Comedy movies

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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Jennifer Hudson, a cast member in the upcoming film "Cats," based on the musical, performs the song "Memory" during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 03, 2019 - 4:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at CinemaCon, the annual trade convention where exhibitors and distributors meet in Las Vegas to discuss the future of the movie theater business. Footage from Tom Hooper's...
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Diane Keaton, a cast member in the upcoming film "Poms," arrives onstage during the STXfilms presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 02, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blockbusters are a clear favorite among the audience of theater owners and distributors at the CinemaCon trade convention for a simple reason: They're the ones that make the most money. But this year, the show kicked off Tuesday morning with a presentation from a different type of...
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Spanish film director Arantxa Echevarría celebrates her Goya award as best newcomer director for her film "Carmen y Lola" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Seville, Spain, Saturday Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)
February 03, 2019 - 6:56 am
MADRID (AP) — The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, has won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards. Directed by Javier Fesser, "Campeones" took the top prize at the gala that ended early Sunday morning, while...
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Writer and actress Mindy Kaling poses for a portrait to promote the film "Late Night" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match. Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the U.S. distribution rights for $13 million, a record for the festival. "Late...
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FILE - In this 1966 file photo, actress Kay Ballard poses in her home in New York. Marguerite Gordon, a friend of Ballard says the actress of the TV series “The Mothers-in-Law,” died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. she was 93. A boisterous comedian and singer as well as an actress, Ballard appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas. (AP Photo, File)
January 22, 2019 - 3:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93. Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage,...
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Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "The Favourite" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2019 - 4:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards. Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia...
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Rami Malek arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2019 - 11:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:15 p.m. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the winner of the best film drama Golden Globe Award. The 20th Century Fox biopic...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Sandra Oh poses for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. This year’s Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. The awards show telecast Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
This year's Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. Some slammed her comedy bit as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English as awkward and racist. Sunday's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. A poll shows more Americans are favoring Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while longtime classics and recent comedies are the most preferred to watch during the holiday season. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows “Silent Night” as the country’s most popular, despite Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” becoming the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," a new poll shows. With Christmas next week, 12 percent of Americans named "...
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