Film

Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

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SAN RAFAEL Calif. - Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday.

Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' and male friendships

LOS ANGELES - As the creator of "Mad Men," AMC Networks' period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche.

20 Aug 2014

Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival: organizers

SARAJEVO - Two Gaza directors won an award at Sarajevo's film festival, though the conflict raging in their home stopped one of them from coming to receive his part of the prize, said organizers.

22 Aug 2014

Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list

TORONTO - The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Al Pacino expected to attend.

19 Aug 2014

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to expand his Universe

LOS ANGELES - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

People 19 Aug 2014

'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

18 Aug 2014

Action films bore me, says 'Lucy' director Luc Besson

LONDON - French director Luc Besson's new film, "Lucy", about a woman who ingests a drug that gives her supernormal mental powers, says action films bore him - but his movie still has a spectacular car chase through Paris. | Video

18 Aug 2014

Dystopian young adult film 'The Giver' pits love over violence

LOS ANGELES - A world where pain and mankind's memories are erased along with war, violence and prejudice may seem like utopia, but ignorance is not always bliss, as explored in the latest young adult film.

15 Aug 2014

'Butler' director Daniels faces $25 million suit by hip-hop mogul

- Director Lee Daniels is facing a $25 million lawsuit over claims he failed to pay back hip-hop mogul-turned-fashion entrepreneur Damon Dash, or give him production credits, after Dash invested millions of dollars in his projects.

U.S., People 14 Aug 2014

'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans

NEW YORK - From the Galapagos Islands to Australia's Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary "Mission Blue" navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet's threatened seas.

Science, Environment 18 Aug 2014
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Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

JOHANNESBURG - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One.