Film

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at U.S., Canada box office

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada.

Inarritu leaps off the ledge with 'Birdman'

MORELIA Mexico - As Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu neared his 50th birthday, he took stock of his string of acclaimed, dark films, and decided to do something really scary: confront his own struggle with being an egomaniacal filmmaker, in a comedy, in a single shot.

18 Oct 2014

Michael Keaton flies high as has-been actor in 'Birdman'

NEW YORK - Michael Keaton hung up his "Batman" cape more than two decades ago, but the versatile actor soared to new heights with a high-octane performance as a has-been trying to revive his career in comedy-drama and early Oscar favorite "Birdman."

People 15 Oct 2014

Film director Bill Condon brings 'Side Show' back to Broadway

NEW YORK - Hollywood film director Bill Condon is making his Broadway debut next month with a revival of the 1997 musical "Side Show" about British conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, who toured the vaudeville circuit in the United States in the 1930s.

17 Oct 2014

Day of the Dead comes alive in colorful Mexican tale 'Book of Life'

LOS ANGELES - Growing up in the Mexican border town of Tijuana, animator Jorge Gutierrez waited to see his people appear in Hollywood's animated fare.

Mexico 15 Oct 2014

DC superheroes, Lego and Harry Potter spin-off get new Warner Bros. films

LOS ANGELES - The superheroes of DC Comics will battle the Marvel heroes at the box office, as Warner Bros. confirmed plans for upcoming films on Wednesday that include new installments of "The Lego Movie" franchise and expansions of the "Harry Potter" world.

15 Oct 2014

Wal-Mart to offer digital movie access to customers

- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is launching a new service for customers to access digital copies of movies they buy at its stores and website across all platforms.

Tech, 15 Oct 2014

Brotherhood brings Pitt, cast together in war film 'Fury'

LOS ANGELES - When writer-director David Ayer decided to tackle the "beaten-to-death" World War Two movie genre with "Fury," he decided to make it an intimate affair for his cast led by Brad Pitt.

14 Oct 2014

Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar up for auction

LOS ANGELES - Silver screen star Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar statuette will go on the auction block, Christie's said on Tuesday in a rare sale of Hollywood's top prize.

14 Oct 2014

'Paddington' film brings 1950s bear to 21st century London

LONDON - He may be among the world's best beloved bears, but he also is one of the most endangered in the new movie "Paddington", in which Nicole Kidman co-stars as a taxidermist looking to complete her collection of rare animals.

13 Oct 2014