Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ fame, dies

Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ fame, dies

Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer May 13, 2022, 10:20 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought … Read more

Asian American festival, Marimba madness at Levitt, Professor Phelyx and more

Denver Zoo launches Asian American festival Saturday-Sunday. To celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, Denver Zoo this weekend is its first Asian American and Pacific Islander Festival. The event is driven by the zoo’s partnership with the Filipino-American Community of Colorado, organizers said, and will offer multicultural dance, music, art, workshops and community engagement, … Read more

Powerful French abortion drama ‘Happening’ lands in US

It’s 1963 in France and Anne is an ambitious, 23-year-old college student who becomes pregnant. She doesn’t want to be. She’s not ready to be a mother. But abortion isn’t legal in the country and won’t be for another 12 years. In the new film “Happening,” Anne must find a solution on her own, though … Read more

Review: In ‘Happening,’ a riveting abortion drama

Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion-winner at last year’s Venice Film Festival, “Happening,” is set in 1963 France but the period detail isn’t prominent By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer May 3, 2022, 3:09 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article “Happening,” Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion-winner at last year’s Venice Film Festival, … Read more

Ukraine war recasts ‘Navalny’ as a prequel to Putin’s aims

NEW YORK — When Christo Grozev, executive director of the investigative collective Bellingcat, recently re-watched the new documentary “Navalny,” about the imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, he was struck by how much the film affected him differently since Vladimir Putin launched Russia’s war in Ukraine. “Navalny,” directed by Daniel Roher, is a gripping portrait … Read more

TCM Film Festival returns to Hollywood with Spielberg, more

Classic film lovers know the importance of a grand entrance and the folks at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the return of the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood. After two years of virtual editions because of the pandemic, the festival kicks off Thursday with the help of … Read more

Grammys live: Olivia Rodrigo wins first Grammy Award | Entertainment News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local): 4:05 pm Olivia Rodrigo has won her first career Grammy in what could be the beginning of a big night. The 19-year-old won the award Sunday for best pop solo performance for her viral … Read more

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs | National News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a movie year often light on crowds, the Academy Awards named an unabashed crowd-pleaser, the deaf family drama “CODA,” best picture Sunday, handing Hollywood’s top award to a streaming service for the first time in a ceremony that saw the greatest drama when Will Smith strode onstage and slapped Chris … Read more

Alec Baldwin talks ‘Rust’ lawsuits during film festival in Boulder

CNN — Alec Baldwin said he believes certain lawsuits filed in the wake of the fatal shooting on the “Rust” film set have been directed toward people who are considered “deep-pocket litigants,” not necessarily those who were potentially negligent in the incident. “What you have is a certain group of people, litigants and whatever, on … Read more

Cultural backlash intensifies against Russia over invasion

The cultural backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is intensifying By NICOLE WINFIELD and JAKE COYLE Associated Press March 2, 2022, 3:49 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — The cultural backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensified Tuesday as the Cannes Film Festival said no Russian delegations … Read more