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‘The Predator’ tops box office but still falls short; ‘A Simple Favor’ beats expectations

For the first time in weeks, the weekend box office was dominated by three new releases, signaling an unofficial start to the fall movie season.


Henry Cavill might be out as Warner Bros.’ Superman

As Warner Bros. turns its focus to a “Supergirl” movie – with any standalone “Superman” flicks on the back burner for a few years – scheduling conflicts appear to have …


‘The Nun’ opens at No. 1 with series-best $53.5 million

In first place, New Line Cinema’s horror spinoff “The Nun,” based on a character introduced in the successful “Conjuring” franchise, opened with a series-best $53.5 million, according to figures from …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg’s action-packed “Mile 22.”


Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix

Netflix announced a production deal Monday with Barack and Michelle Obama that will see the former first couple create a wide range of content for the streaming service.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

‘Deadpool 2’ explosion of crass comedy, amazing action

What keeps this from being nothing more than an actor with an inflated ego trying to get another credit is Deadpool would be nothing more than a foul-mouthed, annoying, sex-driven …


‘Jumanji’ rolls along as newcomers ‘12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ beat expectations

Demonstrating the continued drawing power of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” fended off a pair of male-skewing, action-oriented newcomers – “12 Strong” and “Den of …


‘Jumanji’ tops ‘The Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ at MLK box office

Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” still roared …


Agnes Varda, 89, on her life in cinema and ‘Faces Places’

Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaking legend, emerges from her hotel room having dressed up for an evening event at Lincoln Center. She holds out the large silver heart-shaped medallion …


Jim Carrey bares his soul in documentary ‘Jim and Andy’

Jim Carrey, the comic actor who was one of 1990s Hollywood’s biggest stars, doesn’t exist. So says the Jim Carrey who came to the Venice Film Festival this week with …


Angelina Jolie says child casting story is false, upsetting

Angelina Jolie says accounts of her casting process for children to appear in her film “First They Killed My Father” are false and upsetting. An excerpt from a Vanity Fair …


UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Expiration of film tax credit could take a bite out of “Z Nation,” other productions

The state tax incentive for film productions in Washington is set to expire at the end of the month, and its chances of being renewed are uncertain. Without it, the …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Efforts aim to boost film industry in Yakima Valley

The Washington state film office, Washington Filmworks, and a Yakima County tourism advocate want more filmmakers to come to the Yakima Valley because movies and TV shows spark interest in …


Stream on Demand: ‘Rogue One’ lands on VOD and Netflix presents ‘The BFG’

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


‘Boss Baby’ dethrones ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with $49M debut

The taskmaster toddler of “The Boss Baby” dethroned Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the box office with a $49 million debut, handing its star Alec Baldwin what President Donald …


List of winners for the 89th Academy Awards

Here’s the list of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


‘Moonlight’ eclipses ‘La La Land’ for best picture at Academy Awards

Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” – not, as it turned out, “La La Land” – won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and …


Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards show promises to be equal parts pomp and politics.


Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film

Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed …


American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ movie

Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings …


Woody Harrelson goes live from London

Woody Harrelson plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called “Lost In London LIVE,” which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 U.S. …


American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A …


Kodak says it’s bringing back Ektachrome film, and photographers everywhere smile

Kodak Alaris will revive Ektachrome 35mm film later this year. Kodak stopped making many of its film brands as digital photography took over. Two decades ago Eastman Kodak was selling …


‘Sully’ lands on demand, while del Toro goes hunting for trolls on Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


Pearl Harbor on the big screen

Seven films about the attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, a list that ranges from classics to comedy.


Spokane filmmaker’s ‘Night of the Witch’ project pays tribute to ’80s horror genre

As Heath Ledger’s Joker once said, “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” Unfortunately, for the cast and crew of “Night of the Witch,” an indie horror-comedy …


100 years ago in the region: Movies, music used to quell labor unrest in logging camps

The region’s lumberjacks were about to get a modern upgrade in logging camp life: movies and music.


100 years ago in Spokane: Censorship battle over racist film heats up

From our archives, 100 years ago The censorship battle over the D.W. Griffith film, “The Birth of a Nation,” was now being fought in court. The Auditorium Theatre manager filed …


‘Finding Dory’ breaks record for opening of animated film

“Finding Dory” is officially the record holder for top animated opening of all time in North American theaters, unseating “Shrek The Third.”


100 years ago in Spokane: For a good road trip, look no farther than Spokane County, columnist says

From our archives, 100 years ago An anonymous columnist in the Auto section of the paper made a bold prediction: “About 200 years from now, this Northwest lake country will …