Movies

Living Green: Film tells story of revolutionary conservationist

Carey Lundin hopes the story of a conservationist and landscape architect spurs some social action not only in DeKalb, but across the country.


Fall Film Preview: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ top list headed to theaters

Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”


Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘November Man’

LOS ANGELES – Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The NovemberMan,” playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. “NovemberMan” won’t do anything like Bond’s box office, but will satisfy the actor’s fans and moviegoers biding their time until the next top-shelf le Carre-style thriller.


'The Giver' on screen after a two-decade journey

It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair — one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his children, then around middle-school age, would want to see.


Sheriff: Comedian Robin Williams hanged himself

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself at his San Francisco Bay Area home.


'Mad Max' director 'heartbroken' over Mel Gibson

SAN DIEGO — "Mad Max" director George Miller was "heartbroken" over Mel Gibson's string of scandals in recent years, and said plans for a new trilogy prompted him to pick a younger actor for revisiting the post-apocalyptic auto action franchise.


Woodley, Elgort among Teen Choice Awards winners

LOS ANGELES — Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards.


Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

LOS ANGELES — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

2 Bible Belt filmmakers expand box office horizons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's the Hollywood ending every studio wants: Low-cost production and high returns at the box office.


Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen.


Robert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines

HYANNIS, Mass. — Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.


Marvel's 'Guardians' rockets to top of box office

LOS ANGELES — "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office.


Review: ‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.


'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider-Man

NEW YORK — The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a "Sinister Six" spinoff in 2016, pushing "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018, Sony's Columbia Pictures said Wednesday in announcing an updated schedule.


Former Sycamore resident shooting film in Genoa, Malta

Although she only spent one year living in Sycamore, Megan St. John would later find that the rural areas surrounding the town would be the perfect setting for a film.


Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product.


'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

NEW YORK — The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule.


Universal distances itself from 'Compton' casting

LOS ANGELES — Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announcement for the film.


Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

NEW YORK — Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that focuses on the band's touring years during the early 1960s.


New film 'Book of Life' animates Day of the Dead

LOS ANGELES — Guillermo del Toro is helping to open the "Book of Life."


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