The Latest: Quentin Tarantino ‘stunned’ by Weinstein scandal
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The Latest: Quentin Tarantino ‘stunned’ by Weinstein scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Director Quentin Tarantino says he is “stunned and heartbroken” about the sexual harassment allegations lodged against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, but needs time to wrap his head around it. In a brief statement via Twitter relayed by … Continue reading

Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film
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Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes three years after the first leg in the Matthew … Continue reading

Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel
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Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars” and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney’s upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.) A price … Continue reading

Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend. Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s the third best opening for a “Madea” movie, behind … Continue reading

Box office top 20: Burton and ‘Peculiar Children’ are No. 1
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Box office top 20: Burton and ‘Peculiar Children’ are No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a matchup of $100 million-plus films, Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” topped Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon.” Both were high-priced original films that earned warm reviews. But “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” found more interest with North American moviegoers, earning $28.9 million, according to final studio figures … Continue reading

Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies
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Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group have formed a partnership to cooperate on multiple big-budget movies, marking another step into the global film industry by the Chinese conglomerate. Wanda, which already owns AMC Theaters and bought Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, said it would both … Continue reading