‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more...

Commentary: Texas can be competitive in luring film makers to the state

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Moving images are big business. From movies to television series to next-generation extended reality to video games and beyond, these media generate billions in investments annually. For a state to serve as a location can...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78. Publicist...

Review: The tech is advanced, but ‘Gemini Man’ is lifeless

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Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He's the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You'd think then that it would be a good...

Aaron Paul: ‘El Camino’ answers ‘What happened to Jesse?’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Paul's character in the popular series "Breaking Bad" was supposed to get killed off at the end of the first season. But producers had a change of heart after...

‘Joker’ laughs its way to October box office record

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The filmmakers and studio behind "Joker" have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped up theater security, audiences flocked to the multiplex...

‘Joker’ sets October box-office record for Thursday showings

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. The strong...

Review: Funny how? In ‘Joker’ a villain turns ‘70s anti-hero

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An air of menace and a cloud of controversy accompany the arrival of Todd Phillips’ “Joker” like a thick perfume. That, in itself, could be something to celebrate. Danger isn’t a quality often found...

Review: ‘Downton Abbey’ film is stately but too safe

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The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian...
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Review: Renée Zellweger captures Garland’s essence in ‘Judy’

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Renée Zellweger is so undeniably perfect as Judy Garland that it almost makes up for the shortcomings of the film around it. "Judy " is itself a fine and imperfect look at some of...