Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' tops box office


LOS ANGELES - "The Equalizer," a thriller starring Denzel Washington as a man who helps rescue a teen girl under the control of Russian gangsters, debuted in the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts over the weekend with $35 million in ticket sales.

'Gone Girl' ensures NY Film Festival dazzles from the start

NEW YORK - David's Fincher's "Gone Girl" kicked off the New York Film Festival on Friday adding a bit of Hollywood glitz and glamour to one of the most anticipated openings of the year.

26 Sep 2014

Scorsese pays homage to New York Review of Books in '50 Year Argument'

NEW YORK - Film director Martin Scorsese knew making a documentary about a revered literary review would be a challenge, so he approached "The 50 Year Argument" like a piece of music, using interviews and archival footage to convey the emotion.

26 Sep 2014

Grotesque, quirky 'Boxtrolls' find home on margins of animation

LOS ANGELES - As the hipsters of animation, Portland, Oregon-based Laika studios is not afraid to play on the fringe with its latest film "The Boxtrolls," and its lead stars are not your average cute animated monsters.

Arts, 26 Sep 2014

A Minute With: Chloe Grace Moretz on digging into a dark role

- Teen actress Chloe Grace Moretz says she might have found her darkest role yet as a battered Russian child prostitute in the thriller "The Equalizer," even though she has been in some pretty dark stuff.

Russia 24 Sep 2014

Movies bust out of screen with panoramic, virtual technology

LOS ANGELES - A Tyrannosaurus rex lumbers forward, belts out a deafening roar, then stomps overhead, and a viewer watching inside a virtual reality headset turns around to see the beast walking away.

23 Sep 2014

'Maze Runner' speeds past Neeson's 'Tombstones' at box office

LOS ANGELES - Dystopian young adult movie "The Maze Runner" won the weekend box office race in the United States and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick, "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

22 Sep 2014

'We were like guerrilla filmmakers': U.S. filmmaker on Syria

(The fourteenth paragraph of this Sept. 23 story has been corrected paragraph to 'no women on the Aleppo local council' from 'no women on local councils in Syria')

24 Sep 2014

Far from Hollywood din, New York Film Festival puts focus on quality

NEW YORK - Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema.

22 Sep 2014

Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa'

LOS ANGELES - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants.

People 22 Sep 2014