Film

Forget the politics, Sony executives say North Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny'

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SEOUL - The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been canceled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. | Video

Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers

LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare. | Video

North Korea, 18 Dec 2014

U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

NEW YORK - When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.

18 Dec 2014

GE to launch breakdancing documentary for streaming devices

- U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co plans to release its first feature film through video streaming devices like Roku and Apple TV in a marketing effort that raises the bar for sponsored content.

Tech, Media 18 Dec 2014

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio. | Video

North Korea 18 Dec 2014

Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance

NEW YORK - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. | Video

17 Dec 2014

New 'Annie' movie less about 'Tomorrow' and all about today

NEW YORK - Forget the curly red hair and Depression-era orphans.

16 Dec 2014

Rogen defends satirizing North Korean leader in 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES - Actor-director Seth Rogen defended the choice to parody North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in raunchy comedy "The Interview," the movie that sparked a real-life threat from the country and is suspected as the possible cause of a damaging cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

North Korea 15 Dec 2014

'Birdman' leads Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES - "Birdman," the dark existential comedy about the would-be comeback of a has-been actor, scored 13 Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations on Monday, continuing its early run as a Hollywood awards season favorite.

15 Dec 2014

Secret of year's 'biggest' Bollywood film is its plot

MUMBAI - It's the most anticipated Bollywood film of the year and no one knows what it's about.

19 Dec 2014
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Book Talk: War on Afghan frontline, by a female soldier

KABUL - Chantelle Taylor is a former combat medic who fought in one of Britain's bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and wrote about her experience as a rare woman on the front line.