Top photos of the week

An installation depicting migrants is placed at the entrance of the UN Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018. Top U.N. officials and government...

Review: Too much Spider-Man? Not in the Spider-Verse

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had enough of, say, of Spider-Man for a...

Review: ‘Bumblebee’ is sweet, refreshingly small-scaled prequel

By Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times (TNS) To describe “Bumblebee” as the best “Transformers” movie ever made may sound like such damningly faint praise as...

Top Photos of the Week

Children skate on a temporary ice rink in the Gouwe Kerk church, a Gothic Revival church built between 1902 and 1904 in the center of...

Review: Film puts a modern spin on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer “Mary, Queen of Scots ” is an ambitious re-imagining of the Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I saga with modern...

Review: Julia Roberts is unforgettable in ‘Ben is Back’

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer In one of Julia Roberts’ many heartbreaking scenes in “Ben is Back” — and they’re pretty much all heartbreaking...

Top Photos of the Week

Ukrainian servicemen attend a military training in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov, 28, 2018. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday...

Review: Just in time for Christmas, a zombie holiday musical

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer Consider it an early Christmas gift: “Anna and the Apocalypse” is the zombie horror holiday musical you didn’t know...

Review: An unlikely meditation on family in ‘Shoplifters’

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer The idea of family as a simple, straightforward concept is challenged by the provocative but oddly touching “Shoplifters,” the...

Top Photos of the Week

A woman with her face painted takes part in a march against sexism and gender violence, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban...

Review: Game not over in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn’t root for the latter? Leave...

Review: Cuaron crafts a neorealist masterpiece in ‘Roma’

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer The phrase “world creation” gets thrown around casually and frequently in cinema, but few modern directors are better at...

This Week in Pictures

A woman peers out from a window of a building decorated by a murals by Italian street artist Iena Cruz and named “Hunting Pollution”, in...

Review: Commanding turn from Viola Davis in ‘Widows’

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who...

Review: ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,’ Doesn’t meet magic of original

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media (TNS) Parents need to know that “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinc” is an animated adaptation of the classic holiday...

WWI, festivals and elections

Nepal’s Armed Police Force personnel put vermillion powder on the forehead of a police dog during Tihar festival celebrations at a kennel division in Kathmandu,...

Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is colorful but falls short

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media (TNS) Parents need to know that “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” is Disney’s live-action adaptation of the...

Review: Claire Foy trades Elizabeth for Lisbeth

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer No, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” isn’t a Spider-man spinoff about a young woman ensnarled by Peter Parker....

Top AP photos of the week

Members of the Honor Guard carry U.S. and South Korea flags after participating in the 2018 Security Consultative at the Pentagon, co-hosted by Defense Secretary...

Review: In ‘Boy Erased,’ ignorance shown empathetically

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer “Boy Erased ” is based on the true story of a young man, Garrard Conley, whose Baptist family put...

Review: Johnson, Swinton dance with the demons in ‘Suspiria’

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune (TNS) “Suspiria” takes a good long while with everything: Its evocations of 1977 West Berlin, dominated by news and stray...

Top AP photos of the week

Groundskeepers remove the tarp over the infield at Fenway Park following a rain storm before Game 1 of the World Series baseball game between the...

Review: ‘Johnny English’ sequel is an ode to low-tech charm

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer There’s nothing really new or fresh or bold in “Johnny English Strikes Again,” the third installment of Rowan Atkinson’s...

AP’s Top Photos of the Week

Krissy Calkins smokes a marijuana joint at a “Wake and Bake” legalized marijuana event in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest...

Review: ‘Wildlife’ shows a family in crisis, beautifully

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer It’s fall of 1960 in Montana when we meet the Brinson family in “Wildlife ,” a carefully considered and...

Review: 40 years later, ‘Halloween’ slashes again

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror’s great blank slate. Project...

Movement

In this Aug. 8, 2018, photo, a sea lion swims near the Palomino Islands off the coast of Lima, Peru. Activists warn that the largely...

Review: ‘Venom,’ with Tom Hardy, is a manic muddle

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer “Venom,” starring Tom Hardy as a TV investigative journalist whose body is invaded by an alien organism, is a...

Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ is dizzyingly wonderful

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer It’s hard not to go into “A Star Is Born ” without a lot of prejudgments. Even if you...

On The Move

Annemiek van Vleuten from the Netherlands competes as she wins the gold medal in the women’s individual time trial at the Road Cycling World Championships...