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A Czech film fest opens with an honor for US actor and director Viggo Mortensen

A Czech film fest opens with an honor for US actor and director Viggo Mortensen

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the western Czech resort city of Karlovy Vary is kicking off with an honor for U.S. actor and director Viggo Mortensen.
AP picks 2024's best movies so far, from 'Furiosa' to 'Thelma,' 'I Saw the TV Glow' to 'Challengers'

AP picks 2024's best movies so far, from 'Furiosa' to 'Thelma,' 'I Saw the TV Glow' to 'Challengers'

The movie year, jumbled a bit by 2023’s strikes , might feel like it’s only just getting going. The box office is, finally, booming thanks to “Inside Out 2.
Mia Goth and Ti West are on a mission to convert horror skeptics with 'MaXXXine'

Mia Goth and Ti West are on a mission to convert horror skeptics with 'MaXXXine'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Mia Goth and filmmaker Ti West walked the red carpet this week for the premiere of “MaXXXine,” the final installment of the pair’s buzzy horror trilogy, a group of hired “protesters” stood outside the TCL Chinese Theatre chantin
Steve Van Zandt gets rock star treatment in new documentary

Steve Van Zandt gets rock star treatment in new documentary

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Van Zandt still looks every bit the rock star. But underneath his purple headscarf, paisley shirt and snakeskin boots, Van Zandt says he still hates being the center of attention.
Movie Review: Shhhh...the novelty is gone in 'A Quiet Place' prequel

Movie Review: Shhhh...the novelty is gone in 'A Quiet Place' prequel

Not all successful movies need to be franchises. Most really shouldn’t be. That’s not how Hollywood works, of course, but it’s worth repeating.
Avril Lavigne, Stephen Poloz: A look at the newest Order of Canada appointments

Avril Lavigne, Stephen Poloz: A look at the newest Order of Canada appointments

OTTAWA — The Governor General's office has announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. A look: Companions: -Monique Forget Leroux, C.C., O.Q., Outremont, Que., a promotion within the Order for a leading figure in Canadian finance.
Movie Review: Kevin Costner sets the table with overstuffed first take on epic 'Horizon'

Movie Review: Kevin Costner sets the table with overstuffed first take on epic 'Horizon'

There's a scene deep into Kevin Costner's new Western when he and a woman are fleeing bad guys on horseback. They pause at a jaw-dropping vista and he turns to her: “You just gotta keep going,” he tells her.
Movie Review: Taxicab confessions with Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn in ‘Daddio’

Movie Review: Taxicab confessions with Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn in ‘Daddio’

It’s late at night when Dakota Johnson hops into a yellow taxicab at Kennedy airport in the new film “ Daddio .” She’s just going home to Manhattan, 44th Street, between 9th and 10th avenues.
From DVF to Star Wars, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy charts her own path in Hollywood

From DVF to Star Wars, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy charts her own path in Hollywood

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s oeuvre defies simple categorization. She’s made documentaries about acid attack victims and child refugees. She’s focused her lens on the extraordinary life of designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Sean Penn says he felt 'misery' making movies for years. Then Dakota Johnson knocked on his door

Sean Penn says he felt 'misery' making movies for years. Then Dakota Johnson knocked on his door

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sean Penn says he hadn’t felt joy making a movie in 15 years.