Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
The International Indian Film Academy is holding its annual awards ceremony in Tampa starting Wednesday.
In Hollywood parlance, they "meet cute" - hestumbles into her first classseat on the train to Edinburgh.
Shirley Knight, whose first screen appearance was in 1955's "Picnic" and who collected her first Oscar nomination for 1961's "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,"gets the spotlight one more time in "Redwood Highway," playing a woman who walks from a retirement home to the coast of Oregon just to prove she can.
Francis Richard Moore, father of filmmaker Michael Moore, has died at age 92.
Captain America really is unbeatable — at least at the box office
Average movie ticket prices dropped in the first quarter of this year from the end of 2013, but were still slightly higher than a year ago.
Actress Eva Longoria is producing a film that takes a hard look at why Latinos punch below their political weight.
A lot of performers who come out of comedy, sketch and improvisation would rather die than do next-to-nothing on camera. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand - no problem. She can watch, and listen and be interesting. She's comfortable working on a small canvas with incremental brushstrokes, which makes her an apt match for the isolated, insulated character at the heart of "Hateship Loveship."
As plain and simple as the title is, it still gives the story away.
A runaway train tale is a disaster made for the movies. It happens in real time, a ticking clock thriller where "the end of the line" is literally the end of the line for its victims. We learn which characters have "character" over the course of the crisis.
John Travolta will appear during the 15th International Indian Film Academy awards in Tampa.
LOS ANGELES - It's not so much that Jim Jarmusch has edged toward the mainstream but rather that the mainstream has moved closer to him. Over the years the gravitational pull of his slant, laconic sensibility in films such as "Mystery Train," "Dead Man" and "Broken Flowers" has brought him in contact with a classic gallery of performers including Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Gena Rowlands, Johnny Depp, Bill Murray and many more.
Every homeless man has a story. And in the case of Dwight Evans, the "Duck Dynasty"-bearded hermit of the minimalist thriller "Blue Ruin," it's a minor epic.
If you were rooting for the movie "Frankie & Alice" to beat "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at the box office a couple of weeks ago, you fell almost $95 million short of your goal.
Federal prosecutor say former Baton Rouge businessman Gregory M. Walker, who has admitted defrauding buyers of $1.4 million in Louisiana film tax credits that he did not own, allegedly enticed $325,000 from other investors in July.
A zombie movie will be dedicated to two men who died in a plane crash while filming in north Florida.
A Purdue University professor's documentary film production on climate change is premiering the day after Earth Day.
Disney's "Captain America: Winter Soldier" fended off its competition at the box office, holding onto the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row by drawing an estimated $26.6 million, while the new science fiction thriller "Transcendence" finished fourth.
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."
A Pennsylvania college is paying tribute to one of the last surviving members of the World War II group known as the Monuments Men.
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.
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.
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.