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'Frozen' heats up Japan box office in 2014

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TOKYO - Japanese cinemas rang up a healthy rise in ticket sales in 2014 as blockbuster animation film "Frozen" eclipsed an otherwise lackluster show by Hollywood, industry data showed on Tuesday.

Actors endorse showbiz satire 'Birdman' in march toward Oscars

LOS ANGELES - "Birdman," a satirical film about acting in the unforgiving world of show business, won top honors from Hollywood's actors on Sunday in an important show of support for its march toward the best picture Oscar. | Video

26 Jan 2015

'Selma' director DuVernay to make Hurricane Katrina feature film

LOS ANGELES - Ava DuVernay, the director behind the Oscar-nominated Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," will write, produce and direct a feature film set in the time of Hurricane Katrina, the company backing the film said on Monday.

26 Jan 2015

Eastwood's 'American Sniper' continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

NEW YORK - Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" continued to punish the competition at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, selling a whopping $64.4 million in tickets, according to studio estimates. | Video

26 Jan 2015

Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

PARK CITY, Utah - Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

Tech, Facebook 26 Jan 2015

'Birdman' takes lead as Oscar favorite with Producers Award

LOS ANGELES - Show business satire "Birdman" took the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers on Saturday.

25 Jan 2015

Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

CHICAGO - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman.

24 Jan 2015

And the winner is...'American Sniper': Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll

LOS ANGELES - If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, "American Sniper," Clint Eastwood's portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner, according to the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll.

23 Jan 2015

Actor Alec Baldwin to write memoir 'Nevertheless'

NEW YORK - Emmy-winning actor and reputed hothead Alec Baldwin is putting his actions into words. A memoir about his life, the ups and downs of his career and his struggles with addiction is due out next year, publisher HarperCollins said on Friday.

23 Jan 2015

Filmmakers blur lines with virtual reality at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah - Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio with a musician or in the path of an oncoming train, filmmakers are blurring the lines of reality for viewers at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Tech, 23 Jan 2015
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World Chefs: Charles Phan recounts career, shares tips in new book

NEW YORK - Award-winning chef Charles Phan chronicles his career and shares his recipes for Vietnamese cuisine in his newest cookbook, "The Slanted Door," named after his famous San Francisco restaurant.