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Flix Brewhouse signs lease to open OKC location

A lease has been signed to bring microbrewery/movie theater Flix Brewhouse to a new mixed-use entertainment and business...

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Some 'meddling teens' get a prequel film

Ever wonder what Daphne and Velma were up to before they met Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang?

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Video: Oklahoman Audra Mae, who co-wrote Christina Aguilera's new song, featured during Billboard Music Awards, while MercyMe wins Top Christian Artist

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Oklahoma native Audra Mae was featured on Sunday's 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where one of...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2018: See the 1977 animated epic 'Wizards' at the Tower Theatre

See Ralph Bakshi's 1977 animated epic "Wizards" at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Interview: Olivia Munn talks her Oklahoma roots, #MeToo, Time's Up Initiative during visit to her alma mater

On a gusty spring day, Olivia Munn, the actress known for her onscreen work in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in the “X-Men” film...

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Oklahoma native Olivia Munn receives home-state award for standing up to sexual harassment

Olivia Munn recently received the inaugural Voice for Justice Award for her activism against sexual harassment in the workplace...

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CORRECTS: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — CORRECTS: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival....

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Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro to star in Netflix political comedy 'First Ladies'

Following a competitive bidding war, Netflix has acquired the hot package “First Ladies,” with Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro...

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Before film, Cable was 1990s comic-book hero

Cable and Deadpool have remained Marvel Comics mainstays now for more than 25 years, and will now share the screen in "Deadpool...

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Veronica Cartwright remembers battling an ‘Alien’

It's been 39 years since Ridley Scott's classic horror sci-fi movie “Alien” opened in U.S. theaters. On May 25, the anniversary...

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For ruby slippers, there's no place like national museum

Click your heels: The popular ruby slippers will go back on view at the National Museum of American History on Oct. 19, 18...

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Movie reviews: 'Deadpool 2,' 'Disobedience' and more

Movie reviews: "Deadpool 2," "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word," "Disobedience," "Book Club," and "RBG."

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In film, McCain says Americans deserve more from Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain ends a documentary about his life by sending the message that Washington is not giving the...

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Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a...

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Ben Whishaw Says He's "Not Sure" If 'Paddington 3' Will Happen

The actor - who voices the titular bear - is set to appear in upcoming mini-series 'A Very English Scandal' for Amazon/BBC.

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Incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker goes on hunger strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say an incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker has gone on hunger strike to demand the release of...

Life

GeekCon update: Comic book color artist Jordan Boyd set to appear

The Metropolitan Library System's downtown library, 300 Park Ave., will hold "Geek Con" starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 3...

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Geek Con set for downtown library on Saturday

The Metropolitan Library System's downtown library, 300 Park Ave., has announced a "Geek Con" starting at 11 a.m. and ending at...

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Infinite Danger Room #87: Fantastic Four to return

The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price discusses the August return of Marvel’s first family of heroes with Infinite Danger Room...

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Margot Kidder dies: ‘Superman’s Lois Lane and ‘Amityville Horror’ star was 69

Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the 1970s and ’80s Superman movies and starred in many other...

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Sony to Take $185 Million Stake in Snoopy IP Holder

Sony Corp. is taking a 39 percent stake in Peanuts Holding, the Snoopy IP company, for $185 million, the company said Monday...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 12, 2018: Check out ‘Raised by Wolf Gods: A Hayao Miyazaki Art Show’ at 51st Street Speakeasy

Check out locally created art, live music, DJ sets, fortune teller readings, a special food and drink menu and more at “Raised...

Business

Lawmakers agree to ban Louisiana film tax breaks for porn

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pornographic films won't be eligible for Louisiana's film tax credit program, under a bill heading to...

Life

Oklahoma-made film 'Wake Up' heading to Cannes Film Market in France

VMI Worldwide, in association with Archer Films and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced the successful completion...

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Now that we've seen Tom Hardy's Venom, do we want to see the movie more or less?

There is perhaps no bigger comic book-inspired cinematic enigma than Sony's "Venom" movie, which will arrive in theaters this...

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Pink coming to OKC in 2019, deadCenter Film Festival turning 18, and 'American Idol' tour heading to Tulsa

March 23 Pink to bring tour to OKC After selling out her first Oklahoma headlining gig last month at Tulsa's BOK Center,...

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'Bull Durham' has always been a great movie — now, it's entering the canon

Ron Shelton's "Bull Durham," one of the greatest movies ever made about baseball, a brilliant romantic comedy, is getting a...

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Same old song? Sequels highlight summer movies

It looks like 11 out of 18 of our selected releases this season are continuations of previous major movies.

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Weinstein's wife 'never' suspected

Georgina Chapman opens up in her first interview since allegations against her husband emerged.

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Third 'Bad Boys' Film Lands Winter 2020 Release Date

The Bad Boys threequel, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has a release date. Sony on Wednesday announced that Bad Boys...

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Director Polanski calls #MeToo "collective hysteria"

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled the United States 40 years ago as a sex offender...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 9, 2018: See the movie ‘A Scanner Darkly’ at the Tower Theatre

See the 2006 animated sci-fi thriller “A Scanner Darkly” at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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'Six Billion Dollar Man' Loses Its Director (Exclusive)

The Six Billion Dollar Man is a little poorer today. Damian Szifron, who co-wrote the script and was to direct the movie, has...

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Actor Tom Sizemore sued for $3M over 2003 claim he groped 11-year-old child actress

Actor Tom Sizemore is being sued by a Utah woman who says he groped her on a movie set in 2003 when she was an 11-year-old...

Sports

Cannes: Bruce Willis to play famed Tyson trainer Cus D'Amato

CANNES, France (AP) — Bruce Willis has signed on to play famed boxing trainer Cus D'Amato in a film titled "Cornerman."The...

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Cannes Film Festival in court over Terry Gilliam dispute

PARIS (AP) — This year's Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival...

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Video: Hit Oklahoma-made film 'I Can Only Imagine' to get home release in June

The Oklahoma-made movie "I Can Only Imagine," based on the story behind the smash song of the same name, will be available for...

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Cannes: Bruce Willis to Play Mike Tyson's Boxing Trainer in 'Cornerman'

Bruce Willis is getting in the ring. Well, the corner of the ring. The Die Hard star is set to play legendary boxing trainer...

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Weekend Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Earns Heroic $112.5M in Second Outing

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early summer box office over the weekend, earning $112.5...

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Video: Ron Howard talks making 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

According to Ron Howard, there's not much more validating than getting a fist bump and a full-body hug from Chewbacca.

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 4, 2018: Celebrate 'Star Wars' Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo

May the fourth be with you. Celebrate the cute creatures that bind our galaxy together at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s second annual...

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Movie reviews: Tully, Overboard

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'Westworld' and 'Ready Player One' show how our relationship to artificial intelligence has changed

In the future realms of "Westworld" and "Ready Player One," it's humans who are reduced to ghosts in the machine, infecting...

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From 'Avengers: Infinity War' to 'Iron Man': All 19 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, ranked

Although Marvel Studios is viewed as a pioneering success story, that doesn't mean the individual films haven't been marred by...

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Fleetwood Mac heading to BOK Center, Gillian Welch coming to Tower Theatre, Okie Twister Film Festival now playing in Woodward

Oct. 3 Fleetwood Mac to start tour in Tulsa TULSA — Grammy-winning band Fleetwood Mac will embark in October on a North...

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Sandra Bullock's convicted stalker kills self after a standoff with police

Joshua James Corbett, the Sandra Bullock stalker convicted of breaking into her house in 2014, killed himself Wednesday in his...

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Film academy votes to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

It's the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #86: Infinity War

The Oklahoman's Matthew Price joins Infinite Danger Room panelists Anthony Brown, Chris Borthick and Rachel Price to discuss...

Crime

Rose McGowan drug possession charge being sent to Virginia grand jury after judge finds probable cause.

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Rose McGowan drug possession charge being sent to Virginia grand jury after judge finds probable cause.

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Oscars organization votes to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscars organization votes to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership.

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Video: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' director Ron Howard appearing tonight on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Oscar-winning Duncan-born filmmaker Ron Howard will appear tonight on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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'Star Wars' lightsaber and 'Ben Hur' chariot to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 3, 2018: See Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's movie 'Mysterious Object at Noon' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

See award-winning Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's rarely seen debut feature, "Mysterious Object at Noon" (2000), at...

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Twister Alley Film Festival, featuring Wes Studi, opens Thursday in Woodward

WOODWARD – The Twister Alley Film Festival is showcasing independent films from around Oklahoma and the world Thursday, Friday...

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Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp releases Official Trailer

Marvel has released a new trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp," coming July 6. The film stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as...

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'Diane' wins best narrative feature at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, propelled by powerful performance by Oklahoma native Mary Kay Place

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, closed Sunday, and one of the festival's most...

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Interview, images and video: Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about dreams, memories, his new movie and his current exhibition 'The Serenity of...

"The Serenity of Madness," the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's first exhibition to focus primarily on video artworks, showcases...

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Brad Pitt, who has worked with and threatened Harvey Weinstein, now producing a movie about him

Brad Pitt’s production company has obtained the film rights to the story of how two journalists exposed alleged sexual abuses...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 30, 2018: See the epic animated film 'Princess Mononoke' at the Tower Theatre

Oscar-winning animated filmmaking legend Hayao Miyazaki's ("Spirited Away") dramatic 1997 epic "Princess Mononoke" shows at 7...

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The 'Avengers: Infinity War' Surprise Few Saw Coming

it's possible that Avengers: Infinity War has led you down plenty of Internet rabbit holes as you try to refresh yourself on...

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'Serenity of Madness': Oklahoma City Museum of Art's first video exhibit showcases work of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul likens film to a crippled angel, an art form that is “limiting but divine.” The ongoing efforts of...

Business

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over 'lesbianism'

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having...

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'A Quiet Place' reminds us of the power possible in silence on screen

Movies teach us how to watch them. Sometimes using no words at all.

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As Marvel returns to the box office, a look back at the Marvel vs DC rivalry

Superhero battles will again hit the big screen this weekend as "Avengers: Infinity War" comes to theaters.

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Myriad Gardens reveals Sonic Summer Movie Lineup, Arctic Monkeys heading to The Criterion, Midtown Men closing UCO's Broadway Tonight season

June 20-Aug. 1 Myriad Gardens announces Sonic Summer Movie lineup A downtown Oklahoma City tradition, Sonic Summer Movies will...

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Female Viking Adventure ‘Heathen' to be adapted to film

Deadline reports that Constantin Film and Prime Universe have teamed to turn the Vault Comic title Heathen into a film with a...

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deadCenter Film Festival announces 2018 lineup - Check out trailers for some of the Oklahoma films that made the cut

The deadCenter Film Festival has selected 135 films to be screened at the 18th annual festival, scheduled for Thursday, June 7...

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Shanghai Disneyland Opens Toy Story Land

It features three new attractions, a themed character greeting area, and immersive shopping and dining experiences.

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OKC's Myriad Gardens announces 2018 Sonic Summer Movie lineup

A downtown Oklahoma City tradition, Sonic Summer Movies will return to the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave., in June.

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Kelly Macdonald's 'Puzzle' to Open Edinburgh Film Festival

The film – also starring Irrfan Khan – is the directorial debut of 'Little Miss Sunshine' producer Marc Turtletaub.

Kansas makes case for visit from 'Star Wars' actor

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to...

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From 'Jumanji' to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated...

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'Smallville' star tried to recruit Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson to sex cult

Actress Allison Mack appears to have tried to recruit actress Emma Watson and “The Voice” judge Kelly Clarkson into a self-help...

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lauren Hashian welcome daughter

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced Monday that his partner, Lauren Hashian, gave birth to a baby girl, Tiana Gia.

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Muskogee’s BareBones festival to showcase indie films starting Tuesday

MUSKOGEE – Film screenings, panels, mixers, live music and more are planned at the 19th Annual BareBones International...

Life

MercyMe postpones OKC concert due to weather forecast

Due to the inclement weather predicted for Saturday, multiplatinum-selling contemporary Christian band MercyMe's Oklahoma City...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross talk marriage, Westerns, favorite projects and more

Actors Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross, who married in 1984, have shared the screen several times, but they also shared the...

'Video game player of the century' has his records removed after Donkey Kong scandal

The man who once held world records in classic arcade games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man has been stripped of his high scores...

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Jimmy Webb to pay homage to Glen Campbell, Asleep at the Wheel to swing into Tower Theatre, and Calf Fry to serve up country music

Monday Webb concert to benefit Allied Arts Award-winning singer-songwriter and native Oklahoman Jimmy Webb will perform his...

With 'A Quiet Place' and 'Get Out,' horror is having a mainstream moment — but will that alienate fans?

Can prestige filmmakers, and their Hollywood backers, market their horror films to a mainstream audience without alienating...

Longtime married actors Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross shine in Oklahoma City visit

When Sam Elliott made his feature film debut playing Card Player #2 in the now-iconic 1969 Western “Butch Cassidy and the...

Movie reviews: 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Super Troopers 2'

'I FEEL PRETTY' PG-13 1:50 1 star out of 4 "I Feel Pretty" suffers from a fatal flaw: its premise. Built around the notion that...

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Watch: It's dinosaurs vs. convicts in the trailer for the Oklahoma-made movie 'The Jurassic Games'

Check out the thrilling trailer for the Oklahoma-made sci-fi film "The Jurassic Games," described as a unique mixture of “The...

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Is Netflix Now the Eighth Big Media Conglomerate?

Maybe it's time to consider Netflix the eighth big media conglomerate, as shares of the streaming company soared 9 percent on...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

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After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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Netflix Adds 7.4M Subscribers in First Quarter, Beating Expectations

The streaming giant's growth in the quarter was due mostly to its expansion into foreign markets.

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R. Lee Ermey, Golden Globe Nominee for 'Full Metal Jacket,' Dies at 74

The news was announced via his official Twitter account by his longtime manager.

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Interviews and photos: Philip Anschutz, Barry Corbin and more honored at Western Heritage Awards, hosted by Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross

The honorees at Saturday's 58th Annual Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ranged from...

Philip Anschutz, Barry Corbin and more honored at Western Heritage Awards

Diamonds twinkled with turquoise, cowboy boots matched with tuxedos — and everything else — and Westerners from all walks of...

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Bill Hader has HBO series 'Barry' renewed, in talks to star in 'It' sequel

Tulsa native Bill Hader has seen his HBO series 'Barry' renewed, and he's reportedly in talks to star in the 'It' movie sequel

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, whose American movies include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," dies at 86

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, whose American movies include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,"...

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Will Ferrell rushed to hospital after accident on California highway

Actor Will Ferrell was released from a hospital Friday morning after he was in a car accident the night before, his...

We're awash in box office statistics. But what do the numbers really mean?

Success comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, platforms and packages.

What you might actually hear during John Krasinski's nearly silent thriller 'A Quiet Place'

The thriller, writer-director John Krasinski's first film for a major studio, takes place in a world seized by a new kind of...

Movie reviews: 'Beirut,' 'Blockers' and more

Movie reviews: 'Beirut,' 'Blockers' and more

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Eva Longoria weaves empowerment throughout her clothing line

LOS ANGELES — Eva Longoria is a master of multitasking. The 43-year-old actress is producing a new pilot, continuing her work...

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Bruce Willis to be skewered in upcoming 'Comedy Central Roast'

Comedy Central sets action star Bruce Willis for upcoming Comedy Central Roast.

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T.J. Miller, former 'Silicon Valley' star, charged with false bomb report

Miller, a stand-up comedian, was charged with calling in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train in March.

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Former state senator brings re-tooled faith-themed movie to the big screen

A former state senator turned filmmaker is bringing a new faith-themed movie to the big screen on Thursday. "The Amendment," a...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 9, 2018: See 'Interstellar' at the Tower Theatre

See Christopher Nolan's 2014 Oscar-winning space-travel saga "Interstellar" at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Watch: 'I've got a really good feeling about this' as 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer debuts

Zippy one-liners and revelations about our old pal Chewbacca are prominently featured in the long-awaited full-trailer of...

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YouTube illegally collects data on children, say child protection groups

A coalition of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission...

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Russell Crowe's 'divorce' auction sells 'Gladiator' armor, other valuable movie gear

Actor Russell Crowe honored his wedding anniversary to ex-wife Danielle Spencer on Saturday by holding a what he called a...

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Oklahoma-made football movie 'The Turkey Bowl' seeking extras for Monday

Football fans of all ages and types are needed to appear as extras in the feature film "The Turkey Bowl" starting at 8 a.m....

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Interviews and videos: Western Heritage Awards to honor Barry Corbin, Philip Anschutz, Lynn Anderson and more

Barry Corbin will be inducted Saturday night into the Hall of Great Western Performers during the 58th Annual Western Heritage...

The visionary and the icons: Cowboy museum to honor Barry Corbin, Philip Anschutz and more at its Western Heritage Awards

Barry Corbin keeps a bag packed and ready to go. "I'm in Texas right now. I'm leaving to go to California on Sunday morning....

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on April 7, 2018: Check out the Clean Shorts Film Festival in Choctaw

CHOCTAW - Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center’s Digital Media program is hosting the fourth annual Clean Shorts Film...

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Movie review: 'Isle of Dogs' wags through an even weirder Wes Anderson path

Wes Anderson is a top dog when it comes to creating his own quirky, cinematic language and painstaking aesthetic details....

Star Wars spinoff 'Solo' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — "Solo: A Star Wars Story" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing a galaxy far away to the world's...

Movie reviews: 'Isle of Dogs,' 'A Quiet Place' and more

'ISLE OF DOGS' PG-13 1:41 3 stars out of 4 Wes Anderson is a top dog when it comes to creating his own quirky, cinematic...

Studio Ghibli co-founder, director Isao Takahata dies at 82

TOKYO (AP) — Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn "manga"...

Studio Ghibli says director Isao Takahata, who co-founded the prestigious Japanese animator, has died at 82

TOKYO (AP) — Studio Ghibli says director Isao Takahata, who co-founded the prestigious Japanese animator, has died at 82.

Trump says he didn't know about payment to Stormy Daniels

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Donald Trump says he didn't know about a $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to...

Trump says he didn't know his personal attorney had paid adult-film star $130,000 days before the presidential election

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Trump says he didn't know his personal attorney had paid adult-film star $130,000 days before the...

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Avengers Infinity War IMAX Poster Has Hidden Easter Eggs

Between the bank holiday weekend and the release of Ready Player One, it’s been a good week for Easter Egg fiends — and the...

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BBC admits treehouse scene from Human Planet series was faked

The BBC has admitted that a scene from a television documentary series showing tribal people living high up in treehouses was...

'Everybody Knows' with Penelope Cruz to open Cannes festival

PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is opening with a Spanish-language film — a psychological thriller starring Penelope Cruz...

Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted in poaching case and could face up to six years in prison if appeals fail

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted in poaching case and could face up to six years in prison if appeals fail.

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Football film 'The Turkey Bowl' filming in Oklahoma and seeking extras

Coolidge/Ward Productions, in association with Make It Take It Productions and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced...

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Cargo Trailer: Martin Freeman Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse

He's been through one cinematic zombie outbreak in his career already thanks to Shaun Of The Dead, so you'd...

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Video: Jimmy Buffett, cast of 'Frozen' celebrate 75th anniversary of the musical 'Oklahoma!' on Broadway

On March 31, 1943, a new show called "Oklahoma!" opened on Broadway at the St. James Theater in New York City, becoming a...

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'X-Men' actors and Oklahoma natives Olivia Munn and James Marsden support Oklahoma teacher walkout

Actors James Marsden and Olivia Munn, two Oklahoma natives known for their roles in the blockbuster "X-Men" film franchise,...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 1, 2018: See the documentary 'Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy' at the OKC Museum of Art

See the documentary "Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy" at 2 and 5:30 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's...

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Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum showcases rarely seen oddities and outliers with exhibit 'Unlocking the Vault'

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s spring exhibition “Unlocking the Vault: Mysteries and Marvels of the...

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Family adventure film 'The Adventures of Jurassic Pet' begins filming in Oklahoma

Starring Kyler Charles Beck (Nickelodeon’s “Dude Perfect Show”), David Fletcher-Hall (“Murder Made Me Famous”) and Ben Hall...

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Olivia Munn to be honored by Oklahoma alma mater for her fight against sexual harassment

Three pioneers in change, including movie and television star Olivia Munn, will be honored for their contributions to society...

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Olivia Munn to be honored at OU, 'Scissortail' to tell OKC bombing story, Panic! At the Disco heading back to BOK Center

The villain in 'Annihilation' is a hallmark of American society

Alex Garland's "Annihilation" is a dark, atmospheric film haunted by a malignance about which little is known, though its...

Oklahoma-raised 'The Last Movie Star' extra shares on-set experience

Heritage Hall graduate and Oklahoma-raised Macy Whitener recently landed a small role in the A24-produced film, "The Last Movie...

'Isle of Dogs' cultural appropriation debate marks a major shift in how we watch movies

As more American film critics call out cultural appropriation, insensitivity and whitewashing, even animated Hollywood movies...

'Black Panther' has been passing box office milestones. Will 'Infinity Wars' topple it?

Globally, "Black Panther" sits at $1.237 billion, trailing only Marvel's two "Avengers" films among superhero films, without...

12 science-fiction rules for life

I cannot pretend that I always follow sci-fi rules for life, but I certainly always try.

'Ready Player One' could lend timely marketing boost to VR

Virtual reality headsets, introduced about five years ago, have so far failed to become a mainstream technology.

Life

Olivia Munn to play the lead in Justine Bateman's film 'Violet'

Oklahoma native Olivia Munn will play the title role Justine Bateman’s feature film directorial debut "Violet."

Life

Bacon Brothers to play summer OKC concert

The Bacon Brothers, the sibling duo of award-winning actor Kevin Bacon and Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon, will play an...

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Ben Affleck claps back at 'The New Yorker' for 'garish' back tattoo slight

Thinking, 'Oh, no Ben Affleck didn't?' We can assure you he did. "Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos," he tweeted.

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 29, 2018: Hear OKC filmmaker Kyle Roberts talk about his work at Artspace at Untitled's 40 Minutes or Less

Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE 3, will present the second installment of its newest program, 40 Minutes or Less, from 6 to 7:30...

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Red Dirt Film Festival starts tonight in Stillwater

STILLWATER - The Fifth Annual Red Dirt Film Festival starts tonight and continues Saturday, bringing independent films from...

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Video: Oklahoma City University pianists take on Disney classics with 'Three Waltzes for Two Pianos'

Oklahoma City University pianists take on Disney classics with "Three Waltzes for Two Pianos."

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Corey Feldman says he was stabbed in attempted murder, shares photos from his hospital bed

Corey Feldman stated on Twitter that he was attacked Tuesday night in an incident the actor called "an attempted murder."...

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Former Weinstein assistant slams 'morally lacking' gag order

LONDON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's former British assistant said Wednesday that a gag order she had to sign when she left his...

Life

Studio Ghibli Fest launches with 10th anniversary of 'Ponyo'

After a successful series in 2017, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured...

White House disputes porn star's claim she was threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday disputed adult film star Stormy Daniels' claim that she was threatened to keep...

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Steven Spielberg thinks Netflix films should not qualify for Oscars

"Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie," Spielberg said of movies that debut on streaming services.

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MoviePass Cuts Prices to $6.95 for Limited Time

MoviePass is cutting its prices again in an attempt to attract customers to its subscription service. The controversial...

Adult film star tells "60 Minutes" she was threatened to keep silent about alleged sexual encounter with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adult film star tells "60 Minutes" she was threatened to keep silent about alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 24, 2018: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Big Lebowski’ at Dude Abides OKC at Fassler Hall

The inaugural Dude Abides OKC, a gathering of Big Lebowski fans, better known as “Abiders” or “Achievers,” is set for 8 tonight...

NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set in a former jazz club...

Movie reviews: 'I Can Only Imagine,' 'Pacific Rim Uprising' and more

'I CAN ONLY IMAGINE' PG 1:50 2 stars out of 4 How do you go about forgiving a monster? "I Can Only Imagine" tiptoes around that...

Bart Millard reflects on Oklahoma-shot film 'I Can Only Imagine'

"I Can Only Imagine" highlights Millard's bleak home life being raised by an abusive father. The film also follows Millard on...

When you're pregnant, movies and TV keep showing you what could go wrong

I didn't realize just how bleak the outcomes could be for childbearing women on screen until I got pregnant.

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Lara Croft is back, and she's not here to be ogled

Gone are the massive breasts, microscopic shorts and garter-like gun holsters.

Business

Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in...

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Seth Rogen taps Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman for Netflix charity special

Hilarity for Charity variety show includes Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum

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Nearly all of Monty Python's back catalog is going to Netflix

Titles including 'Holy Grail' and 'Life of Brian' are among a major Python comedy dump coming to the SVOD giant.

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Queen Latifah's mother Rita Owens dies

Rita Owens, mother of Queen Latifah and a restaurateur, died Wednesday after a long battle with a heart condition.

Life

New World Comic Con announces 2018 date, location

Organizer Brian "Buck" Berlin said the event is currently set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28

Life

OKC out, Tulsa in as Wizard World updates 2018 schedule

Wizard World, Inc., has announced several schedule changes to its pop culture show tour for 2018.

Life

The vision behind 'Black Panther's' stunning look: 'Feminine, masculine, beautiful and strong'

If there is a singular, exhilarating accomplishment that makes costume designer Ruth E. Carter especially proud of her work on...

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Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy: Grim Last Days for Troubled Studio Outlined in Court

Business partners who refused to return calls. A fleeing work staff. No in-house lawyers. Not even enough money to continue an...

Life

OETA hosting online live Q&A with the makers of the documentary 'Mankiller'

OETA will host live chat about the award-winning documentary "Mankiller" - an in-depth look at the life and work of Wilma...

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Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy, says it will release victims from NDAs

The Weinstein Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist...

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Scandal-plagued Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection with buyout offer in hand

NEW YORK (AP) — Scandal-plagued Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection with buyout offer in hand.

Life

Rodeo Cinema lassoing free screenings this week in OKC's Stockyards City

Film will lasso the spotlight in Oklahoma City’s Stockyards City this spring with the opening of Rodeo Cinema, a nonprofit...

Life

Oklahoma-made movie 'I Can Only Imagine' hits a high note at the box office with $17.1 million opening weekend

The Oklahoma-made faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine," based on the story behind the smash song of the same name, hit a high...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 17, 2018: See the Chinese animated film 'Have a Nice Day' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

See the Chinese animated film "Have a Nice Day" at 8 tonight and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Noble...

Life

Video: Dennis Quaid records spiritual ode 'On My Way to Heaven' for Oklahoma-made movie 'I Can Only Imagine,' overperforming at the box office

Listen to two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid perform his lovely ode "On My Way To Heaven," which he wrote and recorded...

Life

13 Irish movies to see for St. Patrick's Day

In the honor of the luck of the Irish, here's a list of 13 movies that will at least give you the good fortune of being...

Life

Watch: Marvel releases trailer and poster for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

It turns out that all the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date will fit on a poster – but just barely.

Movie reviews: '7 Days in Entebbe,' 'Love, Simon' and more

'7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE' PG-13 1:46 3 stars out of 4 "7 Days in Entebbe" is, as its name suggests, a pretty conventional ticktock of...

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Monday-March 24 Rodeo Cinema lassoing free screenings Film will lasso the spotlight in Oklahoma City's Stockyards City this...

Fan of 'A Wrinkle in Time' grew up to produce movie adaptation

Catherine Hand, who splits time between Los Angeles and Washington, has had an epic journey bringing the children's book to the...

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Judge deals blow to Bill Cosby, will let 5 accusers testify

Only one extra accuser was allowed to testify at Bill Cosby's first trial. This time, a judge will let five more take the stand.

Life

Theatre review: National touring production of 'Finding Neverland' flies high at Oklahoma City Civic Center

OKC Broadway’s already strong 2017-18 season soars to a lovely new pinnacle with the national touring production of “Finding...

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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck join Hollywood stars in adopting inclusion riders

Frances McDormand has lit a fire under Hollywood.

Life

Infinite Danger Room #81: Forgotten Fantastic Four?

The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price joins Infinite Danger Room panelists Anthony Brown, Chris Borthick and Matt Howlett to talk about...

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Judy Garland was molested by munchkins on 'The Wizard of Oz,' claimed ex-husband

Judy Garland’s time filming one of her iconic films may have been anything but a skip down the Yellow Brick Road. Sid Luft’s...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 12, 2018: See 'The Iron Giant' at Tower Theatre as part of the Ready Player March celebration

See the 1999 animated film "The Iron Giant" at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. The screening will launch the...

Life

Interviews and video: Musical 'Finding Neverland,' about how J.M. Barrie dreamed up Peter Pan, flying into Oklahoma City

The musical 'Finding Neverland' tells how J.M. Barrie dreamed up the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. The national tour plays Oklahoma...

'Finding Neverland' reveals origin of the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up

Musical 'Finding Neverland' tells how J.M. Barrie dreamed up the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up

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Movie review: Uneven 'A Wrinkle in Time' adaptation aims at children but may not satisfy fans of the book

Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) deserves kudos for turning a seemingly unfilmable book into a visually...

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Lisa Bonet opens up about Bill Cosby's "sinister" energy

The former 'The Cosby Show' actress addressed the sexual assault allegations against her former co-star.

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Kristen Wiig joins 'Wonder Woman 2' cast as villain Cheetah

Brace yourselves, Wonder Woman fans — the cast for the film's sequel just even more wonder-ful.

Let's talk about Pixar, death and the afterlife

Having lost my mother somewhat recently, I found it seductive and mesmerizing to sit in a dark room full of other people.

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Album is superpowered partner for 'Panther'

"Black Panther: The Album" debuted atop the Billboard 200 — the fifth album from Lamar's Top Dawg Entertainment consortium to...

Even in a year of 'Wonder Woman' and 'Lady Bird,' there were still fewer female movie leads

About 37 percent of all major characters were women, the same number as 2016, while the percentage of speaking characters...

Movie reviews: 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Gringo' and more

Oklahoman and wire services movie reviews of 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Gringo' and more.

Were you bored during the Oscars? Maybe it's a good thing

Boring Oscar shows aren't the worst thing in the world. They're long and forgettable, but even the most exciting Oscar...

Life

The Latest: 'Black Panther' star speaks at UN event

The Latest on International Women's Day:"Black Panther" star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women...

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The series will be part of Disney’s streaming service, which will be rolled out next year. LOS ANGELES — Disney has turned to...

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Prosecutors will not file charges against Adam Venit, the WME agent accused of groping Terry Crews, the Los Angeles City...

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Sources said TWC will move quickly into 363 bankruptcy, likely by March 15. It is expected to follow the orderly bankruptcy...

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Why it's so important for kids to see diverse TV and movie characters

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)Julie Dobrow,...

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Gary Oldman's Son Pens Open Letter Defending Father From Domestic Abuse Claims

"It has been troubling and painful to see that these false allegations against my father being written about again, especially...

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BAM's Blog 2018 Alternative Academy Awards winners

The comedy troupe The Lonely Island Monday revealed an uproarious new song, "Why Not Me?," about how the Academy Awards...

Life

Photos and video: Oklahoma native Rance Howard, Roger Moore, Harry Dean Stanton and more featured in Oscars In Memoriam segment

Oklahoma native Rance Howard, "Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme, "Night of the Living Dead" mastermind George A....

Life

Photos and videos: Oklahoma natives Wes Studi, St. Vincent and James McAlister make themselves heard at the Oscars

No Oklahomans were nominated for Oscars this year, but that didn't stop a trio of performers with state ties from making...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #80: Superheroes in Love, part 2

The Infinite Danger Room team had so much to say about which superhero and comic character romances we wanted to see, that...

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'Black Panther' rocks toys as Hasbro revives merchandising

Hasbro didn't need to read the Zeitgeist to predict more than a year ago that "Black Panther'' would be a monster hit. The...

Life

Oscar winners list: 'The Shape of Water' wins best picture

Guillermo Del Toro’s grown-up fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” which received a leading 13 nods, took home four Oscars,...

Life

Watch: Time-lapse illustrations of Oscar contenders from 'The Shape of Water,' 'Darkest Hour,' 'Get Out' and more

It's become a longstanding tradition at The Oklahoman for News Presentation Art Director Todd Pendleton to create an...

Marlyn Mason, more than an ‘Elvis Girl’

When not looking back and sharing Hollywood memories, Marlyn Mason continues to look forward to more filmmaking in Oregon.

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Oklahoma natives Wes Studi, St. Vincent and James McAlister make this year's list of Oscars presenters and performers

Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi, who stars in the acclaimed new film “Hostiles”; Grammy-winning musician St....

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Pixar animator who designed Woody from 'Toy Story' dies at 83

Bud Luckey, an Oscar-nominated animator who crafted hand-drawn, two-dimensional characters for more than three decades before...

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How Jennifer Lawrence's 'Red Sparrow' director helped get her comfortable with the sexually explicit role

"Red Sparrow" director Francis Lawrence talks about working with Jennifer Lawrence so she felt empowered during the racy scenes...

Life

'Mankiller' documentary to air on OETA during Women's History Month

"Mankiller," a documentary about Wilma Mankiller, the groundbreaking first woman principal chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee...

'Annihilation' will make you feel small and terrified

"Annihilation" is about making you feel small, while also using beauty and mystery to draw you to the thing that emphasizes...

Here's what ties together Clint Eastwood's heroes, from '15:17 to Paris' to Dirty Harry

The remarkable continuity between Eastwood the actor and Eastwood the director tells the story. The Eastwood hero is sturdy and...

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The Oklahoman predicts 2018 Oscar winners

As far as 2018 winners go, your guess is as good as mine.

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Edmond artist Reian Williams to be included for second year in the 'Everyone Wins' Nominee Gift Bags distributed at the Oscars

For the second straight year, Edmond artist Reian Williams is honored to be included in the 'Everyone Wins' Nominee Gift Bags...

Life

Philip Anschutz to be honored at National Cowboy Museum's 2018 Western Heritage Awards, to be hosted by Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross

Philip Anschutz will receive the inaugural Western Visionary Award when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum...

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Will Smith says Georgia’s ‘gotta do something about these bugs’

Actor Will Smith says he’s being swarmed by tons of blood-thirsty sand gnats while filming a new move near Savannah, Georgia.

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Quentin Tarantino's new film stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

Quentin Tarantino's next movie will be titled "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" and star Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Life

OETA launches Festival 2018 spring membership drive, with Ron Howard's Beatles documentary airing tonight

OETA Foundation has announced programming for Festival, the station’s annual spring membership drive, running today through...

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Marvel announced that "Avengers: Infinity War" is moving up a week. The new, worldwide release date for the film is Friday,...

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With a nod to the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, conservative street artist Sabo has hijacked three...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have officially been named the stars of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film, which also now...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 1, 2018: See The Pollard Theatre's production of 'A Few Good Men' in Guthrie

GUTHRIE - See the final performances of The Pollard Theatre's production of Aaron Sorkin's military courtroom drama "A Few Good...

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Amazon is taking another step closer to parity with the big cable providers: It inked a new deal with UFC to sell pay-per-view...

Life

Kathleen Turner coming to University of Oklahoma as a guest artist

NORMAN - The Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre and the Peggy Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma will...

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BMW in which Tupac Shakur was fatally shot is for sale for $1.5M

California memorabilia dealer Moments in Time has listed the 1996 BMW 750iL on its website

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Steve Martin, Martin Short set Netflix comedy special

Set to launch globally this year, the Lorne Michaels-produced special is based on the duo's current tour.

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Paul Walker documentary to celebrate life and career of 'Fast and Furious' star

Derik Murray — the man behind 'I Am Heath Ledger' — will bring us 'I Am Paul Walker.'

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People keep taking advantage of Stan Lee. The former Marvel Comics head has been the subject of another theft, this time having...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #79: Black Superheroes

You’ve probably seen or heard of Black Lightning, Luke Cage and Black Panther. But now The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price joins...

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Actress Heather Locklear arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence

Actress Heather Locklear, 56, was arrested Sunday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on suspicion of felony domestic violence, according...

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Chris Pratt faces backlash over prayer tweet for Kevin Smith

"For me, personally, prayer and meditation are great boons to my life and help me navigate my way through this world, and I...

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Taylor Swift, Coldplay, DJ Khaled score Kids' Choice Awards nominations

The annual event airs live on Saturday, March 24.

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Actress Heather Locklear was arrested at her Thousand Oaks home on Sunday night on suspicion of domestic battery and assault of...

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American filmmaker Kevin Smith — best known for helming Clerks and Chasing Amy — says he only just survived a “massive heart...

Business

Weinstein Co. expected to file bankruptcy after talks fail

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weinstein Co.'s board of directors says the company is expected to file for bankruptcy protection after...

Life

Oklahoma has its fair share of cowboy actors

Oklahoma Historical Society museums tell the stories of how real cowboys were plucked from obscurity to become famous reel...

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The creation story of Flamin Hot Cheetos is becoming a movie

The film is a biopic about Richard Montanez, the former Frito-Lay janitor who invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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AMC and others provide free tickets for kids to see 'A Wrinkle in Time'

'A Wrinkle in Time' is already revving up to be the next big cultural moment of 2018 and AMC plans to gift tickets to kids in...

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What the 'Oprah for president' movement was like for Oprah Winfrey

She told Jimmy Kimmel what it was like to be on the business end of the effort to draft her into running against Trump in 2020.

'Black Panther' is a superhero — not a sidekick — worth holding out for

The crown for the world's greatest black superhero has always been worn by the Black Panther.

Justin Timberlake, Smashing Pumpkins and Kesha heading to OKC

July 14 and Jan. 26 Pumpkins, Timberlake plan OKC shows Two more major tours are heading to Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno...

Movie reviews: 'Game Night,' 'Annihilation' and more

'ANNIHILATION' R 1:55 Review unavailable A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't...

'Red Sparrow' feels aptly timed, drawing parallels to current news headlines

Jennifer Lawrence's new movie, "Red Sparrow," feels almost uncomfortably relevant.

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Brendan Fraser alleges ex-Golden Globes president assaulted him

Brendan Fraser is sharing his own Me Too experience and says a 15-year-old assault may have contributed to the...

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Keep your bag in the car if you're taking in a movie at one of the country's largest theater chains. Starting Thursday,...

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You can see 'Get Out' for free at select AMC theaters on President's Day

Jury selection begins in the re-trial of Michael Blagg whose wife was murdered and daughter disappeared 16 years ago. Blagg, of...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 21, 2018: Watch the classic film 'The Philadelphia Story'

The two-time Oscar-winning film “The Philadelphia Story” is back in theaters at 2 and 7 p.m. today courtesy Fathom Events and...

Life

Tower Theatre plans 'Over the Line!' film festival celebrating 'The Big Lebowski,' other Coen Brothers movies

The Dude abides at the Tower Theatre in March. Tower Theatre Cinema and Big Truck Tacos are presenting "Over the Line!," a film...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #78: Black Panther review

The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price joins Infinite Danger Room panelists Anthony Brown, Chris Borthick and Don Rosencrans to talk...

Life

Rapper and 'Black Panther' soundtrack contributor Vince Staples to play OKC show at Jones Assembly

Hip-hop star and "Black Panther" soundtrack contributor Vince Staples will perform an Oklahoma City concert March 8 at The...

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Danai Gurira On Her 'Black Panther' Role: 'She Protects What We Would Have Been'

Black Panther is a film that's not only hot but historic. It's based on the Marvel comic of the same name and is directed...

Life

Oklahoma-made film 'Scent of Rain and Lightning' begins theatrical run this weekend

The Oklahoma-made thriller “The Scent of Rain and Lightning” starts its theatrical run this weekend. Local audiences can see...

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Jeffrey Tambor: Amazon Studios’ investigation into harassment allegations was ‘deeply flawed’

Former “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor calls the investigation of harassment allegations against him “deeply flawed” and says...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Actor Josh Gad makes emotional promise after friend’s son killed in Florida school shooting

Actor Josh Gad is vowing to take action after one of his friend’s children was killed in the Florida high school shooting that...

Life

Wanna see 'Get Out' for free on Presidents Day?

Jordan Peele's offering "Get Out" fans free tickets to Presidents Day screenings of his debut film, which was nominated for...

A genius, gone too soon: Composer Johann Johannsson dies at 48

The Oscar-nominated composer, who helped score "The Theory of Everything" and "Arrival," was found dead in his Berlin...

Movie reviews: 'Black Panther,' 'Early Man' and more

Movie reviews: 'Black Panther,' 'Early Man' and more

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer shows the movie might not be the disaster some feared

The collective fanboy internet can breathe easier over George Lucas's favorite flyboy.

You finished the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy so what did you learn?

We've finally come to the end of the road with the "Fifty Shades" series, the trilogy of movies — based on E.L. James's...

Oklahoma City gets it shot at 'Hamilton'

OKC Broadway will close its 2018-19 season with the Oklahoma premiere of the pop-culture phenomenon “Hamilton,” as the national...

'Black Panther' comics broke boundaries

The highly anticipated "Black Panther" film from Marvel hits theaters this weekend, with Chadwick Boseman in the title role.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating. The couple says in a statement released through her...

Life

Classic romantic comedy returns to theaters

The classic film "The Philadelphia Story" returns to screens for two nights in February.

Life

Oklahoma premiere of 'Hamilton' coming to Oklahoma City in summer 2019; OKC Broadway announces 2018-19 season

Just you wait until summer 2019, musical theater fans. OKC Broadway will close its 2018-19 season with the Oklahoma premiere of...

Life

'Black Panther' roars to the front of the Marvel pack

After emerging as the most intriguing hero in “Captain America: Civil War,” T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) makes his proper debut...

Life

The BAM's Blog 11th annual Valentine's Day movie list

For romantically inclined film fans who prefer not to spend Valentine's Day at the multiplex, a veritable flock of romantic...

News

South Africa's film board bans Oscar short-listed movie

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's film board has banned an Oscar short-listed movie from family cinemas after complaints over...

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Tiffany Haddish explains what happens when you get too close to Jay-Z for Beyoncé's comfort

Tiffany Haddish says when she and Beyoncé met, Queen B was quick to intervene when an unnamed actress got too close to Jay-Z.

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'Office' star John Krasinski would 'love' to see a reboot but hasn't gotten a call about it

John Krasinski is ready for Jim and the rest of the The Office gang to make a comeback.

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The new film Peter Rabbit is facing a boycott over a scene in which he and his friends hurl blackberries at a character knowing...

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New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New York's attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Ballet goes under the sea with world premiere production of 'The Little Mermaid'

Oklahoma City Ballet is going under the sea for its latest world premiere ballet from Artistic Director Robert Mills. "The...

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Idris Elba and Girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre Are Engaged — Watch Him Pop the Question!

Idris Elba and his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre are engaged — or at least they appear to be. The 45-year-old actor...

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Black Panther's Mythical Home May Not Be So Mythical After All

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated. Black Panther hasn't hit...

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Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers...

An alt-right group threatened to attack 'Black Panther' on Rotten Tomatoes

Will this month's"Black Panther" play out on such sites as Rotten Tomatoes and Facebook like a repeat of another Disney...

'School of Rock' schools the haters as a family-friendly crowd-pleaser

Musical theater goes electric with the family-friendly crowd-pleaser "School of Rock" at the Civic Center Music Hall.

Oscar-nominated 'The Insult' reopens old wounds — but to heal them

Ziad Doueiri knows how to get a rise out of people.

Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino and the costs of auteur worship

A deference to film auteur-worship can have literally deadly consequences and is just as unhealthy on-screen as off.

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OKC Museum of Art showing Oscar-nominated films, Monster Jam rolling into The Peake, Spoon digging Jones Assembly date

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New Bollywood film tackles taboo of menstrual hygiene

NEW DELHI (AP) — It's an unlikely scene in deeply conservative India: A hugely popular Bollywood male star grinning widely as...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #76: The Last Jedi

Better late than never, The Oklahoman’s Matthew Price joins Infinite Danger Room panelist Chris Borthick to talk about Star...

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Royal style: 'Black Panther' premiere provides noble visions of fashion

We all need to calm down about 'Black Panther,' but first let's analyze the red carpet fashion

Life

Theater review: 'School of Rock' schools the haters as a family-friendly crowd-pleaser at OKC Civic Center

Musical theater goes electric with the family-friendly crowd-pleaser “School of Rock.” Like any rock band worth its head bangs,...

News

Kenyan short film nominated for Oscar tells tale of survival

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An extremist attack in Kenya inspired a short film that is in the running for an Academy Award."Watu...

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Natalie Portman: I Have '100 Stories' of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

Natalie Portman has been a vocal proponent of the "Time's Up" initiative, and in a new interview...

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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Life

Oklahoma-made Western film 'Painted Woman' available today on DVD and on-demand

After a theatrical run throughout the region late last year, including a December Oklahoma City premiere, the Oklahoma-made...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2018: See the musical 'School of Rock' at OKC's Civic Center Music Hall

See the musical adaptation of the 2003 movie "School of Rock" at 7:30 tonight at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

Life

Watch: Teaser trailer for Ron Howard’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ debuts following Super Bowl spot

The day after a 45-second Super Bowl spot debuted during Sunday’s big game, a 90-second teaser trailer premiered today for...

Life

Tower Theatre launching Black History Month film series tonight with 'Boyz in the Hood'

To celebrate Black History Month, Tower Theatre will show iconic films throughout the month depicting different narratives and...

Life

Interviews and video: Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical based on the movie 'School of Rock' rolls into OKC

Presented by OKC Broadway, the national tour for the stage adaptation of the 2003 movie "School of Rock" rolls into Oklahoma...

Class in session: Musical adaptation of the movie 'School of Rock' rolling into Oklahoma City

When Rob Colletti rocks onto the stage every night, it's with the knowledge that he soon will get schooled by a group of 8- to...

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This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad. She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been...

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Plan to flood 'Black Panther' with negative reviews condemned

The highly-anticipated blockbuster film "Black Panther" is apparently not eagerly awaited by everyone. While fans have been...

Life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art unveils Academy Award-nominated film series

The Museum Films program at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has announced the schedule for its 2018 Academy Award-nominated...

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Lupita Nyong'o cheers #Me Too and Time's Up movements

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o is hailing the "public, intimate conversation" about sexual misconduct in Hollywood and...

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School cancels movie showing after student claims it's "racially insensitive"

WAYLAND, Mass. - Drama at Wayland High School over a movie made 25 years ago about a famous Olympic bobsled team. The 1988...

In Russia, 'Paddington 2' is too popular

A very British bear has found itself stuck in the middle of a Russian battle between public entertainment and limiting foreign...

Why are there so many stories about parents killing kids?

A parent killing their own child is our most grotesque taboo.

Movie reviews: 'Winchester'

'WINCHESTER' PG-13 1:39 Not screened for critics On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most...

How 'Hostiles' thinks too big

"Hostiles" tries to sum up America's experience in the West in one movie and in one man, but that's not how a Western or,...

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The studio behind 'Minions' is making a Super Mario Bros. movie

Mario will hit the big screen thanks to the studio behind 'Despicable Me.'

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Amy Schumer on Aziz Ansari: 'It’s not a crime, but ... it can still really mess with a woman'

Amy Schumer is commenting on one woman's charge of sexual misconduct against her fellow comedian and friend, Aziz Ansari.

Life

Why isn't Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' movie set in OKC?

As the "Ready Player One" trailer debuted last summer, I noticed a change in setting right away.

Life

Video: Funny or Die reimagines KFC commercial featuring Reba McEntire as Colonel Sanders as a David Lynch short film

The warped minds at Funny or Die have reimagined one of KFC’s new commercials featuring Reba McEntire as Colonel Sanders as if...

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3 major entertainment firms merge into new venture, Valence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three major entertainment industry companies are merging into a new company that will combine film and...

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Harvey Weinstein has broken his silence to respond to accusations that he raped actress Rose McGowan 20 years ago. Speaking...

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Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer released

The first trailer for the new film Ant-Man and the Wasp has been released. The film, a sequel to the first Ant-Man film, is set...

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Oklahoma native co-writing Mr. Rogers biopic ‘You Are My Friend,’ starring Tom Hanks

An Emmy-nominated Oklahoma native will help create a biopic about children’s television legend Fred Rogers starring two-time...

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Watch: Acclaimed Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo releases trailer for documentary about ‘Terlton’ industrial accident

Acclaimed Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo has released the first trailer for his upcoming documentary "Terlton," about a...

Movie reviews: 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' and 'Forever My Girl'

Movie reviews: 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' and 'Forever My Girl'

MoviePass offers low-cost movies while it collects consumer information

During its first six years as a company, MoviePass relied on the idea that most of its 20,000 subscribers wouldn't use the...

10 movies worth checking out in 2018

In the coming year, we’ll hope for intelligent signs of life at the movies along the way. The following is a list of intriguing...

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Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

SEATTLE (AP) — Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated...

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Lupita Nyong'o: From political exile to Oscar to Marvel's 'Black Panther'

The actress — who has an Academy Award, beauty megadeals and two Disney franchises — opens up about her globe-trotting...

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Grammy-nominated band MercyMe achieves gold and platinum certifications

MercyMe’s landmark album “Almost There” has been certified triple platinum (3 million albums sold) by the Recording Industry...

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Netflix crosses $100 billion market capitalization as subscribers surg

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of...

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The Latest: Trump to tell Davos the US 'open for business'

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):11:20 p.m.President...

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Oscar nominations list: 'The Shape of Water' leads with 13 nods, Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele earn best director nominations

Guillermo Del Toro’s grown-up fairy tale “The Shape of Water” received a leading 13 nods when the nominations were announced...

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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Pop the champagne! Awards season moves into the homestretch on Tuesday with the announcement of the 90th annual Academy Award...

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Oscar nominations to be announced Tuesday morning by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis

The nominations in all 24 Oscar categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation on Tuesday, via global live...

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40 years after Mickey, Minnie Mouse finally gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Minnie Mouse will be unveiled Monday, marking the 90th anniversary of the release...

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Alison Brie speaks out on claims facing brother-in-law James Franco: 'I support my family'

E!'s Giuliana Rancic asked Alison Brie about the claims of inappropriate sexual behavior against her brother-in-law James Franco.

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'Lady Bird' could finally send Laurie Metcalf to the Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS — Talk about a banner year. In June, Laurie Metcalf won a Tony Award for best leading actress in a...

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SAG Awards 2018: The biggest snubs in the nominations, from Gal Gadot to 'The Post'

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominationsfeatured its share of surprise snubs Wednesday morning. Here's who will not be...

Judith Durham looks back at The Seekers

Looking back on the past 50 years, Judith Durham — lead vocalist of The Seekers — has continued to forge ahead through the good...

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Boots Riley stays true to his own voice with the Sundance premiere 'Sorry to Bother You'

Boots Riley isn’t into biting his tongue. As the frontman of the socially conscious hip-hop group the Coup since 1991, with...

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There’s been a growing movement in recent months, as part of the larger conversation about sexual assault and harassment in...

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National Popcorn Day honors a longtime movie theater snack

National Popcorn Day is chance to enjoy as much of this salty snack as you want, and maybe try new combinations.

There's a double-standard for youngsters in the public eye

Child stars are being bombarded both with praise and criticism from the media, blogs and anonymous strangers.

It'd be a shame if Hollywood ignores 'Mudbound'

Campaign season is heating up in Hollywood. And in many ways, "Mudbound's" journey through the awards process crystallizes the...

What if 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a tale of damnation, not redemption?

What if 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a tale of damnation, not redemption?

Will 'Wonder Woman' finally break the anti-superhero Oscar streak?

Batman's failure a decade ago just might vault his DC teammate Wonder Woman to success now.