman' shoot suspended after positive COVID-19 test

A person working on “The Batman” production has tested positive for COVID-19 and the U.K shoot has been temporarily suspended.A...

Life

Long-awaited Flix Brewhouse opens in OKC

The eagerly anticipated first Oklahoma location in the burgeoning Texas cinema chain opened Wednesday - in time to show...

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After a long slumber, U.S. cinemas awaken on pivotal weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the previews about to start, a trickle of masked moviegoers made their way into one of the first...

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Review: Live-action ‘Mulan’ is gorgeous but short on magic

Out of all of Disney’s animated films, “ Mulan ” was the one that made the most sense as a live-action remake. Not that there...

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Show time: Flix Brewhouse finally opens long-awaited first Oklahoma dine-in cinema and microbrewery

As Alex Winter's Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Keanu Reeves' Ted Theodore Logan made merry on the new big screen, servers...

Business

'The Disciple' returns India to Venice film fest competition

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A film about a classical musician’s struggle to balance his career dreams and life in contemporary...

News

What’s bigger than an event film? ‘Tenet’ might just be

Christopher Nolan movies are always events.Larger-than-life, action-packed, ideas-driven and (mostly) original, they're created...

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Review: New doc chronicles chilling tale of Pepe the Frog

“I didn’t even know what a meme was,” confesses cartoonist Matt Furie in the documentary “Feels Good Man,” demonstrating just...

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Venice opens 'miraculous' film festival, but veterans lament

VENICE (AP) — The beachfront terrace at the Excelsior Hotel, usually hopping with movie industry VIPs and minor celebrities, is...

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Review: Charlie Kaufman's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'

“I try to imbue my work with a sort of interiority,” says Lucy (Jessie Buckley), the artists-physics student-girlfriend of...

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John David Washington cements his stardom in ‘Tenet’

Christopher Nolan only casts movie stars as his leading men. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman to Christian Bale and...

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Jamal Khashoggi doc 'The Dissident' finds distribution

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Fogel's Jamal Khashoggi documentary “The Dissident" made one of the biggest splashes at the Sundance Film...

Health

Blanchett on Venice, virus and why lessons weren't learned

VENICE (AP) — Australian actress Cate Blanchett said Wednesday she is baffled that other countries didn’t learn from Italy’s...

Sports

'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin to 'Dancing With the Stars'

Like all cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is going to “Dancing With the Stars.”The reality TV star who became a pop culture...

Life

Opening date announced for new OKC Flix Brewhouse location

The first movie shown at the theater will be Christopher Nolan’s ("Batman Begins," "Inception") newest high-concept...

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Female directors close to parity at Venice Film Festival

A spot in competition at the Venice Film Festival can launch careers and Oscar winners, but in recent years, films directed by...

Life

Indie film '90 Feet From Home,' starring Oklahoma actor Adam Hampton, released on DVD

Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight"), Allie DeBerry ("A.N.T. Farm"), Steven Michael Quezada ("Breaking Bad") and Dean Cain ("Lois &...

Crime

Florida DJ found dead less than month after rape charge

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida DJ and music producer Erick Morillo was found dead at his home Tuesday morning, weeks...

Health

Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

VENICE (AP) — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the...

News

From Dash to Coppola, highlights from TCM's Women Make Film

Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle pick some programming highlights from Turner Classic Movies'...

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TCM shines a spotlight on female directors and their art

Women have been making great films since the silent era, although you might not know it to look at a list of the best films of...

Business

20 new sexual assault counts filed against adult film actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12...

Life

Legacy of Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling lives on in Cherokee-language programs, films, cartoon and more

Although most of the festivities for this year's Cherokee National Holiday have moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Health

New this week: 'Mulan,' Billy Ocean music, 'Transplant'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Sports

CBS Sports examines racism with 'Portraits in Black'

CBS Sports will devote five hours of programming Sunday to examining racism in sports.The block of programming titled...

Life

Principal photography begins in OKC area on thriller 'Cheer for Your Life'

The film is the second project this team has produced in Oklahoma since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.

Health

'Tenet' launches with $53M in overseas gambit at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The first wave of big new movies released since the beginning of the pandemic, including Christopher Nolan's...

Health

Canals, carpets and kisses: Fun moments from Venice festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) — It starts with a boat ride in, and for the lucky few, ends with a kiss on the side of the trophy.The...

Sports

Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman

NEW YORK (AP) — “Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right...

Sports

Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes,...

Health

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity...

News

Mexican comic Manuel "El Loco" Valdés dies at 89

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican comic actor Manuel Valdés, known by his nickname “El Loco” or “The Crazy One”, has died at the age...

Business

Patrol: Tesla Autopilot driver was watching movie, crashed

ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — A Tesla driver, whose car was on Autopilot mode, was watching a movie on his phone when he crashed into a...

Life

Movie review: Innovative biopic 'Tesla' needs more electricity

Fittingly, writer-director Michael Almereyda tries to channel some much-needed energy into the formulaic film format with...

Life

Movie review: 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' adapts Charles Dickens with warmth and whimsy

Director Armando Iannucci and writer Simon Blackwell (Emmy winners for the HBO satire series "Veep" and Oscar nominees for the...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'The Personal History of David Copperfield' PG 1:59 3 of 4 stars Charles Dickens' often-adapted masterwork gets a warm and...

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Review: In 'Tenet,' a time-bending thriller for bended times

I went in fresh to “Tenet.” I didn’t have any real sense of the plot, yes, but it's more that it had been some five months...

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Lasting legacy: Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling remembered as tribe continues fight to preserve its language

From classrooms and cartoons to social media and movies, the fight to preserve the Cherokee Nation's language is continuing...

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Moana's voice, Auliʻi Cravalho takes the next step

Auliʻi Cravalho’s life changed forever at age 14 when she was cast as the voice of Disney’s “Moana.” The Hawaiian native loved...

Life

Miranda Patton named new director of operations for OKC's deadCenter Film

The Oklahoma City-based nonprofit is currently operating with an all-female full-time staff.

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Review: In 'Copperfield,' Iannucci brings Dickens to life

It's not hard to draw a straight line from Charles Dickens to Armando Iannucci. In each there's a passion for human frailty and...

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Review: A madcap journey in crude but sweet ‘Get Duked!’

“The Most Dangerous Game” meets modern U.K. delinquent culture in the raucous indie black comedy “ Get Duked!.” Packed with...

Crime

German police alerted to shots, find sleeping man and TV

BERLIN (AP) — German police called to the scene of a suspected shooting found a man who had fallen asleep with an action film...

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Review: 'All Together Now' is a sweet call to help others

Amber Appleton gives, gives, gives. The 17-year-old spends her free time teaching English to a group of Korean women. She...

Health

Biden campaign 'flooding the zone' with celebrity backers

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Poised over the piano, Carole King was set to play “I Feel the Earth Move” during a recent virtual...

Crime

Polanski's request to restore film academy membership denied

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday denied Roman Polanski's request to restore his membership in the organization that...

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Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The Silencing2. The Tax Collector3. Fantasy Island (Unrated Edition)4. Tesla5. The...

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20 years later, ‘Bring It On’ still gets the cheers

No one expected “Bring It On” to win its opening weekend. The Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union teen cheerleading comedy was...

Health

GOP convention showcases rising stars, dark warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising generation of Republican stars offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump's leadership,...

Health

Paralympic documentary: 'None of the bodies look the same'

TOKYO (AP) — Matt Stutzman was born without arms — just stumps at the shoulders. Ellie Cole's right leg was amputated when she...

Health

New this week: Surfing dolphins and 'Love Island' return

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Health

Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and...

Life

Canton, Oklahoma, is home to vintage movie poster company

As I travel the state and meet people who just moved here or are visiting, they sometimes ask questions such as, “What are some...

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Screenwriter John Ridley to write new Batman comic series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Ridley will write the new Batman comic series with plans of the Dark Knight being a person of color.The...

News

Film shows trailblazing Black female editor, VP candidate

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Kamala Harris made history last week by becoming the first Black woman to be nominated to run for vice...

Life

Oklahoma-made women's arm wrestling comedy 'Golden Arm' to be released in theaters

"Golden Arm" was scheduled to have its world premiere in March at the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin,...

Life

Feature film 'Impropriety' begins principal photography in OKC area

“Impropriety” is being produced by Anoop Rangi and directed by Nadeem Soumah who have collaborated on several previous...

Health

The Latest: S Korea orders nationwide pandemic restrictions

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is banning large gatherings, shutting nightspots and churches and removing fans from...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Harkins Theatre announces reopening plans for OKC location

As a special bonus, Nolan's highly anticipated new film "Tenet" will open with special early access screenings beginning Aug. 31.

Business

Weinstein seeks to pursue arbitration over firing

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Disgraced Hollywood film mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is asking a bankruptcy judge in...

Health

Movie theater trade group establishes COVID-19 protocols

As movie theaters come back to life across the country, the National Association of Theater Owners is helping to take the guess...

Life

Movie review: Russian creature feature 'Sputnik' creates out-of-this-world horror suspense

Cannily realizing that space creature features are a known cinematic quantity these days, writers Oleg Malovichko and Andrei...

Life

Movie review: Grim and gruesome thriller 'Unhinged' fails to thrill

Beefy and glowering, Crowe eagerly chews scenery as The Man, fueling the film purely on his intensity, and to her credit,...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'Unhinged' R 1:30 1 1/2 of 4 stars With major cinema chains finally reopening after their five-month closure due to the...

News

Week Ahead for Aug. 21

ALL’S FAIR: Get your favorite fair foods at the Oklahoma State Fair’s Fair Food To-Go event, at noon Friday through Sunday at...

Health

The Latest: Virus spike in S Korea capital may be spreading

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 324 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single day total since early March...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cinemark Theatres reopening to moviegoers

Face masks are required in Cinemark Theatres except when eating and drinking in the auditoriums.

Health

After 5 months, AMC Theaters reopens its doors, cautiously

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa (AP) — The doors to the AMC Waterfront 22 were locked. They had been for five months, along with most indoor...

Health

Venice Film Festival to require face masks during screenings

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival, the first major in-person cinema showcase of the COVID-19 era, is requiring participants...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Regal Theatres in OKC metro begin reopening

Safety protocols Regal Theatres are implementing for the reopening include required masks for patrons and staff, greeters to...

Business

Film academy to host virtual panels about inclusion, equity

Lee Daniels, Lulu Wang and Taraji P. Henson are among the talent participating in a series of virtual panels about inclusion...

Health

Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan play geniuses in ‘Tesla’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ethan Hawke has portrayed several real people in recent years, including musician Chet Baker and abolitionist...

Sports

Netflix announces cast for 'Pinocchio' animated musical film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast for Netflix’s new “Pinocchio” film has been chosen.The streaming service announced Wednesday that...

Health

Review: 'Unhinged' is no reason to return to a movie theater

“We hope you are as excited as we are,” goes the promotional email from the studio, “about bringing the beloved pastime of...

Life

Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's 'Tiger King' closes

Wynnewood zoo owner Jeff Lowe writes on Facebook that he's forfeiting his United States Department of Agriculture exhibitors...

News

Review: ‘The 24th’ is a sobering history lesson for today

On Aug. 23, 1917, four months after the U.S. had entered World War I, the all-Black 3rd battalion of the U.S. Army’s 24th...

Life

Watch: Trailer released for Cherokee language animated series 'Inage’i,' drive-in premiere announced

“Inage’i” follows the adventures of four animal friends who live together in the forests of Turtle Island. Iga Daya’i, the...

Life

OKC's Rodeo Cinema launching silent film series with live organ accompaniment

Called "Silents Please," the new series will bring classic silent films, accompanied by live organ music, to the Stockyards...

Health

Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month — not to shop, but to watch a drive-in drag show in the parking...

Life

Feature film 'Tenkiller' completes production in Oklahoma

The film began principal photography in Tahlequah on July 6 and employed an all-Oklahoma crew over the course of 20 days.

Life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art presenting film series 'Beatles, Dylan, Stones: Essential Rock Cinema'

The three-film series is slated for Friday through Sunday in the museum's Noble Theater.

News

'Chariots of Fire' star Ben Cross dies after short illness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Cross, an actor who starred in the Academy Award-winning film “Chariots of Fire” and “Star Trek,” has...

News

Cindy McCain details husband's friendship with Biden for DNC

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday...

News

‘Tenet’ to screen early at theaters in some U.S. cities

Some U.S. moviegoers will be able to see Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” a few days early. Warner Bros. on Tuesday said that it...

News

Artists, academics defend LGBT rights in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of authors, artists and scholars — including writer Margaret Atwood and film directors Pedro...

Life

Video: Oklahoma-made action film 'Robot Riot' released on DVD and digital

Starring Ryan Merriman, Sarah J. Bartholomew, Cait Brasel and Jamie Costa, "Robot Riot" centers on unconscious soldiers who are...

News

Review: An animal-rights parable in 'The One and Only Ivan'

A sweet if sleepy adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s 2012 children’s book, Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan” is a...

Life

Video: Oklahoma film 'You People' out today via streaming and DVD

First-time filmmaker Laron Chapman, of Oklahoma City, earned Best Oklahoma Film at the 2018 deadCenter Film Festival for "You...

Life

OKC's Rodeo Cinema to celebrate second anniversary with special screening and Q&A of Mickey Reece's new film 'Climate of the Hunter'

Reece lensed "Climate of the Hunter" last year in the Newcastle native's home state. It was shot on location in secluded cabins...

Business

2019 Leadership Quadrant of Thin Film Solar PV Module Suppliers - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 18, 2020--The "Leadership Quadrant of Thin Film Solar PV Module Suppliers - 2019" report has been...

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Oklahoma-filmed family drama 'Minari' to open France's Deauville American Film Festival

"Minari," which wrapped production last fall in Tulsa, was the big winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, earning both the...

News

'Owl House' bisexual character is a Disney TV series rarity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of Disney Channel's “The Owl House” is lauding the company for featuring a LGBTQ teenager on the...

Sports

Slams, not dunks: WWE replaces the NBA at one Florida arena

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pro wrestling is replacing pro basketball at the Florida arena that is home to the Orlando Magic, at least...

Life

OKC artist Marilyn Artus to sew on the final stripe of 'Her Flag' Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Proposed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote.

Health

With travel limited, Hollywood looks to 'game changer' tech

NEW YORK (AP) — New LED video wall technology used in making last year’s “The Lion King” and “The Mandalorian” series could...

Health

In 'The 24th,' police brutality and unrest, 103 years ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The sole photograph related to the Houston Riot of 1917 shows 64 Black soldiers sitting with arms folded and...

Health

New this week: Tim McGraw music, Democrats meet & 'The 24th'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Business

Review: 'Tesla,' with Ethan Hawke, is low on electricity

Before it was possible to buy “a Tesla" and probably since, Nikola Tesla has been chronically underappreciated. Wider...

News

"The Secret" author Rhonda Byrne has new release in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the million-selling self-help book “The Secret” is aiming even higher with her next work.Rhonda...

News

Top 10 classic summer movie picks to beat the heat

Summer is a special season for film, and not just because it is when studios trot out their loudest, most expensive fare....

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Movie reviews

'Summerland' Not rated, 100 minutes, 3 of 4 stars "Summerland" might look like something you've seen before: A scenic story...

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Review: Netflix's 'Project Power' flexes its muscles nicely

Imagine taking a little pill that could make you strong and vibrant, one that basically unlocks your yearning potential. No,...

Health

Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few, the brave — those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had...

Health

Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups.Sean...

Sports

MLB to honor Negro Leagues centennial with patches Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — All major league players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear a patch on Sunday to celebrate the 100th...

News

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm

NEW YORK (AP) — Even mock elections require wall-to-wall coverage, so when Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine set out to document...

News

A largely virtual New York Film Festival unveils lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's New York Film Festival will be held largely virtually and in outdoor screenings, organizers said...

News

Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are planned

NEW YORK (AP) — There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight Saga.”Meyer is planning at least two more books in...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: AMC Theatres announce OKC and Tulsa reopening

AMC is planning to open more than 100 theaters on Aug. 20, with additional theaters to follow during the next two weeks. To...

Health

AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket...

News

#ThrowbackThursday: 'Oklahoma!' comes home in 1956

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

Health

Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and...

News

Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a...

Business

36-year-old daughter of NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch dies

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The 36-year-old daughter of New York Giants co-owner and film producer Steve Tisch has died.Hilary...

News

AP-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The Tax Collector2. Capone3. The Outpost4. Made In Italy5. The Secret: Dare to Dream6. The...

News

Sharon Stone writes memoir that doesn't 'pull any punches'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Stone has taken on a new, real-life role — memoir writer.“I have learned to forgive the unforgivable,"...

Health

The Latest: Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That’s according to the tally...

Business

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read...

Life

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center planning epic live-stream reading of 'The Odyssey' with Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote, Feist and more

In partnership with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma Contemporary will live-stream a six-day reading series of Emily...

Life

Kelli O'Hara and Renee Fleming to star in Metropolitan Opera's production of 'The Hours'

"The Hours" was previously adapted for the screen, with the 2002 film of the same name garnering nine Academy Award...

News

Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

NEW YORK (AP) — “MacGruber,” a parody skit on “Saturday Night Live” that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen.The...

Health

Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine.The...

Health

New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Crime

'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years...

News

Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and...

Life

Video: Happy birthday to Oklahoma native BJ Thomas, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his hit 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head'

A five-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, BJ Thomas has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide with...

Life

Report: Martin Scorsese hopes to begin filming 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in Oklahoma in early 2021

Citing an update that Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear gave to the 7th Osage Nation Congress this week, the Osage News'...

Life

Movie review: Stunning sights and surprising sounds free the restrained drama 'Out Stealing Horses'

Adapted from Oslo-born author Per Petterson's 2003 novel of the same name ("Ut og stjæle hester" in the original Norwegian),...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'Out Stealing Horses' Not rated 2:03 3 of 4 stars With Norwegian writer-director Hans Petter Moland's "Out Stealing Horses,"...

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Review: A superb Rylance lifts up languorous 'Barbarians'

Watching Mark Rylance play a man of basic decency getting swallowed up by an evil world — and a sadistic Johnny Depp — in...

Life

Walmart launching free drive-in movies series

The new series will be offered at 160 Walmart stores nationwide.

News

For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair

When Liam Neeson sits down with a script, he usually knows within five pages whether he wants to do it. He calls it his “cup of...

News

McCartney appointed AP's entertainment & lifestyles editor

Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press' West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of...

News

Review: A low-key 'Secret Garden' that still blooms

For more than a century, Frances Hodgson Burnett's “The Secret Garden," first published in 1911, has endured. It remains one of...

Health

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action...

News

Review: A sweet fable in Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

The funniest part of “ An American Pickle ” isn’t even really in the movie. It’s a little scene in the middle of the credits in...

Health

Global Thin Film & Printed Battery Markets, Outlook to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 4, 2020--The "Thin Film & Printed Battery Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive...

Life

Interview: Adam Hampton, Ryan Merriman, Peter Greene and Hayley McFarland to star in Oklahoma crime thriller 'Out of Exile'

"Out of Exile" follows Gabriel Russell (Hampton), a recently paroled thief who tries to balance his life and mend a troubled...

Life

Watch: Oklahoma Native American artist Brent Learned collaborates on first music video for Redbone's 1970s hit 'Come and Get Your Love'

The irresistibly catchy song was prominently featured in the 2014 Marvel Studios blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Life

Video: Timely comedy 'Five Women in the End,' starring and produced by Oklahoma native Tiffany Montgomery, to make streaming debut Tuesday

An Oklahoma native, Montgomery grew up in Choctaw and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of fine...

Life

OKC's Rodeo Cinema launching IFC Mondays film series tonight

The series will start at 8 tonight with writer-director Jennifer Kent's 2014 horror thriller "The Babadook."

Health

This year, Harvest Crusade takes shape as a cinematic event

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Every year in August, tens of thousands of people fill the seats of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, not for...

Health

New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Sports

"Blood in the Water:" War in the 1956 Olympic pool

Quentin Tarantino called a documentary film about it “the best untold story ever.” Even allowing for the famed director's...

Health

Steve McQueen sets 3 premieres at New York Film Festival

Three original films by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen will debut at the New York Film Festival this year, organizers said Monday....

News

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought...

Health

Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to...

Life

Movie review: French film stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche shine in 'The Truth'

"The Truth" allows a chance to see two of France's leading ladies light up the screen together.

Life

Movie review: Powerful performances hit hard in Irish crime drama 'The Shadow of Violence'

Although Joe Murtagh's ("American Animals") somewhat derivative script follows the familiar footwork of the typical two-bit...

Business

Alan Parker, director of "Midnight Express," dies at 76

LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker Alan Parker, one of Britain's most successful directors whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'The Truth' PG 1:46 3 1/2 of 4 stars Luminescent French film stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche veritably incandesce...

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In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again

NEW YORK (AP) — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve...

Health

Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup bearing little in common with its normal...

News

Bent Fabric, Danish Grammy-winning composer, dies at 95

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Grammy award-winning composer and pianist Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, known internationally as...

Health

Sarajevo's landmark hotel faces hard times amid pandemic

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The bright yellow Hotel Holiday in downtown Sarajevo has seen good times and bad times in...

News

Glenda Jackson film to launch PBS' 'Masterpiece' anniversary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Acclaimed actress Glenda Jackson will launch the 50th season of PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase next...

News

'Little House' author's life, times examined in PBS film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new documentary about the life and work of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder puts...

News

Review: 'The Fight' documents the ACLU in the age of Trump

“The Fight,” Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despress’ documentary about the American Civil Liberties Union, opens with...

News

Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notable facts and figures from Tuesday’s nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:___‘WATCHMEN’ SOARS BUT...

News

Review: A sweet tearjerker in WWII film ‘Summerland’

“ Summerland ” might look like something you’ve seen before: A scenic story about a schoolchild who must leave London during...

Life

Several Oklahomans win 2020 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards

The OKC Thunder's animated Paul George short film "Growing Up George," which premiered at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival,...

News

Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of...

Health

Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises.THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS...

Health

AMC, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday...

Health

Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after...

Sports

Pippen downplays rift with Jordan in wake of 'Last Dance'

Scottie Pippen says he’s talked with Michael Jordan since “The Last Dance” documentary aired in the spring and downplayed any...

Health

Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s...

News

Partial list of Emmy nominees in top categories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of...

Sports

Paris Olympics in 1924 set stage for Hollywood endings

There was a soon-to-be Hollywood star in the pool, and a soon-to-be Hollywood ending on the track at the 1924 Paris...

Life

Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reese's 'Climate of the Hunter' to play virtual Fantasia Fest, Atlanta Film Festival

The script “Climate of the Hunter” was written by Reece and John Selvidge, the latter of whom co-wrote the script for Reece’s...

News

Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' to premiere across fall festivals

NEW YORK (AP) — Chloe Zhao's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, will premiere across the major fall film festivals in an...

Health

'Tenet' to open internationally first, in US a week later

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest plan for Hollywood’s hopeful return to moviegoing during the pandemic, Warner Bros. will release...

News

Review: Jon Land channels James Bond with new thriller

“Strong from the Heart,” by Jon Land (Forge)Fans of Jon Land’s thrillers featuring fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong...

Health

Death of young actor fuels debate on nepotism in Bollywood

NEW DELHI (AP) — The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity...

News

Actor John Saxon dies; 'Enter the Dragon' among many roles

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Actor John Saxon, a versatile actor with a lengthy and prolific career who starred with Bruce Lee in...

News

Olivia de Havilland embodied old Hollywood, and shook it up

NEW YORK (AP) — She was one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars and determined off-screen fighters. No one was better suited...

News

Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104

PARIS (AP) — Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the...

Life

OSU-OKC launches summer movie series

The Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus will host a summer movie series starting on Aug. 1. Other family-friendly...

Health

Beijing partly reopens movie theaters as virus declines

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing partially reopened movie theaters Friday as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in...

Sports

IOC apologizes, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting...

Life

OKC's Kingdom Media Club continues 'Okie Summer Movie Series' with 'Back to the Future' 35th anniversary screening

Prior to the screening, the event will feature a discussion with respected gaffer and Oklahoma native Steve Mathis, who will be...

News

Review: Another dull go-around with ‘The Kissing Booth 2’

We all like bad movies when we’re young and sometimes we like good movies for the wrong reasons. I can pretend my 11-year-old...

Business

Malaysia affirms social media users exempt from license rule

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia made an embarrassing U-turn on Friday after a minister sparked a furor over his...

Health

Movie theaters implore studios: Release the blockbusters

NEW YORK (AP) — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or...

News

Singer-actors Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich are engaged

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are engaged.The couple made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday,...

News

Review: A Marie Curie biopic in 'Radioactive'

It was dirty work, Marie and Pierre Curie's discovery of radium and polonium. To investigate uranium at their Paris laboratory,...

News

Review: Don't watch 'The Rental' from an Airbnb, just saying

To the list of established movie genres, we must now add another: the Airbnb horror film. Wait! A sub-genre: The pandemic-era...

News

US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The Outpost2. Trolls World Tour3. Arkansas4. Archive5. Relic6. Lucy7. Knives Out8. 19179....

Life

Video: Patricia Heaton talks about making a movie in OKC while promoting her new book on 'Today' and 'Good Morning America'

In 2001, Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband. The company produced the Sony...

Health

Spike Lee doc of David Byrne's Broadway show to open TIFF

NEW YORK (AP) — The 45th Toronto International Film Festival will be a much diminished event this year due to the coronavirus...

Health

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' delayed indefinitely by virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Nolan's “Tenet,” which had hoped to herald Hollywood's return to big theatrical releases, has yet...

Crime

Man who inspired 'White Boy Rick' released from custody

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man whose decades in prison for drug dealing and work as an FBI informant inspired the movie...

Health

New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Health

Some Chinese cities reopen cinemas as virus threat recedes

BEIJING (AP) — China is going back to the movies.Following months of closure, limited numbers of movie goers were allowed back...

Sports

Umpire Rick Reed, who worked 1991 World Series, dies at 70

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Reed, whose career as a big league umpire spanned three decades and included the classic 1991 World Series...

Life

Ada's McSwain Theatre marking 100th birthday with virtual celebration tonight

KCNP Chickasaw community radio will also be broadcasting the show in the Ada area on 89.5 FM, in the Dickson/Ardmore areas on...

Business

Film tracks Rulon Gardner's highs, lows in years since gold

Rulon Gardner is living a quiet life, just the way he likes it.He is 48 now, sells insurance and has a second job coaching...

News

Phyllis Somerville, actor of stage and screen, dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Phyllis Somerville, an actor with a lengthy career of roles in film, television and Broadway productions, has...

Life

Video: Oklahoma time-travel horror film 'Shifter' secures distribution and streaming release

"Shifter," is a time-travel thriller about an isolated woman Theresa (Nicole Fancher) who experiences ghastly side effects...

Life

Movie review: Scottish coming-of-age tale 'Beats' is a tuneful tribute to friendship and rave music

Director Brian Welsh lensed "Beats" in black and white - in the proud '90s indie film tradition - with well-played splashes of...

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Movie review: Shannon Murphy's feature film directorial debut 'Babyteeth' leaves a mark by avoiding timeworn tropes

Written by first-time screenwriter Rita Kalnejais, the Australian independent film avoids most of the trite and timeworn tropes...

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Rome renames music hall after Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone

ROME (AP) — Rome’s city council voted on Friday to rename one of its concert halls after Oscar-winning composer Ennio...

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'Beats' Not rated 1:41 3 1/2 of 4 stars The power of friendship and music forcefully shines through the gritty coming-of-age...

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WHAT’S UP, DOC: A World War II-era B-29 Superfortress aircraft known as Doc will conduct flights at 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday and...

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Diversity of LGBTQ characters in film declines, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according...

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Review: 'Fatal Attraction' in 2020 is called 'Fatal Affair'

If you're of a certain age, much of the new Netflix thriller “Fatal Affair” will be very familiar. That's because it's really...

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Review: 'Painted Bird' brings a disputed novel to grim life

Václav Marhoul’s “The Painted Bird” begins with utter bleakness but over the course of its 169-minute running time, keeps...

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Casting Crowns Drive-In Theater Tour coming to Oklahoma this week

All dates on the Drive-In Theater Tour will comply with local guidelines related to COVID-19, according to a news release.

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Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives...

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Review: Handsome, broken Aussies connect in ‘Dirt Music’

Everyone is sad in the Australian indie “ Dirt Music,” a sprawling story about a small fishing town, an affair and the dark...

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Telluride Film Festival canceled due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie...

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Toby Keith remembers one-time co-star Kelly Preston

Preston, who also appeared in the films "Jerry Maguire," "Twins," "Sky High," "What a Girl Wants" and "For Love of the Game,"...

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Photos and video: Vince Gill performs at Charlie Daniels' funeral

Gill played his lovely ode "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and the patriotic classic "America the Beautiful" in homage to his...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: ShowBiz Cinemas temporarily closes locations again, including Edmond theater

Deadline reported this morning that "Tenet," the anticipated Christopher Nolan epic expected to launch Hollywood’s long-delayed...

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New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to...

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Oklahomans memorialize Italian film composer Ennio Morricone

Over his 60-year career, Morricone produced more than 400 original scores for a wide range of feature films, including the...

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Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night, as the island holds...