Film

Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

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CANNES, France - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a somber note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried.

Cannes gets a Fassbender 'Macbeth' suffering combat stress

CANNES, France - Michael Fassbender is a "Macbeth" for our times, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Marion Cotillard is a Lady Macbeth haunted by the loss of a child, in the final competition entry screened on Saturday for the top Cannes prize.

23 May 2015

Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes 'Regard' prize

CANNES, France - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

23 May 2015

U.S. director's 'Little Prince' gets French premiere at Cannes

CANNES, France - The creators of the animated film "The Little Prince", which had its world premiere at the Cannes festival on Friday, knew they had to take extra care in adapting one of the most cherished works of 20th-century French literature for the screen. | Video

22 May 2015

Female 'Assassin' tailored to actress, Cannes director says

CANNES, France - Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi. | Video

22 May 2015

Michael Caine says he is unrecognizable in latest film role

CANNES, France - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognizable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. | Video

People, Italy 22 May 2015

Italy hails best Cannes turnout in two decades

ROME - Italy is hailing its best turnout of homegrown cinema at Cannes in 20 years as a sign of new life in an industry that had lost luster since the days when Rome was dubbed "Hollywood on the Tiber".

Italy 22 May 2015

American-made Cannes film 'Krisha' is real family affair

CANNES, France - When American director Trey Edward Shults decided to direct his first feature film, he turned to those he could most rely on to get it made: his family. | Video

21 May 2015

'Pitch Perfect 2' hits high note on Billboard 200 after film debut

LOS ANGELES - The soundtrack for song-infused comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" debuted atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday after the sequel conquered the box office last weekend. | Video

Music 21 May 2015

Actor Josh Brolin celebrates new love and new film at Cannes

CANNES, France - Actor Josh Brolin said Wednesday that he did not plan to debut his new fiancĂ©e at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his latest film "Sicario," but it was "just the right thing to do." | Video

20 May 2015
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James Patterson's '14th Deadly Sin' holds firm atop bestsellers list

NEW YORK - The newest novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series, "14th Deadly Sin," retained the No. 1 spot on the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday for the second consecutive week.