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African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature

African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay remembered working as a publicist years ago, struggling to draw major traffic to star-studded events for the African American Film Critics Association .
Movie Review: The colossal melancholy of Ceylan's 'About Dry Grasses'

Movie Review: The colossal melancholy of Ceylan's 'About Dry Grasses'

Nuri Bilge Ceylan makes long films , by movie standards, but short ones by Russian literature standards. There may be no filmmaker more consciously working in a novelistic tradition.
Home in Canada, director Denis Villeneuve says "Dune: Part Two" is a love story first

Home in Canada, director Denis Villeneuve says "Dune: Part Two" is a love story first

MONTREAL — Quebec director Denis Villeneuve was feeling the love from his family and friends as he returned to Montreal for the Canadian premiere of "Dune: Part Two.
ImagineNative film festival scraps 2024 event, pushes 25th anniversary to June 2025

ImagineNative film festival scraps 2024 event, pushes 25th anniversary to June 2025

TORONTO — A prominent Indigenous film and media arts festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary a year late. Organizers of the ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival say they are delaying this year's event until 2025.
Tribunal wraps first 'junk fee' case over online fees for Cineplex movie tickets

Tribunal wraps first 'junk fee' case over online fees for Cineplex movie tickets

OTTAWA — The Competition Tribunal heard a second day of arguments Thursday in a case that could decide whether Cineplex can keep charging customers an extra fee for buying movie tickets online.
Spin Master expecting challenging year in 2024, plans to launch new 'value' toys

Spin Master expecting challenging year in 2024, plans to launch new 'value' toys

TORONTO — Spin Master Corp. says it expects to face a challenging year in 2024 amid ongoing economic pressures on shoppers, but could see growth as it integrates U.S. toymaker Melissa & Doug following the closure of its acquisition.
Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’

Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’

David Bowie’s Major Tom, sitting in his tin can. Elton John’s Rocket Man, missing Earth and his wife. Matt Damon in “The Martian,” left behind to starve. Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar,” weeping as he watches his kids age without him.
Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

The hero of “Problemista” sees the world differently. He's an aspiring toy designer named Alejandro who thinks today's toys are too fun. He proposes a toy truck with a deflating tire to teach kids they’re running out of time.
Arguments begin at competition body in case against Cineplex over online booking fees

Arguments begin at competition body in case against Cineplex over online booking fees

OTTAWA — Cineplex Inc. is engaging in harmful "drip pricing" with its online booking fees, and moviegoers have no way to avoid them, says Canada's competition czar.
'Naked Gun' reboot set for 2025, with Liam Neeson to star

'Naked Gun' reboot set for 2025, with Liam Neeson to star

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Frank Drebin is back on the case. Paramount Pictures is moving ahead with a long-gestating remake of “Naked Gun,” the studio announced Wednesday.
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