• In this Oct. 25, 2015 file photo, British director Tom Hooper, right, and British actor Eddie Redmayne pose for a portrait in promotion for "The Danish Girl" in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

    Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale ‘Danish Girl’

    TORONTO (AP) — In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stirs in Einar.

  • This image released by Pixar-Disney shows Spot, voiced by Jack Bright, left, and Arlo, voiced by Raymond Ochoa, in a scene from "The Good Dinosaur." (Pixar-Disney via AP)

    Review: Pixar’s trippy ‘Good Dinosaur’ stumbles

    “The Good Dinosaur” is Pixar’s most trippy and tripped-up film: a wayward tale, uncertain of its steps, about a Gumby-green young dinosaur lost in prehistoric forests that are rendered in lushly sensory detail and populated by bug-eyed animations.

  • This photo provided by Focus Features shows, Eddie Redmayne, left, as Lili Elbe, and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener, in Tom Hooper’s "The Danish Girl." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 27, 2015. (Agatha A. Nitecka/Focus Features via AP)

    Review: Resonant ‘Danish Girl’ explores life of Lili Elbe

    Most people probably don’t know the name Lili Elbe. This reviewer didn’t. But Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” will make sure you won’t soon forget the transgender icon, even if this well-intentioned, extravagant movie leaves you with more questions than revelations.

  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Michael B. Jordan, left, as Adonis Johnson and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

    New Rocky story ‘Creed’ balances brutality and theatricality

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone knows most of Rocky Balboa’s famous fights would have been stopped by a real-life referee long before the battered and bloodied fictional heavyweight champion rallies his will to win.

  • This image provided by CBS shows a scene from the holiday classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," airing Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015,  8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network.  (CBS/Classic Media via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLY.

    The Grinch, Mariah Carey join the holiday TV festivities

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s that most wonderful time of the TV year when we are visited again by the welcome ghosts of classic holiday programs past — hello again, Frosty the Snowman and even mean old Grinch!

  • Boxing trainer portrayed in movie faces DUI charge

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts boxing trainer portrayed in the movie “The Fighter” by actor Christian Bale has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

    Review: Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful ‘Creed’ goes the distance

    Admit it. When you heard another “Rocky” movie was coming out — a seventh — you thought, really? How many “Rocky” movies do we need?

  • This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird in a scene from the film, "Carol." The film was released on Friday, Nov. 20. (Wilson Webb/The Weinstein Company via AP)

    With lessons for today, movies bring back the ’50s

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of unexpected strikes from overseas. Battles over First Amendment rights. Simmering tensions of inequality.

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, actor Michael B. Jordan, right, and writer-director Ryan Coogler, from the upcoming film "Creed," pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    Life imitates art for ‘Creed’ director Ryan Coogler

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fruitvale Station” writer-director Ryan Coogler is sending a love letter to his father in the form of the latest “Rocky” film.

  • This photo provided by Lionsgate shows, Liam Hemsworth, left, as Gale Hawthorne, Sam Clafin, back left, as Finnick Odair, Evan Ross, back right, as Messalia, and Jennifer Lawrence, right, as Katniss Everdeen, in the film, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."  The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 20, 2015. (Murray Close/Lionsgate via AP)

    Last ‘Hunger Games’ opens to $101 million, a franchise low

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mockingjay — Part 2,” the final “Hunger Games” film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.