Film

'Into the Woods' goes darkly beyond happy ever after

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NEW YORK - Wishes are granted, dreams come true and Cinderella is rescued by her prince, but it is not all happily ever after in "Into the Woods," the film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical that puts a modern spin on fairly tales.

More Americans disapprove of Sony film cancellation: Reuters/Ipsos poll

LOS ANGELES - Nearly half of Americans believe Sony Pictures made the wrong decision by canceling the theatrical release of the comedy "The Interview," the film that provoked a cyberattack on the studio, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

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Final 'Hobbit' film draws holiday season crowds at box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - The last movie of Peter Jackson's three "Hobbit" films rode to the top of U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, selling an estimated $56.2 million worth of tickets and boosting the holiday movie season that is crucial to Hollywood. | Video

21 Dec 2014

Forget the politics, Sony executives say North Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny'

SEOUL - The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been canceled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. | Video

North Korea 19 Dec 2014

Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers

LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare. | Video

North Korea, 18 Dec 2014

U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

NEW YORK - When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.

18 Dec 2014

GE to launch breakdancing documentary for streaming devices

- U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co plans to release its first feature film through video streaming devices like Roku and Apple TV in a marketing effort that raises the bar for sponsored content.

Tech, Media 18 Dec 2014

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio. | Video

North Korea 18 Dec 2014

Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance

NEW YORK - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. | Video

17 Dec 2014

New 'Annie' movie less about 'Tomorrow' and all about today

NEW YORK - Forget the curly red hair and Depression-era orphans.

16 Dec 2014
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Book Talk: War on Afghan frontline, by a female soldier

KABUL - Chantelle Taylor is a former combat medic who fought in one of Britain's bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and wrote about her experience as a rare woman on the front line.