SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually reveals some illuminating aspect of him- or herself around which the entire article can be built. Those moments come thick and fast in "The End of the Tour," James Ponsoldt's exquisitely elegiac film about David Foster Wallace, examined over the course of a five-day interview with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, 12 years before the influential writer's suicide in 2008 at age 46.
Organizers of the annual Toronto International Film Festival unveiled an ambitious lineup Tuesday leading off with psychological drama "Demolition" by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee. "Alien" director Ridley Scott's eagerly-awaited space adventure "The Martian" will also be among the highlights at the movie fest that runs September 10-20. "Demolition" tells the story of Davis, a brilliant investment banker played by Jake Gyllenhaal who must come to terms with the death of his wife in a terrible automobile accident.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The blockbuster summer movie season is still going strong, but the Toronto International Film Festival provided a peek Tuesday at some of the movies and performances that could help set the tone for the upcoming awards season.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.
Music icons including Willie Nelson and Neil Young will campaign against the power of agricultural companies and the rise of genetically modified food at the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid. The musicians on Tuesday announced that the latest incarnation of Farm Aid, launched in 1985 to support struggling US farmers, would take place on September 19 in Chicago on Lake Michigan. The 30th anniversary show will include the three stars who put together the original benefit concert -- 82-year-old country legend Willie Nelson, folk rocker and activist Neil Young and heartland rocker John Mellencamp.
Outspoken New York rapper Azealia Banks has declared herself fed up with playing in Australia, condemning the audiences as belligerent. Banks performed Saturday at Splendour in the Grass, an annual festival in the Australian winter held in the eastern beach town of Byron Bay. Banks did not take it lightly when an Australian radio host, Paul "Browny" Brown, sarcastically congratulated her for completing a full performance in the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 27 about a new PBS special called "The Bomb," The Associated Press reported erroneously the author of a 1946 New Yorker essay on the victims of Hiroshima. The essay was written by John Hersey, not John Henry.