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Obamas make their Hollywood movie debut with 'American Factory'

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LOS ANGELES Barack and Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday with a documentary set in industrial Ohio that film reviewers are calling compelling and timely.

James Bond movie gets a title - 'No Time to Die'

LOS ANGELES The new James Bond film finally has a title - "No Time to Die" - and an April 2020 release date, producers announced on Tuesday.

Aug 20 2019

Box office: 'Good Boys' leads crowded weekend with $21 million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal's "Good Boys," are conquering much more than sixth grade. They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend.

Aug 18 2019

'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

LOS ANGELES Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film "Easy Rider" that captured the spirit of the era's counterculture movement, died on Friday at age 79, his family said in a statement. | Video

People, Aug 17 2019

Amid fresh meltdown, Argentine film gives last laugh to victims of 2001 crisis

With Argentina once again reeling from a financial crisis, a film released on Thursday shows residents from a village outside Buenos Aires pursuing the dream of many of those left penniless by the country's 2001 debt default: getting their money back.

Argentina Aug 15 2019

Box Office: 'Hobbs & Shaw' finishes in first place with $60 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Universal's "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4,253 North American locations.

Aug 04 2019

How 'Woodstock' movie shaped festival's place in counterculture

LOS ANGELES Michael Wadleigh never played a note and is not a household name, but he may be the person most responsible for securing Woodstock's place in history as the epitome of Sixties counterculture. | Video

Music, Aug 13 2019

Hollywood studio cancels 'The Hunt' movie release after criticism

LOS ANGELES Universal Pictures on Saturday canceled the release of "The Hunt," a satirical thriller about a group of Americans who are captured to be hunted and killed for sport, following apparent criticism by President Donald Trump and a recent series of mass shootings.

Actor with Down syndrome inspires and stars in Hollywood film

LOS ANGELES The critically acclaimed new movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon" took an unusual path to Hollywood and has made an unlikely star of Zack Gottsagen, an actor who has Down syndrome.

Aug 02 2019

Judge narrows Woody Allen lawsuit against Amazon for quitting movie deal

NEW YORK A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday narrowed Woody Allen's $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had already completed.

Jul 31 2019
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video