Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theater


NEW YORK - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass.

Cannes festival lineup mixes Hollywood star power, world cinema

PARIS - Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase.

Fashion, 17 Apr 2014

'X-Men' director hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

LOS ANGELES - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities. | Video

Fashion, People 17 Apr 2014

Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast 7'

LOS ANGELES - The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7," according to a statement posted on the film's Facebook page.

Fashion, 15 Apr 2014

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' sweeps MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. | Video

Fashion, Television, Music 14 Apr 2014

'Captain America' soars above 'Rio 2' birds to win box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Marvel's red-white-and-blue superhero soared to a second straight box office win in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," beating out new animated movie "Rio 2," the story of a family of Brazilian birds on a trip to the Amazon. | Video

Fashion, Brazil 13 Apr 2014

Final book in 'Divergent' trilogy to be split into two films

LOS ANGELES - The final book in the "Divergent" trilogy will be split into two movies, Lions Gate said on Friday, following the same formula the studio used for the upcoming final installments of "The Hunger Games" series.

Fashion, 11 Apr 2014

Actress Gillan plays with perceptions in ghostly thriller 'Oculus'

LOS ANGELES - A haunted mirror, a murderous father and two siblings seeking revenge form the plot for the new supernatural thriller "Oculus," which blurs perceptions and reality with ghostly scares.

Fashion, 11 Apr 2014

Tribeca Film Fest offers eclectic mix of documentary, indie films

NEW YORK - More than a decade after it was launched to revitalize lower Manhattan following the September 11 attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has become a showcase for documentaries and independent films as well as a testing ground for new talent and digital innovations in cinema.

Fashion, 11 Apr 2014

'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness

NEW YORK - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and victim of torture, actor Colin Firth dreamt he was drawing a map of a railway but was bluffing and didn't know how to do it.

Fashion, 10 Apr 2014

Mary Higgins Clark retains No. 1 spot on U.S. best-sellers list

NEW YORK - Author Mary Higgins Clark's novel "I've Got You Under My Skin," held on to the top spot on the U.S. best-sellers list on Thursday for the second consecutive week.