Film

Melissa McCarthy professes love for bruising stunts in 'Spy'

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LONDON - Playing an improbable undercover agent, Melissa McCarthy got bruised and beaten up doing the stunts for her new action movie, "Spy," and would gladly take more punishment. | Video

Dwayne Johnson on shaking, quaking 'San Andreas'

LOS ANGELES - Hulking actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson creates a new save-the-day persona as a rescue pilot in California earthquake thriller "San Andreas," opening in U.S. theaters on Friday.

27 May 2015

France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes

CANNES, France - French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett. | Video

Italy 24 May 2015

Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

CANNES, France - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a somber note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried.

24 May 2015

Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There weren't as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer "Tomorrowland" disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.

24 May 2015

Cannes gets a Fassbender 'Macbeth' suffering combat stress

CANNES, France - Michael Fassbender is a "Macbeth" for our times, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Marion Cotillard is a Lady Macbeth haunted by the loss of a child, in the final competition entry screened on Saturday for the top Cannes prize.

23 May 2015

Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes 'Regard' prize

CANNES, France - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

23 May 2015

U.S. director's 'Little Prince' gets French premiere at Cannes

CANNES, France - The creators of the animated film "The Little Prince", which had its world premiere at the Cannes festival on Friday, knew they had to take extra care in adapting one of the most cherished works of 20th-century French literature for the screen. | Video

22 May 2015

Female 'Assassin' tailored to actress, Cannes director says

CANNES, France - Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi. | Video

22 May 2015

Michael Caine says he is unrecognizable in latest film role

CANNES, France - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognizable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. | Video

People, Italy 22 May 2015
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Angolan gets suspended sentence for 'Blood Diamond' book

LUANDA - An Angolan journalist was given a six-month suspended sentence on Thursday after he was convicted of slander for accusing generals of human rights abuses at diamond mines, concluding a high-profile trial in one of Africa's most repressive states.