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Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' is finally set to film in Oklahoma soon - and here's how to be a part of it

Filming on the eagerly awaited movie - which was delayed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic - is planned to occur from...

Life

An OKC artist planned to show her work in Washington, D.C., until the Capitol riot changed her plans. But she still has Sundance.

A statement piece that took three years and 36 artists to create, "Her Flag" commemorates the Aug. 26, 1920, adoption of the...

Health

New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Life

How Oklahoma film fans can see the documentary 'Unapologetic,' showcasing Black activists

Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film has partnered with Film Festival Alliance on Saturday, in its first Film Festival Day of 2021,...

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Skylar Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

NEW YORK (AP) — By page two of the pilot script for NBC's “ Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin knew he wanted the...

Life

Dennis Quaid talks 'bigger than life' opportunity to play Ronald Reagan in upcoming Oklahoma film 'Reagan'

Quaid soon will have the opportunity to make his third movie in Oklahoma: He said he will reunite with sibling filmmakers Jon...

Health

Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Doug Liman's “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like...

Life

Oklahoma 'Vast of Night' filmmaker wins breakthrough award at New York's Gotham Awards

The Tulsa-set limited series "Watchmen," which was the big winner at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, garnered the Gotham...

Health

'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers...

Life

How COVID changes and Oklahoma's growing film industry impacted my top 10 movies of 2020

Even when they were forced to close their physical theaters, art houses like the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Rodeo Cinema,...

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Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir may not be a household name yet, but that’s poised to change with his scene-stealing...

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How COVID-19 and Oklahoma's film industry growth impacted top 10 movies of 2020

Movie theaters shut down, streaming services ramped up, and superheroes and other tentpole protagonists were suddenly sidelined...

Health

UFC bouts return to Fight Island; McGregor back in octagon

UFC docked for a third time at Fight Island, and this time a pair of old rivals are primed to make the trip -- with a few...

Sports

Review: In 'One Night in Miami,' speculative history sings

The potential pitfalls of a movie that brings together Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown for a night on February...

Health

Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars

Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award,...

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'MLK/FBI' probes when bureau bugged Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening images of the documentary “MLK/FBI” include footage from the 1963 march on the Washington Mall...

Health

Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a...

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Doug Liman made the ultimate lockdown movie IN lockdown

Director Doug Liman was on a call with screenwriter Steven Knight and producer PJ van Sandwijk in July when they started...

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SAG Awards moves air date to avoid conflict with Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will not share the same air date as the Grammys after all.The SAG Awards...

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Review: Buried treasure, impending war and loss in ‘The Dig’

Just before the outbreak of the World War II, a small-time archeologist was hired by a local woman to excavate her land. The...

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Global Thin Film Materials Industry (2020 to 2027) - Market Trends and Drivers - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2021--The "Thin Film Materials - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Jan. 12The Miami Herald on “blue lives matter” and the...

Life

Expected Oscar contender 'Judas and the Black Messiah' to show in Oklahoma as part of 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Warner Bros.' fact-based film "Judas and the Black Messiah" will screen Feb. 1 at Admiral Twin Drive-In and Circle Cinema.

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Sundance adds Coogler-produced ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival...

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Review: 'MLK/FBI' explores the roots of an American ill will

There's an iconic photograph of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was taken as he triumphantly boarded one of the first...

Business

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App StoreTop Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio4. Procreate...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. Tenet2. Honest Thief3. The War with Grandpa4. Illumination Presents: Dr. Seu...5. The...

Health

Gothams give virtual start to Oscar season, 'Nomadland' wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming from an empty banquet hall and with acceptance speeches made from living rooms, the 30th Gotham...

Life

OETA offering virtual screening of new short documentary 'Back in Time: Osage Murders - The Reign of Terror'

Many may be familiar with the story of the Osage murders due to David Grann’s popular book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The...

Business

Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies

Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic...

Sports

HBO film seeks a look behind Tiger Woods' public persona

NEW YORK (AP) — For a man who first appeared on television when he was 2, showing Bob Hope how he could already swat golf...

Health

Thursday's Sports In Brief

NFLCLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown a football in four days. The Browns haven’t practiced this week.Cleveland’s...

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Dennis Quaid returns to Oklahoma to play a president in 'Reagan'

Although they share "sunny dispositions," Dennis Quaid admits he didn't see at first a resemblance between Ronald Reagan and...

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Review: 'Herself,' a spirited drama of abuse and resilience

Phyllida Lloyd's “Herself,” an Irish drama of spousal abuse set against Dublin's housing crisis, has some narrative weak spots...

Crime

Review: Khashoggi doc 'The Dissident' is essential viewing

It’s hard to decide what’s most shocking in “The Dissident,” Bryan Fogel’s urgent, gripping new documentary about the horrific...

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Global Industrial X-ray Films Industry (2020 to 2027) - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 6, 2021--The "Industrial X-ray Films - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football.Smith became the first...

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Review: Vanessa Kirby is raw, dynamic in ‘Pieces of a Woman’

“ Pieces of a Woman ” begins with a tragedy. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) is expecting her first child with her partner Sean (Shia...

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US-Apple-TV-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US Charts1. Honest Thief2. The Croods: A New Age3. The War with Grandpa4. Greenland5. Tenet6. Love and...

Business

Khashoggi doc, too explosive for streaming, debuts on-demand

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before “The Dissident” made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, director Bryan Fogel had a sense...

Sports

ESPN using MegaCast treatment for Sunday's NFL playoff game

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN's broadcast of Sunday's NFL wild-card playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans...

Crime

New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ adds $5.5 million in 2nd US weekend

In its second weekend in U.S. theaters, “Wonder Woman 1984” earned an estimated $5.5 million in ticket sales according to...

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'Crossing Delancey' Director Joan Micklin Silver dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joan Micklin Silver, who forged a path for female directors and independent filmmakers with movies including...

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Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Bolling, the French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following through his...

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Online run of Oklahoma-filmed 'Finding Carlos' is extended

Because of its popularity, "Finding Carlos," the holiday hip-hop movie filmed in Oklahoma, has extended its online run through...

Health

Cellphones offer look back at most personal moments of 2020

A year like no other: Americans shambled through it, doing the best they could under circumstances that were uneven at best —...

Health

Glenda Jackson returns to screen with 'Elizabeth Is Missing'

NEW YORK (AP) — Only one project lured two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson back to the screen after an absence of 25...

Health

Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other

When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it’ll be difficult to look at the numbers as anything but disastrous.After five...

Health

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers...

Health

Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honors

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion.Hamilton received a knighthood...

News

Principal Joe Clark, who inspired film 'Lean on Me,' dies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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A low-key Memphis guitar legend builds on musical legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians,...

Health

Being Judy Garland won Zellweger an Oscar. Is a Grammy next?

NEW YORK (AP) — Renée Zellweger is known for acting but you could easily write a thesis about her love for music.The...

Life

Groove along to the trailer for the documentary 'The Ventures: Stars on Guitars,' celebrating the biggest instrumental rock 'n' roll band of all time

Written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson - daughter of The Ventures' sole surviving original member, Don Wilson - the rock...

Health

Shanghai police say suspect detained in games tycoon's death

BEIJING (AP) — Police in Shanghai say they have detained a suspect in the death by possible poisoning of the billionaire...

News

Review: Italian ‘Pinocchio’ takes the puppet to its roots

The latest cinematic rendering of “ Pinocchio, ” from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940...

Business

Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert star in 'Ratatouille' musical

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok’s crowdsourced “Ratatouille” musical has cooked up some serious talent for its one-night-only benefit...

Health

'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite premiering simultaneously by streaming service, “Wonder Woman 1984” managed the best box office debut...

Business

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly two years after the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is taking steps to rejoin the international...

Life

8 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Wes Studi, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, 'Minari' and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

Health

From ‘Wonder Woman’ to ‘Star Wars,’ Jenkins' rise continues

Years ago, Chris Pine turned “Wonder Woman” down. Then Patty Jenkins came on board and suddenly without even much of a script...

News

Warner Bros. sets ‘Furiosa,’ ‘Color Purple’ musical for 2023

A “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel and an adaptation of “The Color Purple” Broadway musical are coming to theaters in 2023, Warner...

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Review: Pixar's 'Soul' joins mid-life crisis, jazz fantasia

Pete Docter's “Soul” features stairway-to-heaven visions of the afterlife, a pre-birth “before” realm where souls are glowing...

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Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Emerald Fennell wanted to write about female rage. Before #MeToo became ubiquitous, she had been thinking about complacency and...

Health

Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor

NEW YORK (AP) — How has George Clooney been handling isolation? Aside from spending time with his wife, Amal Clooney, and their...

Health

Hallmark holiday movies offer viewers balm in tough year

NEW YORK (AP) — For the past decade, the Hallmark Channel has been a reliable destination for holiday programming. And in a...

Life

Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs' gets series order at FX

The series is co-created by Harjo ("Four Sheets to the Wind," "Mekko"), who also directed the pilot episode, and Waititi (“JoJo...

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Review: Tom Hanks is doggedly heroic in 'News of the World'

Tom Hanks rides a horse and blasts a six-shooter in his new film, “News of the World.” Some of you might be thinking this must...

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Review: An old-fashioned romance in ‘Sylvie’s Love’

It’s summertime in Harlem in 1957 when we get to know the beautiful souls at the center of “ Sylvie’s Love.” Sylvie (Tessa...

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Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. Tenet2. The Croods: A New Age3. Greenland4. Illumination Presents: Dr. Seu...5. Elf (2003)6....

Life

Watch an Oklahoma family's Christmas light show set to a 'Frozen' theme

It is the Miranda Family's 2020 entry into the xLights Around The World Project, a yearly video compilation showcasing animated...

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Review: Carey Mulligan mesmerizes in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Is it a #MeToo-era revenge thriller? A 21st-century “Fatal Attraction”? A candy-colored feminist polemic, to strains of Paris...

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Pedro Pascal dons different armor for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

When Pedro Pascal started to think about his “Wonder Woman 1984” villain Max Lord, one name came to mind: Gordon Gekko. Who...

News

New this week: 'Soul,' a Tom Hanks film & 'Bridgerton' on TV

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Business

Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman

Walt Disney Co. veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said Monday. Bergman will be...

News

Finneas on Bond theme song, the Grammys and the Weeknd

NEW YORK (AP) — The path to Billie Eilish and Finneas getting the “yes” to compose a song for the upcoming James Bond film was...

Life

OKC Museum of Art celebrating holidays with 'Christmas in Paris' virtual film series

Streaming passes for the "Christmas in Paris" series are $10 per film. The museum receives 50% of all virtual ticket sales, so...

Life

Oklahoma native B.J. Thomas making his hits brighter with candle collection

The four-time Grammy winner marked this year the 50th anniversary of his classic Oscar-winning hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin' On...

Health

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ grabs $38.5 million overseas

The superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters,...

Life

An Oklahoma filmmaker made a Chinese movie in his home state - here's the story of 'Dinosaur World'

Plus, Ryan Bellgardt teased what his new movie "Ghoster," which he currently is filming here in Oklahoma, has in common with...

Health

'First Cow' named 2020's best film by New York Film Critics

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Critics Circle on Friday voted Kelly Reichardt's Western fable “First Cow” the best film of...

Health

Berlin film festival postponed to later in 2021 due to virus

BERLIN (AP) — The annual Berlin International Film Festival is being put off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and...

Life

Oklahoma indie filmmaker Mickey Reece builds on his surrealistic signature style with arthouse horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter'

The psychological drama is set in the 1970s, and the period costumes, lighting and production design all boast a kind of...

Life

OKC filmmaker Mickey Reece talks his vampire mystery 'Climate of the Hunter,' '70s cuisine and his fantastical upcoming film about Garth Brooks and George Jones

"Climate of the Hunter" is opening today in select theaters, including Tulsa's Circle Cinema, with an on-demand and digital...

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Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reece's homegrown horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter' bows in theaters

Although he was born in 1982, Oklahoma City filmmaker Mickey Reece has a deep affection for the 1970s — hot dog-baked potato...

Life

Oklahoma-made movie 'Wild Indian' to premiere at 2021 Sundance Film Festival

In addition, the latest movie from Oklahoma native and prolific producer Mickey Liddell and an animated short from University...

Life

Creed frontman Scott Stapp to play Frank Sinatra in movie 'Reagan,' filming in Oklahoma and California

"Reagan" filmed in the Oklahoma City and Guthrie areas from September to November before the production moved to California...

News

In 'Ma Rainey,' channeling the blues of August Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many of those involved in the making of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” it’s not easy for Viola Davis to...

News

Review: A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

The assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur’s airport in...

Health

TV and Broadway star Laura Benanti celebrates Gen Z voices

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic closed high schools, Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti knew it also meant most...

Life

Disney details Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs,' Chris Paul film for Investor Day

"Reservation Dogs" stars D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor.

Health

Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition

A Questlove-directed documentary about the other major music event of the summer of 1969 and documentaries about the creators...

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Review: Wonder Woman combats a huckster's rise in '1984'

If you’re going to make a movie about wish fulfillment, 1980s America is about as good as you can do for a setting outside the...

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The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch2. Honest Thief3. Elf (2003)4. National...

Health

'Wonder Woman 1984' hopes to lasso a little holiday joy

Patty Jenkins wasn’t even finished making “ Wonder Woman ” when she started dreaming up a sequel for her and star Gal Gadot....

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Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a...

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‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and...

Health

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

LONDON (AP) — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage...

Health

Diverse TV holiday season includes all-Asian Lifetime movie

In one scene from the Lifetime TV movie, “A Sugar & Spice Holiday,” a co-worker says to Suzy, an Asian American architect in...

Health

Award-winning SKorean director Kim Ki-duk dies in Latvia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who won the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 but...

News

'Carry On' and 'EastEnders' star Barbara Windsor dies at 83

LONDON (AP) — British actress Barbara Windsor, whose seven-decade career ranged from cheeky film comedies to the soap opera...

Health

Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday, as the studio unveiled a galaxy’s...

Health

Joshua defending titles vs Pulev with Fury fight on horizon

Anthony Joshua has never been so close to a shot at being the undisputed world heavyweight champion.The WBA, IBF, WBO belts are...

Health

Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime

And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Oh, wait. This was 2020. The year everything stopped cold.Well, not...

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Turner Classic Movies celebrating Hollywood star Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt, the glamourous star of 1930s and '40s Hollywood films, doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about her own legacy....

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Q&A: Christopher Nolan on ‘Tenet’ home release

Christopher Nolan movies almost demand another look and “ Tenet ” is no exception. On Tuesday, audiences will finally be able...

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Review: In 'The Prom,' a giddy Broadway overdose

Can one movie make up for a year without musical theater, without jazz hands? Ryan Murphy's “The Prom” tries its damnedest to,...

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Review: Streep invites us on a pleasing, meandering ride

It’s safe to say this isn't a great time for the cruise ship industry.Given that obvious fact, Cunard is likely to be thrilled...

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Review: Love, Irish famer style, in ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’

Ask any actor, Irish accents are notoriously tricky. Even natives can struggle with regional dialects. So it is a little...

Sports

Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s physically impossible to get to the forest fight scene that hovers atop slender bamboo trees in “Crouching...

News

Review: George Clooney makes a moving 'The Midnight Sky'

Netflix is on a roll this year, with “Mank,”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,”“Da 5 Bloods” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” all...

Health

Q&A: Soderbergh on his 'boat movie' & the blockbuster's fate

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Soderbergh calls it “the boat movie” even though he’s not supposed to call it “the boat movie.”The Queen...

Life

Shazam! Back-to-back Zachary Levi movies filming in Oklahoma

Levi starred in the hit 2019 DC Comics movie adaptation "Shazam!" and is set to reprise the role in the sequel "Shazam! Fury of...

Health

'First Cow,' 'Nomadland' top AP's best films of 2020

Good movies kept coming in 2020, even when everything else stopped. In a year that often felt like its own kind of cataclysmic...

News

Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Gary Oldman and David Fincher met was in London 1990, when Fincher was looking to cast him in...

Health

Steven Soderbergh among producers of upcoming Academy Awards

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is going behind the scenes for the next Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture...

News

New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

News

Clooney honored by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian

George Clooney’s co-stars, friends and collaborators gathered virtually to share anecdotes and praise his contributions as...

Business

Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’

Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to...

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'B.A.P.S.' star Natalie Desselle Reid dies at 53

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Desselle Reid, who starred alongside Halle Berry in the 1997 film “B.A.P.S.” and on the sitcom...

News

'The Undoing' creator lured back to network TV for 'Big Sky'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producer David E. Kelley gifted network TV with three decades of hits, including “Ally McBeal,” “The...

Life

Blake Shelton has executive produced another Hallmark Christmas movie - and here's how to watch it

“Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas” is a new original premiering at 9 tonight on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of...

News

Review: 'Promising Young Woman' sdtk takes you on dark ride

Various artists, “Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Capitol Records)The “Promising Young Woman”...

Health

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

NEW YORK (AP) — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday...

Health

With red carpets rolled up, the Oscar race goes virtual

NEW YORK (AP) — This is the time of year when Hollywood’s awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear. It’s...

Sports

Larry Mavety, longtime junior hockey executive, dies at 78

KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Larry Mavety, a longtime junior hockey executive who once coached former NHL star Doug Gilmour, has...

Life

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native Luke Dick debuts 'Red Dog' soundtrack

The film, which premiered at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and played the deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City,...

Life

Oklahoma-made hip-hop holiday movie 'Finding Carlos' debuts today

The film is inspired by the classic story ballet "The Nutcracker," and multiple options are available for Oklahomans to view it...

Life

You can check out Oklahoma-made film adaptation of 'The Nutcracker' beginning Friday

A new Oklahoma-made holiday hip-hop movie inspired by the classic story ballet "The Nutcracker" will be released Friday with...

News

Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last...

News

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, are forming a film production company that they say will...

Health

Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows

NEW YORK (AP) — There's theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights.More than a hundred blocks north of...

News

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India...

Business

Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studio

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker’s purchase of a one-third...

News

Review: Reorienting the crime drama in 'I'm Your Woman'

When it's at its best, “I'm Your Woman” feels like you've slipped through a trap door, revealing a hidden pathway in an old...

Life

2021 Sundance Film Festival coming to Oklahoma movie theater

The nonprofit Circle Cinema is the official Satellite Screen for the festival in Tulsa and will serve as the only venue in...

Life

OKC 'The Polar Express' Train Ride and Oklahoma Railway Museum's Christmas Train canceled due to pandemic

The Oklahoma Railway Museum has canceled all its remaining 2020 events.

Health

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain...

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Review: A brilliant turn from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’

’Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently. The “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion” alum has been long...

Health

New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Health

Worldwide Thin-Film Module Industry to 2025 - by Type, Application and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 2, 2020--The "Global Thin-Film Module Market - Forecasts from 2020 to 2025" report has been added...

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'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the...

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Baby goat missing from old 'Big Fish' movie set in Alabama

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — The owners of an outdoor recreation destination in Alabama fear a days-old baby goat has been stolen...

Health

In '76 Days,' a documentary portrait of lockdown in Wuhan

NEW YORK (AP) — “Papa!” screams a hospital worker, covered from head to toe in a Hazmat suit and PPE, in the opening moments of...

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‘I’m Your Woman’ puts a fresh spin on the 1970s crime drama

Director Julia Hart couldn’t stop thinking about Tuesday Weld. She had just watched Michael Mann’s 1981 thriller “Thief” and...

Health

Testing new release strategy, 'The Croods' opens to $14.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures' animated sequel “The Croods: A New Age” had one of the...

Sports

Fuller sticking with Vanderbilt football after historic kick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, the most famous walk-on in college football this season, isn't ready to walk...

News

Hallmark, Lifetime Christmas movies finally show LGBTQ love in leading roles: 'It fits in'

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV — and a modern-day Christmas at that. Cable networks kicked off their...

News

'Finding Carlos' to premiere with monthlong screening statewide

"Finding Carlos," a holiday hip-hop movie filmed in Oklahoma, will premiere on Dec. 4 and screen throughout the month online at...

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Yuma Kagiyama, Kaori Sakamoto win NHK Trophy titles

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu sitting it out, 17-year-old Yuma Kagiyama displayed plenty of...

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Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the high-performance sports cars, the luxury Rolls-Royces and all those other classic automobiles in...

Health

A new doc peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program

Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa program for years,...

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How safe is it to go to indoor movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Remember what it was like going out to see a movie? Even though movie theaters have implemented protocols to protect guests and...

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Review: Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'

It's a demonstrably difficult task to find a comic screen partner worthy of standing opposite Melissa McCarthy, so you have to...

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Review: 'Ma Rainey' is Boseman's final, perhaps finest gift

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an...

Health

The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly...

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Review: A breezy, lighthearted rom-com in ‘Happiest Season’

Who we are with our parents and who we are in a romantic relationship can seem like different people.For Harper (Mackenzie...

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12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, from snubbed singers to...

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John Boyega isn't going to 'take the money and shush'

NEW YORK (AP) — John Boyega is only 28, but being a professional actor of 10 years and a veteran of three “Star Wars” films has...

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Review: A maximalist family romp in ‘The Croods: A New Age”

Remember “The Croods”? It’s understandable if the answer is a “sure, kinda?” The 2013 animated film about a cave family in a...

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Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas

They may be one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have never felt the pressure to use that...

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Taylor Swift 'folklore' concert film coming to Disney+

NEW YORK (AP) — A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+.The singer...

Health

Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a...

Health

The show must go on: Students put a spin on 'Romeo & Juliet'

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — “Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of...

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Bruce, the last ‘Jaws’ shark, docks at the Academy Museum

Bruce, the fiberglass shark made from the “Jaws” mold, is ready for his close-up. The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old...

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New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Health

In ‘Sound of Metal,’ a groundbreaking portrait of deafness

What should deafness sound like on film? For his debut feature “ Sound of Metal,” filmmaker Darius Marder wanted to create a...

Health

'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards,...

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Feds want "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe to turn over big cats

MUSKOGEE — The U.S. Justice Department is going after "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe's big cats on grounds he and his wife have a...

Health

Universal strikes another deal with a major theater chain

Another major movie theater chain has struck a deal with Universal Pictures to allow for shorter exclusive theatrical windows....

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'Coming 2 America' to launch on Amazon Prime in March

“Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, has landed on a date to come to audiences. The film which...

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Review: Dolly Parton brings her holiday spirit to Netflix

Dolly Parton's “ Christmas on the Square,” the newest addition to Netflix’s Christmas library, tests the limits of what one can...

Sports

Documentary paints bleak picture of Pacific Islands rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of Pacific Island rugby players in the professional era is compared to colonialism...

Sports

Upcoming ESPN documentary examines Woods and racial identity

A look at Tiger Woods through the prisms of race and identity will be the subject of an of an ESPN documentary debuting later...

Business

'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in theaters and on HBO Max

“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of...

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Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about...

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In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

NEW YORK (AP) — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth.In...

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Review: A punk drummer's life upended in 'Sound of Metal'

The film “Sound of Metal” starts with the uncomfortably loud noises of guitar feedback and ends two hours later with absolute...

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Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own

NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Tarantino's next work of imagination will be in book form.The Oscar-winning director has a two-book...

Health

Mexican border drama wins Greece's top film prize

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — “Identifying Features,” a drama about a mother’s harrowing journey through Mexico to find her...

Business

Universal and Cinemark agree to shorten theatrical window

Universal Pictures has struck another deal with a major theater chain to shorten the theatrical window from three months to as...

Life

Kevin Dillon added to 'Reagan' biopic that has been filming in Oklahoma

The Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee has been tapped to play Warner Bros. Studios founder Jack Warner in the biopic.

Health

Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the world's oldest soccer teams on Monday and plan to document...

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New this week: Megan Thee Stallion, 'Big Sky' & Dolly Parton

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Business

One half of the 'Property Brothers' praises solar in doc

NEW YORK (AP) — As half of HGTV's “Property Brothers,” Jonathan Scott is all about transforming interior spaces. Now he's...

Health

Soumitra Chatterjee, legend of Indian cinema, dies at 85

NEW DELHI (AP) — Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary Indian actor with more than 200 movies to his name and famed for his work...

Life

'Wolfwalkers' dazzles as animated Irish fairy tale

Expect Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon to keep intact its well-deserved streak of earning an Oscar nomination for every...

Health

Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus...

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Film Academy Museum completes pre-fundraising goal

It took eight years and 13,000 donors including the likes of Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, but the Academy Museum of...

Life

'Vast of Night, 'Minari,' 'Watchmen' - all with Oklahoma ties - nominated for Gotham Awards

The IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season.

Life

Aaron Sorkin joins Kristin Chenoweth as guest lecturer for Oklahoma City University's new Master’s in Screen Acting program

Students will learn how to develop, pitch and produce their own content and gain invaluable experience working alongside and...

Sports

Chiefs coach Andy Reid's tree extends to all corners of NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not long ago, NFL Films sat down with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid to reflect on his four decades...

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Review: Bromance 'The Climb' a triumph of quirky filmmaking

Three-quarters through “The Climb” comes a scene we've all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the...

Health

Chadwick Boseman, 'First Cow' among Gotham Award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Awards season, such as it is this year, got formally underway Thursday with the first notable film nominations...

Business

New device puts music in your head — no headphones required

LONDON (AP) — Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play...

Business

Review: Robbie's glamour cuts through dust in 'Dreamland'

Dust, dust and more dust. The parched Texas landscape of “Dreamland,” Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s Depression-era drama, is chock...

News

Review: Winslet finds passion among the rocks in ‘Ammonite’

The new film “ Ammonite ” unearths the stories of two women buried by history: paleontologist Mary Anning, who in the 19th...

Health

A festival hit waylaid by the virus, ‘The Climb’ peddles on

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Climb” is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings —...

Health

New Hong Kong park shows 'Jaws' to socially distanced crowd

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s first socially distanced outdoor entertainment park opened its doors to the public on Tuesday in...

News

Review: A 'Hillbilly Elegy' adaptation, hold the politics

J.D. Vance's “Hillbilly Elegy,” an election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald...

Life

Oklahoma musician Samantha Crain's music featured in new movie 'The Dark Divide'

"The Dark Divide" is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle's (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey...

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Greta Thunberg on 2 very surreal years of protest and fame

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first days of Greta Thunberg’s solitary sidewalk protest outside Swedish Parliament in August 2018, most...

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Roles aren't for keeps on 'Crown,' even newcomer Princess Di

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For viewers, “The Crown” offers a peek into a modern royal family’s life and times, or at least an engaging...

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Actors connect in 'subconscious' to play young, old Hokusai

TOKYO (AP) — A new film portraying the life of Edo-era painter and printer Hokusai features the artistry of two modern-day...

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‘Let Him Go’ has biggest weekend of any film in 6 weeks

The Kevin Costner and Diane Lane film “ Let Him Go ” had the highest earning box office weekend of any film in over a month,...

Life

'The Nutcracker' reimagined as a hip-hop holiday tale in new Oklahoma-made film coming soon

The feature film, produced in Oklahoma, tells the story of a skateboarding teenager trying to reconnect with his father and...

Life

Oklahoma film and TV job retraining opportunities offered for workers affected by coronavirus pandemic

The Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) partnered with others in the public and private sectors to support Community CARES...

News

Q&A: Eva Green on playing an astronaut in ‘Proxima’

Movies about astronauts and space are so often also about estranged fathers and sons. So it’s a welcome respite that in the new...

Life

Kristin Chenoweth talks Food Network's 'Candy Land,' Netflix's 'Holidate' and 'Tiger King' fandom

Although she recorded the "Tiger King" parody "Little Pieces,” her voiceover role in “The Witches” and her new duet with...

Business

Johnny Depp exits 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp has exited the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise following his failed libel case against The Sun tabloid...

News

Review: ‘Mank’ is a grand contribution to Hollywood history

In one history of the movies, “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz might look like a footnote. The former playwright...

Life

Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth keeps performing through pandemic

Kristin Chenoweth never envisioned herself starring in a Food Network show. Of course, before the bizarre plot twists of 2020,...

Health

'Tenet' to head to home release in Dec. after theatrical run

NEW YORK (AP) — After several months in pandemic-altered theaters, Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” will head to home release on...

Life

Oklahoma's Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival going virtual due to coronavirus pandemic

This year’s festival will encompass four areas: a music video portion, comedy, workshop and a short film segment.

Health

After a golden year, Bayern's Flick eyes win over Dortmund

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — What a year it's been for Hansi Flick.The Bayern Munich coach marked 12 months in charge on...

Health

Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in

Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show,” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably...

Life

'I Can Only Imagine' filmmakers the Erwin Brothers are casting their new Oklahoma project, based on another inspirational true story

Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin will direct and produce through their Kingdom Story banner the inspirational sports biopic "American...

Life

It's Will Rogers' birthday: The Cherokee Nation celebrated by announcing plans to purchase his Oklahoma birthplace museum

A small signing ceremony took place at the museum today to coincide with Will Rogers’ birthday and formalize the acquisition...

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Lesley Manville flexes new muscles in thriller 'Let Him Go'

Lesley Manville doesn’t show up until about halfway through the slow-burn, '60s-set Western “Let Him Go," but the arrival of...

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Review: Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in 'Let Him Go'

Superman, that boring lug, has thankfully flown the coop. Writer-director Thomas Bezucha's Western thriller “Let Him Go”...

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Seeking inclusion, Grammys change name of a music category

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music...

News

Spain chooses post-Civil War film as Oscar candidate

MADRID (AP) — “The Endless Trench,” a film about a man who hid for decades after Spain’s 1936-39 Civil War, will represent the...

Life

OKC's Jeanise Jones of Borat 2 fame accepts role in new movie

After unknowingly being cast in a "Borat" movie, an Oklahoma City woman has actually chosen a film role on purpose this time....

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Actor Carol Arthur DeLuise, widow of Dom DeLuise, dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Arthur DeLuise, an actor who appeared in several Mel Brooks films and was the widow of Dom DeLuise,...

Sports

Review: 'Jungleland' treads old paths but still hits hard

When a small indie film uses the title “Jungleland,” it's natural to expect that Bruce Springsteen's famous tune will be heard....

Health

New this week: 'Moonbase 8,' Kylie Minogue & Niall Horan

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Life

Want to work in the Oklahoma film industry? OKC residents who have lost jobs due to the pandemic can apply for retraining grants

Richard Janes, who is a partner and co-founder in the Oklahoma Film & Television Academy and Green Pastures Studio, said that...

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Vatican breaks silence, explains pope's civil union comments

ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced...

Health

Sunset falls on a historic season for the drive-in

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wiggin was still shivering after running out to hang up the weekend’s marquee — “Ghostbusters,” “Texas...

Life

OKC Philharmonic musicians share favorite John Williams' movie music moments ahead of tribute concerts

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will pay homage to the five-time Oscar winner with "The Magic of John Williams" Friday and...

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Musical movie magic: OKC Philharmonic musicians share their favorite John Williams cinematic memories ahead of tribute concerts

Over the past six decades, John Williams has created all kinds of movie magic, putting terror out to sea with "Jaws," blasting...

Life

31 scary movies to stream for Halloween

The list ranges from from venerable classics and new scares to family-friendly favorites and adults-only terror, with a few...

Health

Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

LONDON (AP) — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent...

Life

8 Sean Connery memorable movie moments

With his sex appeal, screen presence and skill at delivering one-liners, it's not surprising that he racked up countless...

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BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90

LONDON (AP) — BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90.

Life

'Borat' actor Sacha Baron Cohen gives $100K to OKC church attended by Jeanise Jones, one of the breakout stars of his latest film

It was the sort of ruse that Sacha Baron Cohen is known for. The actor finds unsuspecting people across America and uses film...

Life

7 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, 'The Voice' and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

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'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a...

Health

Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know

It’s been over two months since movie theaters started reopening in the U.S., but there is still a fair amount of consumer...

Life

Go behind the scenes of the crime-thriller 'Out of Exile,' one of many Oklahoma movies filming despite pandemic

Oklahoma's film industry continues to show promising growth even amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic, which has halted or...

Life

We help you plan your week ahead in entertainment

WITCHING HOUR: Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23, screens the Halloween favorite “Hocus Pocus” at 8 p.m. Friday. The limited-capacity...

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Crime thriller 'Out of Exile' is filming in Oklahoma despite the pandemic

The cheerful pink trim of Oklahoma City's vintage Flamingo Apartments contrasts with the grim adornments of a crime scene: the...

News

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August...

Business

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims,...

Life

Alfre Woodard's acclaimed 1996 film 'Follow Me Home' streaming for free, with special Zoom events on social justice starting tonight

Along with Woodard, the film features Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Calvin Levels, Steve Reevis and Salma Hayek.

Health

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it.Dozens of films, exploring...

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Review: A rom-com gone wrong in Netflix's ‘Holidate’

If it didn’t actually exist, “Holidate” would sound like one of those fake movies within a movie. A couple of attractive...

Sports

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing 'Underdog' film

TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often...

Life

'They loved her': Meet Oklahoma's Jeanise Jones, the 'moral compass' and breakout star of 'Borat 2'

A metro area woman was shocked to learn that she's one of the breakout stars of a new satirical comedy. Jeanise Jones of...

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Review: With high sorcery, 'The Craft: Legacy' casts a spell

More than a few Halloweens ago — two dozen to be exact — came a film that looked like a treat but ended up as a trick.“The...

Life

'Reagan' biopic filming in Oklahoma halts production after crew members reportedly test positive for COVID-19

The biographical drama - starring two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only...

News

Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis

In Remi Weekes’ “His House,” Bol (Sopé Dìrísù) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) have fled war in South Sudan only to find new horrors...

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Reimagining ‘The Craft’ for a new batch of aspiring witches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Craft” holds a special place in the hearts of older millennial and younger Gen-X women. With its...

News

Final 'Miss Peregrine' novel to be published in February

NEW YORK (AP) — We'll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes: Ransom Riggs has written his final tale...

News

The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. After We Collided2. Love and Monsters3. Ava (2020)4. The Phenomenon5. Trump Card (2020)6....

Business

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability. And...

Health

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween...

Health

Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where...

Life

More details revealed about LeBron James' 'Dreamland' documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

As the event's 2021 centennial approaches, several film and television projects are telling the story, which is still timely in...

Health

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic...

Health

New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

News

Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary genre’s power of immediacy is evident in “Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes...

Health

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked...

Life

6 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Reba McEntire, Hanson, Woody Guthrie and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

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Looking for a concert or event to go to in the OKC area? You've got options

LAZY CIRCLES AND THE SKY: Jordan Peele film “Us” will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday outside The Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. in Norman....

Health

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find...

News

Sandra Oh celebrates Asian culture in film 'Over the Moon'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Oh’s role in the new animated feature “Over the Moon” may not be her largest, but it has deep...

Health

Pandemic hurts AT&T in 3rd quarter; wireless unit stable

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the...

News

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s...

News

Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television...

News

'Bad Hair' movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several scenes in the film “Bad Hair” were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed...

News

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered...

News

Review: Did we need another 'Rebecca'? No, no we didn't.

It’s asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly...

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Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair

No matter how you cut it, “ The Witches ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald...

News

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.

ROME (AP) — Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.

Life

Oklahoma Americana duo The Imaginaries embrace cinematic opportunities during pandemic

The duo provided the soundtrack to the Oklahoma-made family film "Camp Arrowhead," which was recently released to buy or rent...

Life

Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reece's acclaimed horror movie 'Climate of the Hunter' getting theatrical release

"That's incredibly exciting:" Oklahoman Jacob Ryan Snovel, a producer and actor on the film, talks about the movie's track to...

News

Review: Charming 'Over the Moon' gets lost in lunar orbit

The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she's going...

News

Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing...

Health

Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good.The 70-year-old actor channeled...

Health

Robert Redford's son, James, dies of liver cancer at 58

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Redford, a filmmaker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, has died. He was 58.Robert Redford’s...

Health

Q&A: Adam McKay on the lessons of the 2000 recount

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay was head writer at “Saturday Night Live” during the 2000 election — a heady era for the sketch show...

Life

AMC and Harkins cinema chains offering private movie theater rentals starting at $99

The movie studios have responded to the ongoing pandemic by postponing most of their planned 2020 blockbusters to 2021. That...

Health

New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31:Oct. 25: Actor Marion Ross is 92. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 76. Singer Taffy...

Business

Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' notches No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of...

News

Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston,...

Life

5 reasons to get excited about Reba McEntire's planned return to TV on 'Fried Green Tomatoes' series

Reba would star as the present-day Idgie Threadgoode - the role played by Mary Stuart Masterson in the movie - who returns to...

Crime

Atlanta police make arrest in actor's shooting death

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police announced Friday that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson...

Life

Oklahoma Halloween events change it up due to COVID-19 to offer safer scares

The coronavirus pandemic has not only already made 2020 scary, but the ongoing crisis also is changing the way that many...

Life

Safer scares: Popular Oklahoma Halloween events change it up due to coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has not only already made 2020 scary, but the ongoing crisis also is changing the way that many...

News

Week Ahead for Oct. 16

JONESING: The third annual Jonestoberfest runs from 4 p.m. Tuesday through Oct. 19 and starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 21...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

‘Honest Thief’ PG-13 1:39 H H H H Liam Neeson, we’ve been told, has a particular set of skills. One of those skills apparently...

Business

Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for...

Health

Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on...

Sports

'Bad Hombres' film uses baseball to show the game of borders

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — People have always crossed borders to play baseball, and the sport routinely reaches across borders to...

Health

Review: Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state...

News

'West Wing' reunites cast with a mission: get out the vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin was gratified to bring an episode of the drama series to life on...

News

Play about the Constitution streams in time for Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Most playwrights want their works to remain relevant for decades to come. Not Heidi Schreck, not with “What the...

Business

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin dies at age 79

CAIRO (AP) — Mahmoud Yassin, an Egyptian actor and pillar of the country's film industry during the second half of the 20th...

Life

First look at Oklahoma native Ron Howard's film 'Hillbilly Elegy' features nearly unrecognizable Amy Adams and Glenn Close

The Duncan-born moviemaker helmed the adaptation of J.D. Vance's acclaimed best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a...

Life

'Reagan' biopic filming in Oklahoma finds its Nancy

"Reagan" stars Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only Imagine") as Ronald Reagan and co-stars Jon...

Health

Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese director who shot to stardom with a zombie movie featuring a delightfully long single shot has for...

Life

From the Tulsa Race Massacre to an indigenous mural series, get to know the artists and projects to receive the $25,000 Tulsa Artist Fellowship Arts...

The year-long award package includes a $25,000 stipend, up to $10,000 in project resources, as well as free living and studio...

Crime

Review: Liam Neeson is thrilless in awful 'Honest Thief'

Liam Neeson, we've been told, has a particular set of skills. One of those skills apparently is picking some movies that...

Crime

Filmmaker's trial raises concerns over freedom in new Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership,...

Health

Review: In 'S---house,' a college coming-of-age comedy

You would assume a college comedy with the unprintable title of “S—-house” to be another sad, low-brow retread of “Animal...

Health

Bollywood's powerful file suit against Indian news channels

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking...

Health

New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Life

Rom-com 'Parked for Love' filming in Oklahoma, seeking extras

The film is written by Michael Perrone. It is directed by Christine Conradt. Chris Goodman, Boris Isaac and Christine Conradt...

News

New Bosnian film on Srebrenica screened at place of massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — After premiering her latest feature at the Venice Film Festival last month and sending it...

Life
Life

Bill Murray is at his Bill Murray-est in Sofia Coppola's 'On the Rocks' - and Rashida Jones is pretty great, too

The film serves up a sparkling showcase for the effervescent chemistry between Murray and Jones.

Health

At book 78 and counting, Dean Koontz has no drought of ideas

NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Koontz admits it was “kind of frustrating” a few months back when an idea that he predicted the...

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MOVIE REVIEWS

'On the Rocks' R 1:36 3 of 4 stars Much like the many cocktails consumed by its appealing star duo, Oscar-winning...

Business

Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theaters, will stream on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pixar film “Soul” will skip theaters and instead premiere on Disney+ on Christmas, the Walt Disney Co....

Life

Pixar's 'Soul' to bypass theaters, make holiday debut on Disney+

“Soul” comes from Pete Docter, the Academy Award-winning director behind “Inside Out” and “Up,” and co-director/writer Kemp...

Life

Oklahoma City University to live-stream regional premiere of Monty Python’s 'Spamalot Socially Distant Concert-ish Version'

OCU’s Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company, the nation’s longest-running collegiate-based opera and music theater troupe,...

News

Review: A Filipina singer with heart in 'Yellow Rose'

“I'm illegal,” says Rosario “Rose” Garcia (Eva Noblezada), a Filipina living undocumented in Texas, in Diane Paragas' “Yellow...

Health

On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone.The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home,...

Health

Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks — who is releasing a new song Friday and a concert film later this month — discusses the TV...

Business

'The Right Stuff' looks back and up with first US astronauts

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hollywood does biopics on musicians, we're used to lots of saucy tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll....

Health

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind...

Sports

Staley, Rams defense won't change for Washington's QB switch

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Washington’s change of starting quarterback will not result in major adjustments for the Los...

Business

Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for promotion of 'Cuties'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted streaming giant Netflix for promoting French film “Mignonnes,” or...

News

Review: Adam Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween' is ... good?

The distance for Adam Sandler from last year's frantic, high-wire act “Uncut Gems” to his new Netflix comedy, “Hubie...

Health

'Jurassic World' shoot suspended after COVID-19 positives

Filming on the new “Jurassic World” movie at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. has been suspended for two weeks because of COVID-19...

Business
Video

Another Oklahoman in the movie business comes home as OKC's Prairie Surf Media makes first hire

The Oklahoma City Council last month unanimously approved an agreement allowing the Cox Convention Center to be marketed by...

News

Radha Blank of 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' isn't late

If Radha Blank had a tagline for her film, “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” it would be: “You don't age out of your passion.”Blank...