Composer Ken Thorne, who won a 1966 Oscar for his work on the movie version of the musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," has died in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.

Frostburg State University is putting online a series of student films documenting traditional Appalachian food production.

Motorists in Lafourche Parish will have to take a detour Friday evening and early Saturday as a film crew makes use of a portion of Louisiana Highway 182.

"Wolf at the Door" arrives in American cinemas, a hot and surprising Brazilian thriller delivered here hot on the heels of the Brazilian World Cup.

The 17th annual Maine International Film Festival is beginning 10 days of events and screenings from local, national and international filmmakers.

British actor Ian McKellen has revealed the first picture of himself playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in a new movie.

There is a telling scene deep inside "Boyhood" that gets at the essential core of the emotional appeal of Richard Linklater's startling new film. It takes place in a rural church with a pastor sermonizing about doubting Thomas and faith and those who believe without seeing.

The bad guy in "Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger" is ostensibly Bulger. But Joe Berlinger's densely detailed new documentary about the legendary Boston mobster is disturbing on so many levels it's hard not to wonder why Bulger was the only one on trial.

Calling something a feel-good film always feels like a pejorative, so let's just say that after seeing "Land Ho!" you are very likely to feel a good deal better.

The Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team that played for five seasons in the 1970s, didn't run with the pack.

Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.

If Neil deGrasse Tyson made an indie sci-fi movie, it might be "Coherence."

Highly evolved primates are set to unseat Optimus Prime and the Autobots at the top of the box-office charts this weekend.

The premiere of the new spy thriller "Matador" has a shocking moment early in the hour. It involves a human head and a sharp object. And it perfectly reflects the rawboned sensibility of Robert Rodriguez, whose network, El Rey, begins airing "Matador" Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT.

Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer, and a heartbreaking saga of the AIDS epidemic's roots.

ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too long. 1 hr. 30 R (profanity, violence, nudity) - David Hiltbrand

Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service.

LOS ANGELES - It is a story that has all the makings of an epic crime saga, so good it could be made into a movie. And it has been. And will be again. And so the story of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger continues, with new chapters to be written even after the highly publicized capture, trial and imprisonment of a man now age 84.

Alejandro Inarritu's "Birdman," starring Michael Keaton, will open the 71st Venice Film Festival.

To hear the co-stars tell it, the decision to make the indie dramedy "Land Ho!" was all "Location, location location."

Spurred in 1948 by a newly released movie starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, coupled with a growing post-World War II housing market, General Electric partnered with Hollywood's RKO Studios to build "dream homes" throughout the country.

Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.

Women's rights activists in Kansas are praising a romantic comedy about abortion.

Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and sometimes an old Peugeot parked across the street playing films projected onto its windshield.

Advertising for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" suggests it is another summer film in which abundant action scenes obliterate any serious story or character development.

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has announced its new programming director.

Obama seeks to shift political pressure over border crisis back to Republicans

Move over Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. A couple of other old TV pals are reuniting, too.

Early in "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy's life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game. And, with the cameras rolling, wouldn't you know it — the Astros hit a home run.

Two months into its most lucrative season, Hollywood's summer is down nearly 20 percent from last year at North American theaters.

The new documentary "Underwater Dreams" follows four teenage boys living in Arizona as they build an underwater robot for a major science competition.

Oh yes, as the song goes, "life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone."

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

SAN FRANCISCO - Keri Russell has been working most of her life, but she can't remember a time when acting was more fun thanks to her work on the FX series "The Americans" and in the big summer blockbuster "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court to assert the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.

The documentary "Life Itself" is about the life, career, death and legacy of film critic Roger Ebert but, as the title implies, also much more. It is about the role of work and love and passion and ideas in the living of one's life, all the things that come together to make each of us who we are. An adaptation of Ebert's 2011 memoir of the same name - a New York Times review called it "the best thing Mr. Ebert has ever written" - the movie is directed by fellow Chicagoan Steve James, whose earlier film "Hoop Dreams" Ebert wildly championed.

Dick Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in the classic 1940 Walt Disney cartoon, has died. He was 87.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is an action-packed epic, a moving sci-fi allegory rendered in broad, lush strokes by the latest state of the computer animator's art.

This looks dire. An airliner has landed in New York with everyone onboard apparently dead.

Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.

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The film industry is thriving in New Mexico, and the state hopes to expand the momentum by luring gaming and app developers, the director of the state film office said Wednesday.

Natchez will host the red carpet Mississippi premiere of "Get On Up" later this month with the director and headline star in attendance.

Residents of central South Dakota are preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the start of filming for the Academy Award-winning movie "Dances with Wolves."

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," shot over 12 years, has already been hailed as a landmark without parallel in movie history. It took a rare feat of commitment from Linklater and his actors, including star Ellar Coltrane, who was cast as a 6-year-old and wrapped as a 19-year-old.

Fashion is the playground for the rich and famous.

A land development dispute between some of the world's wealthiest people in one of the world's most exclusive communities has escalated on a small island in the Bahamas.

"Made in America" is a concert film where you never get to hear an entire song by any of the many groups performing.

The Nigerian civil war movie "Half of a Yellow Sun" will finally premier in its home country in August, the film's producer announced Tuesday. The move came after Nigerian censors had earlier refused to approve it, saying the movie could undermine national security.

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