The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown.
Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working.
First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Don't let the title of this indie gem fool you, "Small Time" has humor and heart big time.
"Transcendence" is "Her" for dummies - a romance between a woman and a machine for people who care more about technology, pixels and special effects than, you know, the things in life that matter.
Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.
The future - at least director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 - arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future Part II" is set, and the movie imagines a world of flying vehicles, hoverboards, drone dog-walkers - and in the future a lot of stuff will float, apparently.
An Indiana native who became an advocate for black filmmakers has donated a large collection of materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame to an Indiana University film center.
A Pennsylvania college is paying tribute to one of the last surviving members of the World War II group known as the Monuments Men.
For Helen Hunt it was "As Good as It Gets." For Jennifer Aniston it was "The Good Girl." For Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation." The films that settled whether actors adept at comedy could be as affecting in drama.
Post-traumatic stress is better recognized now than in earlier decades, but it has been an aftereffect of every war. It's not until "The Railway Man" reveals the WWII survival story of its hero that we grasp the significance of the opening shot. Emotionally maimed Eric Lomax lies on his living room floor, reciting a children's rhyme about the passage of time. His harrowing youth as a prisoner of war laboring on Japan's Thai/ Burma railway afflicts his adulthood three decades later.
PHILADELPHIA - When we last checked in with Steve Coogan - all the way back in early December - the British actor and comedy star was chin-deep in awards-season mode, campaigning for "Philomena," the prestige picture in which he starred opposite Judi Dench, and which he cowrote and produced. It was based on the true story of an Irish retiree who joined a British journalist to look for the son she gave up for adoption as an unwed teen living in a Catholic convent.
If "Watermark" does nothing else, it will make you question society's contradictory view of water use. The clear liquid is as essential to human life as it is threatened, yet we don't seem to be able to do what it takes to make sure it stays available enough to keep us alive.
Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: Silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof "A Haunted House 2," a scattershot, anything-goes affair that's unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid.
LOS ANGELES - It's a tantalizing combination of words - Woody Allen is a pimp - that seems custom-made for tabloid fodder. And while cheeky headline writers may still be inclined to exploit the phrase, actor and filmmaker John Turturro had more artistic intentions when he decided to cast the controversial comedian as an aging procurer in his "Fading Gigolo."
Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. To address the elephant in the room, all you'll find on the docket today is a look at "Fading Gigolo," an amusing indie film that includes some of Allen's finest work as an actor in years.
Two filmmakers who won acclaim for their documentary about Maine troop greeters are ready for the U.S. premiere of their new film, "Beneath the Harvest Sky."
Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston.
Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky menage a trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedriche Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son. Throw them all together on one of the remotest spots on Earth and simmer until things come to a steamy boil. You couldn't make this stuff up, and, as a lively new documentary reports, you don't have to.
That man would have the hubris to reach the level of a god is a notion that has long animated both myth and literature. To see such ambition brought low is a story that never gets old, and that premise is the best part of "Transcendence," a belabored science-fiction fantasy that aims for what its title advertises and falls far short.