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Listen: Comic book experts discuss religion in Marvel's 'Daredevil'

On the latest edition of the Positively Joy podcast, host Yvette Walker is joined by comic book experts Anthony Brown and Kade...

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London animation studio adapts to finish Disney film

LONDON (AP) — Hanging under blankets for audio soundproofing and working around patchy home Wi-Fi, a London animation studio is...

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Week Ahead

TROUBLE AHEAD The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, will host in-theater screenings of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,”...

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Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of...

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Watch: Happy birthday, Toby Keith, who recently debuted a new video for 'Don't Let the Old Man In,' which also has been covered by Willie Nelson

The Norman resident in 2018 penned the song after an inspirational encounter with legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood,...

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Review: ‘Palm Springs’ serves a time-loop, rom-com cocktail

Well, it’s Groundhog Day at the movies...again. But instead of the icy winter of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the time-loop...

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Review: In 'The Old Guard,' the comic movie gets an overhaul

For all the painful absences of this summer, it has been a season blessedly bereft of superheroes.No, they’re not all bad. And...

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Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta over...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___July 7The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Circle Cinema temporarily closes again

The theater will be closed until at least Aug. 7, with continued reevaluation through monitoring case numbers and community...

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Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV

Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York...

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Review: Hanks lends steady, sober hand to taut naval drama

He’s Forrest Gump. He’s Mr. Rogers. He’s Woody.But with all the famous titles Tom Hanks has owned, few have fit as snugly and...

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Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government’s small-business lending program sent...

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Review: ‘First Cow,’ a western fable of unpasteurized poetry

The American West is about as well-trod territory as there is in movies, but Kelly Reichardt keeps unearthing new treasures.Her...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NFLPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic...

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'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses,...

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Hollywood catches up to director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The “Love & Basketball” director has been an athlete her entire...

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US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The Outpost2. Terminator: Dark Fate3. Trolls World Tour4. Force of Nature5. Irresistible...

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Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19...

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Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti...

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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Tom Hanks on COVID-19, 'Greyhound' and wartime mentality

NEW YORK (AP) — Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson,...

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New this week: 'Stateless,' 'Palm Springs,' The Dalai Lama

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

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Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt...

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Thais bid addio to theater where they fell in love with film

BANGKOK (AP) — If Hollywood is where dreams are made, Bangkok’s Scala theater for the past 51 years was where Thais immersed...

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Movie review: Despite solid performances and potential, Oklahoma-made film 'Run with the Hunted' gets off track

The gritty crime drama starts with small-town teenager Oscar (Mitchell Paulsen) fishing with his dad (William Forsythe, one of...

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Review: Filmed version of 'Hamilton' captures pop-culture phenomenon for wide streaming audience

The wait is over, and now scores more people have their shot at "Hamilton." The filmed version of the original Broadway...

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Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102

Earl Cameron, who was one of the first Black actors to perform in mainstream British films and played supporting roles to...

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Christian Garrison, author, filmmaker, dies in NC at age 78

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Christian Garrison, an author and filmmaker who displayed an unfiltered slice of 1960s Mississippi...

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Review: 'Hamilton' captures pop-culture phenomenon for wide streaming audience

After all, Broadway is closed for at least the rest of the year and the tours have been idled due to the pandemic - and even if...

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Movie review: Documentary 'John Lewis: Good Trouble' feels like essential viewing in this moment

One of his most enduring missions has been battling against voter suppression in Black, minority and poor communities, a quest...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma-based Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne writes Irish music for new show 'Celtic Throne'

Comprised of students from the Carey Academy in England and the Maguire Academy in America, the troupe debuted "Celtic Throne"...

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Oklahoma-based Irish composer Brian Byrne writes music for new Armstrong Auditorium dance show

For Brian Byrne, a series of unlikely coincidences form the winding path that led to him working on the new production "Celtic...

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'John Lewis: Good Trouble' PG 1:36 3 of 4 stars It's hard to imagine a more timely film than "John Lewis: Good Trouble," Dawn...

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TAKE A WALK: The Paseo Arts District is welcoming the community back for the July First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 to 9 p.m....

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Video: Filmed version of 'Hamilton' premieres Friday on Disney+, features Oklahoma City University alumna Sasha Hutchings

The Disney+ presentation stars the original Broadway cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and...

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Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic...

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Review: A master class by Catherine Deneuve in 'The Truth'

Family may be the great subject of Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, but he doesn't draw straightforward portraits. In...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo talks new documentary 'Love and Fury,' Indigenous art, 'Reservation Dogs' and more

The Holdenville native also is paying homage to survivors with this week's live-streaming premiere of his documentary short...

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Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

LONDON (AP) — An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier...

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'Love and Fury': Oklahoma Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo continues telling Indigenous stories

Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo wanted to showcase the Native American artists that he knows and loves, and he was willing to...

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Actor says 'Justice League' director Whedon was 'abusive'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon's behavior was “abusive” on the set of the 2017 film “Justice...

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Cards replace Yanks as White Sox opponent at Field of Dreams

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the...

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Hirokazu Kore-eda and Catherine Deneuve look for ‘The Truth’

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Catherine Deneuve plays an icon of French cinema in “The Truth.” She even chose her own middle name,...

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Zachary Levi to play Kurt Warner in the movie 'American Underdog,' set to film in Oklahoma

The film will be given wide distribution by Lionsgate and is expected to begin production later this year.

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Audible announces multi-project deal with Gunpowder & Sky, to launch with St. Vincent project

The St. Vincent project will followed by narratives focused on renowned recording artists Smokey Robinson and Alanis...

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Video: Watch the trailer for 'Finding Big Country,' the documentary on Oklahoma State basketball star Bryant 'Big Country' Reeves, debuting tonight on ESPN

"Finding Big Country" will be the second documentary about OSU basketball to premiere on ESPN this week.

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Charlize Theron hopes daughters are represented in Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron says she’s making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her “two small, beautiful African...

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Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to...

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Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner.Reiner was the rare untortured...

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Oklahoma Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of...

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New Mexico tribe transforms old casino into movie studio

TESUQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A small northern New Mexico Native American tribe has opened a movie studio in a former casino that...

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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Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy

Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to...

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The revolution is coming: Miranda and Kail on 'Hamilton' now

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the professor Mr. Howell, from “Gilligan’s Island,” saying the brag. You...

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Review: A timely portrait in ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire...

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Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, arranger and musician who worked on albums by Frank...

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Using 'face doubles,' new HBO doc captures LGBTQ purge

Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated...

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Review: Revolutionary 'Hamilton' arrives at an uneasy time

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness.The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's...

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UPDATED - Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Movie theaters around the state begin reopening after COVID-19 closures

While Gov. Stitt's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan allowed for movie theaters to begin reopening May 1, many of them are just...

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Court says president can fire Consumer board head 'at will'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a ruling underscoring the power of the president, the Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for the...

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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

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

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Video: Check out the trailer for the Eddie Sutton documentary 'Eddie,' premiering tonight on ESPN

The documentary was initially scheduled to headline deadCenter 2020, which was moved primarily online due to the coronavirus...

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Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the...

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Adjusting to COVID, Sundance to expand footprint nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, held annually at altitude in the snowy reaches of a Utah ski town, is expanding...

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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert entertains more 350,000 across North America

The concert was created exclusively for the drive-in event. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with Brooks' full band.

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5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NIGHTMARE CORONAVIRUS...

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Now playing: Oklahoma movie theaters reopening following coronavirus closures

The handsome new seats the Oklahoma City Museum of Art unveiled back in February in its historic Samuel Roberts Noble Theater...

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'EVERY DAY EPIC,' an outdoor screening of experimental films by Black artists, scheduled for tonight in OKC

The films center Black interiority, highlighting moments that might otherwise seem ordinary into the realm of the epic.

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Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and...

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Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually...

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'Mulan' follows 'Tenet' to August, ending Hollywood's summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher...

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True Hollywood story for Mets' top draft pick, son of actors

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it a true Hollywood story for first-round pick Pete Crow-Armstrong. And no act at all, in fact.The son of...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in...

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WEEK AHEAD

DRIVE BEFORE YOU CRAWL The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is hosting the OK ART Crawl from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival draws global virtual audience

deadCenter sold passes to people from 25 foreign countries and 42 states.

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Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to “Song of the South," the 1946...

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VIRUS DIARY: A film writer goes back to the movies

DORMONT, Pa. (AP) — “The Goonies” wouldn’t have been my first choice, but options were limited.It had been 96 days since I had...

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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists...

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Elizabeth Banks to drive 'Magic School Bus' onto big screens

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Magic School Bus” has traveled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it's going somewhere...

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New HBO series looks at lives disrupted by a serial killer

NEW YORK (AP) — It's said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the...

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Review: In 'Athlete A,' an abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics

One of the most tragic lines in the powerful and damning documentary “Athlete A,” about sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sonic Summer Movie Nights move to Scissortail Park

The Sonic Summer Movie Nights are 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Review: In 'Irresistible,' Stewart aims at a familiar enemy

At one point in “Irresistible,” Jon Stewart’s new political satire, a cable news anchor tosses a question to an absurdly...

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Review: Ferrell spins a warm-hearted spoof in ‘Eurovision’

“ Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Will Ferrell’s goofy and highly quotable parody of the long-running...

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Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A trumpeter who came up in the shadow of Miles Davis then stepped out of it. An architect whose soaring stadiums and concert...

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Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar...

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Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died....

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New film tells tale of North Korean orphans sent to Europe

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six decades after they returned to their homeland, traces of thousands of North Korean children...

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Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, Los Angeles...

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Q&A: Jon Stewart is still fighting for the middle ground

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jon Stewart signed off from the “The Daily Show” five years ago, he didn't say goodbye. “The conversation...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Museum of Art announces plans for reopening its Noble Theater

Seating will be limited to less than 25% capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between guests to facilitate social...

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Sarah Ramos embraces inner-fan by recreating famous scenes

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Sarah Ramos hasn't let being stuck in quarantine stop her from acting.Ramos, whose TV credits include...

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Free 'Do the Right Thing' rental; Spike Lee talk offered

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week and an online discussion will be held...

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New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'

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

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Joel Schumacher, director of ‘Lost Boys,’ ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and 2 ‘Batman’ films, dies at 80.

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Schumacher, director of ‘Lost Boys,’ ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and 2 ‘Batman’ films, dies at 80.

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival announces winning films

The winners of this year's film awards were announced Saturday night, including the recipients of the new Audience Awards. The...

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'Jaws,' 'Black Panther' and more coming back to the drive-in

“Jaws,” “Black Panther” and “Back to the Future” are just a few of the modern popcorn classics coming to the drive-in this...

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Viggo Mortensen's career to be honored by Spanish festival

MADRID (AP) — The career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the...

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Interview: Edmond filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt named deadCenter Film Festival Oklahoma Film & TV ICON

It's a heady honor for a filmmaker whose first deadCenter memory is attending a midnight screening of Kaufman's 2006...

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From fan to filmmaker: deadCenter ICON Award winner Ryan Bellgardt reflects on his movie career

Ryan Bellgardt has attended the deadCenter Film Festival in many roles over the years: film fan, press member, moviemaker and,...

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Showbiz Cinemas Edmond celebrating Father's Day weekend by showing 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Showbiz Cinemas Edmond is currently one of the only open theaters in the Oklahoma City metro area due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Video: Tickets for Garth Brooks' drive-in concert event to go back on sale Saturday after glitch

Billed as the largest ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada, Brooks' show will be...

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Hollywood evolves during pandemic with drive-in premiere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Franco says the drive-in premiere for his directorial debut was “perfect” but admittedly “a little...

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Independent Atlantic League cancels season due to virus

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The independent Atlantic League won’t be able to play this season because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

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AMC Theaters reverses course on masks after backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest movie theater chain changed its position on mask-wearing less than a day after the...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival changes leads as Lance McDaniel steps down and Alyx Picard Davis steps up

As the festival heads into its final weekend of streaming films, panels, moviemaker Q&As and other content at...

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Changing leads: As Lance McDaniel leaves deadCenter Film, Alyx Picard Davis prepares for action

Lance McDaniel never could have imagined that his last deadCenter Film Festival as the nonprofit organization's executive...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: As movie productions get back to action, Oklahoma film proponents see a potential boom

With the pandemic forcing Americans to spend more time at home watching TV and movies, the streaming wars are heating up even...

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Carpenter Square Theatre to continue 'CST LiveOnline!' with live-stream radio show-style production of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'

The theater does not plan to reopen until late fall for Season 37, but “CST LiveOnline!” is allowing Carpenter Square to...

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Russell Westbrook, Alfre Woodard, Sen. Kamala Harris and more to appear on virtual Tulsa Block Party for Juneteenth

Baratunde Thurston, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, "Watchmen" creator Damon Lindelof, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson...

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Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Benedict Cumberbatch and more to receive stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson and jazz icon Charlie Parker will be given...

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Documentary 'John Lewis: Good Trouble' to make U.S. premiere Friday at Tulsa's Circle Cinema

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" will open in theaters and on demand July 3, and it will be playing in multiple Oklahoma theaters.

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Peter Jackson to make original animated content for Weta

Weta Digital, the Academy Award-winning visual effects company that made “The Lord of the Rings” and “Avatar” possible, is...

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LA Story: Rams, Chargers to appear on 'Hard Knocks'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be lights, cameras, Los Angeles again for “Hard Knocks” but for the first time the show will feature...

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Video: Political parody group Founders Sing releases 'Stay Home Oklahoma' clip ahead of President Trump's Tulsa rally

The video features the singing likenesses of famous Oklahoma natives Brad Pitt (actor and filmmaker), Garth Brooks (country...

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Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed

NEW YORK (AP) — As protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, every major entertainment company...

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Review: Very hip, very haunted house in 'Should Have Left'

C'mon. Everyone knows that when you rent a vacation house online, you read the reviews first.So maybe if Theo and Susanna, the...

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Global Thin Film and Printed Battery Competitive Analysis and Leadership Study 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2020--The "Worldwide Thin Film and Printed Battery Competitive Analysis and Leadership Study"...

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Ready for 'action': Oklahoma film industry poised for a possible boom following the coronavirus pandemic

On Friday, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America,...

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Review: ‘Babyteeth’ is a sick teen in love flick with a bite

“ Babyteeth ” is guaranteed to get under your skin. This refreshingly original Australian indie about a terminally ill teen who...

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Bayern coach Flick the key to latest Bundesliga triumph

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich effectively won the Bundesliga title in November when it appointed Hansi Flick as coach.Flick...

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Delroy Lindo on his titanic performance in 'Da 5 Bloods'

NEW YORK (AP) — In the jungle of Spike Lee’s sprawling and anguished “Da 5 Bloods,” Delroy Lindo’s titanic performance as a...

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Kimmel to host Emmys, first major awards show of pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards ceremony of the coronavirus pandemic — but just how...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival continues with Community Showcase

deadCenter is partnering with various organizations like Allied Arts, Lyric Theatre, Arts Council Oklahoma City's Art Moves,...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft Mojang2. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd4....

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The King of Staten Island2. Gemini Man3. The Hunt (2020)4. The Invisible Man (2020)5. Bad...

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Review: ‘Bully. Coward. Victim,’ a personal look at Roy Cohn

The director of a new documentary about Roy Cohn is not exactly a neutral party. After all, Cohn played a key role in getting...

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British Academy Film Awards postpones ceremony by 2 months

LONDON (AP) — Next year’s British Academy Film Awards have been postponed by two months, organizers said Tuesday. The move...

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Queen Latifah: Let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be gone forever

NEW YORK (AP) — While some have criticized HBO Max's removal of “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming service — including...

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Garth Brooks' drive-in concert to show at four Oklahoma theaters

Designed in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the event was billed as playing at 300 drive-in theaters across North America,...

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Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC...

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The Oscars delay 2021 ceremony until April because of coronavirus pandemic, will extend film eligibility deadlines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars delay 2021 ceremony until April because of coronavirus pandemic, will extend film eligibility...

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PBS invites you to come up sometime and see a Mae West doc

NEW YORK (AP) — Before there was Cher or Madonna, Beyoncé or Rihanna, there was another savvy media star who unapologetically...

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OKC's Kingdom Media Club announces 'Okie Summer Movie Series,' to launch with 'The Goonies' 35th anniversary screening

Kingdom Media Club Executive Director Kyle William Roberts, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, will conduct the discussion with...

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Spike Lee issues apology after defending Woody Allen

NEW YORK (AP) — After voicing support for Woody Allen and criticizing cancel culture, Spike Lee apologized Saturday for words...

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Documentarians turn cameras on protests, despite dangers

Christopher Frierson wasn’t expecting to be tear-gassed at a recent protest in Brooklyn, but he’s glad his camera was on. The...

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Watch: Oklahoma duo The Imaginaries debut cinematic 'Revival' music video, playing as part of the deadCenter Film Festival

Directed by Reagan Elkins of Intellego Media and filmed all over Oklahoma, the "Revival" video features Henry and McClure as...

Crime

Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Phillips, a prize-winning crime novelist from Los Angeles, grew up on TV shows that showed a world nothing...

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Warner Bros. sets late July theatrical release for 'Tenet'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The closely watched arrival of Christopher Nolan's big-budget sci-fi espionage film “Tenet” will finally...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma actress Cate Jones premiering feature film directorial debut 'She's the Eldest' at deadCenter Film Festival

Her black-and-white film is premiering as part of the 20th Anniversary deadCenter Film Festival, which started Thursday and...

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Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, inclusion standards

The Oscars are implementing some big changes, including a set number of best picture nominees and to-be-determined...

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Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies

Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Renée...

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FLYING HIGH: In celebration of the 19th Amendment’s 100-year anniversary, artist Marilyn Artus is constructing a flag with 36...

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Oklahoma actress Cate Jones premiering feature film directorial debut 'She's the Eldest' at deadCenter Film Festival

For fans of Oklahoma's burgeoning independent film scene, Cate Jones is a familiar face. "When I was little, my sisters and I...

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Video: Martin Scorsese officially welcomes cinephiles to OKC's virtual deadCenter Film Festival tonight

His welcome message is presented by deadCenter and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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A guide to the first virtual deadCenter Film Festival, which is launching today

The 20th deadCenter Film Festival is a virtual event, and here's how you access that goodness.

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Mexican directors, actress create fund for cinema workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Oscar-winning Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu joined actress Salma...

Life

deadCenter Film Festival includes black filmmakers discussion hosted by OKC Councilwoman Nikki Nice

Other deadCenter 2020 selections created by black filmmakers include "Test Pattern," "Things of Beauty Burn" and "Justin."

Life

OKC's Plaza District to host Black Lives Matter event highlighting local black artists

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and mask wearing are encouraged.

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Review: 'Artemis Fowl' wasn't worth the wait after all

No movie that features Judi Dench as a fairy who says “Get the four-leaf clover out of here” can be all bad, but the big-budget...

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deadCenter Film Festival to include all-star live Zoom screenplay table read

deadCenter 2020 is set for Thurday-June 21 and will be primarily online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to “bow down" to criticism about her recent comments on...

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Cairo film festival's art director resigns amid controversy

CAIRO (AP) — The art director of Cairo's international film festival has resigned amid calls for his removal because of past...

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Review: Lee's Vietnam pic is the right movie for right now

Good news: there's no expensive “de-aging” process used in “Da 5 Bloods,” Spike Lee’s absorbing, brash, exhausting, urgent,...

Business

HBO Max removes 'Gone With the Wind,' will add context

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Max has temporarily removed “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming library in order to add historical...

Health

Pete Davidson: 'The King of Staten Island' is 100% me

NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Pete Davidson performed stand-up, he was 16. It was in front of a handful of people at a place...

Health

Ava DuVernay joins the film academy's Board of Governors

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been elected to the film academy’s Board of Governors for the first time.The Academy of Motion...

News

What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee was just 10 when Muhammad Ali, in 1967, refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War. It wasn’t his...

Life

Russell Westbrook to produce 'Terror in Tulsa' docuseries on Tulsa Race Massacre

Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents attacked, set aflame and ultimately destroyed the Greenwood District,...

Life

Documentary on Tulsa's Black Wall Street in the works from LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment

The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history.

Life

'Surviving R. Kelly' producer dream hampton attached to limited documentary series based on Tulsa Race Massacre

Approaching the centennial anniversary of the 1921 tragedy, the working title for the project is "Black Wall Street," according...

Life

Billie Holiday documentary 'Billie' to open this year's deadCenter Film Festival

Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film Festival starts Thursday and continues through June 21.

Health

Oklahoma Film + Music Office to offer free virtual introductory film classes as part of deadCenter Film Festival

Smithsonian Magazine recently named deadCenter Film Festival one of eight film festivals worth virtually attending this year.

Health

Movie theaters, shuttered for months, plan July reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — After three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to reopen — even...

News

Review: Davidson steps up in ‘The King of Staten Island’

The protagonists in Judd Apatow movies don’t generally have their stuff together. They are emotionally stunted, occasionally...

Life
Video

Video: OKCThunder Films to premiere documentary 'Everyday Saint' at deadCenter Film Festival

“The Everyday Saint” will kick off deadCenter’s community corner, which will feature films, film classes and panel discussions...

Business

Viewers refute myth that black US films, TV are poor exports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs a few years ago, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare...

Health

New this week: Spike Lee flick, 'Artemis Fowl,' Norah Jones

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

Health

The 10 best movies released since theaters were shuttered

Believe it or not, a lot of new films have been released since movie theaters were shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic — and...

Health

TV special 'United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes,' to feature Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and more

The special will feature performances by Connick, Jon Batiste, Andra Day, John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi...

Business

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA’s grand plan...

Life

Tonkawa Film Festival announces 2021 dates

After a successful first year that included films from across the country as well as a special screening of the feature film...

Life

'Send Me Wings,' filmed in Oklahoma, delves into faith, purpose and community

Actress Rachel Cannon is excited about the coming deadCenter Film Festival debut of the faith-based film " Send Me Wings." The...

News

Spain: Composers Williams, Morricone honored for film scores

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation on Friday awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to composers Ennio Morricone...

Life

Interview: Oklahoma moviemaking brothers Jacob Leighton Burns and Zachary Burns bringing time-travel thriller to virtual deadCenter Film Festival

The Burns brothers still will get to participate in their home state's largest film festival: "Shifter" is among the more than...

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Oklahoma filmmakers follow deadCenter Film Festival into virtual realm

Oklahoma moviemaking brothers Jacob Leighton Burns and Zachary Burns were expecting to spend 2020 traveling across the country...

Health

With 'Succession' shut down, Brian Cox takes on other roles

LONDON (AP) — “Succession” may be temporarily shut down, but star Brian Cox is still finding projects to keep him busy. Not...

News

Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the...

News

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry...

News

Review: Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson in 'Shirley'

Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving “Shirley,” is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley...

Health

Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and...

Health

Cannes announces lineup for a festival canceled by COVID

From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have...

News

Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda before ‘Hamilton’ in Hulu doc

There’s a great moment in the documentary “ We Are Freestyle Love Supreme ” when Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” director...

Health

Movie night in Venezuela barrio offers respite from troubles

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At nightfall in one corner of Venezuela's largest and most notorious barrio, all eyes turned to the...

Sports

Review: Documentary about electric racing holds little spark

For proof that Leonardo DiCaprio can't save every film he touches, look no further than “And We Go Green,” a languid...

News

'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass...

News

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's...

Health
Video

Rebuilding America: How will life in Oklahoma look after COVID-19?

As states across the U.S. begin to reopen, what will the "new normal" be like for Oklahoma? Here's a look.

Crime

Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drug use killed an actor from the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend, the coroner in Las Vegas said...

News

Spike Lee on what's different about these protests

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the first time that Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Rodeo Cinema and Tulsa's Circle Cinema announce reopening dates

The nonprofit movie theaters closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Life

See the official trailer and poster for the Oklahoma-made thriller 'Run with the Hunted'

Written and directed by Tulsan John Swab, “Run With the Hunted” is his second film to use the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate...

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: A range of comedies have been made in Oklahoma

Oklahomans' stalwart sense of humor has worked its way into many movies made in the Sooner State.

News

Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a...

News
Video

Getting creative: Hard hit by the pandemic, Oklahoma's A&E sector works to adapt

Adam Norwest was hoping that Oklahoma City audiences would be ready for laughs. His Bricktown Comedy Club was among the first...

Life

Movie review: Oklahoma filmmakers bring refreshing innovation to familiar sci-fi themes with 'The Vast of Night'

But Patterson and his cohorts manage to bring a distinctive style and verve to the familiar formula that makes "The Vast of...

Life

Interviews and video: Oklahoma filmmakers achieve sci-fi dream with acclaimed feature film debut 'The Vast of Night'

The debut feature film from Edmond director Andrew Patterson "The Vast of Night" premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video after a...

News

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Vast of Night'

"THE VAST OF NIGHT" PG-13 1:29 3 1/2 stars A relatively small but unquestionably talented troupe of primarily Oklahoma...

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Out-of-this-world adventure: Oklahoma filmmakers' critically acclaimed movie 'Vast of Night' lands on Amazon

Imagine, if you will, a small town seemingly lost in time, just waiting for some curious souls to harness its cooperative...

Business

With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

NEW YORK (AP) — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian...

Life

OKC's deadCenter Film Festival announces cast reunions, panels and classes and more for virtual 20th anniversary event

In honor of the festival's 20th anniversary, organizers are planning a deadCenter Oklahoma film flashback series.

Crime

New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

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

Health

AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with...

Business

New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo...

Life

Apple reportedly teaming with Paramount for Martin Scorsese's adaptation of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

According to Variety, the deals have not yet closed but are likely to be inked in the coming days.

Health

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick,...

Health
Video

Will we ever go to movie theaters again? And are the Oscars even happening? We have answers

When can fans expect to see their favorites in theaters again? Experts answer a few burning questions about the uncertain...

Health
Video

What’s the future for Disney, Universal and other theme parks around the US?

Just about any theme park visit will prove to be a different experience for those who visit.

Business

Review: 'The Vast of Night' is a cunning lo-fi sci-fi noir

“The Vast of Night,” a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity.The film is one of those...

Health

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused...

Health

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands.Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer’s...

Business

Review: 'High Note' is easy listening for troubled times

There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we’d have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like “The High...

Business

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary...

Crime

Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ doc

The documentary “ On the Record ” spends quite a bit of time introducing former music executive Drew Dixon before Russell...

News

Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

NEW YORK (AP) — If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You're not doing it right. Do you mince the onion?...

Health
Video

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Museum of Art reveals reopening date and plans

The museum will reopen with exhibitions on all three floors. In addition to “POP Power from Warhol to Koons,” “Dale Chihuly:...

News

Kirk 2.0: Capt. Pike of new ‘Star Trek’ a welcome new icon

In the beginning, in the "Star Trek” universe, there was only Captain Kirk. At least to the general public.When the Starship...

Sports

The flipside of 'Hoosiers' - No 'miracle' for Muncie Central

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana's memory it's as if he...

Health

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to...

News

Dennis Quaid dishes on podcast, favorite films

Dennis Quaid has the right stuff to get through the quarantine. "I'm an actor," the 66-year-old star said last week from his...

Health

Video: Wes Studi PSA brings attention to the toll of coronavirus on Native American communities

Studi also has released 30-second and 60-second PSAs aimed at Native Americans and advising them on how to protect themselves...

Life

Video: Check out the first trailer for the Oklahoma-made thriller 'Infamous,' starring Bella Thorne and Jake Manley

"Infamous," previously titled "Southland," filmed last summer in Guthrie and multiple communities in central Oklahoma.

News

Film: 'Roe' plaintiff says her anti-abortion switch was act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma McCorvey loved the limelight. Better known as “Jane Roe,” her story was at the center of the 1973...

Life

John DeSantis and Daniel Gilchrist to play baddies in Oklahoma movie 'The Kiamichi Project'

The pair joins costars Australian Nathan Jones and actress Meg Foster in the action-horror mashup.

News

Review: In 'Painter and the Thief,' an unlikely friendship

The documentary “The Painter and the Thief” has a few wrinkles to add to the old Picasso adage that great artists steal.“The...

News

Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in need

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis, who never lacks for Red Nose Day star power, found the pandemic...

Health

Q&A: After 10 years, it’s (probably) the end of ‘The Trip’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael...

News

Fabled 'Snyder Cut' of 'Justice League' to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — For several years, the slogan “Release the Snyder cut” has reverberated online as a rallying cry both genuine...

News

Review: A night gone very wrong in ‘The Lovebirds’

“ The Lovebirds ” stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today,...

Health

CBS 'optimistic' about fall lineup despite production halt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS said it plans a fall schedule that's a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful...

News

Review: Coogan and Brydon spar again in 'The Trip to Greece'

Most franchises that have made it to four films have by then traipsed the galaxy, pulled off a series of daring heists or freed...

Business

Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'

NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter.The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael...

Health

Kumail Nanjiani is finding his way through 'The Weirds'

NEW YORK (AP) — Kumail Nanjiani has a few names for quarantine life. He has divided time firmly between “pre-Hanks/Wilson” and...

Life

Watch: Jacob Tovar's beautiful ballad 'I Felt Love' showcased in video directed by Sterlin Harjo

The first single from his upcoming album "Good Reasons" was penned by Tovar, John Fullbright and Roger Ray.

News

'Twilight' actor found dead with girlfriend in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An actor in the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend were found dead last week in a Las Vegas condominium,...

Health

Oklahoma drive-in theaters attract film fans during coronavirus pandemic

For Oklahoma film fans who want to catch a movie somewhere other than their couch, one of the state's drive-in theaters is one...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma filmmaker Nick Sanford offers chance to read an original screenplay for COVID-19 relief

The screenplay can be read for free on the official Broadcast Pictures website, but the filmmaker is requesting that people who...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Drive-in theaters attract eager moviegoers, despite some roadblocks

During a typical spring in the 21st century, a night at a drive-in theater is about nostalgia. During this spring's...

Health

The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

Sports

ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

The final episodes of “The Last Dance” have aired, yet ESPN has one more program to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth...

Life

Video: Jamie Lee Curtis talks portraying OKC Free Mom Hugs activist Sara Cunningham in upcoming telefilm 'How We Sleep at Night'

Curtis is not only portraying Cunningham but also directing and executive producing the project.

Life

'Leave It to Beaver' actor Ken Osmond, known for role as Eddie Haskell, dies at 76

Ken Osmond, best known as Eddie Haskell on TV's "Leave It to Beaver," has died at 76, USA TODAY has confirmed.

Health

Film shows nightmare of an emergency room in Italy

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli has made documentaries on the Ebola virus and now the coronavirus. Ask which...

Health

TV cliffhanger: New season in jeopardy amid virus shutdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first new TV season of the coronavirus era is facing an understandably shaky start that comes with a...

News

New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

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

News

`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us” stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and...

News

French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94

PARIS (AP) — French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis...

Life

Video: Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo releases striking trailer for new Native American documentary 'Love and Fury,' coming to deadCenter Film Festival

A Holdenville native, Harjo, who is Seminole and Muscogee (Creek), followed indigenous artists for a year as they navigated...

News

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She...

News

Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like...

Health

The Upside: Hart surprises New Jersey doctor with bit part

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the...

Sports

The Shots: Ehlo, Russell playing a role in 'The Last Dance'

Craig Ehlo still believes he played great defense.Bryon Russell has long insisted that he got shoved.Doesn’t matter if they’re...

Sports

'Bull Durham' became a classic by avoiding clichés

Ron Shelton, the writer-director of “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup,” isn’t a big fan of sports...

Sports

Yo, Adrian! 'Rocky' still packs a punch as Philly favorite

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short...

News

Review: Zoinks! 'Scoob!' is no tasty treat

Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of “Scooby-Doo” were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy...

News

Week Ahead

CATCH A FLICK: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting streaming viewings of one hour of the New York International...

News

deadCenter announces 2020 Oklahoma Film & TV ICON Award winners

The deadCenter Film Festival will honor four outstanding Oklahomans with the Oklahoma Film & TV ICON Award during its 20th...

Health

Had enough of 'Contagion'? Here are some warm blanket movies

When many were rushing to rewatch “Contagion,” the eerily prophetic 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily...

Health

Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — From a hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation to the suburbs of the nation’s capital, front-line...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Film + Music Office unveils tips and resources for state's film industry in light of the pandemic

Any local businesses that provide PPE items and resources are encouraged to contact Oklahoma Film + Music Office to register as...

Health

Stopped cold: 'Frozen' musical on Broadway not to reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an...

Health

Oklahoma filmmaker Andrew Patterson's 'The Vast of Night' debuting this month on Amazon Prime Video, with previews this weekend at select drive-in theaters

With most movie theaters closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has made the intriguing decision to preview "The Vast...

Business

The drive-in is giving indie films a box office boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indie films and drive-in theaters don’t usually go together. Drive-ins need the big movies, the ones with...

Health

Virus restrictions fuel anti-government 'boogaloo' movement

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what...

Health

Common's #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and activist Common went into quarantine concerned about incarcerated people he has met during visits to...

Life

UPDATED: OKC filmmaker Laron Chapman's comedy 'You People' to be released on DVD and streaming

Chapman earned Best Oklahoma Film at the 2018 deadCenter Film Festival for his timely and deeply personal dramedy that delves...

News

Review: A grotesque, inglorious look at Capone's last year

Al Capone lived out his final years on a grand estate in Palm Island, Florida, with his wife, Mae, by his side and...

Sports

TV special on 'Tiger Slam' to air after Woods' charity match

Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit...

Health

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film...

Health

Movie-related products still hit stores despite film delays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood pressed pause on releasing most major films in theaters to combat the coronavirus outbreak, but...

Life

Video: Jimmy Fallon spoofs Nicolas Cage's casting as 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic on 'The Tonight Show'

The uproarious faux sneak peek involved a lot of dramatic pauses, wild gesturing and shouting about Joe Exotic nemesis Carol...

News

Disney makes filmed version of 'Hamilton' streamable in July

NEW YORK (AP) — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical...

Life

Oklahoma-made thriller 'Infamous,' starring Bella Thorne, set for summer virtual cinema and VOD release

A gritty crime drama, "Infamous" tells the story of two young lovers who rob their way across the South, posting their exploits...

News

Review: Netflix's 'Have a Good Trip' is only a mild high

We can't take trips these days for obvious reasons. But Netflix is offering a trip into the mind with a gentle new documentary...

Life

Oklahoma-made family-friendly fantasy 'Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet' to be released on DVD and streaming

“The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet” marks the fifth feature film from Bellgardt, whose previous releases include "The...

Health

Cannes in B&W: A look back at the festival's glory years

CANNES, France (AP) —Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing for onlookers on the beach. Alfred Hitchcock riding his bike on the docks....

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: An array of Oklahoma films are made for families

From rescuing a prehistoric pal and discovering historic role models to hunting up hidden riches and embarking on a teenage...

News

Films for the whole family: Oklahoma-made movies for both children and adults abound on streaming services

From rescuing a prehistoric pal and discovering historic role models to hunting up hidden riches and embarking on a teenage...

Sports

Fore! 'Caddyshack' tees off at No. 4 on AP sports movie list

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — It happens all the time. Someone will pull up to the big metal gate in front of the clubhouse, press the...

Sports

'Slap Shot' still iconic in hockey despite sport's changes

A few nights after one of their players was injured by a dirty hit, the Johnstown Jets plotted to exact some revenge on...

News

'SNL' writer's memoir co-stars Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You may not know it, but if you treasure the early years of “Saturday Night Live” or are a fan of “It’s...

Life

Oklahoma-filmed drama 'Wildlife' to get Criterion Collection release

The production was headquartered in Enid, where two early 1960s houses in period-appropriate neighborhoods were the main draws...

News

Funny films: A variety of comedies made in Oklahoma are available for streaming

From a tragicomic road trip to a raunchy sports romp — plus whatever you would call what "Weird Al" Yankovic and his cohorts...

Business

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

Life

Video: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie and star James Marsden get the Honest Trailers treatment from Screen Junkies

"Sonic the Hedgehog" is streaming on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu and Google Play.

News

Review: ‘How to Build a Girl’ is an earnest, edgy delight

Sixteen-year-old Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) lives a romantic and exciting life, at least in her imagination. The...

News

Review: An out-of-this-world experiment in 'Spaceship Earth'

During lockdown, have you taken a moment to appreciate that at least you’re not quarantined with eight free-thinking...

News

Alice Wu finds her voice again with 'The Half of It'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Half of It” director Alice Wu is not like other filmmakers. It’s not because she happens to be Asian...

Health

Tribeca programs drive-in series for films, sports and music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tribeca is taking audiences back to the drive-in this summer.Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T said...

News

Review: A grim story freshly told in gang tale 'Blue Story'

War is futile. War is a waste. War lays ruin to generations of promising young people.It's the message of so many war films,...

Life

Playbill hosting musical theater Movie Night with 'The King and I' starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe

Those participating in the live viewing party are encouraged to support industry professionals impacted by the coronavirus...

Life

Video: OKC's Literai Press and Ignition Arts teaming for unique book launch 'elevated thought: 100 shadormas at 9,000 ft.'

"elevated," premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, is a short film adaptation of the book.

News

Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4...

News

HBO doc puts spotlight on Natalie Wood’s life, not her death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fate of “ Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind ” hung on a Robert Wagner interview. Director Laurent...

Health

Coronavirus returns long-banned drive-in movies to Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The new coronavirus pandemic has brought back something unseen in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution: a...

News

In 'Becoming,' a starring role for Michelle Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — In the backstage hallways of Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena, Michelle Obama walks arm-in-arm with her...

News

New this week: A Bieber reality show, comics and their moms

Bored with your surroundings? Justin and Hailey Bieber are showing off their lives in their Toronto home in a new series, while...

News

Taika Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok," will direct a new “Star Wars”...

News

Spiny and delicious, sea urchins shine in a new documentary

NEW YORK (AP) — They are briny and sweet — once you get past those formidable spines. Biting into one has been likened to...

News

Author says prequel to 'Twilight' series will arrive Aug. 4

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Midnight Sun” will finally appear.Stephenie Meyer's long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight" series is...

News

Review: Michelle Obama, unplugged (kinda) in ‘Becoming’ doc

In the lovely new Netflix documentary “Becoming,” set around Michelle Obama’s book tour for her memoir, the former first lady...

Life

May the 4th be with you: It's Star Wars Day, and 'Rise of Skywalker' is debuting on Disney+

For the first time, fans will be able to stream the complete Skywalker saga all in one place.

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: Several cinematic classics have been made in Oklahoma

Moviemaking in Oklahoma has come a long way since 1920's "Daughter of Dawn," boasting some bona fide classics - as well as some...

News

Cinematic classics: Several iconic films have been made in Oklahoma in the past 100 years

Although Oklahoma has experienced a marked uptick in the number of films produced here in recent years, the Sooner State...

Health

Lawyers: Egypt filmmaker who mocked president dies in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian filmmaker detained without trial for over two years for making a music video that mocked President...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic affecting summer festivals and events around the state

Even as the state begins reopening under Gov. Stitt's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan, marquee events continue to fall off the...

Sports

'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball and tears, the ones streaking down cheeks.Tears, the kind leaving rifts between fathers and...

Life

Kingdom Media Club, a nonprofit film and TV production company, launches in OKC

Kingdom Media Club will offer an option to individuals and organizations seeking to make tax-deductible donations or...

Sports

Column: A look at some of the best sports documentaries

Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance.For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they...

Sports

Raging Bull delivers outside the ring as classic sports film

Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed...

News

Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a...

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: Horror, sci-fi and genre films made in the Sooner State abound

From supernatural suspense and science fiction adventure to pulpy thrillers and horror flicks - plus a few Westerns - a variety...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Most movie theaters in central Oklahoma are not opening today

Few local cinema operators had firm opening dates set this week, and many said that reintroducing the moviegoing experience...

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: A variety of narrative dramas have filmed in Oklahoma in the 2000s

Some productions only stopped in the Sooner State for a few days, while other projects were fully realized in their home state...

Business

Bollywood mourns loss of two of its most versatile actors

GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other...

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Cinematic thrills: Oklahoma-made horror, sci-fi and genre films are alive on streaming services

Despite its fairly down-to-earth reputation, the Sooner State has played host to deadly dinosaurs, space-faring mercenaries and...

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WEEK AHEAD

FIRST OF ALL Paseo Arts District will host its monthly First Friday event virtually at 6 p.m. Friday at...

Health

The Latest: Japan task force recommends caution

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

Health
Video

Coming soon - but not too soon: Most Oklahoma movie theaters won't reopen Friday

In February, the Oklahoma City of Art installed new seating inside its Noble Theater, the home of its Museum Films program....

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Museum of Art offering Virtual French Film Week

A portion of each sale supports the museum and its mission.

Health

Mexican protest singer Oscar Chávez dies of COVID-19 at 85

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico’s best-known protest singers, Oscar Chávez, died Thursday at age 85 after being infected with...

Business

Top actor and Bollywood scion Rishi Kapoor dies of leukemia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of a famous Bollywood family, has died. He was 67 and had...

Health

'Goonies' cast, 'Flintstones' rescue TV viewers in pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Gad had a notion about what might soothe the kid in him during a scary time and maybe do the same for...

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Review: In 'All Day and a Night,' a circular crime drama

Joe Robert Cole’s “All Day and a Night” is a tough and anguished drama that somberly spirals around the circular tragedies of...

Health

Comcast profit slides as pandemic hits movies, theme parks

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme...

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Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a teenage spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, has won the top award from the Tribeca...