NEW YORK (AP) — Once she'd decided to take on her gritty new role in "Wild," there were a few things Reese Witherspoon knew she DIDN'T want to hear from movie studio executives:
Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist
By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Game Review: 'Far Cry 4' climbs to wild heights
At a time when it seems like many first-person shooter creators have run out of ideas, the keepers of the "Far Cry" franchise have cleverly added elephants that can be employed as makeshift tanks in the latest installment of the freewheeling, out-of-control action series. It's just one of many inventive flourishes that players will stumble across in the chaotically fun "Far Cry 4."
Pope Francis bio fills gaps left by 'instant books'
By Tom Heneghan Paris (Reuters) - A wave of "instant books" about Pope Francis rushed into print after his surprise election last March left readers waiting for one that brought more insight into the two seemingly contradictory phases in his past. In "Pope Francis: Untying the Knots," British journalist Paul Vallely fills that gap by showing how the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio went from being the divisive head of the Jesuit order in Argentina in the 1970s to the humble and inclusive pastor he became once made a bishop in 1992. ...
Critics savage 'cheap and cheerless' Diana film as tawdry soap
By Paul Casciato LONDON (Reuters) - Film critics have savaged a new movie of the late British Princess Diana's relationship with a Pakistani doctor as an intrusive and embarrassingly cheap soap opera. British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts plays the jilted princess trapped in a gilded cage. English actor Naveen Andrews is heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, who gives her the love she craves in "Diana", which held its world premiere in London on Thursday. ...
Latin pop star Prince Royce hopes to cross over
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Royce says although he's working on his first album in English, his fans can still expect to hear his signature Latin and tropical sound in his new music.
Missing model-restaurateur B. Smith found in NYC
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York's Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been has been found safe, nearly 14 hours after she was reported missing.
Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 17-23
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.