Film

Director Michael Bay extends deal with Paramount Pictures

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- Viacom Inc's unit, Paramount Pictures, said director and producer Michael Bay extended his first-look agreement with the studio by three years.

'Sharknado 2' creates feeding frenzy on Twitter, record audience for Syfy

LOS ANGELES - Flying sharks chomping through New York City drew a record audience for Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," and became the most tweeted-about TV movie on social media, the U.S. cable network said on Thursday.

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Paris porno cinema makes lone stand against the Web

PARIS - In a shabby cinema tucked away in a backstreet of central Paris, a crowd of aging devotees are putting up quiet resistance to the might of on-line pornography.

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A minute with: Chris Pratt on going from slob to film heartthrob

BURBANK Calif. - Chris Pratt could have just stuck with his humorous sidekick roles and indulged in the eating and drinking that accompanies marital bliss with wife and fellow actor Anna Faris.

30 Jul 2014

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves

NEW YORK - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."

29 Jul 2014

Paramount Pictures apologizes for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster

SYDNEY - Paramount Pictures film studio apologized on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept. 11 release date.

30 Jul 2014

'Die Hard,' 'Flower Drum Song' actor James Shigeta dies aged 81

LOS ANGELES - Actor James Shigeta, best known for his roles in "Die Hard," and "Flower Drum Song," has died, a representative for the actor said on Tuesday. He was 81.

People, 29 Jul 2014

Marvel cranks up sarcasm and 70s sound for 'Guardians of Galaxy'

BURBANK Calif. - A lead actor known for playing the slovenly sidekick, a director who only made small films, a talking raccoon and a 1970s pop music soundtrack - together they form an unlikely tableau for a mega-budget space adventure movie.

28 Jul 2014

'Lucy,' 'Hercules' beat expectations at weekend box offices

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

27 Jul 2014

From 'Avengers' to 'Ant-Man,' Marvel superheroes entice Comic Con audience

SAN DIEGO - In one of Comic Con's most awaited presentations, Marvel superheroes of all kinds from Iron Man to Ant-Man took over the fan convention on Saturday, as leading actors revealed surprises to films that will showcase the characters.

27 Jul 2014