Film

George Clooney to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille award

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LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning actor, director and producer George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe for his contribution to cinema, organizers of the event said on Monday.

'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at Toronto film fest

TORONTO - "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

14 Sep 2014

'No Good Deed' upstages 'Dolphin Tale 2' at box office

LOS ANGELES - Thriller "No Good Deed," the story of an escaped convict who terrorizes a woman and her children inside their home, seized the top spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend, beating family friendly sequel "Dolphin Tale 2." | Video

14 Sep 2014

Music underpins eclectic array of Toronto film festival features

TORONTO - From dramas about mentors and their apprentices, to imaginative musicals, biopics, and documentaries, music underpinned an eclectic swathe of movies appearing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Music, 14 Sep 2014

'Dolphin Tale' hero's new home tangled in aquarium politics

CLEARWATER Fla. - The family-friendly hit "Dolphin Tale," whose sequel opened in theaters this weekend, tells the true story of a dolphin who learns to swim without a tail. The movie ends with Winter, the tail-less dolphin, helping save the struggling Florida aquarium that rescued her. In real-life, the story has not yet wrapped up so neatly.

Environment, U.S. 14 Sep 2014

South Asian women step out of Bollywood, into serious dramatic roles

TORONTO - A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival.

13 Sep 2014

Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate portrait of pianist

TORONTO - The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.

12 Sep 2014

Hard-hitting trio of films tackle homelessness at Toronto festival

TORONTO - The scourge of homelessness has emerged as a major theme at this year's Toronto film festival, driven by performances from an unlikely trio: an Oscar-winning actress, a well-known male sex symbol and a recently recovered heroin addict.

12 Sep 2014

Working with Cumberbatch, co-stars get challenged and 'batched'

TORONTO - Benedict Cumberbatch is "challenging," says the director of his new film, and "a handful," according to his co-star.

People 12 Sep 2014

'Pawn Sacrifice' film captures chess drama of Fischer-Spassky face-off

TORONTO - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder.

11 Sep 2014
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Hachette authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute

SAN FRANCISCO - More than 1,000 Hachette Book Group authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King and James Patterson have urged Amazon.com Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with their publisher that has cost some writers' 90 percent of their sales on the online retailer's website.