Salma Hayek says animation key for 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'


LOS ANGELES - Salma Hayek's feature film "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" opens in U.S. cinemas next month and the actress and co-producer says that animation was key in adapting the 1923 book for the screen.

Venice Film Festival marks 72nd edition with star lineup

ROME - The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded lineup for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday with top Hollywood names center stage in a wide selection of U.S. and international movies. | Video

29 Jul 2015

Despite Hollywood roles, France's Omar Sy says English a challenge

LOS ANGELES - A big name in his native France, Omar Sy has had a successful foray into Hollywood with several blockbusters but the actor and comedian says mastering English as a new language remains a challenge. | Video

France 29 Jul 2015

'Demolition' with Jake Gyllenhaal to launch 40th Toronto film festival

TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival will kick off its 40th year with the world premiere of Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition", starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, organizers said on Tuesday. | Video

28 Jul 2015

Box Office: 'Ant-Man' Tops Charts, 'Pixels' Opens to Lackluster $24 Million

LOS ANGELES ( - Adam Sandler's star appears to have dimmed significantly, after "Pixels," a slice of arcade game nostalgia that recruited the likes of Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to appear alongside the funnyman, opened to a disappointing $24 million at the domestic box office.

26 Jul 2015

Tom Cruise says 'Top Gun' sequel 'would be fun'

LONDON - Hollywood star Tom Cruise says he would be open to reprising his 1980s role as U.S. Navy pilot Maverick in a possible sequel to action drama "Top Gun". | Video

People 26 Jul 2015

Leaving runways behind, Delevingne finds spotlight in 'Paper Towns'

LOS ANGELES - As the lead of teen film "Paper Towns" and with a slew of upcoming high-profile roles under her belt, British supermodel Cara Delevingne is happy to leave the runway behind as she steps onto the big screen.

25 Jul 2015

Gyllenhaal finds 'most adult' role in complexities of 'Southpaw'

LOS ANGELES - Jake Gyllenhaal has had a penchant for the dark side in recent years, playing tormented and sometimes sociopath characters on the fringe, but the actor found himself playing the "most adult and most evolved" role to date as a professional boxer.

24 Jul 2015

Special Report: How Sony sanitized Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese censors

HONG KONG/LOS ANGELES - In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures – the Great Wall.

World, China, Special Reports 24 Jul 2015

Oculus deploys virtual reality hedgehog to lure filmmakers

(This version of the July 28th story clarifies price of Oculus Rift in 13th paragraph)

Tech, Facebook 31 Jul 2015