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This undated photo provided by 2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS shows film director Masaharu Take at the movie set of Underdog. Take's films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s "under-class," people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. “Underdog” opens the Tokyo International Film Festival, which starts Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 11:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. The heroes of his latest work, “Underdog,” couldn’t be more beaten down, stoically hardworking yet hopelessly...
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October 27, 2020 - 12:05 am
Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. But there are...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Roseburg, Ore. Skarlatos, who in 2015 helped thwart an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, faces longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in the November election. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, File)
October 26, 2020 - 11:47 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat...
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This image released by NBC shows Chrissy Metz as Kate, left, and Justin Hartley as Kevin, in a scene from "This Is Us." The fifth season of the popular series premieres on Tuesday. (NBC via AP)
October 26, 2020 - 11:45 am
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. This week brings a...
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Pope Francis, center, makes the sign of the cross during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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October 21, 2020 - 1:21 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue. The papal thumbs-up...
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Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 4, 2018, left, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. on Nov. 20, 2016. Giuliani appears in a scene in the new “Borat” film. The scene, which was filmed in a New York hotel room in July, resulted in Giuliani calling police. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2020 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film. The scene shot in a New York hotel room in July...
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This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe’s August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman’s final performance opposite Viola Davis’ powerhouse blues singer. (David Lee/Netflix via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 10:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer. The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as the...
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FILE - James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, laughs during a press conference on Nov. 18, 1998. Redford, a filmmaker, activist, and son of actor Robert Redford, has died. He was 58. Robert Redford’s publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, that the 84-year-old father is mourning with his family during this “difficult time.” (AP Photo/Dave Weaver, File)
October 19, 2020 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Redford, a filmmaker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, has died. He was 58. Robert Redford’s publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement Monday that the 84-year-old father is mourning with his family during this “difficult time.” His wife, Kyle, confirmed in an...
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October 19, 2020 - 6:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good. The actor channeled his The Dude character from “The Big Lebowski” in a statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening. He said he understands the disease is serious. He expressed...
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This image released by Open Road Films shows Kate Walsh, left, and Liam Neeson in a scene from "Honest Thief." (Open Road Films via AP)
October 18, 2020 - 5:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing. The Open Roads Films movie brought in $3.7 million in North America the weekend of its U.S. debut. The film, starring Neeson as a notorious bank robber who turns...
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