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A shopper walks past a closed AMC movie theater Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is imposing an overnight curfew as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases. On Thursday, Newsom announced a limited stay-at-home order in 41 counties that account for nearly the entire state population of just under 40 million people. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 20, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Another major movie theater chain has struck a deal with Universal Pictures to allow for shorter exclusive theatrical windows. Canada’s Cineplex has agreed on a multiyear “dynamic window” agreement, the film exhibitor and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group said Friday. Like the deal struck with...
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This combination photo shows the Universal Studios globe on Aug. 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., left, and the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on May 11, 2016. Universal Pictures and Cinemark announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, a multiyear agreement that guarantees three full weekends, or 17 days, of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theaters exclusively for five full weekends, or 31 days. (AP Photo)
November 16, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Universal Pictures has struck another deal with a major theater chain to shorten the theatrical window from three months to as little as 17 days in an effort to adapt to the new business realities of moviegoing. Universal and Cinemark announced Monday a multiyear agreement that guarantees three...
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This photo provided by Time shows the cover of Time magazine with tribute Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsurg on the cover. Time will feature Ginsburg for an October double issue presenting the 2020 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Ginsburg, who became the court’s second female justice, died at her home in Washington on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. She was 87.(Time Magazine via AP)
September 19, 2020 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. A look at coverage and plans in her honor: ENCORES FOR “RBG” Looking back on the film that spotlighted...
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FILE - The front entrance to the currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement for a shortened theatrical window, with the studio's films playing for a minimum of just 17 days in cinemas. The agreement repaired a rift between AMC and Universal brought on by the on-demand release of "Trolls World Tour" in April. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films. The standard window of theatrical exclusivity typically runs about...
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This image released by Netflix shows Yvonne Strahovski in a scene from "Stateless." Co-created and produced by Cate Blanchett, the six-part drama out Wednesday brings together an unlikely group of strangers, including an airline steward running away from a cult, a family of Afghan refugees and a bureaucrat attempting to contain a national scandal. (Netflix via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 12:49 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES “The Old Guard”: The summer movie season may be non-existent this year, but Netflix had a pinch-hitter ready to stream: “The Old Guard.”...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, director Spike Lee arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. The American Film Institute is offering free rentals of “Do The Right Thing” all week and will host a discussion with Lee of the 1989 film about racism and a neighborhood in turmoil. The AFI says it’s partnering with Universal Pictures to offer the film from Monday through Sunday on Amazon, Apple, Vudu and many other platforms. The Lee discussion will be held Thursday on AFI's YouTube channel. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File )
June 22, 2020 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week and an online discussion will be held with director Spike Lee on his 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil. Universal Pictures is offering the film for free from...
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This image released by Audible shows "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling. Audible and Pottermore Publishing are bringing the beloved Hogwarts Library book to audio for the first time, performed by an all-star cast of Potter acting alums. (Audible via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 7:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jude Law, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch are among the readers in an all-star recording of J.K. Rowling's “The Tales of Beedle the Bard," the first time her Harry Potter spinoff has been available as an audiobook. Audible, the audiobook producer and distributor, announced Wednesday...
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January 14, 2020 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The audio book company Audible, Inc. and the publishing houses that had sued it for copyright infringement have agreed to a settlement. In a letter filed this week in federal court in New York, Audible's attorneys, writing on behalf of both sides, announced that “the parties have...
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January 07, 2020 - 12:13 pm
Apple Book charts for week ending January 5, 2020: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher - 9781488054358 - (Graydon House Books) 2. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - 9780316055086 - (Orbit) 3. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen -...
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January 07, 2020 - 12:10 pm
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending January 5, 2020: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 7. Geometry Dash...
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