The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. 1 spot at the box office.

Will Father Lavelle die for our sins?

Laugh-out-loud funny and production-designed to death,"Guardians of the Galaxy" pops off the screen, the last but far from the least of the summer of 2014's popcorn pictures.

LOS ANGELES - Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia.

SAN DIEGO - If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a porch light - or Batman to the Bat Signal - film and television creators, executives and stars were drawn en masse to downtown San Diego in an effort to drum up excitement for their upcoming wares at the annual Comic-Con International pop-culture expo.

"Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy.

Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.

Natchez officials are developing a tour map to take visitors to locations where the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" was filmed.

Natchez officials are developing a tour map to take visitors to locations where the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" was filmed.

This past weekend's box office was an action-packed showdown between a drug-altered superhuman and a fearless Greek god. The drug-altered superhuman won.

Chris Pratt has caught passes from Andrew Luck, sampled the spicy shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo's and driven the pace car at the Brickyard 400.

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" hasn't opened in theaters yet, but a sequel is already in the works.

Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California.

The "Ant-Man" cast is set.

Gaza war rages with Hamas, Israel exchanging fire despite truce pledges ahead Muslim holiday

8.72 — The number of miles in aluminum foil Bloomington resident Javier Gallegos has used throughout the course of 21 years.

Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to "Sin City."

Sir Ben Kingsley was lying down on the job while making his latest film, the stop-motion animated feature "The Boxtrolls."

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" launched a full-scale assault on Comic-Con.

Godzilla is coming back.

That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con.

Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a blood-hating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming "Kingsman: The Secret Service."

The first trailer for "Hitman: Agent 47" was unloaded at Comic-Con.

For Salma Hayek, her role in "Everly" was her toughest yet.

Mike Tyson says he's met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life.

A plus-sized stand-up gets by on very thin material in "The Fluffy Movie," a concert film built on the comic stylings of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.

The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.

"The Last of Us" video game is becoming a film.

The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.

Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work.

MIAMI - Dwayne Johnsonis only human. Better known as The Rock, the former University of Miami football star turned pro wrestler and actor suffered a series of major injuries last year four weeks before filming began onHercules.

CHICAGO - Before he made movies - "Magic in the Moonlight" is his 44th film as director in 48 years - Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then a television writer, then a stand-up comic. Here's a Chicago Tribune item from the July 31, 1963, Tower Ticker column. In the parlance of the day columnist Herb Lyon spoke of actresses not as emoters, but "she-moters," and referred to female vocalists as "thrushes."

For all the things Anna Kendrick plays in "Happy Christmas," truly happy is not one of them.

"Lust, Caution" star Tang Wei found legendary director Ingmar Bergman's island home to be the perfect scene for a wedding.

It was a bra-less age, when men wore skirts of leather, planted their feet and commenced to speechifying. About heroic deeds, which they made up, or at least exaggerated - in Greek.

A movie about a father who moves his six children deep into the forests of the Pacific Northwest is set to film in New Mexico.

"A Most Wanted Man" is not a guns-and-motorcycles spy story but a shadowy walk down a dark alley. It's a John Le Carre espionage procedural set in a world of cynical realism and moral ambiguity.

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure.

For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.

Hercules came to Comic-Con.

Jeff Bridges keeps on giving at Comic-Con.

Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" stars Colin Firth as a stage magician and Emma Stone as a young medium whose self-proclaimed powers he's trying to debunk. Allen shared some thoughts with The AP about magic, filmmaking, and the meaning of life —or, in his view, the utter lack thereof.

John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch each made their Comic-Con debuts — as themselves and as their first animated characters.

Greek-hero movie "Hercules" may not out-muscle superhuman "Lucy" in the box office this weekend.

Everyone seems shocked when they find out "And So It Goes" is the first time veteran actors Michael Douglas, 69, and Diane Keaton, 68, have worked together.

"And So It Goes" is going for "cute," as in: "Oh, well, you know. It was cute." Michael Douglas stars as the grumpy old real estate agent with the broken heart, with Diane Keaton as the lounge singer next door. The title "And So It Goes" belongs on a list with "That's Life!" "Whatever Works" and "Enough Said," each film's moniker evoking that feeling of here-we-go-again and isn't-love-a-funny-thing.

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