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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, left, and Linda Cardellini in a scene from "The Curse of La Llorona." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 8:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning. Leading up to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses a photo prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Roman Polanski is asking a judge to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year. Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday, April 19, 2019 requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses a photo prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Roman Polanski is asking a judge to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year. Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday, April 19, 2019 requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing behind its decision to expel director Roman Polanski, who has asked a court to reinstate him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2016, file photo, paranormal investigator and film consultant Lorraine Warren poses at the premiere of the film "The Conjuring 2" during the Los Angeles Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases alongside her late husband were the inspiration for films such as “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror,” died Thursday night, April 18, 2019, at her Connecticut home. She was 92. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:06 pm
MONROE, Conn. (AP) — World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died. She was 92. Warren's son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson Chris...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 file photo, actress Judi Dench poses during a photo call for the film "Victoria And Abdul" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage _ but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," released in Britain and the U.S. on Friday, April 19, 2019, Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come knocking, accusing her of passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, file)
April 18, 2019 - 11:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage — but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M. In "Red Joan," to be released Friday in Britain and the United States, Dench plays an elderly British woman whose quiet suburban life is upended when police come...
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April 18, 2019 - 7:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick, and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top Palme d'Or prize. The 19 entries announced Thursday in Paris include...
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FILE - This April 24, 2015 file photo shows Terry Jones at a special Tribeca Film Festival screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in New York. Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic "Life of Brian" are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of Jones. Jones is "very robust" although "on the downhill slope" due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with a form of dementia that impairs the ability to speak.(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2019 - 5:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic "Life of Brian" are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones is "very robust" although "on the downhill slope" due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael...
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File-This April 4, 2019, file photo shows Taron Egerton, who plays singer Elton John in the upcoming film "Rocketman," discussing the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. The biopic will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. “Rocketman” will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it’s to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. "Rocketman" will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it's to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed the premiere, which Variety first...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1978 file photo, Swedish actress Bibi Andersson meets George Peppard at a party for the announcement of start of new U.S. film "Cabo Blanco". Sweden’s Film Institute says Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who played in films by fellow countryman filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, died on Sunday April 14, 2019. She was 83. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Zachary Levi, left, and Jack Dylan Grazer in a scene from "Shazam!" (Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate's "Hellboy" reboot, the animated Laika Studios release "...
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