Film

After actor's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

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LOS ANGELES - When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film.

A Minute With: Naomi Watts on comedies and 'While We're Young'

LOS ANGELES - After a slew of dramas including "The Impossible" and "Diana," actress Naomi Watts said she was looking for something that would "feel lighter."

25 Mar 2015

After film, Bosnian woman agrees to meet son born of wartime rape

SARAJEVO - A Bosnian woman has agreed to meet the son she bore as the result of wartime rape after having read of a film made about the now 22-year-old man and his search for his biological parents, the film director said on Thursday.

26 Mar 2015

Seth MacFarlane wins in lawsuit claiming he stole 'Ted' idea

- A California production company that sued Seth MacFarlane for allegedly stealing its idea for a foul-mouthed talking bear with a penchant for drinking, drugs and prostitutes for his 2012 hit movie "Ted" has withdrawn its copyright lawsuit.

People 24 Mar 2015

Ferrell, Hart poke fun at racial stereotypes in 'Get Hard'

LOS ANGELES - A white collar criminal gets a stealth education in prison life from a fake ex-con in the raunchy new film "Get Hard," in which comedy giants Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart take on race with provocative humor. | Video

24 Mar 2015

Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ tops with $54 million, 'Gunman’ flops

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “Insurgent” topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the “Divergent” series. | Video

22 Mar 2015

Bollywood's Hamlet, Queen win big at India's national film awards

NEW DELHI - A modern-day Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in restive Kashmir won five prizes at India's National Film Awards on Tuesday, but was snubbed in the most prestigious categories.

24 Mar 2015

Colin Hanks explores cult and influence of Tower Records in film

AUSTIN, Texas - With a DJ spinning vinyl tracks and attendees browsing music in racks, the famed music retailer Tower Records came alive for one night only in Austin, Texas this week, to celebrate a documentary on the rise and fall of a music giant.

Music 20 Mar 2015

Diverging from canon, 'Insurgent' finds steelier wartime heroine

LOS ANGELES - With a new haircut and storyline, Shailene Woodley as "Divergent" heroine Tris Prior is hell-bent on revenge, battling the ghosts of her past in "Insurgent," the second film in the young adult sci-fi action film franchise.

19 Mar 2015

A Minute With: Theo James on 'Insurgent,' warfare and YA fans

LOS ANGELES - As the handsome boyfriend of heroine Tris Prior in the "Divergent" sci-fi action film series, actor Theo James has been thrust into the spotlight as a young adult movie hero.

People 18 Mar 2015
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Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

BERLIN - Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighborhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned buildings.