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Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in 'Into the Storm'

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:47am

Warner Bros have uploaded the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming catastrophe movie, which is due in theaters in August. "Into the Storm" was directed by Steve Quale, who helmed the horror movie "Final Destination 5."  The cast includes British actor Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit") and American actress Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead").


Trailer: chaos returns in 'The Purge' sequel

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 6:45am

Universal Pictures has released the first full-length trailer for "The Purge: Anarchy," the sequel to the hit horror movie of summer 2013.


Arnie tries for subtlety, with guns, in 'Sabotage'

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 6:20am

By his own admission, Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for "black and white," good-versus-bad films. In "Sabotage," the 66-year-old actor plays Breacher, head of a special unit of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whose members start being brutally killed one by one, after a cartel bust. My characters are usually black and white, I'm the good guy and there are the bad guys, then with a little bit of humor throughout the movie and that's it," he said. Challenging him was director David Ayer, who made 2012's "End of Watch" and wrote the screenplays for "The Fast and the Furious" and "Training Day" in 2001, and 2003's "S.W.A.T."


Depp eerie as mad machine in 'Transcendence'

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:46am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Footage of the sci-fi drama "Transcendence" previewed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas shows an eerily convincing Johnny Depp as a terminally ill scientist turned unruly machine in the Wally Pfister film that asks: What if we could upload a human mind into a computer?


'X-Men' preview shows abilities of new mutants

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:13pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the first few minutes of a new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" clip, some X-Men attempt to battle ruthless metal monsters using their special abilities.


Mila Kunis jokes about engagement with Tatum

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:09pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mila Kunis joined her co-star Channing Tatum to promote their movie "Jupiter Ascending" at CinemaCon but deftly deflected questions about her reported engagement to Ashton Kutcher.


Cameron Diaz talks new film, Paltrow breakup

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:09pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If you count yourself among those who've never been cheated on, Cameron Diaz has these words of wisdom: It will happen, or it's already happened and you just don't know it.


Palm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:53pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."

Review: Lars von Trier's sex epic 'Nymphomaniac'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:03pm

Lars von Trier's four-hour "Nymphomaniac," which is being released in two "volumes," is a sexual odyssey that could be described as thoughtful, provocative, ridiculous, comically deranged, electrically composed, occasionally beautiful, unforgettable and terrible.


Russell Crowe calls 'Noah' criticism 'irrational'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:16pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Crowe calls the criticism that the film "Noah" has received "irrational" and says he's happy audiences can finally see it for themselves.


Chavez biopic shown to 1,000 Calif. farm workers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:54pm

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — In California's fertile Central Valley, immigrant workers pick produce sold worldwide. They're mostly Spanish speakers who work long hours in the dirt and sun — not your typical crowd for a Hollywood movie premiere.


Aronofsky's 'Noah' is everything _ except boring

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:13pm

What to make of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"? Perhaps that's the wrong question. Indeed, what NOT to make of "Noah"? Because it is so many things.


'The Grandmaster' sweeps Asian Film Awards, crew mourn lost stuntman

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:06pm

Martial arts fantasy "The Grandmaster" dominated the Asian Film Awards on Thursday with seven wins including best movie, as its emotional director mourned the film's stuntman who was on the missing Malaysian jetliner. India's "The Lunchbox" was the only other film to win multiple prizes at the star-studded event at Macau's City of Dreams casino resort, winning awards for best actor and screenwriter. "The Grandmaster", inspired by the life of Yip Man -- the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee -- scooped awards in most other major categories, including best director for Wong Kar-wai and best actress for Zhang Ziyi. But despite the big wins a sombre mood hung over the film crew, with Wong using his acceptance speech to ask Malaysia for greater transparency in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing on March 8 with 239 people on board.


The 2 stars in 'Heathers' musical enjoy revenge

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:15am

NEW YORK (AP) — Break out the shoulder pads and corn nuts: The musical of "Heathers" is about to open in New York. One thing's for sure — it will be so very.


The 2 stars in 'Heather' musical enjoy revenge

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:54am

NEW YORK (AP) — Break out the shoulder pads and corn nuts: The musical of "Heathers" is about to open in New York. One thing's for sure — it will be so very.


30 minutes of 'Spider-Man 2' shown at CinemaCon

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:45am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sony Pictures debuted 30 minutes of 3-D footage of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.


In Canada snowdrifts, Coen brothers' 'Fargo' gets cable TV treatment

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:04am

By Scott Haggett CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A particularly punishing winter, even by Canadian standards, has served well the new cable television series "Fargo," a reimagining of the blood-soaked black comedy film of the same name by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The 10-episode single-season series, which debuts on April 15 on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's FX cable network, is a new story with different characters, but leans heavily on the frigid Minnesota setting, death, Midwestern folksiness and deadpan humor of its Oscar-winning namesake. The gift of Calgary's coldest and snowiest winter in years made it easy to emphasize the bone-chilling Minnesota winter the detail-oriented Coen brothers made central to their film. "The winter is just perfect for this," said Keith Carradine, who plays the father of rookie cop Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman), the woman who takes over law enforcement when her boss is murdered in sleepy Bemidji, Minnesota.


Madonna preparing to direct third film

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:00am

The pop icon plans to return to filmmaking with "Adé: A Love Story," a drama about two star-crossed lovers.


'Interstellar' Nolan's nod to childhood at movies

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:52pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's tough to get writer-director Christopher Nolan to divulge details about the plot of his upcoming sci-fi movie "Interstellar."


Paltrow's 'conscious uncoupling' confounds many

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:09pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term "conscious uncoupling" to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching — metaphorically at least — for a dictionary.