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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Q&A: Kenneth Lonergan on adapting 'Howards End' by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Howards End," the upcoming four-part miniseries adapted from E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, isn't Kenneth Lonergan's first f…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Grammys shower 'La La Land' with more love by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "La La Land" is still winning awards....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

With 20 Oscar nods, Searchlight shows its value to Disney by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- There's never a bad time for a film company to land 20 Oscar nominations, but the timing is especially good for Fox Searchlight....

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Friday, December 15, 2017

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Q&A: Denzel on 'Roman J. Israel,' 'Malcolm X' and 'Shaft' by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better....

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

In a race against time, Ridley Scott cuts out Kevin Spacey by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Damon walked onto the set of "The Martian" one morning to find Ridley Scott speaking into multiple walkie-talkies and directing an army of came…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film by Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced by…

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Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film by Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Spacey is getting cut out of Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced by Christopher Plummer just ov…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Disney ends LA Times ban after widespread backlash by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media …

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Sony pulls festival premiere of 'All the Money,' with Spacey by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sony Pictures has pulled the film "All the Money in the World" from its AFI Fest premiere following the sexual misconduct allegations made against c…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

In $121M debut, “Thor: Ragnarok” and Disney flex their might by Jake Coyle

"Thor: Ragnarok" thundered to one of the year's best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again (just as its flexing its muscle) the might of the Walt Disne…

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'Thor: Ragnarok' rumbles to $121M box-office debut by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Thor: Ragnarok" thundered to one of the year's best box-office debuts, opening with an estimated $121 million in North American theaters..…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Aaron Sorkin on directing: 'I had the time of my life' by Jake Coyle

TORONTO (AP) -- Aaron Sorkin was sitting in a restaurant with producers Amy Pascal and Mark Gordon, ticking off the names of top Hollywood directors who might be a good fit for the sc…

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Warren Beatty on 'Bonnie and Clyde' at 50 by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Bonnie and Clyde" might have indelibly captured the spirit of the anti-authoritarian'60s with a pair of devil-may-care bank robbers from t…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- A young Edgar Wright heard a movie 22 years ago in the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song "Bellbottoms."...

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Wonder Woman” conquers milestone with $100.5 million debut by Jake Coyle

"Wonder Woman" conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $100.5 million debut this weekend and bec…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Promise," the grandest big-screen portrayal ever made about the mass killings of Armenians during World War I, has been rated by more than 111,…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Art houses program protest as '1984' heads back to theaters by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- On Tuesday, it will be "1984" again in movie theaters across the country....

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

With British farce, J.J. Abrams makes his Broadway debut by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Seeking a break from green screens and lightsabers while shooting "The Force Awakens" outside London, J.J. Abrams decided to catch a play....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In honor of 'La La Land,' the 5 best movies about Hollywood by Jake Coyle

There have been great movies about Hollywood almost as long as Hollywood has been making them. Damien Chazelle's much-Oscar nominated "La La Land" is part of a gra…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

'La La Land': The curiously divisive Oscar front-runner by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- These are divisive times. Agreement is hard to come by. Passions on both sides are inflamed. And "Saturday Night Live" is providing some of the most…

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Monday, December 5, 2016

'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' separate from award season pack by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- In Hollywood's early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films - radically different in tone and tune - have separated themselves from the pack: &…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Q&A: Gosling and Stone on 'La La Land' & their movie romance by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bogart and Bacall. Tracy and Hepburn. Stone and Gosling....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Q&A: Redmayne on finally getting his Harry Potter shot by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- After spending two straight falls consumed by awards season, Eddie Redmayne is taking a break from the Oscars and fronting his first franchise....

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

'Girl on the Train' steamrolls Parker's 'Birth of a Nation' by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Propelled by the popularity of Paula Hawkins' best-seller, the adaptation of "The Girl on the Train" led North American theaters in ticket …

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Monday, September 12, 2016

In the luminous 'La La Land,' a shot in the arm for movies by Jake Coyle

TORONTO (AP) -- Movies aren't what they were. I'll wait for it on Netflix. Television is so much better right now....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Denzel, Fuqua debut a more modern 'Magnificent Seven' by Jake Coyle

TORONTO (AP) -- The 41st Toronto International Film Festival has gotten underway with Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven," an old-school Weste…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Birbiglia gives improv its first close-up on the big screen by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Good improv is like a magic act, conjured out of thin air. A handful of people step onto the stage with nothing prepared, and - poof! - an hour of laughs tumbles fort…

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

In 'BFG,' Rylance takes on a new role: Spielberg regular by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first time Steven Spielberg offered a role to Mark Rylance, the actor said no. That was 30 years ago for "Empire of the Sun." Now, Rylance can&a…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Director Blake Edwards, Master of Farce, Dies at 88 by Jake Coyle

Blake Edwards, 88, died from complications of pneumonia Wednesday evening at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after being hospitalized for about two weeks.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anna Kendrick sings again in 'The Last 5 Years' by Jake Coyle

TORONTO (AP) -- Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears....

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