Film

Kristen Wiig on mental health, comedy and 'Ghostbusters'

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LOS ANGELES - As a prominent cast member of "Saturday Night Live" for a decade, Kristen Wiig played characters from political figures to pop stars, but in her latest film, the comedian taps into a more complex and serious side of life.

Prada mixes fashion, art and Wes Anderson bar in Milan

- Prada -- the Devil's favorite fashion brand, as the film and book would have it -- is launching a giant multi-disciplinary arts complex on the edge of Milan that it hopes will attract tens of thousands of visitors a year.

Arts 12:43pm EDT

Actor Martin Freeman joins Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

LOS ANGELES - After solving murders in central London with "Sherlock" and traipsing through Middle Earth in "The Hobbit," actor Martin Freeman is heading into the Marvel universe, the Walt Disney Co-owned studio said on Tuesday.

People 05 May 2015

Austrian charged for singing in film under Hitler portrait

VIENNA - Austrian prosecutors have charged the owner of a basement filled with Adolf Hitler paraphernalia as a Nazi sympathizer after his collection featured in a documentary film by cult director Ulrich Seidl last year.

Music, 5:19am EDT

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Scores Second Biggest Opening With $187.7 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Avengers: Age of Ultron" scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend, kicking off summer blockbuster season with a mammoth $187.7 million debut. | Video

03 May 2015

New 'Star Wars' products to debut at Sept 4 global event

LOS ANGELES - Major retailers and Disney Stores around the world will start selling the first merchandise tied to the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" during an event that will kick off just after midnight on Sept. 4.

03 May 2015

Witherspoon, Vergara team up in female-driven 'Hot Pursuit'

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon teams up with "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara in "Hot Pursuit", a female-driven comedy directed, produced and led by a strong presence of women on set. | Video

People 01 May 2015

'Star Wars' standalone film loses its director

LOS ANGELES - The rebooted "Star Wars" franchise hit a bump on Friday as filmmaker Josh Trank, who was selected to direct one of the upcoming standalone films, said he was stepping down from the project to pursue other "creative opportunities."

People, 01 May 2015

Hollywood veteran Redford honored with Chaplin Award

NEW YORK - Robert Redford has added the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award to his list of honors for his work in front and behind the camera, and the Hollywood star said he still enjoys making movies after more than 50 years in the industry. | Video

People 28 Apr 2015

A decade old, Xinjiang film shows changes in restive Chinese region

BEIJING - Ju Anqi's low-budget film "Poet on a Business Trip" took just one main actor, one camera and 40 days on the road in China‚Äôs remote western Xinjiang region to make back in 2002. | Video

China 28 Apr 2015
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British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85

LONDON - British crime writer Ruth Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.