“The November Man” has car chases, explosions, bad guys who can’t aim, good guys who can’t miss and an indestructible hero. In other words, it’s a pretty typical action movie. Fortunately for quality-starved August audiences, it’s also entertaining and fast-moving, with a vintage tough-guy performance by Pierce Brosnan.
In an obituary Aug. 24 on actor-director Richard Attenborough, The Associated Press erroneously reported that "In Which We Serve," a movie starring Attenborough, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1942. The film did not win that award — the best picture that year was "How Green Was My Valley."
"Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the long-delayed "Sin City" sequel, "A Dame to Kill For," flopped.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red-carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:
Meet the face of this year's AFI Fest: Sophia Loren, the Academy Award-winning actress and Italian bombshell, will receive a tribute at the film festival and grace its promotional materials via a striking photograph from the summer of 1965.
On his 60th birthday in May 2013, Pierce Brosnan woke up in Belgrade, Serbia. In three days he was to start shooting a new action-thriller called "The November Man," playing a world-weary but still lethal ex-CIA agent - the sort of role that would involve a whole lot of running, jumping, pistol-whipping and fireball-dodging.
In a story Aug. 26 listing the Emmy Awards winners, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Adam Bernstein won for outstanding directing of a miniseries, movie or dramatic special for "Fargo." Colin Bucksey won the category for "Fargo." Bernstein was also nominated for his direction of "Fargo."
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.
The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning Oscar winner for best actor, Matthew McConaughey. All were sent home empty-handed.