• 3 injured when movie screen falls into NY park's wave pool

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    DARIEN, N.Y. (AP) — Three people escaped with minor injuries suffered when a large movie screen fell into a wave pool at a western New York amusement park. Officials at Darien Lake in the Genesee County town of Darien, 25 miles east of Buffalo, say the outdoor screen toppled into the deep end of the amusement park's wave pool on Thursday. Three swimmers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel. The screen was removed from the pool, which reopened within an hour after the accident. Officials say contractors had set up the screen earlier Thursday for the park's "Dive-In Movie Night" event Friday, featuring "Finding Nemo." The screen has been reinstalled and the movie will be s

  • Filmmaker working to tell story of Wabash River

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) — Susanne Schwibs and her crew visited Sullivan County recently, filming on the Merom Bluff and in Fairbanks for a documentary on the Wabash River's history that should be aired on public television to coincide with Indiana's bicentennial next year. "The way we are looking at it is not so much the historical fact, but the spirit that drove it," said Schwibs, a producer/director with Indiana University's PBS station WTIU. "The Wabash River was such an important site to the history and character of America. I've always been fascinated by the Wabash. Personally, I have dreamed of making this film for the past 10 years and I am so excited it is happening. "I wanted to capture the spirit of the settlers and s

  • HBO chief says 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 8 seasons

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ___ GAME OVER? "Game of Thrones" fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga's end is perhaps just a few years away. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said that the drama series' producers are leaning toward three more seasons after the just-concluded season five. "I'm always hoping they're going to change their minds, but I think that's what we're looking at right now," Lombardo told a Television Critics Association meeting.

  • Movie review: 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    "The Stanford Prison Experiment" gives an inside look at prison culture.

  • Garden party: You can find movies, music and more at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City this summer

    Compiled by Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Here’s a handy guide to entertainment that’s being offered over the next couple of months at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Artist says Muppets embody love, laughter

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    In an interview with The Oklahoman, former “Muppets” artist Guy Gilchrist said the characters, created by Jim Henson, were always intended to share laughter around the globe.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Infinity Polar Bear'

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Movie reviews, including "Infinity Polar Bear"

  • Oklahoma singers unite to perform 'We Are the World' for KOMA Fan Jam

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Thirty years ago, musicians from all across the nation came together to record "We Are the World," a song that benefited the nonprofit organization United Support of Artists for Africa. For the song's 30th anniversary, KOMA radio station will be recreating this production live with Oklahoma artists. It will take place at Fan Jam, a free annual party hosted by the radio station.

  • Louganis contemplates his, fellow Olympian Jenner's journeys

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years. The diving great, among the first prominent athletes to come out as gay, said Thursday he has yet to speak with the now-Caitlyn Jenner but can appreciate what she's going through. "We all have our journeys. Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, we all have our own journeys," Louganis, 55, told reporters during a Q&A session on the HBO documentary "Greg Louganis: Back on Board," debuting Tuesday.

  • LA Premiere of "The Gift" - Arrivals

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Jason Bateman, left, and Joel Edgerton arrive at the LA Premiere of "The Gift" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

  • 3 things parents should know about 'Interstellar'

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Here are a few things parents should know before heading off to the theater.

  • Kids-N-Co.,'Aladdin' fly into Plaza Theatre

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The historic Plaza Theatre will be transformed into "A Whole New World" on Saturday as Kids-N-Co., the nonprofit El Paso theater company for children and young adults, presents its production of the popular Disney musical "Aladdin." "It's going to be amazing," said 20-year-old director Skyler Carreon. "Seeing the theater from the stage — I got chills. A lot of the kids in the show have only been inside the theater, they've never been on the stage, let alone in the dressing room or the green room ... it's really exciting. They're going to feel really special." The Tony Award-nominated show is based on Disney's animated classic. The film, released in 1992, was based on the Arabian folktale of Aladdin and the magic lamp from t

  • Photo Call with Taylor Kitsch and Cameron Bailey

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Actor Taylor Kitsch is interviewed before an onstage conversation with Toronto International Film Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey at the Bing Theatre on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

  • Film-Female Superheroes

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics shows, Gal Gadot, as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, in the action adventure film, "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The movie releases March 25, 2016. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

  • Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: 'We've all talked trash'

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, told a TV critics' meeting Thursday that the remarks didn't match his personal history with Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. "I've known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the '70s when he was breaking into the business. I come from a very long line of lineage of professional wrestlers. I had not known the man to be racist," said Johnson, who was at the meeting to talk about his HBO series, "Ballers." He acknowledged: "We've all talked trash, you know, especially in private. He said what he said, and he's paying th

  • 9 films Disney plans to adapt to live-action

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    This tale is one of many live-action films Disney is planning to produce in the coming years. From '90s classics, such as “Aladdin” to the reimaginations of “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia,” Disney has big plans for its viewers. Read the following for a list of upcoming live-action films.

  • Hollywood's Relativity files for bankruptcy with $681M owing

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. The filing will allow the studio led by chairman and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh to continue to operate while restructuring. According to bankruptcy documents, the company owes about $681 million to secured creditors. Of that, nearly $362 million came due June 1, triggering a search for new financing that ultimately failed. The filing with the bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York comes after a spate of lawsuits between it and an entity called RKA Film Financing that had lent it $84 million to market movies.

  • HBO Programming Chief optimistic about David Chase series

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's been six years since HBO first announced that "Sopranos" creator David Chase has a new project in the works, and according to the network's programming chief, it's still happening. "He's writing. I have seen pages," Michael Lombardo told TV critics at the annual summer press tour. The story was first presented in 2009 as a miniseries called "A Ribbon of Dreams," dramatizing the timeline of the Hollywood film industry. "I think he has something really unbelievable, but he had to figure out is it a limited series, an open-ended series. He showed us two hours' worth of material, and I trust I'll see (more) by the end of the year. And I'm sure we'll go from there.

  • Hulu Original "Difficult People" Premiere

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Amy Poehler attends the Hulu Original "Difficult People" premiere at the SVA Theater on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in New York.

  • Have You Seen This? Surprise, it's twins

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A couple surprised their friends and family by keeping the twins aspect of the pregnancy quiet until they reveal the little bundles of joy.