Movie industry

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1974, file photo, Evel Knievel sits in the steam-powered rocket motorcycle that will hopefully take him across Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Evel Knievel’s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas accuses the moviemaker of improperly basing the “Toy Story 4” character on Knievel. (AP Photo, File)
September 24, 2020 - 2:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year’s “Toy Story...
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This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including "Black Widow," while also postponing Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. Ten of Disney's top films shuffled release dates...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, “Wonder Woman 1984,” to Christmas. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan's “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, “Wonder Woman 1984," to Christmas. The postponement Friday of the “Wonder Woman” sequel, which had been scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 2, comes on the...
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Director Ann Hui holds her Golden Lion award for Lifetime Achievement during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.(Piergiorgio Pirrone /LaPresse via AP)
September 09, 2020 - 10:04 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hong Kong director Ann Hui paid tribute to her home city as she received a lifetime achievement award from the Venice International Film Festival. The acclaimed director said she wanted to “revert this honor back to Hong Kong,” the city where she grew up. “It has given me an...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Robert Pattinson, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "Tenet." (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” brought in an estimated $20.2 million through the holiday weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters. The result could be greeted as either the rejuvenation of U.S. cinemas — more Americans went to the...
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Director Pedro Almodovar, right, and actress Tilda Swinton pose on the red carpet of the movie 'The human voice' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020. The Venice Film Festival goes from Sept. 2 through Sept. 12. Italy was among the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and the festival will serve as a celebration of its re-opening and a sign that the film world, largely on pause since March, is coming back as well. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 04, 2020 - 2:14 am
VENICE (AP) — Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has joined a chorus of voices at the Venice Film Festival urging the reopening of movie theaters after coronavirus lockdowns, saying films are meant to be seen on the big screen, not at home. Venice organizers have prided themselves on pushing ahead...
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This combination shows Yifei Liu in the title role of "Mulan," left, and John David Washington in a scene from "Tenet." On Thursday, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will arrive in U.S. theaters, the first big movie to head to cinemas since the pandemic began. The next day, Disney’s “Mulan” will try an innovative streaming release. Two divergent paths for the film industry collide in one weekend. (Jasin Boland/Disney via AP, left, and Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 2:19 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the previews about to start, a trickle of masked moviegoers made their way into one of the first U.S. screenings of “Tenet” at the Bow Tie Majestic 6 in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. They took their seats Tuesday night, eyeing the empty seats between each other and a...
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Jury president Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 02, 2020 - 1:54 pm
VENICE (AP) — The beachfront terrace at the Excelsior Hotel, usually hopping with movie industry VIPs and minor celebrities, is pleasantly quiet. The red carpet has a three-meter-high (ten-foot)wall blocking the public’s view. Veteran film-goers walk away dejected after being told they had to...
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Jury president Cate Blanchett poses for photographers at the jury photo call during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/Lapresse via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 10:40 am
VENICE (AP) — Australian actress Cate Blanchett said Wednesday she is baffled that other countries didn’t learn from Italy’s pain to be better prepared to fight the coronavirus outbreak when it spread. Blanchett, who is heading the jury at the virus-restricted Venice Film Festival, arrived on the...
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Workers mount lights on the red carpet of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 01, 2020 - 3:21 am
ROME (AP) — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes canceled and other international festivals opted to go mostly online this year. But don’t be fooled...
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