Film

'Maze Runner' speeds past Neeson's 'Tombstones' at box office

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LOS ANGELES - Dystopian young adult movie "The Maze Runner" won the weekend box office race in the United States and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick, "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

Far from Hollywood din, New York Film Festival puts focus on quality

NEW YORK - Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema.

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Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa'

LOS ANGELES - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants.

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'Maze Runner' sets hopes on O'Brien and big screens for young adults

LOS ANGELES - When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.

People 18 Sep 2014

Fey, Bateman improv sibling love in 'This is Where I Leave You'

LOS ANGELES - Tina Fey and Jason Bateman called mutual friends when they learned they would co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," just to do a little reconnaissance on each other.

18 Sep 2014

Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in 'The Good Lie'

WASHINGTON - Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon chose a subdued role in her latest film "The Good Lie," a drama about Sudanese refugee children who end up in America, but there is nothing small in what she hopes to convey.

People 17 Sep 2014

A Minute With: Ethan Hawke on lessons from Robin Williams

TORONTO - It has been more than 25 years since a young Ethan Hawke stepped on his desk to salute his teacher, portrayed by Robin Williams, in "Dead Poets Society."

People 17 Sep 2014

George Clooney to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille award

LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning actor, director and producer George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe for his contribution to cinema, organizers of the event said on Monday.

People 15 Sep 2014

'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at Toronto film fest

TORONTO - "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

14 Sep 2014

'No Good Deed' upstages 'Dolphin Tale 2' at box office

LOS ANGELES - Thriller "No Good Deed," the story of an escaped convict who terrorizes a woman and her children inside their home, seized the top spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend, beating family friendly sequel "Dolphin Tale 2." | Video

14 Sep 2014