A new ‘Dumbo,’ but creator says themes of the classic remain
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Burton gave his live-action remake of "Dumbo" a more contemporary feel, but the film's stars say the director kept the simple essence and elegance of the 1941 Disney 'toon...
Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh added to Oscars presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar nominations this year, but they will be on stage at the Dolby Theatre during...
Victims of synagogue shooting remembered in Pittsburgh park
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a gunman shot to death 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, their lives were remembered Friday with a moment of silence and rally for peace in a downtown park.
Rabbis from all three congregations whose members were meeting in the Tree of Life synagogue building at the time of the Oct. 27 shooting were among a few hundred people who attended the event at Point State Park.
Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton honor synagogue victims
Keaton resurrects Batman in Ohio
Say it 3 times: Creepy comedy ‘Beetlejuice’ just turned 30
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!
There, we said it — once for each decade since Tim Burton's quirky comedy-scarefest was released and, to Burton's surprise, became a cult classic.
The 1988 movie, starring Pittsburgh native son Michael Keaton as "the ghost with the most, baby," had Burton doubting how he could sell it, or even describe it, to investors.
Actor Michael Keaton to give Kent State commencement address
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Actor Michael Keaton is slated to give the commencement address at Ohio's Kent State University.
Keaton enrolled at Kent State in 1971, intending to major in journalism and speech. He left school to pursue acting, landing appearances on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," ''Maude" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." His range of hit movies includes "Batman," ''Birdman" and "Spotlight."
Keaton spoke at Kent State in 1985 and said then that he would like to return someday.
Kent State to pay $100,000 for Michael Keaton to speak at commencement
Kent State to pay $100,000 for Michael Keaton to speak at commencement
KENT, Ohio - Kent State University will pay actor Michael Keaton $100,000 to speak at commencement on May 12.
That is the same amount paid last year to actress Octavia Spencer, and the fee will be covered by unrestricted private funds as it was in 2017, said spokesman Eric Mansfield.
Actor Michael Keaton to deliver commencement address at Kent State University
Actor Michael Keaton to deliver commencement address at Kent State University
KENT, Ohio - Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton, who attended Kent State University in 1971, will return to campus May 12 to deliver the university-wide commencement address.
The Latest: PBS marks ‘Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local):
Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
"Mister Rogers: It's You I Like" will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968.
Iconic Penguins-Sabres Winter Classic highlighted in NHL Network documentary
It remains one of the most iconic images of Sidney Crosby's career.
With a steady snowfall blanketing Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Penguins captain slipped a shot past goalie Ryan Miller in the third and final round of a shootout to give his team a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in the first NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2008.
Tim Benz: Sid Bream pulls a Michael Keaton at PiratesFest
Once my eye stopped twitching after flashing back to Francisco Cabrera's hit, I could appreciate the scene.
Former Pirate Sid Bream was at PNC Park Saturday afternoon. Yes, in Pirates jersey. Not a Braves one like the one he wore sliding across home plate to end Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS.
He was on stage with four Pirates players he helped eliminate that fateful October night: Bob Walk, Doug Drabek, Mike LaValliere and John Wehner.
The Wild Things’ Sydney Rae White inspired by Busted
The Wild Things' singer Sydney Rae White says she owes her passion for music to Busted.
The 25-year-old singer-and-actress - who is joined by her brother Cam White, husband Rob Kendrick and drummer Pete Wheeler in the rock band - is proud to say the pop rockers, best known for noughties hits 'Year 3000 and 'What I Go To School For', have influenced her career.
" American Assassin " (R)
Dylan O'Brien from the "Maze Runner" movies is a CIA recruit who wants revenge against terrorists who killed his fiancé, and Michael Keaton is the guy who trains him.
They go up against a rogue agent who went through Keaton's same training program and is now building a nuke. He's played by Taylor Kitsch from "Friday Night Lights".
“American Assassin,” an action thriller based on a 2010 book by “24” consultant Vince Flynn, is no “American Sniper.” It’s a low-rent “Jason Bourne” about Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien, “Teen Wolf”), a young American whose beautiful, bikini-clad fiancee, Katrina (Charlotte Vega), to whom he has just proposed via selfie cam on a beach in Ibiza, is shot to death by Muslim terrorists.
Keaton: ‘I don’t find what I think liberal, I find it logical’
Michael Keaton says Dumbo remake is physically beautiful
Michael Keaton said Tim Burton's live-action remake of 'Dumbo' is "physically beautiful".
The 66-year-old actor was announced by the filmmaker to be starring as V.A. Vandevere in Disney's upcoming live-action remake, and Keaton - who worked with Burton on 'Batman' - admitted it's different than anything the film producer has done before.
Michael Keaton likes nuances in ‘American Assassin’
LOS ANGELES — There are 16 Vince Flynn books about Mitch Rapp, who can be dubbed a post-9/11 Jack Ryan, and Friday’s “American Assassin” is the first to be filmed.
Flynn, who in addition to his political thrillers also served as a “24” story consultant, died in 2013 after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 47.
How ‘American Assassin’ took a long, twisting path to film
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After twists and turns worthy of the very spy series it sprung from, a movie featuring the indomitable fictional terrorism fighter Mitch Rapp is about to hit movie screens nationwide — four years after his creator, author Vince Flynn, died from prostate cancer.
O’Brien on Keaton: ‘I hope to keep his kind of energy’
Dylan O’Brien’s disruptive fans
Joseph Gatt to star in live-action remake of Dumbo
Joseph Gatt has been cast in Tim Burton's live-action remake of the Disney animation 'Dumbo'.
The 42-year-old 'Game of Thrones' actor will play a character named Skellig alongside Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton, Deadline reports.
Dylan O'Brien took a "big step" doing stunts for 'American Assassin' after his 'Maze Runner' injury.
The 25-year-old actor was injured badly back in March 2016 when he was dragged under a vehicle whilst filming for the action movie and admits doing stunts for his new show has helped him get better.
What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of July 14?
"War for the Planet of the Apes" NEW
Caesar and his apes battle a human army led by a brutal colonel in this third film in the latest series inspired by Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel. With Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval. Written by Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves. Directed by Reeves. (2:20) PG-13.
What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of July 7?
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" NEW
Fresh off his adventures with the Avengers, Peter Parker adjusts to life as a webslinger and faces off against the villainous Vulture. With Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover. Written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. Directed by Watts. (2:13) PG-13.
Adam West learned to embrace Batman role he couldn’t shake
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck donned Batman's cape in a stream of Hollywood blockbusters, there was Adam West.
West's deadpan portrayal of the comic hero in a campy 1960's TV series brought the Caped Crusader into the national consciousness with a "bang!" The Dark Knight had been a brooding presence on the pages of comic books since 1939 and on the big screen in 1940s-era movie serials.
Michael Keaton in talks to play villain in Disney’s ″Dumbo’
Michael Keaton is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Disney's live-action film 'Dumbo' as a villain.
The 65-year-old American actor, producer-director, who received an Oscar nomination for his role in 2014's 'Birdman', is said to be involved in negotiations to join Eva Green and Danny DeVito alongside Colin Farrell.
Keaton is expected to take up the role of the man who acquires the circus from DeVito's character and who goes on to exploit the elephant and his mother, Variety reports.
‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Blade Runner’ footage kicks off CinemaCon
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out.
Smart Rating: 78.83Genre: dramaStarring: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan FreemanHotshot real estate salesman Daryl (Michael Keaton) has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the mentorship of counselor Craig (Morgan Freeman), Daryl accepts that he has a substance abuse problem. As he falls in love with fellow patient Charlie (Kathy Baker), Daryl begins committing to a newly sober life.
Smart Rating: 18.11Genre: Romantic ComedyStarring: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Amerie RogersSamantha MacKenzie (Katie Holmes), the daughter of the president of the United States (Michael Keaton), arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to recall the agents but secretly assigns James (Marc Blucas), an undercover agent, to pose as a student. They fall in love, but their romance is jeopardized when Samantha learns James' true identity.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn's counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September.
CBS Films and Lionsgate announced Wednesday that "American Assassin," based on Flynn's best-seller, will hit theaters Sept. 15 nationwide and in North America.
WSCC and Vogue Theater present classic films screening
SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College’s 50th anniversary classic Hollywood film series, in collaboration with Manistee’s Vogue Theater, continues on Feb. 14 , at 7:30 p.m., with the screening of the 1988 Tim Burton comedy fantasy “Beetlejuice” starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder.
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house.
Movie Rewind: ‘The Founder’ is well-done American success story
RATING: 3 STARS (on a scale of zero to four stars)
Great businessman? Or big fat liar? You decide on Ray Kroc’s title as “The Founder” of McDonald’s.
He didn’t come up with the idea. He didn’t invent the automated system at the restaurant that basically invented the concept of “fast-food” service. It wasn’t him who decided the focus would be on three items — burgers, fries and drinks.
Review: In ‘The Founder,’ cutthroat big business, supersized
Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's "The Founder," about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple.
Keaton’s love/hate relationship with McDonald’s kingpin
Will Viola Davis watch Trump’s inauguration?
Michael Keaton apologizes for ‘Hidden Fences’ flub at Globes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Keaton says anyone who reads something discriminatory into his Golden Globes garble of "Hidden Fences" is "extraordinarily incorrect."
"I mean, almost like calling Al Gore a climate change denier," Keaton told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Keaton said he "made a mistake reading the teleprompter and the cue cards" when he conflated the titles of "Hidden Figures" and "Fences" at the awards ceremony Sunday. Both films have predominantly black casts.
Micheal Keaton apologizes for ‘Hidden Fences’ flub
Twitter was the true winner of Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.
Thanks to a flub by NBC pre-show host Jenna Bush Hager, social media had a field day.
Bush Hager asked producer and composer Pharrell Williams about the movie he scored, "Hidden Figures."
Problem was, she called it "Hidden Fences," combining the title with another critically acclaimed African-American film, which is also getting lots of awards-season buzz.
Garfield: we have to keep ‘pushing forward’ for diversity
Garfield, Keaton’s plans for Trump’s inauguration
Keaton, Hiddleston remember Fisher and Reynolds
Michael Keaton reveals why he left Batman franchise
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Keaton has revealed the reason behind his departure from the "Batman" franchise after two films.
Keaton starred as the superhero in 1989's "Batman" and 1992's "Batman Returns." Both of those films were directed by Tim Burton. Joel Schumacher was hired to direct 1995's "Batman Forever," and Keaton decided to pass on starring in that film.
Smart Rating: 18.97Release year: 1998Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Mark AddyAs a touring musician clinging to dreams of stardom, aging rocker Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) never had much time for his wife, Gabby (Kelly Preston), and young son, Charlie (Joseph Cross). A year after Jack's tragic death in a car accident on Christmas Day, Charlie plays a mournful tune on his father's harmonica. Much to his surprise, the elder Frost is magically brought to life as a snowman on the family lawn. Given a second chance, Charlie and Jack struggle to make up for lost time.
Michael Keaton to play villain in upcoming Spider-man reboot
Michael Keaton is returning to his superhero roots, this time as a villain, in next year's Spider-man reboot.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview with the Toronto Sun (http://bit.ly/2fSqBjB ) that Keaton will play Vulture in "Spider-man: Homecoming."
Baker: Meet the Weedsport school district’s four-decade staff (part one)
All of a sudden, how the music looked seemed to be of far greater interest to people, as opposed to how it sounded, while we watched a limited number of MTV music videos recycled throughout any given day. Up until that time, wearing a gray sweatshirt cut away at the neckline to fall off one’s shoulder would have seemed preposterous, while ordering little pieces of fried chicken and readying oneself to dip those into a choice of sauce became a treat for all those who found delight in a McNugget.
Tom Holland visits children’s hospital in Spider-Man costume
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Holland swung into a children's hospital in his Spidey suit.
The actor posted a photo of himself Thursday on Instagram smiling in costume at the Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, where "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is currently in production. He debuted as the latest rendition of the web-slinger earlier this year in "Captain America: Civil War."