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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Rodeo Cinema and Tulsa's Circle Cinema announce reopening dates

The nonprofit movie theaters closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd4....

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US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. The Invisible Man (2020)2. SCOOB!3. Knives Out4. Sonic The Hedgehog5. The Gentlemen6. The...

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Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's...

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Rebuilding America: How will life in Oklahoma look after COVID-19?

As states across the U.S. begin to reopen, what will the "new normal" be like for Oklahoma? Here's a look.

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5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:1. ‘HATE JUST HIDES. IT DOESN'T GO AWAY' Joe Biden is vowing if elected to...

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Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drug use killed an actor from the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend, the coroner in Las Vegas said...

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Spike Lee on what's different about these protests

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the first time that Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has...

Life

'Saving R. Kelly' producer dream hampton attached to limited documentary series based on Tulsa Race Massacre

Approaching the centennial anniversary of the 1921 tragedy, the working title for the project is "Black Wall Street," according...

Life

See the official trailer and poster for the Oklahoma-made thriller 'Run with the Hunted'

Written and directed by Tulsan John Swab, “Run With the Hunted” is his second film to use the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate...

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Oklahoma movies to stream: A range of comedies have been made in Oklahoma

Oklahomans' stalwart sense of humor has worked its way into many movies made in the Sooner State.

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Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a...

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Getting creative: Hard hit by the pandemic, Oklahoma's A&E sector works to adapt

Adam Norwest was hoping that Oklahoma City audiences would be ready for laughs. His Bricktown Comedy Club was among the first...

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Movie review: Oklahoma filmmakers bring refreshing innovation to familiar sci-fi themes with 'The Vast of Night'

But Patterson and his cohorts manage to bring a distinctive style and verve to the familiar formula that makes "The Vast of...

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Interviews and video: Oklahoma filmmakers achieve sci-fi dream with acclaimed feature film debut 'The Vast of Night'

The debut feature film from Edmond director Andrew Patterson "The Vast of Night" premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video after a...

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Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A comedian whose faces made generations laugh. The cinematographer behind E.T’s glowing finger and moonlight flight. A jazz...

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Vast of Night'

"THE VAST OF NIGHT" PG-13 1:29 3 1/2 stars A relatively small but unquestionably talented troupe of primarily Oklahoma...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races...

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Out-of-this-world adventure: Oklahoma filmmakers' critically acclaimed movie 'Vast of Night' lands on Amazon

Imagine, if you will, a small town seemingly lost in time, just waiting for some curious souls to harness its cooperative...

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With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

NEW YORK (AP) — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian...

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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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival announces cast reunions, panels and classes and more for virtual 20th anniversary event

In honor of the festival's 20th anniversary, organizers are planning a deadCenter Oklahoma film flashback series.

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New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

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

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AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with...

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New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo...

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Apple reportedly teaming with Paramount for Martin Scorsese's adaptation of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

According to Variety, the deals have not yet closed but are likely to be inked in the coming days.

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Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick,...

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What’s the future for Disney, Universal and other theme parks around the US?

Just about any theme park visit will prove to be a different experience for those who visit.

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Will we ever go to movie theaters again? And are the Oscars even happening? We have answers

When can fans expect to see their favorites in theaters again? Experts answer a few burning questions about the uncertain...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose more regular-season games this year while holding to their...

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Review: 'The Vast of Night' is a cunning lo-fi sci-fi noir

“The Vast of Night,” a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity.The film is one of those...

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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 27The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President...

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Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands.Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer’s...

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Review: 'High Note' is easy listening for troubled times

There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we’d have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like “The High...

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#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary...

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Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ doc

The documentary “ On the Record ” spends quite a bit of time introducing former music executive Drew Dixon before Russell...

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Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

NEW YORK (AP) — If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You're not doing it right. Do you mince the onion?...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Museum of Art reveals reopening date and plans

The museum will reopen with exhibitions on all three floors. In addition to “POP Power from Warhol to Koons,” “Dale Chihuly:...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts:1. SCOOB!2. Bad Boys for Life3. Emma.4. Jumanji: The Next Level5. Birds of Prey and the...

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Kirk 2.0: Capt. Pike of new ‘Star Trek’ a welcome new icon

In the beginning, in the "Star Trek” universe, there was only Captain Kirk. At least to the general public.When the Starship...

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The flipside of 'Hoosiers' - No 'miracle' for Muncie Central

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana's memory it's as if he...

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Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to...

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Dennis Quaid dishes on podcast, favorite films

Dennis Quaid has the right stuff to get through the quarantine. "I'm an actor," the 66-year-old star said last week from his...

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Video: Wes Studi PSA brings attention to the toll of coronavirus on Native American communities

Studi also has released 30-second and 60-second PSAs aimed at Native Americans and advising them on how to protect themselves...

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Video: Check out the first trailer for the Oklahoma-made thriller 'Infamous,' starring Bella Thorne and Jake Manley

"Infamous," previously titled "Southland," filmed last summer in Guthrie and multiple communities in central Oklahoma.

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Film: 'Roe' plaintiff says her anti-abortion switch was act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma McCorvey loved the limelight. Better known as “Jane Roe,” her story was at the center of the 1973...

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John DeSantis and Daniel Gilchrist to play baddies in Oklahoma movie 'The Kiamichi Project'

The pair joins costars Australian Nathan Jones and actress Meg Foster in the action-horror mashup.

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Review: In 'Painter and the Thief,' an unlikely friendship

The documentary “The Painter and the Thief” has a few wrinkles to add to the old Picasso adage that great artists steal.“The...

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Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in need

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis, who never lacks for Red Nose Day star power, found the pandemic...

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Q&A: After 10 years, it’s (probably) the end of ‘The Trip’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael...

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Fabled 'Snyder Cut' of 'Justice League' to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — For several years, the slogan “Release the Snyder cut” has reverberated online as a rallying cry both genuine...

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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Review: A night gone very wrong in ‘The Lovebirds’

“ The Lovebirds ” stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today,...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE ATHLETICSWASHINGTON (AP) — The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020,...

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CBS 'optimistic' about fall lineup despite production halt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS said it plans a fall schedule that's a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful...

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Review: Coogan and Brydon spar again in 'The Trip to Greece'

Most franchises that have made it to four films have by then traipsed the galaxy, pulled off a series of daring heists or freed...

Business

Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'

NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter.The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael...

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Kumail Nanjiani is finding his way through 'The Weirds'

NEW YORK (AP) — Kumail Nanjiani has a few names for quarantine life. He has divided time firmly between “pre-Hanks/Wilson” and...

Life

Watch: Jacob Tovar's beautiful ballad 'I Felt Love' showcased in video directed by Sterlin Harjo

The first single from his upcoming album "Good Reasons" was penned by Tovar, John Fullbright and Roger Ray.

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'Twilight' actor found dead with girlfriend in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An actor in the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend were found dead last week in a Las Vegas condominium,...

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Oklahoma drive-in theaters attract film fans during coronavirus pandemic

For Oklahoma film fans who want to catch a movie somewhere other than their couch, one of the state's drive-in theaters is one...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma filmmaker Nick Sanford offers chance to read an original screenplay for COVID-19 relief

The screenplay can be read for free on the official Broadcast Pictures website, but the filmmaker is requesting that people who...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Drive-in theaters attract eager moviegoers, despite some roadblocks

During a typical spring in the 21st century, a night at a drive-in theater is about nostalgia. During this spring's...

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The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

The final episodes of “The Last Dance” have aired, yet ESPN has one more program to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth...

Life

Video: Jamie Lee Curtis talks portraying OKC Free Mom Hugs activist Sara Cunningham in upcoming telefilm 'How We Sleep at Night'

Curtis is not only portraying Cunningham but also directing and executive producing the project.

Life

'Leave It to Beaver' actor Ken Osmond, known for role as Eddie Haskell, dies at 76

Ken Osmond, best known as Eddie Haskell on TV's "Leave It to Beaver," has died at 76, USA TODAY has confirmed.

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Film shows nightmare of an emergency room in Italy

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli has made documentaries on the Ebola virus and now the coronavirus. Ask which...

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TV cliffhanger: New season in jeopardy amid virus shutdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first new TV season of the coronavirus era is facing an understandably shaky start that comes with a...

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New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

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

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`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us” stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and...

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French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94

PARIS (AP) — French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis...

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Video: Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo releases striking trailer for new Native American documentary 'Love and Fury,' coming to deadCenter Film Festival

A Holdenville native, Harjo, who is Seminole and Muscogee (Creek), followed indigenous artists for a year as they navigated...

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‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She...

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Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like...

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The Upside: Hart surprises New Jersey doctor with bit part

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the...

Sports

The Shots: Ehlo, Russell playing a role in 'The Last Dance'

Craig Ehlo still believes he played great defense.Bryon Russell has long insisted that he got shoved.Doesn’t matter if they’re...

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'Bull Durham' became a classic by avoiding clichés

Ron Shelton, the writer-director of “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup,” isn’t a big fan of sports...

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Yo, Adrian! 'Rocky' still packs a punch as Philly favorite

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short...

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Review: Zoinks! 'Scoob!' is no tasty treat

Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of “Scooby-Doo” were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy...

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deadCenter announces 2020 Oklahoma Film & TV ICON Award winners

The deadCenter Film Festival will honor four outstanding Oklahomans with the Oklahoma Film & TV ICON Award during its 20th...

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Week Ahead

CATCH A FLICK: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting streaming viewings of one hour of the New York International...

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Had enough of 'Contagion'? Here are some warm blanket movies

When many were rushing to rewatch “Contagion,” the eerily prophetic 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily...

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Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — From a hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation to the suburbs of the nation’s capital, front-line...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Film + Music Office unveils tips and resources for state's film industry in light of the pandemic

Any local businesses that provide PPE items and resources are encouraged to contact Oklahoma Film + Music Office to register as...

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Stopped cold: 'Frozen' musical on Broadway not to reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an...

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Oklahoma filmmaker Andrew Patterson's 'The Vast of Night' debuting this month on Amazon Prime Video, with previews this weekend at select drive-in theaters

With most movie theaters closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has made the intriguing decision to preview "The Vast...

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The drive-in is giving indie films a box office boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indie films and drive-in theaters don’t usually go together. Drive-ins need the big movies, the ones with...

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Virus restrictions fuel anti-government 'boogaloo' movement

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what...

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Common's #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and activist Common went into quarantine concerned about incarcerated people he has met during visits to...

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UPDATED: OKC filmmaker Laron Chapman's comedy 'You People' to be released on DVD and streaming

Chapman earned Best Oklahoma Film at the 2018 deadCenter Film Festival for his timely and deeply personal dramedy that delves...

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Review: A grotesque, inglorious look at Capone's last year

Al Capone lived out his final years on a grand estate in Palm Island, Florida, with his wife, Mae, by his side and...

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TV special on 'Tiger Slam' to air after Woods' charity match

Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit...

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Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film...

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Movie-related products still hit stores despite film delays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood pressed pause on releasing most major films in theaters to combat the coronavirus outbreak, but...

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Video: Jimmy Fallon spoofs Nicolas Cage's casting as 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic on 'The Tonight Show'

The uproarious faux sneak peek involved a lot of dramatic pauses, wild gesturing and shouting about Joe Exotic nemesis Carol...

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Disney makes filmed version of 'Hamilton' streamable in July

NEW YORK (AP) — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical...

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Oklahoma-made thriller 'Infamous,' starring Bella Thorne, set for summer virtual cinema and VOD release

A gritty crime drama, "Infamous" tells the story of two young lovers who rob their way across the South, posting their exploits...

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Review: Netflix's 'Have a Good Trip' is only a mild high

We can't take trips these days for obvious reasons. But Netflix is offering a trip into the mind with a gentle new documentary...

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Oklahoma-made family-friendly fantasy 'Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet' to be released on DVD and streaming

“The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet” marks the fifth feature film from Bellgardt, whose previous releases include "The...

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Cannes in B&W: A look back at the festival's glory years

CANNES, France (AP) —Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing for onlookers on the beach. Alfred Hitchcock riding his bike on the docks....

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Oklahoma movies to stream: An array of Oklahoma films are made for families

From rescuing a prehistoric pal and discovering historic role models to hunting up hidden riches and embarking on a teenage...

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Films for the whole family: Oklahoma-made movies for both children and adults abound on streaming services

From rescuing a prehistoric pal and discovering historic role models to hunting up hidden riches and embarking on a teenage...

Sports

Fore! 'Caddyshack' tees off at No. 4 on AP sports movie list

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — It happens all the time. Someone will pull up to the big metal gate in front of the clubhouse, press the...

Sports

'Slap Shot' still iconic in hockey despite sport's changes

A few nights after one of their players was injured by a dirty hit, the Johnstown Jets plotted to exact some revenge on...

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'SNL' writer's memoir co-stars Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You may not know it, but if you treasure the early years of “Saturday Night Live” or are a fan of “It’s...

Life

Oklahoma-filmed drama 'Wildlife' to get Criterion Collection release

The production was headquartered in Enid, where two early 1960s houses in period-appropriate neighborhoods were the main draws...

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Funny films: A variety of comedies made in Oklahoma are available for streaming

From a tragicomic road trip to a raunchy sports romp — plus whatever you would call what "Weird Al" Yankovic and his cohorts...

Business

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...

Life

Video: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie and star James Marsden get the Honest Trailers treatment from Screen Junkies

"Sonic the Hedgehog" is streaming on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu and Google Play.

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Review: ‘How to Build a Girl’ is an earnest, edgy delight

Sixteen-year-old Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) lives a romantic and exciting life, at least in her imagination. The...

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Review: An out-of-this-world experiment in 'Spaceship Earth'

During lockdown, have you taken a moment to appreciate that at least you’re not quarantined with eight free-thinking...

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Alice Wu finds her voice again with 'The Half of It'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Half of It” director Alice Wu is not like other filmmakers. It’s not because she happens to be Asian...

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Tribeca programs drive-in series for films, sports and music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tribeca is taking audiences back to the drive-in this summer.Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T said...

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Review: A grim story freshly told in gang tale 'Blue Story'

War is futile. War is a waste. War lays ruin to generations of promising young people.It's the message of so many war films,...

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Playbill hosting musical theater Movie Night with 'The King and I' starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe

Those participating in the live viewing party are encouraged to support industry professionals impacted by the coronavirus...

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Video: OKC's Literai Press and Ignition Arts teaming for unique book launch 'elevated thought: 100 shadormas at 9,000 ft.'

"elevated," premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, is a short film adaptation of the book.

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Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4...

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HBO doc puts spotlight on Natalie Wood’s life, not her death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fate of “ Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind ” hung on a Robert Wagner interview. Director Laurent...

Health

Coronavirus returns long-banned drive-in movies to Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The new coronavirus pandemic has brought back something unseen in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution: a...

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In 'Becoming,' a starring role for Michelle Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — In the backstage hallways of Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena, Michelle Obama walks arm-in-arm with her...

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New this week: A Bieber reality show, comics and their moms

Bored with your surroundings? Justin and Hailey Bieber are showing off their lives in their Toronto home in a new series, while...

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Taika Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok," will direct a new “Star Wars”...

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Spiny and delicious, sea urchins shine in a new documentary

NEW YORK (AP) — They are briny and sweet — once you get past those formidable spines. Biting into one has been likened to...

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Author says prequel to 'Twilight' series will arrive Aug. 4

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Midnight Sun” will finally appear.Stephenie Meyer's long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight" series is...

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Review: Michelle Obama, unplugged (kinda) in ‘Becoming’ doc

In the lovely new Netflix documentary “Becoming,” set around Michelle Obama’s book tour for her memoir, the former first lady...

Life

May the 4th be with you: It's Star Wars Day, and 'Rise of Skywalker' is debuting on Disney+

For the first time, fans will be able to stream the complete Skywalker saga all in one place.

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: Several cinematic classics have been made in Oklahoma

Moviemaking in Oklahoma has come a long way since 1920's "Daughter of Dawn," boasting some bona fide classics - as well as some...

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Cinematic classics: Several iconic films have been made in Oklahoma in the past 100 years

Although Oklahoma has experienced a marked uptick in the number of films produced here in recent years, the Sooner State...

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Lawyers: Egypt filmmaker who mocked president dies in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian filmmaker detained without trial for over two years for making a music video that mocked President...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic affecting summer festivals and events around the state

Even as the state begins reopening under Gov. Stitt's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan, marquee events continue to fall off the...

Sports

'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball and tears, the ones streaking down cheeks.Tears, the kind leaving rifts between fathers and...

Life

Kingdom Media Club, a nonprofit film and TV production company, launches in OKC

Kingdom Media Club will offer an option to individuals and organizations seeking to make tax-deductible donations or...

Sports

Column: A look at some of the best sports documentaries

Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance.For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they...

Sports

Raging Bull delivers outside the ring as classic sports film

Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed...

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Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a...

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: Horror, sci-fi and genre films made in the Sooner State abound

From supernatural suspense and science fiction adventure to pulpy thrillers and horror flicks - plus a few Westerns - a variety...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Most movie theaters in central Oklahoma are not opening today

Few local cinema operators had firm opening dates set this week, and many said that reintroducing the moviegoing experience...

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: A variety of narrative dramas have filmed in Oklahoma in the 2000s

Some productions only stopped in the Sooner State for a few days, while other projects were fully realized in their home state...

Business

Bollywood mourns loss of two of its most versatile actors

GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other...

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WEEK AHEAD

FIRST OF ALL Paseo Arts District will host its monthly First Friday event virtually at 6 p.m. Friday at...

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Cinematic thrills: Oklahoma-made horror, sci-fi and genre films are alive on streaming services

Despite its fairly down-to-earth reputation, the Sooner State has played host to deadly dinosaurs, space-faring mercenaries and...

Health

The Latest: Japan task force recommends caution

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Coming soon - but not too soon: Most Oklahoma movie theaters won't reopen Friday

In February, the Oklahoma City of Art installed new seating inside its Noble Theater, the home of its Museum Films program....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Museum of Art offering Virtual French Film Week

A portion of each sale supports the museum and its mission.

Health

Mexican protest singer Oscar Chávez dies of COVID-19 at 85

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico’s best-known protest singers, Oscar Chávez, died Thursday at age 85 after being infected with...

Business

Top actor and Bollywood scion Rishi Kapoor dies of leukemia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of a famous Bollywood family, has died. He was 67 and had...

Health

'Goonies' cast, 'Flintstones' rescue TV viewers in pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Gad had a notion about what might soothe the kid in him during a scary time and maybe do the same for...

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Review: In 'All Day and a Night,' a circular crime drama

Joe Robert Cole’s “All Day and a Night” is a tough and anguished drama that somberly spirals around the circular tragedies of...

Health

Comcast profit slides as pandemic hits movies, theme parks

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme...

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Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a teenage spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, has won the top award from the Tribeca...

Business

'Trolls' went straight to homes. Movie theaters are fuming.

NEW YORK (AP) — The most controversial movie of the year is ... “Trolls World Tour”?As innocuous as the rainbow-colored,...

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Review: A six-decade romance story in ‘A Secret Love’

Terry Donahue, the subject of the new Netflix documentary “ A Secret Love,” was a catcher for the All-American Girls...

Business

No ‘Black Widow’ or ‘F9’ leaves a muted summer movie season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six-year fan campaign for a standalone Black Widow movie was paying off: at long last, a film would put...

Health

Irrfan Khan, of 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Life of Pi,' dies

NEW DELHI (AP) — Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India's best-known exports to Hollywood,...

Sports

The Worm Turns: Electra recalls 'bad boy' Rodman's courtship

Carmen Electra’s basketball fandom wasn’t much more than wearing Jordans in high school and her awareness of Dennis Rodman was...

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Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but...

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Review: Horror flick 'The Wretched' wastes some good ideas

You can thank “The Wretched” if you suddenly want to add another item to stock up with during this pandemic: salt. That's one...

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The top TV apps on App Store

Movies US charts:1. Bad Boys for Life2. The Gentlemen3. Hustlers4. Trolls World Tour5. Little Women6. The Call of the Wild7....

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Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood' miniseries is a woke '40s fantasy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Murphy has a clear-eyed fascination with the 20th-century Hollywood dream machine, so adroit at making...

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In a new podcast, Bogdanovich tries to make sense of it all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Podcasts make sense to Peter Bogdanovich, even if so much else doesn’t.“It’s like radio,” Bogdanovich said...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Choctaw's Clean Shorts Film Festival goes virtual this weekend

Established in 2015 by the digital media students of Choctaw’s Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, the Clean Shorts Film...

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Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies from coronavirus complications

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was...

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Pete Davidson's 'King of Staten Island' to open on-demand

NEW YORK (AP) — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island,” starring Pete Davidson, will release straight to home on-demand...

Business

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' to premiere on Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary portrait of Michelle Obama titled “Becoming” will premiere on Netflix next week, the streaming...

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New this week: Netflix teen romances, Chesney, JoJo albums

It's good to see familiar faces and hear familiar voices, and several are returning this week in ways retro and new. JoJo,...

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Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

NEW YORK (AP) — Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” which will play out...

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'The Rise of Skywalker' to hit Disney Plus on May 4

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than...

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Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban, Nathan Lane and Jake Gyllenhaal honored composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Sunday with an...

Life

Oklahoma Film + Music Office director Tava Maloy Sofsky makes connections happen

"Through my work, I believe it’s important to empower people," she says.

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Outlook 2020: 'It's important to empower people,' Tava Maloy Sofsky says

Name: Tava Maloy Sofsky, 49, director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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Sweeping dramas: Oklahoma-made films bring human conflicts to streaming services

The recent moviemaking boom in the Sooner State is now a boon to Oklahoma film fans looking for entertainment while sheltering...

Life

Oklahoma-born filmmaker Ron Howard to make documentary about chef and humanitarian Jose Andres

Howard, who was born in Duncan, has recently delved into documentary filmmaking with "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week," "Made in...

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'Spider-Man,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Thor' shift release dates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood studios are shuffling more release dates as a result of the coronavirus, including sequels to...

Life

Oklahoma movies to stream: Move over 'Tiger King,' documentaries by and about Oklahomans abound

Oklahoma boasts a veritable menagerie of colorful characters, intriguing true stories and intrepid filmmakers eager to document...

Sports

'Major League' a hit with mix of antics, believable action

The door to the bullpen swings open, a reliever emerges and a familiar song comes blasting through the stadium’s PA system,...

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Iconic lines, other info on sports movies in the AP Top 25

A look at iconic lines and other key information about the sports movies that made the AP Top 25:1. “Hoosiers”Year:...

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AP Top 25 sports movies list, vote totals

The top vote-getters in The Associated Press poll of best sports movies from a panel of 70 writers and editors. Total votes are...

Sports

The Natural: Charboneau's career played like fictional Hobbs

Joe Charboneau sees a little bit of himself in the iconic baseball film “ The Natural.”Outside of the obvious, which is that...

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New show 'Defending Jacob' is a homecoming for Chris Evans

NEW YORK (AP) —Chris Evans' latest TV project had a nice lure built in — he was able to stay close to his Boston-area home.“I...

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Documentary Oklahoma: An abundance of Sooner State true-life tales are available for streaming

If you think "Tiger King" is the only real-life Oklahoma story worth streaming, think again. Netflix's documentary series about...

Crime

'The Chi' star arrested for drugs, weapons in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A fired star of the hit Showtime series “The Chi" who was also featured in the Academy Award-nominated...

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Shirley Knight, Oscar-nominated actress, has died at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shirley Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to...

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Review: In 'Bad Education,' a gripping suburban crime saga

“A town is only as good as its school system.”That phrase, uttered by Hugh Jackman’s beloved school superintendent Frank...

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deadCenter Film reveals more selections for 2020 festival

For the first time, the films will be available online for 11 days, and organizers are exploring options for limited drive-in...

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Whitney Houston biopic in the works

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A feature film about Whitney Houston's life is in the works from the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”...

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Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors

Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine.Increasingly, filmmakers are coming...

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A teeming, violent pre-pandemic world in 'Extraction'

NEW YORK (AP) — The big-budget action thriller “Extraction” belongs, in many ways, to another world.It’s set in the Bangladesh...

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Review: Hemsworth finds a worthy action pic in 'Extraction'

Tyler Rake sounds like a Mad-Libs action hero name. When you add to the mix that this character actually, literally kills...

Health

When will Disney World and Disneyland reopen? One analyst predicts it may not be until 2021

A financial analyst made headlines Monday when he predicted that Disney World, Disneyland and the company’s overseas properties...

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Center of 'Beastie Boys Story' is music. So is friendship.

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting the Beastie Boys’ Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and longtime collaborator and...

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‘Ratatouille’ director Brad Bird joins TCM’s ‘Essentials’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turner Classic Movies has enlisted “Ratatouille” and “The Iron Giant” director Brad Bird to program the...

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A24 to auction movie paraphernalia to benefit NYC charities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How does an indie film shop give back to its hometown in this crisis? If you’re A24, you start by mining...

Health

Celtics keep things interesting by chatting with stars

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ conference calls have become a star-studded affair, with Mark Wahlberg and LL Cool J talking...

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Warner Bros. sends 'Scoob!' straight to on-demand

NEW YORK (AP) — The animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob!” will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner...

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Review: 'Beastie Boys Story' isn't a sure shot, but it'll do

Little was predictable about the Beastie Boys in their three-plus decades of making music. They were spontaneous, always...

Business

Concert special, Jordan doc entice homebound TV viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Michael Jordan and the remote Rolling Stones provided television entertainment over the weekend for...

Business

Film adaptation of new 'Hunger Games' book is in the works

NEW YORK (AP) — The next “Hunger Games” book is coming out next month, and a movie version is now being planned.Lionsgate is...

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A dark, twisted, heartfelt family pic in 'The Willoughbys'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maya Rudolph loves stories about unconventional families. It’s why her daughter brought Lois Lowry’s “The...

Health

The Latest: Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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Warner Bros. delays many releases including 'The Batman'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Bros. is delaying a batch of theatrical releases including “The Batman” and “The Sopranos” prequel...

Health

New this week: Beastie Boys doc, Earth Day shows, 'Fleabag'

The planet and its wondrous inhabitants take center stage this week in celebration of Earth Day.Several documentaries will...

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Documentary series proves fortunate for 5 NFL prospects

NFL prospects hoping to dazzle scouts at pro timing days or win over general managers and coaches during team visits in advance...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival shifts to mostly online for 20th anniversary edition

Originally slated for June 11-14, deadCenter 2020 will be extended to June 11-21.

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Virtual anniversary: 20th annual deadCenter Film Festival to be mostly online due to coronavirus pandemic

For its 20th anniversary edition, the deadCenter Film Festival will boast the longest run and the largest number of films in...

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How 'The Last Dance' started with a simple idea in 1997

The year was 1997. Andy Thompson had an idea. Adam Silver liked his plan.Neither had any clue what they concocted.The ESPN and...

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US animator, filmmaker Gene Deitch dies in Prague at 95

PRAGUE (AP) — Gene Deitch, an American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, film director and producer has died. He was 95.His...

Life

Watch: Kristin Chenoweth leads a vocal warmup on 'The Disney Family Singalong'

Country music star Thomas Rhett arguably stole the show singing the "Frozen" ditty "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" with his...

Sports

'A League of Their Own' inspired baseball pioneer Croteau

There were moments when Julie Croteau’s baseball path was a lonely one even as she turned in a career historic enough that...

Health

Why we watch: Sports movies' emotional connections resonate

For now and the foreseeable future, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, there are no live sports to watch -- in person, on...

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Let's go to the videotape: 'Hoosiers' No. 1 AP Top 25 film

“Hoosiers” shot all the way to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 of best sports movies, a one-of-a-kind poll from the news...

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW: Scissortail Park and Myriad Botanical Gardens have partnered to create take-home gardening kits....

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Video: Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and more to appear on tonight's 'Disney Family Singalong' TV special

The nationwide singalong event will feature celebrities and their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from...

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At Criterion Channel, programming a movable movie feast

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthouses are closed. Film festivals are canceled. But double features, matinees and film series continue to...

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Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for...

News

‘E.T.,’ 'Bugsy' cinematographer Allen Daviau dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cinematographer Allen Daviau, who shot three of Steven Spielberg’s films including “E.T. The...

Sports

Jordan: Winning 6th NBA title with Bulls was 'trying year'

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Michael Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.”“We...

News

Review: New Shelby Lynne album connected to unreleased film

Shelby Lynne, “Shelby Lynne” (Thirty Tigers)There’s hardly a song among the 11 on Shelby Lynne’s first solo record since 2015...

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro offer walk-on role in Oklahoma-made movie 'Killers of the Flower Moon' for #AllinChallenge

Funds raised through the efforts are pledged to the nonprofit organizations Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and...

Life

Video: deadCenter Film Festival best documentary feature winner 'Jump Shot' pivots to special digital release

The film, executive produced by Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media, will be released digitally through distributor Aspiration...

Sports

Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis dead at age 85

Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super...

News

Tired of 'Frozen?' Stream these less obvious kids movies

NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks of quarantine with kids have a way of burning through a movie collection.Even with the libraries of...

News

Film Review: A sober diplomacy drama in ‘Sergio’

The United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello has been described as a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, which...

Life

Video: OKC native Olivia Munn encourages fostering shelter pets during the coronavirus pandemic on 'The Talk'

Munn stars in the new Netflix romantic comedy "Love Wedding Repeat" opposite Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games").

Life

Martin Scorsese's adaptation of the Oklahoma true-crime story 'Killers of the Flower Moon' could be headed for streaming

The Wall Street Journal reports that Scorsese’s representatives have been having talks with Netflix, Apple and others as they...

Health

In shutdown, a glimpse of life without movie theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Page jokes that four months in, this decade is already the worst of her life.A server at a nearby...

Life

OKC native Olivia Munn to appear this afternoon on 'The Talk'

Munn will discuss her new movie "Love Wedding Repeat."

Health

Options dwindle for postponed Cannes Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday abandoned plans for a postponed 2020 edition in June or July but declined...

Life

'Tiger King' follow-ups debuting at Netflix, Fox and Investigation Discovery

Netflix debuted Sunday an eighth episode of "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," an after-show titled "The Tiger King and...

News

Coming to device near you: H.E.R., vampires, 'Roar' and Elmo

If social distancing is getting old, consider how it would feel to do it for hundreds of years — and stay out of the sun. The...

Health

Pixar's summer release 'Soul' postponed to November

NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar's “Soul,” the last major release planned for June, has been postponed to November because of the...

News

'Trolls World Tour' scores record digital debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Trolls World Tour” became the biggest digital debut of all time this weekend, Universal Pictures said...

News

Quibi stars have no quibble with new phone-only filmmaking

NEW YORK (AP) — They were skeptical. The name was weird. The concept was a little crazy — but it was intriguing.Oscar-winner...

Health

Video: Rachel Cannon appears in the trailer for the Oklahoma-made short film 'Send Me Wings'

The short's festival run has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Health

Filmmaker Obayashi, who portrayed war's horrors, dead at 82

TOKYO (AP) — Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers who devoted his works to depicting war's horrors and...

Health

'The Last Dance' director talks project on Jordan's Bulls

Jason Hehir was a kid in the stands in Boston Garden on April 20, 1986, the day that Michael Jordan scored a playoff-record 63...

Health

Review: Watching 'Trolls World Tour'? Bring ear plugs

Music snobbery is making a comeback.On the heels of the excellent serial remake of “High Fidelity,” about a tasteful Brooklyn...

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With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

LOS ANGELES — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media have had...

News

Review: In 'Tigertail,' an intergenerational immigrant tale

Oh, to be the other “Tiger” on Netflix.Alan Yang's “Tigertail” is either blessed to arrive in the stormy wake of “Tiger King,"...

Life

Video: Romantic comedy 'Love Wedding Repeat' to premiere Friday on Netflix

The rom-com stars Oklahoma native Olivia Munn and premieres Friday on Netflix.

News

Trump on Joe Exotic pardon: "I'll take a look"

During a press briefing about the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday if he had any thoughts about...

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It’s Alan Yang’s story, but ‘Tigertail’ was personal for all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years ago, when “Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang started writing a film loosely based on his...

News

Allen Garfield, elite '70s character actor, dies at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Garfield, the veteran character actor who was a vital player in classic 1970s films like “The...

Health

Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it...

Business

With no theaters, film fans find ways to gather virtually

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are 44 people in the Social Distance Movie Club's Slack channel, where co-workers at Crooked Media...

Business

The top 10 Apple Books on the iTunes Store

Apple Book charts for week ending April 5, 2020: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher)1. Little Fires Everywhere...

Health

Say hello to 'Trolls,' farewell to 'Modern Family' this week

This week's entertainment offerings have a decidedly familial feel to them, and not the Force Family Fun kind. On television,...

Business

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and...

News

Review: A look at offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

NEW YORK (AP) — Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: A&E professionals can apply for assistance

Statewide arts and entertainment organizations are stepping up to make a difference to Oklahoma’s creative industry...

Health

Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86

TORONTO (AP) — Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland...

Life

OKC arts patron Jeanne Hoffman Smith wants to 'leave more wood on the woodpile'

"We must stay aware of the shortness of life, using it well, and always appreciating it," she says.

Life

Future deadCenter Executive Director Alyx Picard Davis works to further the arts in Oklahoma

She will succeed Lance McDaniel as executive director after the 20th annual deadCenter Film Festival from June 11-14 in...

Health

Outlook 2020: 'We must stay aware of the shortness of life, using it well,' Jeanne Hoffman Smith says

Name: Jeanne Hoffman Smith, 90, arts patron. Current community boards: Oklahoma City University trustee; OCU Center for...

Life

Interview: 'Tiger King' co-director Rebecca Chaiklin talks Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Oklahoma impressions and more

Although some big-cat owners were difficult to access and reluctant to be filmed, she said "Tiger King's" main characters - Joe...

Life

Sequel 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife,' set in Oklahoma, moved to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Sony Pictures has moved several of its 2020 movies to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered movie...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Duncan's Trail Dance Film Festival goes virtual, live-streaming selections this weekend

The Trail Dance Virtual Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to present their work to a supportive...

Health

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hideaway Pizza extends deadline for home film contest

Hideaway Pizza will be awarding free pizza for a year and other prizes to those who enter by posting their creative videos to...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OklahomaHomies Short Film Contest deadline is Wednesday

Now accepting submissions, the OklaHomies Short Film Contest is an opportunity to exercise creativity from the safety and...

Health

OKC Museum of Art, Rodeo Cinema bring Virtual Cinema to Oklahoma during coronavirus closures

The Virtual Cinema opportunities function like online rentals. Film fans can go to a participating theater's website and buy an...

Health

Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

Health

Bayern gives coach Hansi Flick permanent deal through 2023

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich gave coach Hansi Flick a new contract through to 2023 on Friday after he impressed in what was...

Business

Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event...

Health

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. VIRUS DEATHS,...

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Review: A lewd buddy cop comedy in ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Your enjoyment of the new Netflix comedy “ Coffee & Kareem ” may depend on whether or not you find insanely vulgar middle...

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Co-writer/director discusses the nine lives of 'Tiger King'

Rebecca Chaiklin can relate to viewers who were shocked by the stunning plot twists, colorful characters and captive exotic...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Joe Exotic not exposed to any known COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma jail, officials say

Oklahoma officials on Thursday disputed widespread reports that Joe Exotic's fellow inmates at the Grady County Jail have...

Health

Virtual reality: During coronavirus closures, local art house theaters bring online films to fans

For Sean Peel, turning the projector off last month at Rodeo Cinema was a painful moment. Just 18 months after the nonprofit...

Health

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival...

Health

'Top Gun Maverick' postponed to December due to coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer movie season is all but finished. “Top Gun Maverick” became the latest would-be blockbuster...

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‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza...

Health

'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wicked” fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular...

Health

NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape.NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they...

Health

'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two...

News

Review: In 'Slay the Dragon,' a gerrymandering investigation

Feeling beaten down by the news? Why not watch a documentary on gerrymandering to cheer you up?“Slay the Dragon," by Chris...

Life

After ‘Tiger King’ cameo, Shaquille O’Neal says he is not friends with Joe Exotic

“Shout out Exotic Joe,” O’Neal says during the opening episode of the documentary. “I got two more tigers.”

Health

'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed....

Health

'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of...

Health

McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and...

Health

Watch: OKC filmmaker Kyle William Roberts and crew create stop-motion animated tribute to the 1990 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie

Reckless Abandonment has teamed with The Okay See Screen Printing & Laser Etching to release a new "Mikey StarSlice" tie-in...

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New at home this week: 'Onward,' Nina Simone and 'The Talk'

Epic adventures, exotic locales and cocktails mixed to order by bartenders — they may be largely off limits for the moment, but...

Health

Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary...

Health

Stars of 'Contagion' reunite for a PSA

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of...

News

Review: In 'Uncorked,' a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From “Wine Country” to “Bottle Shock,” they are usually...

Health

Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the...

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Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about...

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Englund ready to see someone up the ante with Freddy Krueger

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Englund, the actor who turned Freddy Krueger into a fearsome household name, say he’s looking forward to...

Health

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the...

Health

The Latest: South Korea’s central bank to provide aid

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some,...

Life

National Cowboy Museum's Tim finds superstar fans in Toby Keith, Sarah Silverman and Patton Oswalt

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's new social media darling, Cowboy Tim, is continuing to see his star rise.

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Prentice Penny puts a fresh spin on wine films in 'Uncorked'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an early scene in Prentice Penny’s debut feature, “Uncorked,” his main character Elijah is trying to help...

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In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights

PARK CITY, UTAH (AP) — It wasn't Judith Heumann's first standing ovation, but it might have been her loudest.Heumann, who had...

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'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'In The Heights' postponed due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. on Tuesday delayed the summer release of “Wonder Woman 1984” and removed the adaptation of...

Health

Gaga says wrong time for 'Chromatica;' Rock Hall reschedules

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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TCM is bringing its classic film festival to your home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The folks at Turner Classic Movies had just decided they’d have to cancel their annual classic film festival...

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Though scuttled, SXSW still goes ahead with film awards

NEW YORK (AP) — South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings...

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Highlights of April's TCM Special Home Edition festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Below are highlights of the TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition, which replaces the in-person...

Health

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19...

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Excerpts from Woody Allen memoir 'Apropos of Nothing'

NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from Woody Allen's new memoir, “Apropos of Nothing,” which was released Monday after a delay because...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: National Cowboy Museum postpones Western Heritage Awards

The awards will now be presented in conjunction with the Oklahoma City museum's Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale on...

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Review: ‘Crip Camp’ traces the origin of a social movement

If you’re looking for something truly inspirational to distract from the current state of things, Netflix’s “Crip Camp: A...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 29-April 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 29-April 4:March 29: Comedian Eric Idle is 77. Composer Vangelis ("Chariots of Fire")...

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Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such...

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Daring sleuth Miss Fisher is back in new Acorn TV movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intrepid and daring Phryne Fisher, last seen in an internationally popular TV mystery series, is getting...

Health

Bravo's Andy Cohen, 'Bachelor' Colton Underwood have virus

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Producer, actors lose appeal in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware has rejected an appeal by the producer and stars of the film "Silver Linings...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Movie featuring OU women's gymnastics has debut, release moved to Monday online

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Movie featuring OU women's gymnastics has debut, release moved to Monday online

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As movie theaters begin to close, Universal moves some films to on-demand

Universal Pictures took the boldest Hollywood step in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing that it will bring fresh...

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The Latest: Sri Lankan government imposes 2 1/2 day curfew

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19...

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TV med shows donate masks, Cannes delayed amid coronavirus

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the...

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Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports are on hold, theaters are closed and so are amusement parks, a disaster-movie scenario that has...

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Cannes Film Festival postponed, potentially to June or July

NEW YORK (AP) — France's Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual...

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Cannes Film Festival postponed due to virus, organizers now looking at June or July dates

PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival postponed due to virus, organizers now looking at June or July dates.

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The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Big South Conference...

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Q&A: Brian De Palma on why movies should be beautiful

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters may be shuttered across the country but there is still newly released work of lurid and pulpy...

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Review: Mackie leads a little-known story in ‘The Banker'

“ The Banker ” is an odd title for this film. It has the effect of underselling a fascinating story about a black business...

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Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s...

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Cinemas close nationwide, Disney postpones 'Black Widow'

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. movie theaters have closed nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, turning dark nearly all of the...

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When Irish eyes are streaming: BAM's Blog 2020 St. Patrick's Day movie list finds Disney+ gold with 'Luck of the Irish'

With the coronavirus pandemic shuttering restaurants, bars, movie theaters and practically everything else, people are...

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Oscar-nominated actor Stuart Whitman dead at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: AMC movie theater chain closes for six to 12 weeks

The closure is effective Tuesday, and it includes the three Oklahoma City locations.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's nonprofit Rodeo Cinema to temporarily close

"For Rodeo Cinema members we will offer to extend your membership for the length of our closure to ensure that you have maximum...

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Cinemas across U.S. close for pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. movie theaters nationwide are preparing to shut down after President Donald Trump announced new guidelines...

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Disney Junior's 'Mira, Royal Detective' is India-inspired

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest cartoon on Disney Junior has all the hallmarks one would expect from a children's show — a smart,...

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100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic

What’s there to do while stuck indoors? We’ve compiled 100 suggestions to help make your time quarantined as interesting – and...

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The Latest: Peace Corps evacuating volunteers, suspends ops

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19...

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Ticket sales dive at box office; lowest turnout in 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Ticket sales plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theaters as the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Museum of Art to close temporarily

Beginning Sunday, the museum, Museum Cafe and Museum Store all will be temporarily closed.