Film

Pacino says crowds charge his batteries at Venice fest

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VENICE - Al Pacino stars in two movies shown at the 71st Venice Film Festival, which meant he had to do a double round of media events, but the 74-year-old said he drew energy from the crowds that turned out to see him.

Director Martin Scorsese in early stages of Ramones movie project

LOS ANGELES - Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be tapping into rock history with his next project, a movie on punk rockers the Ramones, his spokeswoman said on Friday.

29 Aug 2014

Jennifer Aniston on being a 'badass' after 'Friends'

LOS ANGELES - After playing sitcom sweetheart Rachel Green in long-running television comedy "Friends" for 10 years, Jennifer Aniston has spent the last decade looking for roles where she can "kick some ass."

People, 29 Aug 2014

Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday. | Video

29 Aug 2014

Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors Awards

LOS ANGELES - American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said on Thursday.

Japan 28 Aug 2014

Backstory of 'Gone with the Wind' goes on display 75 years after premiere

AUSTIN Texas - Before "Gone with the Wind" hit the screen, it was a questionable investment that became a touchstone for race relations and was embroiled in moral questions ahead of Rhett Butler saying he did not give a damn.

28 Aug 2014

Keaton on form in Venice festival opener 'Birdman'

VENICE - Former "Batman" star Michael Keaton gave a soaring start to the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday as a crestfallen superhero in "Birdman", a film its Mexican director Alexandro Inarritu called an experiment that could have failed miserably. | Video

People, Mexico 27 Aug 2014

Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer

LOS ANGELES - A 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor.

People 27 Aug 2014

Self-deluded stage mom grabs 'The Last of Robin Hood' spotlight

NEW YORK - Thwarted ambition and shattered dreams push actress Susan Sarandon to become the ultimate stage mother in "The Last of Robin Hood," a drama about the final fling of middle-aged matinee idol Errol Flynn and his teenage lover.

27 Aug 2014

'Deep Throat' production company loses 'Lovelace' copyright case

NEW YORK - The owners of the rights to the famed pornographic film "Deep Throat" have lost a lawsuit accusing the producers of the 2013 biopicture "Lovelace" of copyright infringement.

26 Aug 2014