Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74 in North Texas...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and two other films,...

In Market: Fort Worth’s Mighty Orphans will reign supreme again

Fort Worth has been in the Hollywood spotlight of late with the Robert Redford film The Old Man and the Gun filming here, along with several other projects. But few of the films have been...

New 'Star Wars' film promises 'The Rise of Skywalker'

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"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of...

Get Out! Jordan Peele’s “Us” shatters records with $70.3M

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to...

Review: In 'Us,' Jordan Peele holds a dark mirror to America

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Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in "Us," a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director's astonishing debut, "Get Out," that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy...

Live-action ‘Dumbo’ struggles to soar at box office

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Tim...

Summer Movie Preview: Capturing the essence of Elton John

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sir Elton John gave actor Taron Egerton some unlikely advice for portraying him in "Rocketman": Don't do an impression. Sing the songs the way you want. It was a freeing, if...

‘Pikachu’ tries to dethrone the ‘Avengers,’ but just misses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney...

Review: In ‘Parabellum,’ John Wick is on the run again

Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first "John Wick" showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs "kiss kiss" when you've got plenty...

'Shazam!' bests newcomers with $25.1M second weekend

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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,...