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'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' among AFI's best films of 2016


LOS ANGELES Modern musical "La La Land," independent drama "Moonlight" and sci-fi movie "Arrival" were among the diverse genres selected as the year's best films by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Thursday.

Art imitates life for Will Smith in 'Collateral Beauty'

NEW YORK Art imitated life for Will Smith when it came to making "Collateral Beauty," a movie that explores how the deepest of losses can reveal moments of wonder. | Video

Dec 08 2016

Director Chazelle crafts modern millennial musical in 'La La Land'

LOS ANGELES "La La Land" may be a front-runner in Hollywood's awards season, but getting it on the big screen presented numerous challenges for writer-director Damien Chazelle, even after his Oscar success with 2014 jazz drama "Whiplash."

Dec 08 2016

Samuel L. Jackson honored at Dubai International Film Festival

DUBAI Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival for his contribution to cinema. | Video

People, Dec 08 2016

Fantasy meets tragedy in surreal 'A Monster Calls'

NEW YORK A teenage boy's struggle with his mother's terminal illness takes a surreal turn when he finds comfort in a giant talking tree monster in the emotional fantasy drama "A Monster Calls." | Video

Dec 08 2016

Aniston faces unruly festivities in "Office Christmas Party"

LOS ANGELES "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston brought the holiday spirit to Tinseltown on Wednesday night with the premiere of her latest comedy "Office Christmas Party" about a festive work celebration getting out of hand. | Video

Dec 08 2016

A Minute With: Felicity Jones finding the Force for 'Rogue One'

SAN FRANCISCO Felicity Jones steps into the big league with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," in an action blockbuster role that carries the first spin-off movie in the space franchise.

Dec 08 2016

'La La Land' duo Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling cement mark in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES Actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling left their literal mark in Hollywood on Wednesday as their hands and feet were imprinted in cement, in support of their most recent role playing lovers aspiring for success in the modern-day musical "La La Land."

People Dec 07 2016

Johnny Depp, Will Smith, George Clooney on 'overpaid' Forbes list

NEW YORK Johnny Depp and Will Smith topped a list on Wednesday of Hollywood's most overpaid actors, an illustration that star power does not always bring in dollars at the movie box-office. | Video

People Dec 08 2016

From 'Moonlight' to 'Fences,' movie awards season bursts with color

If the Oscars turn out to be "so white" again next year, it will not be for a lack of candidates. | Video

Dec 07 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

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