Film

A minute with: Chris Pratt on going from slob to film heartthrob

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BURBANK Calif. - Chris Pratt could have just stuck with his humorous sidekick roles and indulged in the eating and drinking that accompanies marital bliss with wife and fellow actor Anna Faris.

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves

NEW YORK - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."

29 Jul 2014

Paramount Pictures apologizes for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster

SYDNEY - Paramount Pictures film studio apologized on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept. 11 release date.

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'Die Hard,' 'Flower Drum Song' actor James Shigeta dies aged 81

LOS ANGELES - Actor James Shigeta, best known for his roles in "Die Hard," and "Flower Drum Song," has died, a representative for the actor said on Tuesday. He was 81.

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Marvel cranks up sarcasm and 70s sound for 'Guardians of Galaxy'

BURBANK Calif. - A lead actor known for playing the slovenly sidekick, a director who only made small films, a talking raccoon and a 1970s pop music soundtrack - together they form an unlikely tableau for a mega-budget space adventure movie.

28 Jul 2014

'Lucy,' 'Hercules' beat expectations at weekend box offices

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

27 Jul 2014

From 'Avengers' to 'Ant-Man,' Marvel superheroes entice Comic Con audience

SAN DIEGO - In one of Comic Con's most awaited presentations, Marvel superheroes of all kinds from Iron Man to Ant-Man took over the fan convention on Saturday, as leading actors revealed surprises to films that will showcase the characters.

27 Jul 2014

George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene'

San Diego - A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the center of the new "Mad Max" reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise as the fight for survival in the wasteland rages on.

26 Jul 2014

'The Hobbit,' 'Batman v Superman' take center stage at Comic Con

SAN DIEGO - The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' "The Hobbit" and "Batman v Superman" were treated to first-look sneak peeks of the films on Saturday. | Video

28 Jul 2014

'The Book of Life,' 'Kingsman' lead Fox's eclectic Comic Con peeks

SAN DIEGO - Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention's avid fan base. | Video

25 Jul 2014
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'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.