VENICE - The Venice Film Festival is having a good run with opening films winning Oscars, including best picture last year for "Birdman", and hopes to stay on a winning streak when the mountain disaster film "Everest" kicks off the 72nd edition on Wednesday. | Video
LONDON - The BFI London Film Festival revealed its line-up on Tuesday, opening with star-studded early feminist movement drama "Suffragette" and closing with a biopic about Steve Jobs.
- Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76. | Video
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape."
NEW YORK - Four years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life and career. | Video
LOS ANGELES - Anyone for tennis? Actors Jeremy Sisto and David Walton serve up a doubles dose of the game in "Break Point", a family reconciliation comedy about estranged siblings who reunite for a tennis tournament. | Video
DUBAI - A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.
LOS ANGELES - Director Spike Lee and actresses Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds will receive honorary Oscars for their filmmaking legacies, the organizers of the world's most coveted movie awards said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES - Want to create buzz for a space movie? Take journalists to a real NASA lab. Promoting a horror film? Order up taxidermied rats and have zombies deliver them.
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars" producers on Wednesday announced a marathon, worldwide roll-out of toys next week for its upcoming "The Force Awakens" movie in a promotional push that seeks to capture the excitement that once greeted new "Harry Potter" book releases. | Video
- Sales of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" are still going strong as the novel spent a sixth week at the top of the U.S. fiction bestsellers list on Thursday.