Film

Helen Mirren fights to rescue stolen art in 'Woman in Gold'

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NEW YORK - Before Helen Mirren agreed to play elderly Jewish World War Two refugee Maria Altmann in the new film "Woman in Gold," the Academy Award-winning actress checked the last page of the screenplay to see if the character was there. | Video

Prosecutor seeks to withdraw from case of murderer depicted in film 'Bernie'

DALLAS - The Texas prosecutor who won a murder conviction against a former mortician whose story inspired the 2011 film "Bernie," asked on Monday to be recused from prosecuting the man's re-sentencing, court records show.

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Box office: 'Home’ trumps expectations with $54 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of “Home.” | Video

29 Mar 2015

After actor's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

LOS ANGELES - When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film.

People, 26 Mar 2015

A Minute With: Naomi Watts on comedies and 'While We're Young'

LOS ANGELES - After a slew of dramas including "The Impossible" and "Diana," actress Naomi Watts said she was looking for something that would "feel lighter."

25 Mar 2015

After film, Bosnian woman agrees to meet son born of wartime rape

SARAJEVO - A Bosnian woman has agreed to meet the son she bore as the result of wartime rape after having read of a film made about the now 22-year-old man and his search for his biological parents, the film director said on Thursday.

26 Mar 2015

Seth MacFarlane wins in lawsuit claiming he stole 'Ted' idea

- A California production company that sued Seth MacFarlane for allegedly stealing its idea for a foul-mouthed talking bear with a penchant for drinking, drugs and prostitutes for his 2012 hit movie "Ted" has withdrawn its copyright lawsuit.

People 24 Mar 2015

Ferrell, Hart poke fun at racial stereotypes in 'Get Hard'

LOS ANGELES - A white collar criminal gets a stealth education in prison life from a fake ex-con in the raunchy new film "Get Hard," in which comedy giants Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart take on race with provocative humor. | Video

24 Mar 2015

Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ tops with $54 million, 'Gunman’ flops

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “Insurgent” topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the “Divergent” series. | Video

22 Mar 2015

Bollywood's Hamlet, Queen win big at India's national film awards

NEW DELHI - A modern-day Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in restive Kashmir won five prizes at India's National Film Awards on Tuesday, but was snubbed in the most prestigious categories.

24 Mar 2015
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Late author Elmore Leonard's early short stories to be published

LOS ANGELES - A new collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard from early in the late American crime author's career will be released this summer, publisher William Morrow said on Tuesday.