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'Napoleon Dynamite' stars to bring film and discussion to Oklahoma for autumn event

TULSA - The stars of the 2004 cult-classic film "Napoleon Dynamite" - Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and...

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Against 'The Wind': Filmmaker Emma Tammi's horror Western channels women's fears

The affliction was known as “prairie madness,” with 19th-century settlers on the Great Plains suffering from depression,...

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Disney presents a united front with Fox at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not uncommon for Hollywood studios to show a sizzle reel to kick off a CinemaCon presentation, but...

Crime

Judge weighing motions in Kevin Spacey alleged groping case

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A judge is weighing motions filed by lawyers for Kevin Spacey, charged with groping an 18-year-old man...

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Avengers help unveil $5M donation for seriously ill children

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some of Marvel's top Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit seriously ill...

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Movie review: Psychological horror sweeps down the plains in horror Western 'The Wind'

From the moment she steps out of Lizzy’s rugged cabin in the macabre opening scene, Gerard gives a phenomenal performance as...

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Expanded interview and video: Filmmaker Emma Tammi channels women's experiences for horror Western 'The Wind'

After premiering last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, Tammi’s feature film directorial debut, “The Wind,”...

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Movie review: Period drama ‘The Aftermath’ squanders promising premise on tawdry, shallow storytelling

Despite the promising premise, interesting characters and sparking chemistry between two attractive leads, the post-World War...

Life

Movie review: Dark overtones dim uneven 'Shazam's' effervescent brightness

But the tone of “Shazam” frequently shifts from a lighthearted reimagining of 1988’s “Big” as a superhero romp into a sad and...

Sports

Assistant coach Mark Adams masterminds Texas Tech's defense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a young Texas Tech assistant, Chris Beard liked to unwind from a hectic day by heading to the late-night...

Crime

Celebs talk politics, love scenes and much more at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At the just-wrapped CinemaCon, celebrities talked about their upcoming movies but much much more. From Linda...

Business

From Disney to Netflix, the big takeaways from CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The movie industry has returned to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and...

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Movie reviews

‘SHAZAM’ PG-13 2:12 2½ out of 4 stars In the latest DC Comics film adaptation, teenager Billy Batson (Asher Angel) shouts...

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'Shazam!' not just a flash in the pan

The Warner Bros. film “Shazam!” hits theaters this week, but the hero of the film was not originally known by that...

Business

Bollywood biopic on Modi runs into trouble days before vote

NEW DELHI (AP) — The planned release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi days before the start of Indian...

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Paramount brings 'Rocketman,' new 'Terminator' to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures didn't make CinemaCon wait for "Rocketman."The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is...

Business

Lionsgate chair: 'The sky is not falling in Hollywood'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lionsgate's motion picture group chairman Joe Drake says the sky is not falling in Hollywood and the feature...

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

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Review: Henson, Rockwell bring sensitivity to true-life tale

If you didn't know that "The Best of Enemies" was based on a true story, you'd likely find the premise preposterous, and for a...

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Review: 'Pet Sematary' exhumes a Stephen King masterwork

Hollywood, in its infinite irony, has resurrected a tale about the unholy perils of resurrection.The mean roads and mangy cats...

Life

Family adventure film 'A.R.I.' begins production in Oklahoma

With an almost entirely Oklahoma-based crew, “A.R.I.” marks the second film that Ace Entertainment Films Inc. has produced in...

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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Crime

Man who starred in immigration documentary is deported

MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning film about immigrants infiltrating a Florida detention facility was deported...

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Universal brings 'Cats,' 'Hobbs & Shaw,' more to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at...

Crime

Keanu Reeves visits Brazil for new TV series

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Keanu Reeves is in Sao Paulo to negotiate the shooting of a new TV series in Brazil's largest city.Reeves...

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New 'Pet Sematary' takes a deeper exploration of grief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new "Pet Sematary " has familiar elements of Stephen King's classic 1983 novel and previous film, namely...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___April 1Los Angeles Times on the fatal shooting of...

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Q&A: Rhymefest on his 1st film role, Kanye, Kim K and Common

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith didn't have plans to become an actor, but that changed when Emilio...

Business

Footage from 'It: Chapter 2,' 'Joker' debuts at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Warner Bros. doled out a Godzilla-sized serving of new footage in a marathon presentation to promote its...

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Review: How sweet the sound is in Aretha doc 'Amazing Grace'

After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" has finally seen the light,...

Health

Alyssa Milano leads protest of Georgia abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Alyssa Milano has joined several Georgia-based TV and film industry workers in protesting a "heartbeat"...

Sports

New Artest documentary shows extensive Palace brawl footage

NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Ron Artest includes an extensive retrospective about the brawl with fans the former NBA...

Business

MPAA chief says Netflix addition makes organization stronger

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Charles Rivkin says Netflix's addition to the group makes the...

Business

Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Clarkson, more help hype STX Films

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blockbusters are a clear favorite among the audience of theater owners and distributors at the CinemaCon trade...

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Iranian media report veteran actor Mashayekhi dead at 84

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media are reporting that veteran film and theater actor Jamshid Mashayekhi has died at age 84.A...

Business

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 31, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Aquaman (2018)2. Spider-Man: Into the...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:The Oklahoman. March 31, 2019.— Oklahoma children can gain from...

Life

Tulsa Film Series to launch with John Cusack appearance at 'Say Anything ...' 30th anniversary screening

With four decades’ worth of roles in more than 70 films, Cusack will share stories from his career, answer audience questions...

Business

Movie theater owners, studios and stars convene at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The movie industry — everyone from the Hollywood studios that produce the films to the companies that make the...

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Queen-inspired rock musical to tour North America

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A musical inspired by Queen's music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the...

Business

Live-action 'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action...

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New Mexico filmmaker examines the children of prison inmates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Filmmaker Denali Tiller started capturing footage of a former inmate's life four years ago. A Rhode...

Business

Beyonce, 'Black Panther' win at 50th NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 31, 2019: Check out Sonic Free Family Day at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The event is inspired by the special exhibition “Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture.”

Business

The Latest: Beyonce wins top award at NAACP Image Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local):8:30...

Business

Angelina Jolie: Equality for women key to peaceful world

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress and activist Angelina Jolie warned Friday that the world "will remain stuck in a cycle of...

Life

Cherokee biopic short film 'Nanyehi' to be inducted into Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame

“This film represents such an important part of not just Cherokee history, but of Oklahoma and U.S. history as well,” said...

Life

Movie review: Tim Burton's 'Dumbo' remake gets off the ground but never soars

The latest film in the Disney canon to get a (mostly) live-action remake, “Dumbo” presents plenty of challenges.

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Liam Neeson apologizes again for past racist thoughts

NEW YORK (AP) — Liam Neeson is again apologizing for revealing that he wanted to kill a random black person nearly 40 years ago...

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Nodding to 'Big,' 'Shazam!' brings the superhero down a size

NEW YORK (AP) — "Shazam!" is one of those movies with a perfect elevator pitch.Everywhere along its path to production, the...

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Agnes Varda, French New Wave pioneer, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films...

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Movie reviews for March 29, 2019

'DUMBO' PG 1:52 2 1/2 stars out of 4 Moviegoers get to see an adorable baby elephant fly, but Tim Burton’s “Dumbo” remake...

Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

HealthApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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Robert Townsend doc on 'The 5 Heartbeats' earns NAACP nod

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of us understand the heartbreak of finding out our favorite band has broken up, but few can actually turn...

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In acclaimed 'Diane,' a film critic goes behind the camera

NEW YORK (AP) — As an esteemed film critic and director of the New York Film Festival, Kent Jones' perch is the film world is a...

Business

Global Thin-Film Solar PV Market by Type & Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2019-2024) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 28, 2019--The "Global Thin-Film Solar PV Market - Segmented by Type and Geography - Growth,...

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A new 'Dumbo,' but creator says themes of the classic remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Burton gave his live-action remake of "Dumbo" a more contemporary feel, but the film's stars say the...

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Chinese viewers balk at 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film censorship

BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late...

Sports

Ex-football star pens memoir about wrongful rape conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Banks, whose story of being wrongfully accused of rape will be a feature film in August, has a memoir...

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Review: A symphony of debauchery in 'The Beach Bum'

Matthew McConaughey is at his dirt bag finest as a good-time Charlie stoner-poet named Moondog in Harmony Korine's "The Beach...

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Review: 'Dumbo' remake takes flight on its own charms

The original "Dumbo" was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in...

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With 'Black Panther' and now 'Us,' Winston Duke is on a roll

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winston Duke went from relative obscurity to being a household name with his first film and he wasn't even...

Business

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on...

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Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with...

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Review: Happy hunting Bonnie and Clyde in 'The Highwaymen'

It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous...

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Review: 'The Last Second' is a popcorn movie in print form

"The Last Second" by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Gallery).The launch of a corporate satellite covertly begins the...

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Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. He...

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Get Out! Jordan Peele's 'Us' shatters records with $70.3M

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 24, 2019: Catch an '80s movie marathon at the Tower Theatre

Catch a marathon of classic and extremely quotable movies from the 1980s today.

Business

Winchester Drive-In set to open 51st movie season in Oklahoma City without the beloved, late owner

It was July 3, 1968, when the first car pulled up to the Winchester Drive-In movie ticket booth for the premiere show. Lindy...

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Review: DC superhero pic 'Shazam!' is a joy...seriously

Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good.OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of...

Business

Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.Dogfish Head...

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Stormy Daniels protests Illinois tax on strip clubs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels briefly appeared at the Illinois Capitol on Friday to protest the...

Sports

Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murray State coaches knew they had something special with Ja Morant as a freshman. The athleticism, ball...

Life

Movie review: Jordan Peele follows Oscar-winning 'Get Out' with horror masterwork 'Us'

In this era of sequels, reboots and cinematic universes, Peele is building a breakout reputation as a true original who is...

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Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to Civic Center

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

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Headed to the movies? Read our reviews

'US' R 1:56 4 out of 4 stars Jordan Peele delivers his sharp social commentary with bloodied scissors in “Us,” his terrifying...

Business

Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon"...

Life

Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to OKC's Civic Center Music Hall

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 21, 2019: Celebrate the past during the OKC Museum of Art's Third Thursday

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, is celebrating decades past with its monthly Third Thursday event from 5 to 9...

Business

AMC theaters around OKC might soon serve alcohol

AMC movie theaters at Quail Springs Mall and Penn Square Mall might soon add alcohol to the concession stand. Applications for...

News

Fire ball above LA not an alien invasion, just a film shoot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading.The LAPD says a...

News

Review: In 'Us,' Jordan Peele holds a dark mirror to America

Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in "Us," a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director's...

Life

Oklahoma-made film 'The Harvesters' now available for streaming

"The Harvesters," a mystery-thriller set and filmed in Oklahoma, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

News

Correction: Film-US story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 19 about the horror film "Us," The Associated Press misspelled the surname of Russian...

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Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

Disney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal that unites...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much...

News

Tom Hanks surprises woman by singing 'Happy Birthday'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tom Hanks surprised a New Mexico woman celebrating her birthday at an Albuquerque restaurant when he...

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After 'Gotham,' Ben McKenzie goes from hero to movie bad guy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the...

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Now 30, 'The Little Mermaid' paved the way for Elsa and Anna

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not uncommon for people to just look at Jodi Benson and burst into tears.Sometimes they hyperventilate or...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 24-30

March 24: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 100. Harmonica player Lee Oskar of War is 71. Singer Nick Lowe is 70. Bassist Dougie...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 19, 2019: See the hit musical 'Waitress' at the Civic Center Music Hall

The tale of a pregnant waitress and pie-maker named Jenna who dreams of finding a way out of her small-town life and loveless...

News

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor...

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Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film.The visionary mind...

Business

Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual...

Business

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.The computer system must...

Business

AP PHOTOS: World's last Blockbuster a tribute to Gen X past

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Blockbuster Video in Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster video rental...

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Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go...

News

'Captain Marvel' soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Captain Marvel" has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving...

Life

Get your Irish eyes smiling: The 2019 BAM’s Blog St. Patrick’s Day movie list

This year’s options range from children's fare and harrowing drama to old classics and horror comedy – and all of them can be...

Life

Interview: Jessie Nelson, writer of the 'Waitress' musical, talks collaborating with Sara Bareilles, adapting Adrienne Shelly's film

A screenwriter whose credits include the films “Stepmom,” “I Am Sam” and “Corrina, Corrina,” Nelson also collaborated on...

Life

Interviews and video: OKC Philharmonic to play along with classic film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will be exploring a popular trend May 29-30 when it performs Williams’ Academy Award-winning...

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Slice-of-life story: Musical 'Waitress' dishes up warm female empowerment tale with a side of pie

When Jessie Nelson was cooking up her first musical theater project, she started with a special main ingredient. “It’s such a...

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Cinematic experience: OKC Philharmonic to perform Oscar-winning score live with beloved movie 'E.T.'

From the thrilling intensity of the bike chase to the soaring joy of a moonlight flight, John Williams’ score for “E.T. the...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #109: Captain Marvel review (spoilers!)

Infinite Danger Room panelists Matthew Price, Kade Poulson, Anthony Brown and Chris Borthick give their full review on "Captain...

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Netflix will cut 'Bird Box' footage months after outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will remove footage of a real fiery train disaster from its hit post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird...

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Golden Globe Awards to kick off awards season on Jan. 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it has chosen a date for next year's Golden Globe Awards.The...

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Virginia state police take search for recruits to the movies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are taking their search for new recruits to the movies.A 30-second promotional video...

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James Gunn rehired to direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'

NEW YORK (AP) — Months after being fired over old tweets, James Gunn has been rehired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy...

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Review: Karen O & Danger Mouse bring out best in each other

Karen O & Danger Mouse, "Lux Prima" (BMG)Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O teams up with producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse...

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Movies reviews for March 15

'Wonder Park' PG. 86 minutes. 1 1/2 out of 4 stars There's always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked...

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Edmond native Kolby Kindle returns to Oklahoma with national tour of musical 'Waitress'

Kolby Kindle mostly stays on the road, so he’s always ecstatic when it winds back to his home state. “It’s the best feeling in...

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Tribeca to host 'Say Anything...' reunion, doc on Anastasio

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as...

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Review: The new animated 'Wonder Park' is at war with itself

There's always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked down and you slowly, agonizingly ride up to the...

Business

Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBAHOUSTON (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped...

Business

Sega halts game shipment after actor arrested on drug charge

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese entertainment company Sega has cancelled shipments of its video game "Judgment," also known as "Judge...

Sports

Riding the wave: Surfers grow up in touching documentary

The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul.That's one of the many...

Business

In success for 'Captain Marvel,' a defeat for trolls

NEW YORK (AP) — Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, cosmic awareness and, it turns out, the ability to vanquish...

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Review: An untamed man and horse connect in 'The Mustang'

We don't find out our protagonist's name for quite some time in "The Mustang ," the feature debut of French writer-director...

OSU football: Defensive ends forced to grow up quickly, but showing promise in spring

SportsMar 31, 2019

STILLWATER — Mike Gundy didn’t go into much detail in describing the performance of his defensive ends through the first few spring practices. It’s not that they’re playing poorly. Gundy feels comfortable with their progression. But he knows...

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Crime

Florida mulls clemency for FBI informant 'White Boy Rick'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Clemency Board are considering early prison release for a man known...

Sports

TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in...

Life

Luke Dick debuts documentary 'Red Dog' at SXSW, joins lineup of Music Health Alliance Nashville benefit event

It's been an exciting week for Oklahoma native, country music songwriter and independent filmmaker Luke Dick.

Crime

Huffman and Loughlin charges shatter actresses' clean images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, Felicity Huffman has been known as one of Hollywood's more versatile...

Crime

Police: Woman said she shot boyfriend in movie re-enactment

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told police they were acting out...

Business

TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in...

Business

TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in...

News

Siriano, fresh off Oscar glory, talks 'Project Runway'

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Siriano didn't want the tuxedo gown he designed for Billy Porter at the Oscars to shock anyone. He...

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'Dark Knight' trilogy returns to theaters for Batman's 80th

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman is turning 80 this year, and Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy is coming back to select...

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Oscar Isaac shows off his Spanish in 'Triple Frontier'

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Isaac says he's pleased to be making more use of his Spanish in his newest film, "Triple Frontier ."The...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 17-23

March 17: Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 76. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful is 75. Percussionist...

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Moviegoers gets to see 'Captain Marvel' in the flesh

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Moviegoers in New Jersey got a surprise visit over the weekend from a super-hero.Actress Brie Larson, star...

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Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Actress America Ferrera led a small group of artists on a migrant shelter tour in the Mexican border city of...

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Winning documentary portrays Israeli human rights lawyer

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top prize in its category at the...

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'Captain Marvel' rockets to historic $153M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — "Captain Marvel," Marvel Studios' first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically...

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O'Rourke documentary provides no hints on possible 2020 run

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is sitting in his kitchen hours after a closer-than-expected Texas Senate race loss to Ted...

Business

The Latest: Hickenlooper says driving out immigrants 'crazy'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local):4:25 p.m.Former Colorado Gov. John...

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Della Duck, intrepid space explorer and amputee, comes to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Duck is a brave and resourceful fowl, the sort that refuses to be defeated by a solo crash landing on...

Life

Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, Kirk Franklin featured on soundtrack to inspirational film 'Breakthrough'

The soundtrack release comes just ahead of Twentieth Century Fox’s April 17 theatrical opening of the feature film "Breakthrough."

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Theater review: 'A Bronx Tale' is a crowd-pleasing coming-of-age story

Chazz Palminteri’s autobiographical coming-of-age story gets a third life as satisfying as a Sicilian grandma’s Sunday sauce...

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Movie reviews for March 8, 2019

'The Kid' (R, 99 minutes, 2 out of 4) "There's no such thing as the West anymore." That's actually not a line from "The Kid,"...

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Review: In 'Triple Frontier,' a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives of J.C. Chandor's "Triple...

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Review: Teen angst hits the Old West, in D'Onofrio's 'Kid'

"There's no such thing as the West anymore." That's actually not a line from "The Kid," Vincent D'Onofrio's new coming-of-age...

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Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government said Thursday a military...

Life

Movie review: ‘Captain Marvel’ soars higher, further and faster than standard superhero origin story

The 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel” is the first to center on a female protagonist, with...

Life

Theater review: 'A Bronx Tale' is a crowd-pleasing coming-of-age story

The national tour of the recent Broadway hit is playing through Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall as part of the 2018-19...

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Comics heroine Captain Marvel set to soar

One of Marvel Comics’ most prominent female superheroes gets the lead role in a film this weekend as “Captain Marvel” hits...

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‘Captain Marvel’ soars higher, further and faster

'CAPTAIN MARVEL' PG-13 2:04 3 1/2 stars “Captain Marvel” soars higher, further and faster than both the standard superhero...

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Patriots' Super Bowl DVD a celebration of Belichick, dynasty

NFL Films is no stranger to producing films commemorating a Super Bowl title for the New England Patriots. When it came time to...

Business

Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles...

Business

Oregon city will have last Blockbuster store in world

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it'll...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #108: A Marvel-ous update

Infinite Danger Room panelists Matthew Price, Kade Poulson, Anthony Brown and Chris Borthick look at recent Marvel hits,...

News

Film Review: Julianne Moore shines in 'Gloria Bell'

NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone is vanishing around Julianne Moore's title character in Sebastian Lelio's "Gloria Bell." The...

Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

SportsApr 1, 2019

Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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Star of immigration film says detention feels like reprisal

MIAMI (AP) — An Argentine immigrant said his most recent detention feels like retaliation for starring in a new award-winning...

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Virginia city council video replaced with anti-abortion film

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civic-minded Virginia residents logging on to a city website expected to find video of the most...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 6, 2019: See the acclaimed documentary 'Faces, Places' for free at Oklahoma City University

See the acclaimed French documentary "Faces, Places," one of my favorite movies of 2017, at 7:30 tonight at Oklahoma City...

Life

OKCine Latino Film Festival Friday and Saturday in historic Capitol Hill

The fifth annual Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival will be Friday and Saturday in the Calle Dos Cinco district in historic...

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In Norman, a statue of racehorse Secretariat rises

NORMAN — A larger-than-life sculpture of legendary racehorse Secretariat entered the final stretch of completion in Norman this...

Business

Hello Kitty to make her big screen debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she's got a movie deal.Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema announced Tuesday...

Crime

Chelsea Manning, Parkland teens docs to debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 5, 2019: See the musical 'A Bronx Tale' at the Civic Center Music Hall

The street-wise musical, which is set in the 1960s, centers on an Italian-American boy from Bronx’s Belmont neighborhood named...

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Ken Burns Prize for Film to honor documentaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of...

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Review: 'Captain Marvel' gets an average introduction

If there is one thing that's true of most of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's that they have life and spirit...

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Immigration documentary's protagonist faces deportation

MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary chronicling the plight of immigrants held at a for-profit facility...

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Televisa draws heat for 'brownface' Yalitza Aparicio parody

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A television personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network is facing strong criticism after...

Business

Spielberg's push against Netflix at the Oscars hits a nerve

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent....

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Luke Perry, heartthrob on '90210,' dies at 52 after stroke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210,"...

Business

Disney cuts $13.5M in future potential earnings for CEO Iger

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is cutting $13.5 million of CEO Bob Iger's annual future potential earnings ahead of the...

Business

Nevada ranch once owned by Bing Crosby on market for $7.3M

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A northeastern Nevada ranch once owned by Bing Crosby is for sale for $7,280,000.The Elko Daily Free Press...

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'How to Train Your Dragon' stays No. 1, 'Madea' a strong 2nd

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" topped the North American box office for a second week, but...

Life

Interview: Chazz Palminteri talks about sharing his real-life story in 'A Bronx Tale' musical

The North American tour of the Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale,” which launched in October in Rochester, New York, will play...

Life

Season announcement: Oklahoma City Philharmonic reveals 2019-2020 Classics and Pops plans

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 Classics season will include familiar favorites like Beethoven, Stravinsky, Debussy...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 3, 2019: Check out the Red Dirt Film Festival in Stillwater

The activities culminate at 7 p.m with the festival award ceremony, which is open and free to the public.

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces 2019-2020 seasons

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 Classics season will include familiar favorites like Beethoven, Stravinsky and...

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Based on a true story: Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical 'A Bronx Tale' finds new life as a musical

For three decades, Chazz Palminteri has been reliving his life story, first as a one-man play, later as a film and now as a...

Business

'To Kill a Mockingbird' compromise offered to small theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a...

Business

Crew capsule rockets toward space station with test dummy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on...

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Students push to rename theater at Bowling Green State

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — The Black Student Union at an Ohio university is pushing the school's president to rename a theater...

Business

'Who's the Boss?' and 'Soap' actress Katherine Helmond dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress who played two very different...

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Shark documentary released after filmmaker's diving death

MIAMI (AP) — The family and friends of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark-filming excursion in...

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Movie reviews for March 1, 2019

'GRETA' (R, 99 minutes, 1 star out of 4) The psychological thriller "Greta" gets off to a promising start: As a camera...

Sports

Olajide's regimen: Getting fit without getting hit

NEW YORK (AP) — When actor Chris Hemsworth sought "experts" to contribute to a fitness and health app called Centr, one place...

Business

SpaceX debuts new crew capsule in crucial test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX closes in on human spaceflight with this weekend's debut of a new capsule designed for...

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Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music,...

Life

At Oscars, J.Lo was fierce warrior; Gaga brought the bling

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga sported the Tiffany Diamond around her neck, and Glenn Close wore 40 pounds of gold dress to the Oscars....

Sports

Correction: Oscars-The Latest story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar...

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Winfrey to interview Jackson accusers in post-film special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oprah Winfrey interview with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as boys will air...

Business

Review: In 'Apollo 11,' the thrill of landing on the moon

The 1969 mission to the moon has been seen in many phases before but never with the shining, crystal-clear fullness of Todd...

Crime

Michael Jackson's brothers say accusers' film neglects facts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop...

News

Review: Huppert adds class to stalker thriller 'Greta'

Imagine you're a 20-something living in New York City and you spot a particularly nice and structured green leather handbag on...

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Review: Author writes part biography, part Hollywood history

"Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir" (Pantheon), by Victoria RiskinIf there was an Academy Award for movie books,...

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Encore run of 'A Star Is Born' features more footage, songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can't stop watching Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar-night performance of "Shallow"? You're in luck:...

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Inarritu picked to head Cannes jury, first Mexican in post

PARIS (AP) — Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film...

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Clark Gable III, grandson of acting great, dies in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Clark James Gable III, host of the reality TV show "Cheaters" and grandson of late Academy Award-winning actor...

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Audiences can't leave Rotten Tomatoes reviews pre-release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is no longer allowing the public to post reviews of a movie prior to...

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Billy Porter speaks on Oscars gown and social media hate

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, speaking to Vogue before he walked the Oscars red carpet, knew what he was in for among some...

Business

'Chicago' dramas do big business for NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Dick Wolf's factory of "Chicago" dramas is becoming increasingly important for NBC.Both "Chicago PD"...

News

Review: 'The Wedding Guest' is a quirky but thin thriller

No one going to see "The Wedding Guest" should expect a rom-com. The always-likable Dev Patel does star in it as a hunky guy...

Business

Emma Thompson to Skydance: I won't work with John Lasseter

NEW YORK (AP) — In a letter to Skydance Media, Emma Thompson outlined why she refused to work with the former Pixar executive...

News

Sequel to Michael Crichton's 'Andromeda Strain' due in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Michael Crichton's literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough...

Life

Oscars review: The ratings rise, the host-free format works, but the awards are a mixed bag

The ratings for the 91st Academy Awards telecast rose slightly from last year, according to Variety.

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For many, 'Green Book' win was a confounding Oscar climax

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Academy Awards that sparkled with more women and African-American winners than ever before came to a...

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Nielsen: 29.6 million viewers for Oscars, up from 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars ended its four-year streak of dwindling viewership, reaching 29.6 million on Sunday to beat last...

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Backstage at the Oscars: Sing-a-longs and Champagne for Gaga

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right off-stage from where the Oscars are handed out, there's a whole mini-show happening in the wings with...

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'Green Book' wins best picture in an upset at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards,...

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Oscar moments: Record night for women; Wakanda makes history

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A...

Business

Triumph and disappointment for Spike Lee at Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee's first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion,...

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Trump goes after Spike Lee after Oscars speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge...

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Oscar winners and losers party with champagne and statuettes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar night's epic Vanity Fair party is a black-tie affair but also a lose-the-black tie affair, a...

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Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rami Malek had difficult moments making "Bohemian Rhapsody," but he has an Oscar to show for it.Malek,...

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Diversity is a big winner at Oscars

LOS ANGELES — “Green Book” was the winner Sunday of the Academy Award for best picture. The film from Universal Pictures stars...

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Mahershala Ali takes supporting actor Oscar for 'Green Book'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mahershala Ali triumphantly wrapped up this year's award season by winning the best supporting actor trophy...

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Cuaron's 'Roma' gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma," the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for...

Sports

Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — This Broadway smash even made news on Hollywood's big night.Hey, when the Knicks win a home game, Spike Lee...

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Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga sported the Tiffany Diamond around her neck and Glenn Close wore 40 pounds of gold dress to the...

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Close but it's Olivia Colman for best actress at Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out Olivia Colman, not Glenn Close, was "The Favourite" at the Oscars.The British actress was a...

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Lady Gaga gives heartfelt message after 'Shallow' Oscar win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga offered a heartfelt message to those watching the Oscars after "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is...

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Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of...

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'Black Panther' makes Oscar history twice for diversity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" went back-to-back into the Oscar history books on Sunday evening.Ruth E. Carter and Hannah...

Paul George reinvented his diet before the best season of his career

SportsApr 5, 2019

The buttery smell of popcorn drew Paul George to the open side door of the concession stand after practice in Toronto last week. He lingered, talking to the person inside, who was presumably preparing for the Raptors game that night. The...

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'Spider-Verse' first Marvel superhero film to win an Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's favorite neighborhood web-slinger is now an Oscar winner: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" won...

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The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards

The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards:Best picture: "Green Book"Best actress: Olivia Colman, "The...

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'Green Book' wins best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Green Book' wins best picture Oscar.

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Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar for 'The Favourite'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar for 'The Favourite'

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'Free Solo' wins the Oscar for best documentary feature

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature.The film about rock climber...

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Regina King wins Oscar for 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regina King's flowing gown nearly tripped her up on the way to collect her Oscar trophy, the actress' only...

Life

Video: Watch speed drawings of images from Oscar-nominated films

Watch my excellent colleague Todd Pendleton speed-drawing a sketch of Oscar best picture nominees "Black Panther," "Green Book"...

Life

Preview: The 91st Academy Awards are tonight

The 91st Academy Awards will be handed out tonight, with the broadcast airing from 7 to at least 10 p.m. on ABC.

Life

Video: Reba McEntire reveals why she didn't co-star in the Oscar-winning blockbuster 'Titanic'

Reba said she intended to take on the role but ultimately had to turn it down as James Cameron's huge production became...

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Recap: 2019 Academy Awards

View live updates from the Academy Awards.

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Stars reflect on awards season at last show before Oscars

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Glenn Close says she's still a bit surprised the motion picture academy gave a nod to her...

News

Curtain set to go up on a host-less but drama-filled Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A winter of discontent for the Academy Awards will culminate Sunday in an Oscar ceremony that may lack a...

Business

'How to Train Your Dragon' tops Oscar weekend with $55.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" breathed some fire into a slumping box office with a...

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New 'Girlfriend': Lyric Theatre continues initiative with romantic regional premiere

Jimmy Mavrikes’ favorite show he’s ever acted in happens to be a 1990s throwback dressed in flannel and told through mixtape...

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'Beale Street' tops Spirit Awards, Close wins best actress

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two years after his "Moonlight" triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of...

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Oscars: Stars and stand-ins rehearse for the big show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is decidedly casual inside the Dolby Theatre the day before the Oscars.Most people, celebrities included,...

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Domestic workers gather to celebrate 'Roma' and the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the...

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Stanley Donen, director of 'Singin' in the Rain,' dies at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain"...

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US Latinas rally around 'Roma' actress Yalitza Aparicio

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among...

Life

Video: 'Play It Loud' music series to feature Oklahomans KALO, Travis Linville, Allie Lauren Project and Hosty in concert Saturday

SHAWNEE - Grand Casino’s "Play It Loud" music video series presents an all-Oklahoma lineup in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at...

Crime

Documentary about 1939 Nazi rally in New York up for Oscar

NEW YORK (AP) — A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute while swastikas flank a giant portrait of George...

Business

A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath.The best picture race...

Business

Film fan finds the real joy of movies is still in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, it's easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and ... well, whatever. But if...

Business

Correction: Empire Cast Member-Attack story

CHICAGO (AP) — In one version of a Feb. 21 story about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being charged with staging an attack on...

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Diane von Furstenberg fetes female Oscar nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Even with rain clouds threatening from above, the spirits, and heels, were high at Diane von...

Business

Discount movies: Which theater subscription is best?

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie a day in theaters for $10 a month seemed too good to be true. And it was.MoviePass, which tried to...

Health

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place...

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DuVernay, Zendaya help Vanity Fair toast Women in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time filmmaker Ava DuVernay got to Vanity Fair and Lancome's Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars event...

Business

Dwayne Johnson goes indie with 'Fighting With My Family'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Believe it or not, Hollywood executives told Dwayne Johnson "no thanks" when he pitched his latest...

Life

Oscars preview: Trying to predict the Academy Award winners amid all the Hollywood drama

After weeks of wrongheaded ideas, fruitless searching and thinly veiled affronts, the 91st Academy Awards are Sunday night, and...

Life

Movie review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ caps animated trilogy with satisfying, high-flying adventure

Based on the children’s books by Cressida Crowell, the “How to Train Your Dragon” films constitute the rare trilogy that has...

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And the Oscars go to …

After weeks of wrongheaded ideas, fruitless searching and thinly veiled affronts, the 91st Academy Awards are Sunday night....

Eddie Sutton doesn't need the Basketball Hall of Fame to verify his iconic status

SportsApr 3, 2019

Eddie Sutton kept insulting his new team. Kept telling the Cowboys that what they were wasn’t good enough. “You gotta get out of that NIT mentality,” Sutton kept saying to that talented but raw group of OSU players Leonard Hamilton had...

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Movie reviews

'Fighting With My Family' (PG-13, 108 minutes. 3 out of 4 stars) Even the most eccentric passions of working-class England —...

Life

Thunder and movie fans are invited to watch Oklahoma student films with Patrick Patterson, Steven Adams and Jerami Grant

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson and teammates Steven Adams and Jerami Grant will be in attendance for a...

Business

Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The...

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Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the...

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Oscars producers say the show is in 'good shape' for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently:...

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Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop...

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At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so...

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AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — "All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.A person familiar...

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Michael Jackson accusers detail road to 'Leaving Neverland'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Wade Robson and James Safechuck didn't know what to think when the lights went up after the first public...

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'Roma' producer could make history at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade collaborating with the writer and director Alfonso Cuaron, producer Gabriela Rodriguez...

Crime

The Latest: Lawsuit takes aim at HBO's Jackson documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a documentary featuring two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys (all...

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Who should be the host of the Academy Awards next year? Tulsa's Bill Hader, that's who

On Sunday night, the Academy Awards will have three hours of beautiful people, film clips, trophies and speeches. It will not...

Life

Video: OKC native Olivia Munn becomes an ambassador for Shelter Pet Project's #AdoptPureLove campaign

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, and Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn is definitely showing the love.

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Ready to fight: Cory Booker shows his tough side to voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Nearing the end of a lively town hall with hundreds of voters packed into an art gallery, Cory Booker...

Business

Weinstein seeks speedy appeal of sex trafficking ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at...

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What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a...

Sports

Chiefs turning to Spagnuolo to shore up sieve-like defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steve Spagnuolo spent much of his year out of coaching making the 45-minute drive from his home in...

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Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly...

Business

Travelers can retrace 'Green Book' path with some research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated interracial road trip movie "Green Book" has spurred interest in the real...

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Costume Designers Guild honors Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruth E. Carter may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on "Black...

Business

In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence,...

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AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a...

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Detroit Council rejects car stunt due to Confederate flag

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council has banned a hot rod and custom car show from allowing a stunt jump to take place...

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Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up.A representative for the singer-actress...

Business

Actress Julianne Moore helps unveil sex misconduct policies

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration unveil the...

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Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh added to Oscars presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar...

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Review: A sweet swan song for 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Born in the 3-D land rush, "How to Train Your Dragon" has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it...

Life

OKC Broadway's 2019-2020 season to include 'SpongeBob Musical,' 'Hello, Dolly!,' 'Come From Away,' 'Miss Saigon' and more

OKC Broadway – a presentation Nederlander and Civic Center Foundation – announces the lineup for its 2019-2020 season, which...

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'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy...

News

Correction: Berlin Film Festival-Women story

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about women filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, The Associated Press reported erroneously...

Crime

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 18, 2019: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Office Space' at the Tower Theatre

Got a case of the Mondays? Check out the 20th anniversary screening of the 1999 comedy classic "Office Space" at 7 tonight at...

Health

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):___7:35 p.m.Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona...

Catholic Charities offers new employee loan program

BusinessApr 3, 2019

As executive director of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Patrick Raglow is all too familiar with the perils of payday loans. Many of the low-income families his nonprofit serves fall prey to the typical two-week, exorbitantly...

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Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor...

Business

'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the...

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'Black Panther' costume designer blazes trail to inspire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who...

Life

Oklahoma screenwriters to teach seminar through deadCenter Film partnership

Offered through a partnership between deadCenter Film and Metro Technology Centers, the seminar is free and open to writers of...

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Oklahoma professional filmmakers to teach screenwriting seminar

Laron Chapman knows from experience that some aspects of making a film you just don’t learn in school, and he is eager to pass...

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Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is...

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Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms" wins Berlin Film Festival's top Golden Bear award

BERLIN (AP) — Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms" wins Berlin Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.

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Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of 'Downfall,' dies at 77

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim...

Life

Kevin Costner, Michael Martin Murphey, the late Clark McEntire and more to be honored at National Cowboy Museum's 2019 Western Heritage Awards

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City will host the 59th annual Western Heritage Awards April...

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All Academy Awards categories will air live on Oscars telecast, reversing plan to give 4 honors during commercials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All Academy Awards categories will air live on Oscars telecast, reversing plan to give 4 honors during...

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10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy?This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying...

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Tichina Arnold finds a new sitcom home in 'The Neighborhood'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform."I told my mom at the age of 3, 'I want to sing.' And...

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Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" —...

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Regina is already a King, but what about president?

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life.No joke. King was...

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Movie reviews for Feb. 15, 2019

'Happy Death Day 2U' PG-13, 100 minutes, 2½ out of 4 stars The 2017 thriller "Happy Death Day" took a "Groundhog Day"-like...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 15, 2019: Check out Oklahoma Christian University's 'Taste of Broadway'-theme Valentine Cabaret

For three decades, Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E Memorial, has produced a Valentine Cabaret with romantic songs from...

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Producer of 'Silent Scream' anti-abortion film dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from...

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Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and...

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Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

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The BAM's Blog 12th annual Valentine's Day movie list

For romantically inclined film fans who prefer not to spend this year’s midweek Valentine's Day at the multiplex, a veritable...

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Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at...

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OKC Museum of Art showing Academy Award-nominated films

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art continues its yearly salute to the Academy Award nominees this month.

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Free concert to feature music from Oklahoma-made short film 'The Grave'

Three of composer Nikolas Thompson’s score tracks from the award-winning film “The Grave” will be performed by a 21-piece...

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Bloomberg rips Trump for not taking action on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but...

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People magazine names the most stylish stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet.Ahead of the Academy Awards on Wednesday, People magazine...

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Tribeca Film Festival to open with Apollo Theater doc

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York...

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Review: 'High Flying Bird' is an exhilarating fast break

Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be...

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Greatest Western film? 'Wild Bunch' book argues its case

"The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film" (Bloomsbury), by W.K....

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Rolling in the deep: HBO film looks at roller skate culture

NEW YORK (AP) — First-time documentary filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler lugged their cameras to Central Park in New York...

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Food Dude: Banquet Cinema Pub is ready for its premiere

Hunter Wheat and Lacey Pritchard will try to build upon their success founding successful businesses on fellowship with a new...

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Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

BEIJING (AP) — The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin film festival for what...

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Review: 'Never Look Away' is an absorbing, exhausting ride

What to say about an Oscar-nominated film that's more than three hours long, apparently despised by the man whose life inspired...

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Win or lose at the Oscars, Glenn Close is loving the moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close stands doubled over laughing in the doorway to her downtown Manhattan apartment while her loyal...

Both resting and playing Paul George has its drawbacks as Thunder approaches playoffs

SportsApr 2, 2019

Luka Doncic didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City with the Mavericks on Saturday. LeBron James won’t take the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena with the Lakers on Tuesday. It’s that time of year when some of the NBA's best players rest due to...

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Review: In 'Fighting With My Family,' WWE dreams turn real

Even the most eccentric passions of working-class England — long a favored reservoir of feel-good underdog tales — have seldom...

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Young Thug almost didn't win Grammy for song of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Young Thug, a co-writer of "This Is America," made history alongside Childish Gambino when the social-political...

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Review: Learning to love the rom-com in 'Isn't It Romantic'

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They're so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale...

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New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the...

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Review: 'Alita: Battle Angel' is big eyes and big effects

Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a...

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Study: More diverse movie leads in 2018 than ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a...

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Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result was a documentary that explores the...

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Interview, photos and video: Show goes on for Oklahoma native Brennin Hunt after breaking his foot on Fox's 'Rent'

“‘Rent,’ it’s definitely its own thing. I always say this will probably be the hardest job that I will ever do in my career...

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'Boomerang' series updates story for millennial audiences

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and...

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Halle Berry's 'Boomerang' updates story for new generation

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new generation.Berry...

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Resistance is key as 'Handmaid's Tale' returns for season 3

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and...

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Video: Teaser trailer and release date for Ron Howard's 'Pavarotti' documentary revealed during Grammys

Along with incredible footage of Luciano Pavarotti performing, the 20-second clip features U2's Bono waxing eloquent about what...

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Film academy reveals which 4 Oscars will be given off air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial...

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Review: Goldberg's 'Killer Thriller' is action-packed

"Killer Thriller" (Thomas and Mercer), by Lee GoldbergLee Goldberg has written an action-packed sequel to "True Fiction." His...