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'Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies of cancer


NEW YORK Jonathan Demme, the eclectic movie director whose work ranged from thrillers like "The Silence of the Lambs" to documentaries on leading musicians, died early on Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer, his publicist said. | Video

Jessica Biel goes deep and different for messed-up 'The Sinner'

NEW YORK Jessica Biel got all messed up for her new TV show -- a psychological thriller in which she plays a young mother who commits a startling act of violence and can't remember why. | Video

Television Apr 26 2017

Family ties test the unconventional 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

LOS ANGELES After causing havoc in the universe and saving it from destruction, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" are back in a new adventure that takes the unconventional group of friends on a quest to discover their family ties. | Video

Apr 25 2017

Actor Orlando Bloom discusses spy thriller 'Unlocked'

LONDON Actor Orlando Bloom said his latest film about a fictional biological attack threatening London "could absolutely happen" in the real world and that the increasingly topical subject of terrorism is handled sensitively. | Video

Apr 27 2017

Saudi entertainment chief sees cinemas returning, eventually

RIYADH Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, playing down opposition by powerful religious authorities to changes they see as sinful.

Apr 28 2017

Actress Zoe Saldana welcomes 'Avatar' sequel filming announcement

LONDON Actress Zoe Saldana is happy release dates for the long-anticipated sequels to 2009 box office smash hit "Avatar" have been announced, joking she does not want to get "too old" to not be able to do her own stunts in the adventure fantasy. | Video

Apr 25 2017

'Star Wars: Episode IX' gets May 2019 release date: Disney

The final film in the new "Star Wars" trilogy, "Star Wars: Episode IX," will be released in May 2019, movie studio Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday.

Apr 25 2017

Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in 'The Circle'

SAN FRANCISCO Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in the new film "The Circle" about a powerful social media company, teased Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Monday that he may have been inspiration for the part.

Tech, Twitter, People Apr 24 2017

'Descendants 2' to premiere across Disney networks, streaming platforms

The Walt Disney Co's television arm, Disney/ABC Television Group, said the sequel of the movie "Descendants" would air across its five networks in July in an unprecedented premiere event.

Apr 25 2017

'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Fate of the Furious" is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including "The Promise" and "Unforgettable" are being left in the dust.

Apr 23 2017

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video