Actors endorse showbiz satire 'Birdman' in march toward Oscars


LOS ANGELES - "Birdman," a satirical film about acting in the unforgiving world of show business, won top honors from Hollywood's actors on Sunday in an important show of support for its march toward the best picture Oscar. | Video

Eastwood's 'American Sniper' continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

NEW YORK - Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" continued to punish the competition at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, selling a whopping $64.4 million in tickets, according to studio estimates. | Video

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Oculus VR forms in-house studio for virtual reality movies

PARK CITY, Utah - Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual reality films and will be showing a short movie on Monday, the company said.

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'Birdman' takes lead as Oscar favorite with Producers Award

LOS ANGELES - Show business satire "Birdman" took the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers on Saturday.

25 Jan 2015

Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

CHICAGO - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman.

24 Jan 2015

And the winner is...'American Sniper': Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll

LOS ANGELES - If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, "American Sniper," Clint Eastwood's portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner, according to the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll.

23 Jan 2015

Actor Alec Baldwin to write memoir 'Nevertheless'

NEW YORK - Emmy-winning actor and reputed hothead Alec Baldwin is putting his actions into words. A memoir about his life, the ups and downs of his career and his struggles with addiction is due out next year, publisher HarperCollins said on Friday.

23 Jan 2015

Filmmakers blur lines with virtual reality at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah - Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio with a musician or in the path of an oncoming train, filmmakers are blurring the lines of reality for viewers at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Tech, 23 Jan 2015

A Minute With: Anne Hathaway on 'Song One,' producing and Catwoman

LOS ANGELES - After winning an Oscar in 2013 for best supporting actress in the musical "Les Miserables," Anne Hathaway is taking on a new challenge as a producer. | Video

People 22 Jan 2015

'Strange Magic' casts animated spell with pop tunes and fairies

NEW YORK - Take one feisty fairy princess, a misunderstood villain and a spunky elf, add a magical potion and a soundtrack of classic pop songs and you have the recipe for the George Lucas animated film "Strange Magic," a fairy tale about finding unexpected love.

22 Jan 2015

Pulitzer winner Lahiri scoops $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian fiction

NEW DELHI - Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri won the DSC Prize for South Asian fiction on Thursday, the third straight year a writer of Indian origin has carried off the annual $50,000 prize that recognizes the region's top literary talent.