Film

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

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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.

'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

George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene'

San Diego - A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the center of the new "Mad Max" reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise as the fight for survival in the wasteland rages on.

26 Jul 2014

'The Hobbit,' 'Batman v Superman' take center stage at Comic Con

SAN DIEGO - The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' "The Hobbit" and "Batman v Superman" were treated to first-look sneak peeks of the films on Saturday. | Video

28 Jul 2014

'The Book of Life,' 'Kingsman' lead Fox's eclectic Comic Con peeks

SAN DIEGO - Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention's avid fan base. | Video

25 Jul 2014

'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

SAN DIEGO - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience.

24 Jul 2014

Chinese tourism company sues Paramount over Transformers 4 scenes

SHANGHAI - A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

25 Jul 2014

Woody Allen conjures up illusion for 'Magic in the Moonlight'

NEW YORK - Woody Allen explores the mysteries of illusion and love in "Magic in the Moonlight," a period romantic comedy inspired by 1920s clairvoyants who were debunked by leading magicians of the day.

23 Jul 2014

Douglas, Keaton get second chance at love in 'And So It Goes'

NEW YORK - Michael Douglas is more accustomed to playing dashing leading men and corporate types, so he took a deep breath when offered the role of an ornery widower with a second chance for love in the romantic comedy "And So It Goes."

22 Jul 2014
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'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.