Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list


TORONTO - The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Al Pacino expected to attend.

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to expand his Universe

LOS ANGELES - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

People 19 Aug 2014

'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

18 Aug 2014

Action films bore me, says 'Lucy' director Luc Besson

LONDON - French director Luc Besson's new film, "Lucy", about a woman who ingests a drug that gives her supernormal mental powers, says action films bore him - but his movie still has a spectacular car chase through Paris. | Video

18 Aug 2014

Dystopian young adult film 'The Giver' pits love over violence

LOS ANGELES - A world where pain and mankind's memories are erased along with war, violence and prejudice may seem like utopia, but ignorance is not always bliss, as explored in the latest young adult film.

15 Aug 2014

'Butler' director Daniels faces $25 million suit by hip-hop mogul

- Director Lee Daniels is facing a $25 million lawsuit over claims he failed to pay back hip-hop mogul-turned-fashion entrepreneur Damon Dash, or give him production credits, after Dash invested millions of dollars in his projects.

U.S., People 14 Aug 2014

'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans

NEW YORK - From the Galapagos Islands to Australia's Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary "Mission Blue" navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet's threatened seas.

Science, Environment 18 Aug 2014

Sarajevo's film festival marks 20th birthday with record line-up

SARAJEVO - Sarajevo's film festival, founded as an act of defiance while the city was besieged during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, marks its 20th anniversary on Friday with its biggest line-up of movies.

Arts, 15 Aug 2014

Broadway to dim lights in memory of actress Lauren Bacall

NEW YORK - Broadway theaters will dim their marquees on Friday evening in memory of Tony Award winner and iconic Hollywood screen actress Lauren Bacall, who died on Tuesday at the age of 89. | Video

People 14 Aug 2014

Comedy great Robin Williams hanged himself at home

SAN RAFAEL Calif./LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning actor and groundbreaking comedian Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his Northern California home after he had sought treatment for depression, a coroner said on Tuesday, based on preliminary findings. | Video

People, 13 Aug 2014