Film

Box Office: 'Furious 7' Races Past 'Age of Adaline'

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. | Video

'Virgin Mountain,' 'Democrats' win Tribeca Film Festival prizes

NEW YORK - "Virgin Mountain," a Danish-Icelandic film about late bloomers and first love, won the best narrative award at the 14th Tribeca Film Festival and "Democrats," which follows the quest for democracy in Zimbabwe, was named best documentary. | Video

24 Apr 2015

Mexican drama scoops top prize at Beijing Film Festival

BEIJING - Mexican director Bernardo Arellano's drama about an elderly couple facing economic hardship has scooped the best film award at the fifth Beijing International Film Festival. | Video

Mexico 24 Apr 2015

Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in 'Anesthesia' at Tribeca

NEW YORK - An ensemble cast led by actors Sam Waterston, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart numb themselves to the challenges and disappointments of life in "Anesthesia," an indie drama about how a violent act connects the lives of disparate people. | Video

24 Apr 2015

'Avengers' stars Evans, Renner apologize for Black Widow comments

LOS ANGELES - Actors Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner apologized on Thursday for making "tasteless" and "juvenile" comments in which they called their "Avengers" co-star Scarlett Johansson's superhero character "a slut." | Video

People, Arts, 23 Apr 2015

No problemo! Schwarzenegger takes first dramatic role in 'Maggie'

NEW YORK - Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his dramatic, tender side and sheds a few tears as a farmer struggling to care for his dying daughter in "Maggie," an unconventional zombie film. | Video

People, 23 Apr 2015

Sundance London offshoot to return next year after break

LONDON - The London version of the Sundance Film Festival will return to the British capital in 2016 after taking a year off, organizers said on Thursday. | Video

23 Apr 2015

Olsen, Taylor-Johnson say joining 'Avengers' cast was 'daunting'

LONDON - Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson make their debuts among the world's mightiest in "The Avengers" sequel but the two actors said joining a star-studded superheroes line-up was "daunting". | Video

23 Apr 2015

Marvel 'Avengers' women muscle into spotlight in 'Ultron'

LOS ANGELES - As the sole female Avenger, Scarlett Johansson had a bone to pick with Hollywood: not only were there few female superheroes, but they tended to be dumbed down. | Video

23 Apr 2015

Darth Vader gets golden makeover in Japan

TOKYO - Darth Vader, the masked villain in the "Star Wars" sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. | Video

22 Apr 2015
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Red legacy of Victorian novelist still defines British streets

LONDON - Anthony Trollope is best known as a British novelist whose chronicles of the minor dramas, snubs and triumphs of Victorian country life still win readers worldwide. But he left his mark on Britain's streets as well as its bookshelves.