Film

'Big Hero 6' to the rescue at new-look Tokyo film festival

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TOKYO - Hello Kitty and Doraemon anime characters strutted their stuff on the red carpet on Thursday, as Disney's "Big Hero 6" kicked off a new-look Tokyo film festival that taps into Japan's love of animation.

A Minute With: Shailene Woodley on teen sex, violence and Marvel

LOS ANGELES - For actress Shailene Woodley, transitioning from her teen years into adulthood in Hollywood was an emotional experience.

22 Oct 2014

Animated robots, trolls and the dead dig up new film fans

LOS ANGELES - An oversized personal health-care robot assistant might seem out of place next to the princesses and furry animals that have won over legions of fans, young and old, in animated films.

22 Oct 2014

Filming in fear: Edward Snowden as 'Citizenfour'

NEW YORK - U.S. documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the U.S. government.

Yemen 22 Oct 2014

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at U.S., Canada box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada.

21 Oct 2014

Inarritu leaps off the ledge with 'Birdman'

MORELIA Mexico - As Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu neared his 50th birthday, he took stock of his string of acclaimed, dark films, and decided to do something really scary: confront his own struggle with being an egomaniacal filmmaker, in a comedy, in a single shot.

18 Oct 2014

Michael Keaton flies high as has-been actor in 'Birdman'

NEW YORK - Michael Keaton hung up his "Batman" cape more than two decades ago, but the versatile actor soared to new heights with a high-octane performance as a has-been trying to revive his career in comedy-drama and early Oscar favorite "Birdman."

People 15 Oct 2014

Film director Bill Condon brings 'Side Show' back to Broadway

NEW YORK - Hollywood film director Bill Condon is making his Broadway debut next month with a revival of the 1997 musical "Side Show" about British conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, who toured the vaudeville circuit in the United States in the 1930s.

17 Oct 2014

Day of the Dead comes alive in colorful Mexican tale 'Book of Life'

LOS ANGELES - Growing up in the Mexican border town of Tijuana, animator Jorge Gutierrez waited to see his people appear in Hollywood's animated fare.

Mexico 15 Oct 2014

DC superheroes, Lego and Harry Potter spin-off get new Warner Bros. films

LOS ANGELES - The superheroes of DC Comics will battle the Marvel heroes at the box office, as Warner Bros. confirmed plans for upcoming films on Wednesday that include new installments of "The Lego Movie" franchise and expansions of the "Harry Potter" world.

15 Oct 2014