Action and adventure movies

FILE - In this March 8, 2020 file photo, Michael Bay attends the world premiere of "A Quiet Place Part II" in New York. The union that represents film actors is telling its members not to work on the pandemic thriller “Songbird," one of the first films in production after coronavirus closures. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Actors issued a do not work order Thursday, saying the filmmakers have not been transparent about safety protocols and had not signed the proper agreements with the union. The movie, produced by Michael Bay and directed by Adam Mason, had reportedly been preparing its actors remotely under locked down conditions for the shoot. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 02, 2020 - 11:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller “Songbird,” saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among the first in...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2020 file photo shows actress Charlize Theron at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Theron stars and produces the Netflix action thriller "The Old Guard," streaming on July 10. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 01, 2020 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron says she’s making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her “two small, beautiful African American daughters” will feel represented on-screen. The Oscar winner said it can be hard for Black children to “kind of imagine the possibilities” when so few films and...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2010 file photo, movie producer and real estate heir Steve Bing appears in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was 55. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 24, 2020 - 5:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. The coroner said Tuesday that the cause of death...
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June 03, 2020 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts for “Splash” and “Stir Crazy," has died at age 90. Son Kipp Friedman told The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo shows Kevin Hart during an interview in Pasadena, Calif. Hart offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. New Jersey anesthesiologist Henry Law, was randomly selected as the winner in an All In Challenge contest. The challenge raises money for organizations that are feeding the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 16, 2020 - 10:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. Henry Law, an anesthesiologist in New Jersey, got the call from Hart (“...
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May 04, 2020 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand filmmaker of “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok," will direct a new “Star Wars” film. Waititi had for months been expected to take the reins of the galaxy far, far away, having already directed the season finale of the “Star Wars” streaming spinoff “The...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FIRST NAME TO JASIN INSTEAD OF JASON - This image provided by Netflix shows actors David Harbour, from left, and Chris Hemsworth being directed by Sam Hargrave for a scene in the action film "Extraction." Hargrave, who was Chris Evans' stunt double on “Captain America” and Hugh Jackman's double on “Wolverine,” is the latest in a lineage of stuntmen who have gone from stepping in for actors to directing them. (Jasin Boland/Netflix via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine. Increasingly, filmmakers are coming from the ranks of stuntmen and stunt coordinators, whose years of accomplishing complicated shots, managing the risks of cast and crew and working intimately with stars have...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, actor Stuart Whitman arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival black-tie gala fundraiser in Santa Barbara, Calif. Whitman, who appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, died Monday in Montecito, Calif. at 92. (AP Photo/Phil Klein, file)
March 17, 2020 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama “The Mark,” has died. Whitman died Monday in Montecito, California, at age 92. Son Justin Whitman said...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Betty Gilpin in a scene from "The Hunt." (Patti Perret/Universal Pictures via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, the violent satire “The Hunt” became ensnarled by some of the very politics it so playfully parodies. Universal Pictures pulled “The Hunt” from release after a series of deadly shootings and wave of right-wing criticism, including from President Trump. He called it a...
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Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, joins in a discussion of the "Senior Debate Squad" at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham, Essex, in eastern London, during a surprise visit to celebrate International Women's Day, Friday, March 6, 2020. Meghan visited the school, addressing pupils in an assembly ahead of the worldwide celebration of women's achievements on Sunday. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)
March 08, 2020 - 10:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives. The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The...
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