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'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' reigns at the box office with $56.5 million opening

'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' reigns at the box office with $56.5 million opening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” reigned over the weekend box office with a $56.5 million North American opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, giving a needed surge to an uncertain season in theaters.
Matthew Rankin proud to represent Winnipeg's 'anti-mainstream' film scene at Cannes

Matthew Rankin proud to represent Winnipeg's 'anti-mainstream' film scene at Cannes

Matthew Rankin says he's proud to attend this year's Cannes Film Festival with fellow Winnipeg-born director Guy Maddin — especially since his hometown’s indie film scene often gets overlooked. “It’s wonderful to be there with Guy.
‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ in development with Andy Serkis to direct and star

‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ in development with Andy Serkis to direct and star

Andy Serkis is going back to Middle-earth to play Gollum in two new “Lord of the Rings” films. Warner Bros.
Movie Review: Brooke Shields and Benjamin Bratt deserve more than Netflix's ‘Mother of the Bride’

Movie Review: Brooke Shields and Benjamin Bratt deserve more than Netflix's ‘Mother of the Bride’

Romantic comedies are in a destination wedding rut. Perhaps it’s a collective post-COVID wanderlust kicking in, or, more cynically, some combination of tax credits and a place producers want to spend time.
Kevin Durand loves playing villains in 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Naked Gun' reboot

Kevin Durand loves playing villains in 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Naked Gun' reboot

TORONTO — Kevin Durand has a simple explanation for why he always gets cast as the bad guy. “Just look at my face,” the actor says during an interview at a Toronto hotel. “People see me and they’re like, ‘Ahh!’” The Thunder Bay, Ont.
Writers Guild of Canada reaches agreement with Canadian media producers

Writers Guild of Canada reaches agreement with Canadian media producers

The Writers Guild of Canada and the Canadian Media Producers Association say they have reached an agreement that will avoid a screenwriters' strike if the deal is ratified.
Movie Review: A radiant teenage road trip in 'Gasoline Rainbow'

Movie Review: A radiant teenage road trip in 'Gasoline Rainbow'

In sibling directors Bill and Turner Ross ’ latest, “Gasoline Rainbow,” five Oregon teens just out of high school make their meandering way some 500 miles to reach the coast for what’s been billed as the “End of the World” party.
Movie Review: 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' finds a new hero and will blow your mind

Movie Review: 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' finds a new hero and will blow your mind

Fans of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise may still be mourning the 2017 death of Caesar, the first smart chimp and the charismatic ape leader.
'Yintah' wins $50K Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian film at Hot Docs festival

'Yintah' wins $50K Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian film at Hot Docs festival

TORONTO — A documentary chronicling the Wet’suwet’en people's resistance to pipeline construction on their ancestral lands has won the $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian documentary at the Hot Docs film festival.
'The Fall Guy' gives Hollywood a muted summer kickoff with a $28.5M opening

'The Fall Guy' gives Hollywood a muted summer kickoff with a $28.5M opening

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Fall Guy,” the Ryan Gosling-led, action-comedy ode to stunt performers, opened below expectations with $28.