Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

A south Kansas man was charged Wednesday with mail fraud, money laundering and tax fraud after authorities allege he created dozens of false identities as part of a scheme to buy discounted DVD and Blu-ray movies and resell them.

Any time Hollywood makes a movie based on a real life story, it's going to take creative license.

Jim Caviezel didn't just play Bob Ladouceur in "When the Game Stands Tall." He totally bought into the man and his philosophy lock, stock and barrel.

Talking to John Lithgow and Alfred Molina is like stepping into the middle of an old Monty Python sketch, with just the right touch of literate loopiness.

Pour la première fois depuis leur grande offensive de début juin au nord de Bagdad, les djihadistes de l&‥39;Etat islamique (EI) ont dû battre en retraite, lundi 18 août. Après avoir conquis un pan entier du territoire irakien, en tuant des centaines de personnes et en faisant des centaines de milliers de réfugiés, les troupes d&‥39;Abou Bakr Al-Baghdadi ont perdu le contrôle du plus grand barrage du pays, situé au cour de la grande plaine de Mossoul. Ils l&‥39;occupaient depuis le 8 août.

IF I STAY

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

It seems like the stuff of deep, twisted psychodrama, a father casting a son to play a variation of his grandfather. Yet in the new film "Jealousy," such dynamics give way to something equal parts gentle and powerful, diffuse and insightful, in its resonant examination of the real costs of la vie de boheme.

Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened.

The Mormon church is set to debut a new full-length documentary featuring the stories of six church members from around the globe.

Manipulative, contrived, melodramatic - all labels we slap on that most perfectly titled movie genre, "the weeper." All fit "If I Stay" like original packaging.Teenage girls and the boys who want to date them need to discover the pleasures of a well-executed teen weeper for themselves, and this film fills the bill.

Now and then, Hollywood magic results from something decidedly non-glamorous - like a guy reading a book on a pile of smelly football shoulder pads.

One of the key shows people point to when discussing the relatively recent surge in quality on television is "Mad Men." Thematically rich, visually stylized and emotionally evocative, the show uses what creator Matthew Weiner describes as "the traditional instruments of cinema" to make the small-screen leap to larger life.

When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie "Sin City" in 2005, they had few expectations they'd ever make the sequel opening this Friday. In fact, they weren't sure audiences would turn up for the first film at all.

"The One I Love" is a clever, lightweight amuse-bouche of a movie built around a conceit that can't be talked about in any detail without unraveling the whole thing. Let's just say it might have been something worthy of a "Twilight Zone" episode if Rod Serling were an indie filmmaker in the 21st century.

Proof of Alabama's burgeoning movie industry can be found in the west end of Mobile at Mudbrick Media Studios.

At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over - at the movies, anyway.

When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.

India's chief film censor was arrested Tuesday on accusations he solicited bribes to speed a film through the strict, laborious process of keeping profanity, violence and hints of sexuality from Indian cinemas.

Mia, the main character in Gayle Forman's book "If I Stay," has to make a major decision between fighting for life or giving up after an accident leaves her in a coma.

An independent family film starring television veterans Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones is being shot this week in Richmond.

The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam.

Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan's actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant.

The reptile reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office.

"Let's Be Cops," the straight-from-television buddy comedy directed by Luke Greenfield, didn't crater this weekend, grossing $17.7 million in the three-day period to earn the title of top new weekend opener.

When I interviewed Clint Eastwood in June about the status of "American Sniper" - the much-ballyhooed movie he stepped in to direct after Steven Spielberg stepped out - Eastwood said that he not only had already finished shooting the movie but hoped it would be ready by the end of the year. Last week, Warner Bros. confirmed that timetable.

Every so often, a movie comes along and reminds us of the primacy of the pretty picture, the importance of the image in telling a motion picture story.

We watch films about the Great Depression secure in the knowledge that they have a happy ending. They may portray the horrific poverty that struck the nation, only to then focus on the resilience of the American people and our eventual triumph.

Llewyn Davis, the struggling folk singer at the center of "Inside Llewyn Davis," had a cat that he didn't particularly want. Frank, the struggling avant-garde rocker at the heart of the movie bearing his name, has a giant papier-mache head that he can't live without and wears everywhere. All the time.

Aug. 24: Actor Kenny Baker ("Star Wars") is 80. R&B singer Marshall Thompson (The Chi-Lites) is 72. Actress Anne Archer is 67. Actor Joe Regalbuto is 65. Actor-writer Stephen Fry is 57. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 56. Talk-show host Craig Kilborn is 52. Rock singer John Bush is 51. Actress Marlee Matlin is 49. Country singer Kristyn Osborn (SHeDaisy) is 44. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 41. Actor Carmine Giovinazzo is 41. Actor Alex O'Loughlin is 38. Actor Chad Michael Murray is 33. Actor Rupert Grint is 26.

Antonio Banderasliterally let his mouth do the talking in "Expendables 3."

When Drew Hittie and his wife, Lauren, are watching a movie, they look forward to a peculiar part: the credits.

Summer's spent, cinematically. So it's time to tally up the take, pat a few folks on the back and pass the buck of blame around Hollywood for the cinema season that was.

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner takes his act to the big screen with "Are You Here," which turns out to be the most quotable Owen Wilson comedy since "Zoolander."

Chloe Grace Moretz is spending a lot of time pondering life's transitions. At 17, it's not too soon for her to wonder about that generally awkward leap to more adult roles. For every Emma Watson, gracefully continuing her career into her 20s, there are five Amanda Bynes, andMoretz has to know that.

Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones will screen a Western drama he wrote and directed at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival this fall.

Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms.

Liberty University is preparing to hold its annual Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center Premiere Film Festival.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" ruled the box office for the second week and "Guardians of the Galaxy" was runner-up in its third week, leaving three very different new films - "Let's Be Cops," "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" - fighting for the remaining spots in the top five.

Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.

Ken Arnold discovered that great range is an asset in baseball and acting.

A movie starring Viggo Mortensen and Frank Langella is looking for local actors to serve as extras when it films in Las Cruces this week.

Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

From more remains found as part of an investigation into a dead funeral home director to a decline in the state unemployment rate, here are five things to know in Rhode Island:

A state legislative committee has sidetracked a bill that would have required actors to use condoms during adult film productions in California.

Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality to match, has died at age 53.

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