This weekend, Universal unveiled the first footage for the "Jurassic Park" sequel.
'Gravity' highlights personal adversity in deep space journey
By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Watching an astronaut tumbling into the void of deep space might make a mere mortal's own adversities seem rather small. But "Gravity," a drama starring Sandra Bullock and showing in U.S. theaters on Friday, was born out of the setbacks suffered by one man in the midst of the last recession: its director and co-writer, Alfonso Cuaron. The Mexican filmmaker had already achieved international success with films like "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" in 2004 and "Children of Men" in 2006. ...
Book Talk: Best-selling Jamie Ford on writing that second novel
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Jamie Ford admits he was taken aback by the runaway success of his debut novel "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" and was sidetracked for a while on his next work by the self-consciousness this produced. But an invitation to write a story for a literary event led to the tale of an orphan boy who thinks he sees his mother in a movie, which grew into "Songs of Willow Frost", out last week. ...
LA times film critic Charles Champlin dies at 88
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles Times film critic Charles Champlin has died at age 88, the newspaper said Monday.
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. ...
1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale.
List of winners of the American Music Awards
Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: