Film

'Maze Runner' sets hopes on O'Brien and big screens for young adults

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LOS ANGELES - When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.

Fey, Bateman improv sibling love in 'This is Where I Leave You'

LOS ANGELES - Tina Fey and Jason Bateman called mutual friends when they learned they would co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," just to do a little reconnaissance on each other.

18 Sep 2014

Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in 'The Good Lie'

WASHINGTON - Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon chose a subdued role in her latest film "The Good Lie," a drama about Sudanese refugee children who end up in America, but there is nothing small in what she hopes to convey.

People 17 Sep 2014

A Minute With: Ethan Hawke on lessons from Robin Williams

TORONTO - It has been more than 25 years since a young Ethan Hawke stepped on his desk to salute his teacher, portrayed by Robin Williams, in "Dead Poets Society."

People 17 Sep 2014

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

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.

People 15 Sep 2014

'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