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Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov speaks to the media after a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 8, 2019. Moscow City Court released Serebrennikov from the house arrest on his own recognizance. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 08, 2019 - 8:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An acclaimed Russian theater and film director was freed from house arrest Monday, a verdict that follows longtime calls for his release from prominent cultural figures worldwide. The Moscow City Court overturned a district court's decision to extend the house arrest for Kirill...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Zachary Levi, left, and Jack Dylan Grazer in a scene from "Shazam!" (Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven films in, the DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. The well-reviewed, more modestly budgeted "Shazam!" debuted with $53.5 million over the weekend. "Shazam!" has collected an estimated $56.8 million in total, including about $3 million from...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at an election campaign in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. India's general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
April 05, 2019 - 5:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The planned release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi days before the start of Indian elections has run into trouble with a court challenge pending and the censor board yet to clear its opening in theaters. Opposition parties are protesting that the film's...
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Jim Carrey, a cast member in the upcoming film "Sonic the Hedgehog," throws popcorn into his face during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 04, 2019 - 8:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures didn't make CinemaCon wait for "Rocketman." The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is one of the summer's most anticipated releases and the studio kicked things off on an upbeat note Thursday morning with some footage and a Las Vegas-worthy performance of...
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Halle Berry, a cast member in the upcoming film "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," discusses the film during the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 04, 2019 - 7:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lionsgate's motion picture group chairman Joe Drake says the sky is not falling in Hollywood and the feature film business is not dead. It's certainly a message that the audience of movie theater owners and exhibitors wanted to hear at the final Hollywood studio presentation at...
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Characters from Disney and Fox movies are displayed behind Cathleen Taff, president of distribution, franchise management, business and audience insight for Walt Disney Studios during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 03, 2019 - 9:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not uncommon for Hollywood studios to show a sizzle reel to kick off a CinemaCon presentation, but Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, "Avatar," ''Deadpool," ''Toy Story" and "The Avengers" all made their way into the same montage. As the new owners of 20th Century Fox, Fox...
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Jennifer Hudson, a cast member in the upcoming film "Cats," based on the musical, performs the song "Memory" during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 03, 2019 - 4:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at CinemaCon, the annual trade convention where exhibitors and distributors meet in Las Vegas to discuss the future of the movie theater business. Footage from Tom Hooper's...
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Bill Hader, left, Finn Wolfhard, center, and Jessica Chastain, cast members in the upcoming film "It: Chapter Two," share a laugh onstage during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 02, 2019 - 11:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Warner Bros. doled out a Godzilla-sized serving of new footage in a marathon presentation to promote its upcoming slate of films including "The Joker," ''It: Chapter Two" and "The Goldfinch" to an audience of movie theater owners at CinemaCon Tuesday. The audience got some...
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Diane Keaton, a cast member in the upcoming film "Poms," arrives onstage during the STXfilms presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 02, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blockbusters are a clear favorite among the audience of theater owners and distributors at the CinemaCon trade convention for a simple reason: They're the ones that make the most money. But this year, the show kicked off Tuesday morning with a presentation from a different type of...
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FILE - This April 26, 2018, file photo shows CinemaCon attendees walking through the lobby during CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. The movie industry, everyone from the Hollywood studios that produce the films to the companies that make the screens, speakers and seats in theaters, are descending on Las Vegas this week for CinemaCon. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 01, 2019 - 12:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The movie industry — everyone from the Hollywood studios that produce the films to the companies that make the screens, speakers and seats in theaters — are descending on Las Vegas this week for CinemaCon. The future of film going will be in the spotlight as the annual trade show...
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