LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween" outmuscled the Tom Cruise vehicle "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" at the box office this weekend. Perry's film netted $28.5 million — slightly higher than initial projections, while the "Jack Reacher" sequel came in slightly lower with $22.9 million, according to studio actuals Monday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the Smithsonian has reached its crowd-funding goal to preserve the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the museum is asking for more money to conserve another relic from the beloved movie.
CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. (AP) — A ship that towed warships to safety during World War II and battled 40-foot waves to help rescue seven people in what was portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" is poised to be sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.
TOKYO (AP) — Time warps, half-bestial children and parallel worlds are, for Mamoru Hosoda, a natural way to pursue the universal coming-of-age story that has driven all his movies.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian film organization has launched a new cinema award in an attempt to stimulate the local filmmaking industry and promote cinema culture in the Palestinian territories.
Pay close attention to the first minutes of “The Accountant.” While talking to a couple trying to cut their taxes, Ben Affleck gives some valuable advice about deductions.
“My father sure was something,” O-Ei says at the end of the film. In the end, that’s about as deep as we get with the lovely but frustrating “Miss Hokusai.”
LONDON (AP) — Embedded within the manic action of "Inferno," the latest big-screen adaptation of a Dan Brown thriller, is a warning about the dangers of seeking simple solutions to complex problems. Star Tom Hanks says it's a theme with echoes in the current U.S. presidential race.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's glitziest film festival opened this week to fanfare and fury, as Indians protested the inclusion of Pakistani artists.
KATWE, Uganda (AP) — In a two-room shack in the heart of a Kampala slum, a barefoot 5-year-old boy is being taught how to move his pawns. He is one of scores of Ugandan children following in the footsteps of a local girl who became a chess champion and the subject of a new Disney film.
In the heat of this election season, where so many seem to substitute conspiracy theory for fact and prejudice for reason – including candidates – the film suddenly feels urgent and necessary.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulation authority said Thursday it was imposing a blanket ban on Bollywood films and other Indian content on its television networks and radio stations amid increasing tension between the two nuclear-armed rivals on the issue of the disputed region of Kashmir.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenneth Lonergan's family drama "Manchester by the Sea" has picked up a leading four Gotham Independent Film Awards nominations, including best feature and best actor for star Casey Affleck.