Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers


LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare. | Video

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio.

North Korea 17 Dec 2014

Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance

NEW YORK - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. | Video

17 Dec 2014

New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

BOSTON - The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theater chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.

U.S., North Korea, Tech 17 Dec 2014

New 'Annie' movie less about 'Tomorrow' and all about today

NEW YORK - Forget the curly red hair and Depression-era orphans.

16 Dec 2014

Rogen defends satirizing North Korean leader in 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES - Actor-director Seth Rogen defended the choice to parody North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in raunchy comedy "The Interview," the movie that sparked a real-life threat from the country and is suspected as the possible cause of a damaging cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

North Korea 15 Dec 2014

'Birdman' leads Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES - "Birdman," the dark existential comedy about the would-be comeback of a has-been actor, scored 13 Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations on Monday, continuing its early run as a Hollywood awards season favorite.

15 Dec 2014

Secret of year's 'biggest' Bollywood film is its plot

MUMBAI - It's the most anticipated Bollywood film of the year and no one knows what it's about.

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'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

LONDON - With Angelina Jolie's film "Unbroken", about Japan's brutal treatment of prisoners during World War Two, being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary "Yasukuni" has only gained in relevance.

Japan 15 Dec 2014

Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Ida' sweeps European Film Awards

RIGA - Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida", a drama about a young novitiate nun who discovers her parents were Jewish and perished in the Holocaust, dominated the European Film Awards on Saturday, winning five prizes, including best film, best director and people’s choice.

15 Dec 2014

Sondheim "Assassins" revival hits the mark in London

LONDON - A hush comes over the audience when one of the actors slowly revolves full circle while aiming a pistol at spectators in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's 1990 musical "Assassins" at an intimate London theater-in-the-round.