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'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut,...

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Wonder Woman interrupts SA cricket game in climate protest

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — Climate activists dressed as Wonder Woman and other movie superheroes interrupted a cricket game...

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'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South...

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Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died...

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Amy Poehler invented Galentine's Day and now retailers are seizing on it

Valentine's Day isn't what it used to be. Just over half of Americans say they celebrate the day, down 13% since 2009,...

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Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in “Sex and the...

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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd...

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Watch: James Marsden talks 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' 'Westworld' and teen modeling gigs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

The Sunday Oklahoman had a cameo Thursday night during Oklahoma native James Marden's appearance.

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The BAM's Blog 13th annual Valentine's Day movie list

Way back on Feb. 14, 2008, I posted my very first entry on the newly launched BAM's Blog: a list of my favorite films...

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Full board of France's Cesar film awards steps down

PARIS (AP) — The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, has stepped down in a spat over both...

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Movie review: 'Downhill' drags despite short running time

Knowing just how funny they can be together makes their largely laugh-free pairing in the dark comedy "Downhill" even more of a...

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Interview: 'MST3K' mastermind Joel Hodgson brings farewell trek to OKC area with 'Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour'

"We worked really to hard to realize the show for a theatrical experience, and that's really what you get. You really are...

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Interview: 'Star Trek' icon William Shatner brings 'Wrath of Khan' tour to OKC area tonight

For the past few years, the enterprising actor has been boldly going on tour with the beloved 1982 film "Star Trek II: The...

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US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland...

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Enterprising icon: 'Star Trek' star William Shatner brings 'Wrath of Khan' tour to Oklahoma

William Shatner has occasionally taken the opportunity over the years to sit in the back of a movie theater and watch audiences...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ‘WHAT A SAD...

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'Downhill' R, 1:30, 2 of 4 stars During Sunday's Academy Awards, the presenter pairing of Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus...

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Final bows: 'MST3K' ringmaster Joel Hodgson is on his farewell trek with 'The Great Cheese Movie Circus Tour'

For three decades, Joel Hodgson has been the ringmaster of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," a cult-classic television series...

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Video: OKC Town Hall continues 2019-2020 season with authors David Grann and Sam Anderson and cartoonist Steve Kelley

"Killers of the Flower Moon" author David Grann will give the fourth talk in the six-lecture series at 11 a.m. Feb. 20.

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

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European soccer draws inspiration from movie to coach girls

LONDON (AP) — Nadine Kessler's journey to the top of women's soccer had its challenges.“Was it a struggle in the beginning to...

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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Review: 'The Photograph' develops nicely into a fine film

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's...

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Review: Why wait? 'Sonic the Hedgehog' worth rushing to see

If the Hollywood mantra for making blockbusters is “faster, faster, faster,” then the creators of “Sonic the Hedgehog” have...

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The women of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' redraw the frame

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline...

Health

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Feb. 11The Wall Street Journal on Sen. Bernie Sanders...

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Rap impostors accused of scamming luxury hotels of thousands

ATLANTA (AP) — A crew of Rolls Royce-riding identity thieves who posed as rap industry figures scammed more than $100,000 from...

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Review: ‘Downhill’ a showcase for Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell

The foreign-language film remake has never been the most esteemed sort of Hollywood production, but the timing of “Downhill,” a...

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St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Janelle Monáe, Lulu Wang and more added to SXSW final speakers list

SXSW 2020 will take place March 13-22 at various venues around Austin, Texas.

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Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Paula Kelly has died at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom “Night Court” and...

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Review: 'The Last Thing He Wanted' is alarmingly unthrilling

Not too deep into the Netflix film “The Last Thing He Wanted,” the spunky heroine is given a warning: “Buckle up. It's gonna be...

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German filmmaker Vilsmaier, known for 'Stalingrad,' dies

BERLIN (AP) — Joseph Vilsmaier, a German filmmaker whose striking portrayal of the Battle of Stalingrad brought home the...

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ScarJo's Oscar look glimmers on, at Oscar de la Renta show

NEW YORK (AP) — Watching the Oscar de la Renta show unfold in the imposing setting of the New York Public Library in Manhattan,...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for February 9thiTunes Movies US Charts:1. Parasite2. Joker3. Knives Out4. Once Upon...

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The top 10 Apple Books on the iTunes Store

Apple Book charts for week ending February 9, 2020: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher)1. Open Book by Jessica...

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Universal will release controversial 'Hunt' film in March

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures said Tuesday that it will release the social satire “The Hunt,” a film it canceled in the...

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Anna Sui rolls out B-movie gothic glam at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sui doesn't love scary movies, but she adores illusion, especially glamorous illusion.That's one reason...

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Harvey Weinstein's defense rests without the once-powerful movie mogul testifying at his rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's defense rests without the once-powerful movie mogul testifying at his rape trial.

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Photos and video: From 'Parasite' to the ratings, the Oscars made history in many ways

What had been a pretty predictable cinematic awards season had a twist ending almost as surprising as South Korean auteur Bong...

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Watch the delightful Oscar-winning animated short film 'Hair Love'

The short film's writer and co-director Matthew A. Cherry, a former NFL player, dedicated his award to Kobe Bryant, who died...

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Photos and video: Renee Zellweger wins best actress Oscar for biopic 'Judy,' produced by Oklahoman Mickey Liddell

Zellweger, who won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2004 for "Cold Mountain," called working on "Judy" "one of the most...

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Photos and video: Oklahoma-born movie star Brad Pitt receives first acting Oscar for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Pitt, who was born in Shawnee but grew up in Springfield, Missouri, earned the best supporting actor Oscar for his coolly...

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Hollywood barriers fall in milestone Oscars for ‘Parasite’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards...

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Oscar parties: Pitt goes right in, Phoenix engraves-and-runs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Brad Pitt, tux still on but tie gone and best supporting actor Academy Award stowed away...

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Oscars viewership plunges to record low

NEW YORK (AP) — Without a host or a great deal of pizzazz, ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience...

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A breakdown of the gowns, bling and beauty from the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos...

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Review: Oral history of Bond films is for fans’ eyes only

“Nobody Does it Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond," Forge Books, by Mark A. Altman and...

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Bong's 'Parasite' focuses on plight of South Korea's poor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans are reveling in writer-director Bong Joon Ho’s dark comic thriller, “Parasite,” which...

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South Koreans explode with joy over 'Parasite' Oscar wins

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans reacted with rare collective joy Monday after director Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” won...

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Final list of Academy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winners at the 92nd Academy Awards, which were held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre:Best picture:...

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Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class...

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Backstage at the Oscars: Dazed winners and sweet reunions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A whole other show happens just a few feet to the right of the main Oscars stage in the wings where...

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South Korea's 'Parasite' wins international feature Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Parasite,“ director Bong Joon Ho’s dark comedy about wealth inequality, won the Oscar for best...

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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Big wins for 'Parasite' give Oscar night an emotional high

Called up to the stage again and again, Bong Joon Ho kept saying he was ready for a drink — “bloody ready.”But the Oscars...

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Zellweger completes comeback with best-actress Oscar win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger completed a Hollywood comeback for the ages at the Oscars on Sunday night, winning as best...

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'Parasite' director Bong Joon Ho wins best director Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-director Bong Joon Ho made Oscar history Sunday night, capturing Oscars for best director and best...

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Dern wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Marriage Story'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who...

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Rapper Eminem shocks Oscars with performance 17 years late

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apparently, it's never too late to perform at the Oscars, particularly if you're an Oscar winner named...

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Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor Oscar for 'Joker'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix’s visceral portrayal of a troubled man’s descent into villainy in “Joker” earned him his...

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Brad Pitt wins first acting Oscar for 'Once Upon a Time'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An emotional Brad Pitt won his first acting Oscar on Sunday night, claiming the supporting actor trophy for...

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Almost-EGOTs Elton John, Hildur Guðnadóttir win music Oscars

Twenty-five years after winning his first Oscar, Elton John has picked up his second at the 2020 Academy Awards, where “Joker”...

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The Latest: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture Academy Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times...

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'Parasite' wins best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Parasite' wins best picture Oscar.

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Renée Zellweger wins best actress Oscar for 'Judy'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger wins best actress Oscar for 'Judy'.

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Bong Joon Ho wins best director Oscar for 'Parasite'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bong Joon Ho wins best director Oscar for 'Parasite'.

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Obama-backed documentary on Ohio factory wins Academy Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar for best feature-length documentary has gone to "American Factory," the first documentary released by...

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Scarlett Johansson among the bombshells on Oscars red carpet

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson showed up Sunday for her two-nomination night at the Oscars every bit the bombshell in a...

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AP PHOTOS: A look at Oscars red carpet standouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) —On an Oscars red carpet filled with dramatic dresses and designer tuxedos, Spike Lee and Natalie Portman wore...

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'You've Got a Friend in Me' — 'Toy Story 4' wins Oscar

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about having a friend: “Toy Story 4” has become the first franchise to earn two animated film Oscars.The...

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Photos and video: Oklahoma-born Brad Pitt wins big and cracks jokes leading up to tonight's Oscars

Pitt, who was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Missouri, has won best supporting actor honors at practically every televised...

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All-star list of Academy Awards presenters and performers announced

The star-studded lineup includes Jane Fonda, Josh Gad, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Sandra Oh, Natalie Portman, Chris Rock and Taika...

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'Birds of Prey' flies low on Oscars weekend with tepid debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birds of Prey,” the DC Comics' Harley Quinn spinoff, made a tepid debut in theaters over the weekend,...

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Robert Conrad, star of 'The Wild, Wild West,' dies at 84

LOS ANGELES — Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian...

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Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for...

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'The Farewell,' Adam Sandler triumph at Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday's Academy Awards,...

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Monse creatives still see themselves as fashion outsiders

NEW YORK (AP) — Monse founders Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are stars in the fashion business — they're also the creatives...

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Ben Platt named Hasty Pudding's 2020 Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Award-winning actor and musician Ben Platt was named 2020 Man of the Year by Harvard University's famed...

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Hasty Pudding roasts Ben Platt, youngest Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Award-winning actor and musician Ben Platt took a quick jab at President Donald Trump late Friday while...

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Jane Fonda brings climate-change fight to LA ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two days ahead of the Academy Awards, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda brought her Fire Drill Friday...

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Leslie Jones livens up Siriano's NY Fashion Week front row

NEW YORK (AP) — With shouts of “Work it! work it!” from superfan Leslie Jones in the front row, Christian Siriano helped kick...

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At Weinstein trial, defense takes aim at accusers' memories

NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years...

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Oscars preview: '1917,' 'Parasite,' Brad Pitt and more predicted to win big at Sunday's Academy Awards

The promise of more uproarious one-liners from Shawnee-born movie star Brad Pitt, who has done an admirable job of charmingly...

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Concert review: OKC Philharmonic brings extra thrills to Indiana Jones' adventures with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert'

The sound effects on the shootouts, car crashes and fistfights were muffled to keep them from conflicting with the orchestra,...

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Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching...

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Global Report on the Thin-Film Solar Cell Market: (2020-2024) - Drivers, Challenges and Market Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2020--The "Global Thin-Film Solar Cell Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2020-2024)" report...

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Movie reviews for Feb. 7, 2020

'Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn' R 1:49 3 of 4 stars At one point in "Birds of Prey,"...

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The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell shares her Academy Awards forecast

After two months of preliminaries marked by plenty of drama but not much actual suspense, the cinematic awards season closes...

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Concert review: OKC Philharmonic adds extra excitement to Indiana Jones' adventures with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert'

If there's one thing I've learned in my years covering the arts and entertainment beat, it's that most experiences — from...

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Oklahoma-made film 'Black Wall Street Burning' to be released in OKC and Tulsa theaters

Produced by OKC-based Noftis Studios and filmed in central Oklahoma,"Black Wall Street Burning" is directed by Dekoven Riggins...

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Watch: Amazon debuts the chills-inducing trailer for Oklahoma filmmaker Andrew Patterson's 'The Vast of Night'

The film earned strong reviews following its well-received bow in the Midnight Madness section at the 2019 Toronto...

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Key is still making people laugh but flexing his drama chops

NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan-Michael Key is transitioning out of over-the-top comedies to focus more on dramatic films, and for him,...

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Women vying for Oscars salute their progress, snubs aside

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mood at Diane von Furstenberg’s lunch honoring this year’s female Oscar contenders could have...

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Kidman, Nyong'o, Peele and more describe 1st Oscar moments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It happens in an instant: The envelope is opened, a name is called and the Oscar winner's life and career...

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'Warhol and the West': National Cowboy Museum hosts exclusive exhibit examining the pioneering artist's Western work and influences

Given his reputation, it's not surprising that Andy Warhol's shoes often drew attention. But the type of footwear the iconic...

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Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reece's new horror film 'Agnes,' featuring Molly C. Quinn, Sean Gunn and Rachel True, completes principal photography

The production filmed in central Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program was vital to the project, according...

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Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king.Douglas, the muscular,...

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Reiner, Hamill and more react to Kirk Douglas' death

NEW YORK (AP) — — “To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a...

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Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other...

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Weinstein accuser says he trapped her during hotel assault

NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein stripped off his clothes, pulled down her dress and groped her breast in a hotel bathroom...

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Douglas' films included `Spartacus,' 'Lust for Life'

Films of Kirk Douglas (many also produced by him) include:“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” 1946“Mourning Becomes Electra,”...

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Tom Hanks, Chris Rock added to Oscars presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Chris Rock and Taika Waititi are some of the presenters who will take the Oscars stage at the...

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Legendary icon and 'Spartacus' star Kirk Douglas dies at 103: Reports

Little stopped Spartacus, right to the end.Legendary actor Kirk Douglas died at age 103, according to People, TMZ and E!...

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Review: A charismatic Robbie gives Harley Quinn her wings

At one point in “Birds of Prey,” crime lord Roman Sionis, aka Ewan McGregor, sits down with a tub of popcorn to watch Harley...

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Oscar Predictions: Can 'Parasite' upset '1917'?

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle shares his predictions for a...

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At the Oscars, 'The Cave' aims to provide hope to Syria

NEW YORK (AP) — Home is a complicated notion for Feras Fayyad, the director of the Oscar-nominated Syrian documentary “The...

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'Never give up': Raymond Santana of 'Central Park Five' shares his story at OC

For Raymond Santana, April 19, 1989, seemed like an ordinary day, part of a long holiday weekend that was perfect for spending...

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Oklahoma native Jeanne Tripplehorn cast in 'The Gilded Age,' 'Downton Abbey' mastermind Julian Fellowes' new HBO project

The fictional period epic is focusing on New York City millionaire titans of industry in the 1880s comes from the "Downton...

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Making Oscar history, 'Honeyland' shatters borders

NEW YORK (AP) — Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska were in a hard-to-reach area of Northern Macedonia — about as far from...

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Watch: Oklahoma band Skating Polly plays 'A Little Late' at Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony

Skating Polly's "A Little Late" is featured in three-time Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen's ("The Lord of the Rings"...

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Top films were more diverse than ever before, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study...

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Home release dates announced for WWII drama 'A Hidden Life,' directed by Oklahoma-bred auteur Terrence Malick

The timeless story based on real events about a largely unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), who refused to fight...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 4, 2020: See a one-night-only screening of the documentary 'Always in Season' at Rodeo Cinema

The one-night-only "Indie Lens Pop-Up" screening is presented by Rodeo Cinema, OETA and PBS.

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Watch: Oklahoma-born Ron Howard talks about the personal connection to his Sundance Film Festival selection, 'Rebuilding Paradise'

Howard has recently delved into documentary filmmaking with "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week," "Made in America" and...

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Video: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein and Bill Benz talk about their Sundance Film Festival mockumentary 'Nowhere Inn'

The unusual meta project made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which closed Sunday. The movie also is set to...

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After Oprah's exit, Russell Simmons doc acquired by HBO Max

NEW YORK (AP) — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor...

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Brazil's government blasts Oscar-nominated documentary-maker

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government criticized Oscar-nominated filmmaker Petra Costa on Monday after she once more labeled...

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Tulane acquires archive of "Vampire" author Anne Rice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University has acquired the complete archives of bestselling author Anne Rice, who was born and...

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8 films from the Sundance Film Festival you’ll want to see

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the 36th annual edition of the Sundance Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of snow and...

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Review: Stylish book gumshoes `Chinatown' and lost Hollywood

“The Big Goodbye: ‘Chinatown’ and the Last Years of Hollywood,” Flatiron, by Sam WassonQuentin Tarantino’s hagiographic “Once...

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Gift or keep: The afterlives of red carpet looks is a dance

NEW YORK (AP) — Remember the ethereal pale blue Prada dress Lupita Nyong'o wore the night she won an Oscar in 2014? How about...

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'Hamilton' by original cast coming to a film screen near you

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year, you'll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash from the...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 9-15

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 9-15Feb. 9: Actress Janet Suzman is 81. Singer Carole King is 78. Singer Barbara Lewis...

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Oklahoma-filmed family drama 'Minari' wins top prizes at Sundance Film Festival

Based on Lee Isaac Chung’s real-life experiences, the drama follows a Korean-American family that moves from Los Angeles to...

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Israel's Holocaust museum apologizes for inaccurate videos

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, issued an apology Monday for videos presented during a ceremony...

Business

The best and worst of Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston accents got poked. “Groundhog Day” got – surprise – resurrected, complete with Bill Murray. Google...

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Pakistan delays decision on movie that offended Islamists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government on Monday postponed its decision on whether to lift a ban on a movie that had offended...

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Winners of the 2020 British Academy Film Awards

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2020 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:Film -- “1917”British Film -- “1917”Director --...

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Best picture '1917' is big winner at British Academy Awards

LONDON (AP) — Gut-wrenching World War I epic “1917” was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, winning seven...

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World War I epic “1917” named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, wins seven trophies in all.

LONDON (AP) — World War I epic “1917” named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, wins seven trophies in all.

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Jamie Foxx tricks pre-Super Bowl gala crowd with 'Beyoncé'

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jamie Foxx tricked an A-list crowd at a pre-Super Bowl show Saturday, telling them Beyoncé was about...

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'Bad Boys' tops box office for third straight week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Bad Boys of Life” went for a three-peat at the box office during Super Bowl weekend.The Sony Pictures’ film...

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'Joker' leads British Academy Awards race amid controversy

LONDON (AP) — The superhero villain saga “Joker” led the race for Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, a glitzy event that has...

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'Minari,' 'Boys State' win top honors at Sundance

NEW YORK (AP) — The Korean-American family drama “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung's tender autobiographical tale about his upbringing...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 2, 2020: See National Theatre Live's encore presentation of 'The Lehman Trilogy' at Oklahoma City Community College

The screening is part of National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theater to cinemas across the globe.

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'Parasite,' 'Jojo Rabbit' win top Writers Guild Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Parasite” has continued its march through Hollywood’s awards season by winning the best original...

Business

Sundance Film Festival names Tabitha Jackson new director

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival has found its new leader from within, promoting Sundance Institute documentary...

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For 'Fast and Furious' cast, Walker's memory remains strong

MIAMI (AP) — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious”...

Life

Ada's McSwain Theatre planning 'Harry Potter' screenings and interactive wizarding experience

Guests are encouraged to wear costumes. A costume contest will take place prior to each film screening.

Life

Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum celebrates milestone anniversaries for 'True Grit' films with exhibit 'Two Grits'

On view through May 10, the exhibit "Two Grits" celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 version starring Wayne, Glenn...

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Family ties: Fox's Joe Buck sentimental calling Super Bowl

Ever since the Kansas City Chiefs qualified for Super Bowl 54, Joe Buck has been on a sentimental journey. It was 50 years ago...

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Lifting the eyepatch: National Cowboy Museum's 'Two Grits' marks milestone anniversaries for both 'True Grit' movies

As The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prepares for its 92nd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 9, Oklahomans have the...

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How to binge on Oscar movies in cinemas for cheap

NEW YORK (AP) — At $15 a pop in major cities — and sometimes more — going to the cinema can easily break the bank.That's where...

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Adam Sandler signs deal with Netflix to make 4 more films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expect more Adam Sandler in your Netflix feed.The streaming giant announced Friday that Sandler and his...

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On 'Irishman,' teaching De Niro and Pacino to act younger

NEW YORK (AP) — Would you have the gumption to tell Al Pacino to act his age?That was the unique position Gary Tacon, the...

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Asia-Pacific Thin Film Battery Market is Projected to Witness a CAGR of Over 23% During the Forecast Period, 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2020--The "Asia Pacific Thin Film Battery Market, By Technology, By Battery Type, By Voltage...

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'Hair Love' director wants to win Oscar in honor of Kobe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Matthew A. Cherry became an Oscar nominee, that was initially good enough for him, until he heard about...

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'The Rhythm Section' R 1:49 1 1/2 of 4 stars 'The Rhythm Section" opens, more or less, on a gun (and silencer) pointed,...

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Week Ahead: Oklahoma concerts and shows for Jan. 31

ON PARADE: Canadian indie rock bands Wolf Parade and Land of Talk will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW...

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Berlin filmfest suspends prize over Nazi links report

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival has suspended a prize named for its founding director after a German...

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Weinstein says he hired private eyes 'for days like this'

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is defending his use of a private spy agency that allegedly dug up dirt on his accusers,...

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MoviePass may owe money to 12,000 subscribers as it files for bankruptcy liquidation

Movie ticket subscription service MoviePass and its parent company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation late Tuesday and...

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'The Assistant' aims to go behind the headlines of #MeToo

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “The Assistant” is one of the first narrative films to come out of the #MeToo movement and the Harvey...

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Review: 'Gretel & Hansel' is a real horror(ible) movie

There's a scene early on in the new film “Gretel & Hansel” when the two title characters accidentally scarf down psychedelic...

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EU fines NBCUniversal for restricting film merchandise sales

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities have fined NBCUniversal for restricting cross-border sales of “Jurassic Park" toys,...

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Chief on the mic: 50 years later, Stram still shines on film

MIAMI (AP) — “Matriculate: To enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university.”To football fans, though,...

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Accusers: Weinstein excused lewd acts as a showbiz norm

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who say they met Harvey Weinstein when they were aspiring actresses in their 20s testified at his...

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Aaron Hernandez's fiancee speaks out on documentary series

BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez spoke publicly for the first time since the release of a...

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Review: 'Assistant' is a subtle, soul-crushing #MeToo drama

Harvey Weinstein sits in a Manhattan courtroom this week, a silent (as yet) but looming presence at his landmark #MeToo-era...

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Pastor's fight against KKK becomes movie that may aid battle

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Not many years ago in a small, rural South Carolina town stood The Redneck Shop — a racist emporium and Ku...

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Review: 'The Rhythm Section' is a fresh take on old formula

When you think of top-notch movie assassins, there’s a good chance you conjure up Samuel L. Jackson or Keanu Reeves or Matt...

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Interviews, photos and video: OKC Broadway plans 2020-21 season including 'Oklahoma!,' 'Frozen,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Wicked' and more

The local presenter of the nationally touring Broadway shows, OKC Broadway - a partnership of the New York City-based The...

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Radha Blank of 'The 40-Year-Old Version' isn't late

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival is a showcase of new voices in cinema, and few have come through louder and...

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'Killers of the Flower Moon' expected to usher in a new decade of filmmaking in Oklahoma, as production is officially confirmed in the Sooner State

“We’re thrilled that this unique story will be filmed where it took place, in Osage County, and welcome the production to...

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Berlin film fest to zoom in on inner turmoil, outer chaos

BERLIN (AP) — This year's Berlin International Film Festival will have a decidedly dark focus, with many of its headline movies...

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'Barry's' Bill Hader and 'Watchmen's' Nicole Kassell among DGA Awards winners

In the dramatic television series category, Nicole Kassell won the DGA Award for helming the pilot of HBO's "Watchmen."

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‘Minari,’ a Korean immigrant drama, breaks out at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After the premiere of “Minari” at the Sundance Film Festival, while many in the audience were still...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 28, 2020: See the Oklahoma documentary 'Faces of the 47th' at Rodeo Cinema

The film made its world premiere at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival, and filmmaker Cacky Poarch's passion project literally...

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'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M sale

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an...

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Video: Oklahoma film and TV industry enters the streaming wars with Green Pastures Studio and Oklahoma Film & Television Academy

Oklahoma film companies and vendors have long talked about the desire to be located on a film lot where different organizations...

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'I'm being raped': Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of...

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Grandson’s pitch coaxes Redford out of retirement, briefly

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a...

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DiCaprio, Zellweger and more Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and dozens of other Academy Award nominees bowed their heads in a moment of...

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At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter suppression in election

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat,...

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The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times...

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List of Grammy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners so far in top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.

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Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable...

Sports

Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shock

NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece...

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AP PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant, NBA legend, dies at 41

By any measure, Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest players in NBA history.The retired Los Angeles Lakers star, who died Sunday...

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A look at some of Kobe Bryant's career highlights

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career.

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At Sundance, Lin-Manuel Miranda shares the spotlight

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda knows that, for some, the story of his life is already written.“If I can put it...

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Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere...

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'Bad Boys,' '1917' best 'The Gentleman' at box office

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Boys” trumped “Gentlemen” in movie theaters over the weekend as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s “Bad...

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New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in 'face doubles'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or...

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Almodóvar, Banderas triumph with “Pain and Glory” at Goyas

MADRID (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” swept the top prizes at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards, including best...

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Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its...

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Sundance: Ron Howard documents aftermath of the Camp Fire

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in...

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Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the...

Life

Video: Oklahoma-made horror-mystery 'Home with a View of the Monster' released on download, DVD, Blu-ray and streaming

In "Home with a View of the Monster," a young couple returns after placing their secluded lake house on a vacation rental app...

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Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

NEW YORK (AP) — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in...

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Movie review: Oklahoma native Alfre Woodard gives masterful performance in 'Clemency'

Throughout her four-decade acting career, Woodard has garnered an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy Awards and two Golden...

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Movie review: Dance documentary 'Cunningham' is a cinematic work of art

The film focuses on the first 30 years of Cunningham's career - he continued to create until his death in 2009 at the age of 90...

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'Clemency' R 1:52 3 1/2 of 4 stars It's a veritable crime against cinema that Tulsa native Alfre Woodard isn't nominated for an...

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Word Balloons: 'Joker' vies for Oscars as character's 80th anniversary nears

“The Joker” is receiving hefty critical acclaim, especially for a film based on a comic-book character. The Todd...

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Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentary

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film...

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Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, 'Crip Camp'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to...

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'Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying...

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Review: Um, what? 'The Turning' is a muddled take on madness

It's really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering...

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Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy...

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Review: Bios put spotlight on director Lumet, actor McKellen

“Sidney Lumet: A Life” by Maura Spiegel; “Ian McKellen: A Biography” by Garry O’Connor (both St. Martin’s)New biographies of...

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Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele among honorees at AAFCA awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American...

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From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the...

Business

Hallmark media CEO leaves, month after same-sex ad backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years, just a month after its flagship...

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Review: Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen' is stale pint of ale

Guy Ritchie’s honor-among-thieves meta-caper “The Gentlemen,” with Matthew McConaughey, has all the tailored tweed suits and...

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From Erivo to Pacino, TV critics meeting draws stars in

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When members of the Television Critics Association gather each January to preview upcoming programs and...

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'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete...

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Review: 'The Last Full Measure' fumbles its proud mission

There's been a lot of talk recently about so-called “dad movies,” partly sparked by the success of “Ford v Ferrari.” And when...

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Tilda Swinton backs public appeal to buy Derek Jarman house

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late...

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Oklahoma artists and filmmakers to participate in inaugural Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program has a long and unprecedented history of identifying and nurturing the most recognizable...

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Reba McEntire to guest star on CBS series 'Young Sheldon'

Her film credits include "One Night at McCool's," "The Little Rascals" and her big-screen debut in the B-horror classic...

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At Sundance, an annual rebirth for American movies

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New...

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Pamela Anderson marries film producer Jon Peters

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Pamela Anderson has married movie producer Jon Peters.Anderson and Peters married Monday in a private...

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Oscar presenters to include Colman, Malek, King and Ali

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winners of last year’s acting Academy Awards will return to the Oscar stage next month to present the...

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Photos and video: Brad Pitt wins big at the Producers Guild and SAG Awards

At Saturday's 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards, Pitt, who was born in Shawnee and grew up in Springfield, Missouri, accepted...

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James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital...

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'Parasite' parties, Leo greets young fans inside SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off-camera and during commercials, the stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards got to rub shoulders, give...

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'Parasite' wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston

“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood's award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign...

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BAM's Blog Top 10 movies of 2019: 'Jojo Rabbit,' 'The Farewell,' 'Us' and more highlight stellar year for cinema

The film industry closed out the 2010s with female filmmakers, international auteurs and moviemakers of color having achieved...

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'Bad Boys for Life' debuts so good with box office top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two "Bad Boys” were too good for one “Dolittle” at the box office.“Bad Boys for Life” starring Will Smith...

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'1917' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I...

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Preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic to play John Williams' classic score live with showings of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Part of its 2019-2020 Pops series, the philharmonic’s presentation of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" marks its second partnership...

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Cinematic adventure: OKC Philharmonic to play along with classic film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Archaeologist Indiana Jones' big-screen adventures just wouldn't be the same without the sweeping score by legendary composer...

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Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know...

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Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a...

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Watch: Trailer debuts for Oklahoma-made family film 'The Adventures of A.R.I. My Robot Friend'

With an almost entirely Oklahoma-based crew, it's the second film that Ace Entertainment Films Inc. produced in Oklahoma,...

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Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also...

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Pacino, De Niro among Producers Guild Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Melissa McCarthy are among the presenters for Saturday’s Producers Guild of...

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Nashville songwriters spread outside country at Grammys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music...

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Movie review: Despite strong performances, fact-based story 'Three Christs' has trouble with the truth

The film is loosely drawn from Milton Rokeach's controversial 1964 psychiatric case study "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti," but...

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Movie review: Japanese animated film 'Weathering With You' mixes teen romance and mythical meteorology

A 2019 Toronto International Film Festival premiere, it is the newest title from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki...

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Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating...

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'Weathering With You' PG-13 1:51 3 of 4 stars Mythical meteorology meets teen romance in the visually striking, tunefully...

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Top 10: The Oklahoman film critic Brandy McDonnell lists her favorite movies of 2019

The year just past may have boasted more of its share of real-life oddball characters, outrageous dialogue and unexpected plot...

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Oklahoma-made film 'Golden Arm' to have world premiere at SXSW

“Golden Arm” is the debut feature for writing team Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly, and it uses sports and humor to deliver a...

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NBC hopes 'free' makes Peacock stand out in streaming era

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach...

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French director gets sex misconduct charge on actress claim

PARIS (AP) — A French filmmaker has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of an actress when she was 15.Director...

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Like Miami, 'Bad Boys for Life' soundtrack is hot and fun

Various artists, “Bad Boys for Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Epic/We the Best Music)Some soundtracks are as...

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Stephen King criticized for comments on diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why...

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Judd Apatow's 'King of Staten Island' to open SXSW film fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island," starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live," will make its...

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Issa Rae: Movie academy 'needs to do better' on diversity

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Issa Rae's quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of...

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Review: 'Dolittle,' with Robert Downey Jr., is a disaster

Dr. Dolittle, who favored animals and shunned humans, was on to something.The century of human history since Hugh Lofting, in...

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West Point cadet sought donations to host porn star for date

A West Point cadet briefly tried to raise money online to cover travel and lodging costs for an adult film star to be his date...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 15, 2020: See special fan preview screenings of the Japanese animated film 'Weathering With You'

“Weathering With You” made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and had a sold-out U.S....

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Review: 'Bad Boys for Life' is kinda bad. Whatcha gonna do?

The third edition of the “Bad Boys” franchise starts as it must do: With a gleaming Porsche swerving at impossible speeds...

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New BBC America documentary series tackles global change

NEW YORK (AP) — If sheer drama is what you crave on TV, look no further than the tale of a fearless mother at the far edge of...

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Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt.Tagliabue and former New...

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Tyler Perry: 'No need' to fight or protest about Oscar snubs

NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of diversity and notable snubs in this year's Oscar nominations left Tyler Perry annoyed, but he says...

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Awkwafina gets 2nd season of new cable network comedy series

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina may not have an Oscar nomination, but the breakout star has already secured a second-season...

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Billie Eilish to sing theme song for 25th James Bond film

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer Billie Eilish is set to sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, becoming the...

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French director detained, accused of abusing teen actress

PARIS (AP) — A French filmmaker is in custody while authorities investigate accusations that he sexually abused an actress when...

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Cannes does 'right thing' in appointing Spike Lee to lead

PARIS (AP) — American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold...

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Oscar nominations: Brad Pitt earns supporting actor nod

Movie star and Oklahoma native Brad Pitt will have the chance to add another Academy Award to his crowded trophy case. Pitt,...

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi react to Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards:___“Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate...

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DirectorsSoMale: Oscar noms slammed for lack of diversity

Actress Issa Rae was ready with her quip, as if she had predicted the Oscar nominations that were announced Monday....

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‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ......

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Brazil documentary gets Oscar nomination, exposes division

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma...

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Arizona store gives 'Star Wars' record back to Mark Hamill

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Force was strong enough at an Arizona store to reunite Luke Skywalker with his long-lost vinyl...

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Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein's rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Gigi Hadid is in the running to be a juror in Harvey Weinstein’s New York City rape trial after...

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2020 Oscar nominations: Brad Pitt competing for best supporting actor, lack of diversity creates controversy, Martin Scorsese makes history

Todd Phillips' R-rated smash "Joker," starring Joaquin Phoenix as a failed mentally ill comedian who turns to crime and...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s...

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ScarJo and Erivo go for 2, and other Oscar facts and figures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at some of the historic achievements and trivial tidbits from Monday's nominations for the 92nd...

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Beyoncé snubbed at Oscars; Elton John, Randy Newman get nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a...

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Here we go again: #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars."Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae...

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The list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards

The list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards:Best picture: “Ford v. Ferrari”; “The Irishman”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Joker”;...

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A box-office breakdown of the Oscar best picture nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of the domestic box office totals for the best picture nominees for the 92nd annual Academy Awards...

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‘Joker’ leads Academy Awards nominations with 11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘Joker’ leads Academy Awards nominations with 11.

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Billy Porter to star on Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone'

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Billy Porter is among the actors who will appear on Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” anthology series...

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Riding Globes, '1917' ends 'Star Wars' box-office reign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.”Director Sam Mendes' World War I story “1917" brought...

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'Holy Grail' digital effects rewinding the clock for actors

LONDON (AP) — With Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” expected to battle “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” and “1917” for the best...

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Scorsese and 'The Irishman' honored by AARP

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes may not have shown much love to filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his epic “The Irishman,” but...

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Rent deal means it's not last call for historic NYC tavern

NEW YORK (AP) — A 190-year-old New York City tavern where scenes from the movie “Goodfellas” were filmed will stay open thanks...

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Bye, Ricky Gervais: Poehler, Fey to host 2021 Golden Globes

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021.Poehler herself...

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deadCenter Film Festival to celebrate '20 Years of Okie Shorts' with free Sunday screenings

The screenings will showcase several of the Oklahoma-made short films that have screened over the years as part of deadCenter's...

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PBS highlighting women with summer of programming

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 100th anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States is...

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Ivan Passer, a leading Czech New Wave filmmaker, dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivan Passer, a leading filmmaker of the Czech New Wave who with Milos Forman fled Soviet-controlled Prague and...

Life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art film program launches 2020 awards season preview

Museum Films is kicking off the series this weekend with the OKC Museum of Art hit "Parasite."

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists names 'Parasite' the best film of 2019

In a year when the Golden Globes and BAFTAs have been criticized for failing to recognize women filmmakers, 13 of the 25 EDA...

Life

Movie review: '1917' delivers immersive and intimate World War I story

The film - which earned two Golden Globes Sunday, for best dramatic motion picture and best movie director for Mendes - was...

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Movie reviews for Jan. 10, 2020

'1917' R 1:59 3 1/2 of 4 stars Academy Award-winning writer-director Sam Mendes, co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and legendary...

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DiCaprio's Earth Alliance gives $3M to Australia fire relief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief...

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Prolific 'Graduate' writer-actor Buck Henry dies at 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buck Henry, “The Graduate” co-writer who as screenwriter, character actor, “Saturday Night Live” host and...

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Brazil's Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday issued an order that allows streaming service Netflix...

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'Like a Boss' female-led cast leads to new bonds, friendship

NEW YORK (AP) — Salma Hayek said the new comedy “Like a Boss” created an opportunity for her to work with more female actors...

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Netflix leads all nominees for NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix will make its presence felt at next month's 51st NAACP Image Awards.The streaming giant on Thursday...

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Season preview: Lyric Theatre presenting world-premiere Native American musical 'Distant Thunder,' The Go-Go's mash-up show 'Head Over Heels,' Tony winners...

Lyric will open its 2020 subscription season Feb. 19-March 8 with Emily Mann's 1995 play "Having Our Say," which relates the...

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Review: Haddish, Byrne have chemistry, but 'Boss' fizzles

Mia (Tiffany Haddish) and Mel (Rose Byrne) are two women in their 30s who don't need men to make them happy, though they'll...

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Review: Kristen Stewart can't save 'Underwater' from sinking

Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss.Actually, that's pretty accurate...

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Actor Jeremy Irons to head jury at Berlin film festival

BERLIN (AP) — British actor Jeremy Irons will head the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, organizers...

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Lyric Theatre programs variety with its 2020 season

From a world-premiere musical about the modern Native American experience and a heartfelt two-woman show about African American...

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Pitt, Sandler and 'The Irishman' celebrated at NBR Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Board of Review toasted Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” as the year’s best film in an awards...

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Jennifer Garner unveils organic baby food made with squash from her Oklahoma family farm

Garner is co-founder of Once Upon a Farm, which produces organic, cold-pressed baby food with ingredients from farms across the...

Life

Anthony Michael Hall to attend OKC screenings of 'Sixteen Candles' and 'The Breakfast Club'

At the conclusion of each screening, Hall will be doing a question-and-answer session, signing autographs and taking pictures.

Life

New documentary 'A Piece of Home,' honoring Oklahoma WWI and WWII servicemen, to air on OETA

The documentary is a part of OETA’s award-winning Oklahoma history series "Back in Time."

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Brazil judge orders Netflix to remove film with gay Jesus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called...

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Review: Paris projects ready to ignite in 'Les Miserables'

Ladj Ly’s muscular police procedural “Les Miserables” is much leaner than Victor Hugo’s sprawling novel and shares little with...

Business

Hollywood-backed Quibi thinks you'll pay for its video bites

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you're ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch...

Business

'Ugly Betty' co-creator Silvio Horta dies in Miami at 45

MIAMI (AP) — Award-winning producer Silvio Horta, who was acclaimed for creating the hit series “Ugly Betty,” has died. He was...

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Oscars to go hostless for 2nd straight year on ABC

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars are going without a host again this year.ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said...

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'Looks like a movie!' Traveling back in time to Tombstone

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — “Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!”And several more “bangs!” — the gunshots in this reenacted shootout happened so...

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Celebs donate millions to help Australia wildfire efforts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John and Chris Hemsworth are among the celebrities donating big bucks for relief efforts as wildfires...

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Oklahoma native Luke Dick's documentary 'Red Dog' released on DVD and streaming services

A hit at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, "Red Dog" also is...

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Producers, directors guild nominations winnow Oscar field

NEW YORK (AP) — An unusually busy day in a truncated awards season for Hollywood left five films — Quentin Tarantino's “Once...

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The top 10 Apps on the iTunes Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending January 5, 2020:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads...

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'Joker' tops nominations for British Academy film awards

LONDON (AP) — The film “Joker” has topped the nominations for the British Academy film awards announced Tuesday.The movie about...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 7, 2020: See the exhibit 'Find Your Western' at the National Cowboy Museum

The exhibit explores the West as a genre and its creative influence around the world.

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Photos and video: Brad Pitt wins big while Bill Hader wins the red carpet at 2020 Golden Globes

Hosted for the fifth time by a razor-tongued Ricky Gervais, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual star-studded...

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Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive...

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'Joker,' 'Parasite,' '1917,' 'Little Women' land WGA noms

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Mendes' World War I tale “1917” followed up its big night at the Golden Globes with a nomination for best...

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'1917,' 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' win Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday,...

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Gervais' 5th — and final? — turn leads raucous Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Gervais made a big deal Sunday about how this was the fifth and final time he was going to host the...

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Awkwafina makes Globes' history with 'Farewell' acting win

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at...

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With laughs and tears, Hanks accepts Globes' DeMille honor

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Just like in his four-decade career, Tom Hanks took the Golden Globes stage providing some laughs...

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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film...

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A list of the final Golden Globe Award winners for film, TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The winners at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California,...

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Hildur Guðnadóttir makes history at Globes, Elton John wins

NEW YORK (AP) — “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original...

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“1917” has won best drama film at the Golden Globes.

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — “1917” has won best drama film at the Golden Globes.

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“Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” has won best musical or comedy film at the Golden Globes.

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” has won best musical or comedy film at the Golden Globes.

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2020 box office starts off with 'Star Wars' still on top

NEW YORK (AP) — The box office in 2020 started off where last year left off: with “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" still on...

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Sundance Film Festival aims for more movie critic diversity

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Sundance Film Festival program designed to increase diversity among media members covering the annual...

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'The Witcher': Henry Cavill's Netflix fantasy is so bad, it's downright fantastic

"The Witcher" is not a good TV show. Netflix's high-fantasy drama, released Dec. 20 on the streaming service and based on...

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From Pitt to DiCaprio, stars turn out for AFI Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — From Leonardo DiCaprio to Brad Pitt, some of Hollywood’s brightest stars came together to relax...

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Ex-HBO head to make TV, movies for Apple's streaming service

The former head of HBO, Richard Plepler, has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the...

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Movie review: Uproarious and profound, documentary 'Red Dog' chronicles songwriter Luke Dick's childhood at the notorious OKC strip club

A Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter who has penned award-winning hits for Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Eric...

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Movie review: Oklahoma-bred auteur Terrence Malick beautifully explores epic issues with fact-based WWII drama 'A Hidden Life'

The three-time Oscar nominee's "A Hidden Life" is based on the true story of devout Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter,...

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Movie reviews for Jan. 3, 2020

'A Hidden Life' PG-13 2:54 3 1/2 of 4 stars With "A Hidden Life," three-time Oscar nominee Terrence Malick has created a war...

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Emotions run high in desert at Palm Springs awards gala

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Hollywood kicked off the year's compressed awards season with an emotional night in the desert.The...

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Steve Martin donates unique banjo to OKC's American Banjo Museum

The banjo, now a part of the museum’s permanent collection, will become the centerpiece of an upcoming exhibit at the American...