‘Emanuel’ explores life after tragic church shooting

New York 06/17/19, 13:03

Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers.The new documentary, "Emanuel," explores life after the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, as family ...

Review: ‘Godzilla’ is back and doing just fine

Entertainment 05/28/19, 16:03

It's been a bit since moviegoers had the chance to catch up with Godzilla, five years in fact, which in cinematic franchise time feels like at least a few decades. In other words, it's understandable if you go into "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" a little rusty on just what ...

‘Aladdin’ soars, but ‘Booksmart’ barely passes at box office

Business 05/26/19, 10:56

Moviegoers have voted with their dollars and chosen the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend.The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" has crushed the competition at the box office including the critically acclaimed teen comedy "Booksmart" and the horror movie "Brightburn."Studios on Sunday say "Aladdin" grossed an ...

Cannes to present Palme d’Or, with history on the line

Entertainment 05/25/19, 02:08

History could be made when the top award of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or, is handed out Saturday.The Palme d'Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by the filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu. Their deliberations are done in secret, so what will win is always a guessing ...

Netflix isn’t absent at Cannes. It’s everywhere.

Europe 05/23/19, 13:33

If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it.That's what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes' red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his affectionate ode to the movie industry.The movie, ...

Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

Entertainment 05/23/19, 09:08

Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it.The review aggregator says Thursday that users who have purchased tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like "Booksmart" and ...

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

Entertainment 05/23/19, 09:06

The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters.Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low of 12.8% and the second-highest in the ...

Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sends Cannes swooning

Entertainment 05/22/19, 15:56

Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response."I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an interview on a sunny terrace ...

Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury

Entertainment 05/22/19, 15:52

James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica.The news comes Wednesday in a tweet from the official James Bond twitter account. The statement says that production ...

Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director

Entertainment 05/22/19, 13:57

Gael Garcia Bernal is finding the Cannes Film Festival a lot more relaxing as a director than as an actor.He says once you finish a movie, there's not much else to do, so he can "let myself go."His "Chicuarotes" is playing as an official selection but out of competition at ...

Review: In the winning ‘Booksmart,’ a teen comedy revolution

Entertainment 05/22/19, 11:40

The insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, both of whom we've seen before but not like this. There is the director, Olivia Wilde, whose debut behind the camera is remarkably assured. And then there is the teen ...

Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood

Entertainment 05/22/19, 06:16

Leonardo DiCaprio says he and Brad Pitt "forged a cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood."The two stars, along with Margot Robbie and Tarantino, spoke to reporters at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, the day after "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" premiered ...

Soccer god Maradona’s rise and fall in Asif Kapadia’s doc

Sports 05/21/19, 09:49

Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He didn't want to do another sports doc, especially about another South ...

Tarantino is back in Cannes, 25 years after ‘Pulp Fiction’

Entertainment 05/21/19, 04:06

Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino is set to bring his latest, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" to the French Riviera festival Tuesday.Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" went on to win the Palme d'Or in 1994. His latest is expected to cause the biggest frenzy of ...

In Cannes, Terrence Malick uncovers ‘A Hidden Life’

Entertainment 05/20/19, 14:51

Where's Terrence Malick?"It's a familiar question for the famously press-shy filmmaker that was, predictably, hollered again Monday at the Cannes Film Festival. Malick, whose "Tree of Life" won the Palme d'Or in 2011, returned to the French festival with a movie whose title could double for a description of the ...

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