SAN FRANCISCO You don't have to be a "Star Wars" superfan to see the first spin-off movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," says director Gareth Edwards, but he's hoping the film will light a passion for the franchise in any newcomers. | Video
BEIJING Hollywood actor Matt Damon on Tuesday defended his starring role in upcoming Hollywood film "The Great Wall", saying that accusations of "whitewashing", or the use Caucasian stars over actors of other ethnicities, were unfounded. | Video
Fans were given a first look at the rebooted adventure thriller "The Mummy", with the release of the film's action-packed, stunt-filled trailer. | Video
LONDON "American Honey", "Under the Shadow" and "I, Daniel Blake" were among the winners at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday, scooping some of the top prizes at the ceremony. | Video
MOSCOW A Russian marine who was killed while stopping a suicide bomber from attacking an aid distribution site in Syria has been memorialized with an animation film.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Moana" sailed to the top of the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend. The Disney animated adventure picked up $28.4 million to push its stateside haul to $119.9 million. | Video
LOS ANGELES "La La Land," a modern-day musical love story of two struggling artists in Los Angeles, cemented its Hollywood awards season front-runner status on Thursday by simultaneously leading the nominees for Critics' Choice Awards and being named best picture by New York film critics.
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday met Martin Scorsese after a special screening in Rome of the Oscar-winning director's new film "Silence," about Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. | Video
LOS ANGELES Independent drama "Manchester by the Sea," about a working-class American family dealing with multiple tragedies, has become an early front-runner in Hollywood's awards season as the National Board of Review named it the best film of 2016 on Tuesday. | Video
PARIS Hollywood actresses take over the 2017 Pirelli calendar, with Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman among the big names featuring in the latest edition unveiled in Paris on Tuesday. | Video
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