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TORONTO — "The Martian" was briefly stranded in Hollywood development when Ridley Scott reached out to Matt Damon, the star attached to the stalled projected. The script by Drew Goddard ("Cabin … more
Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes" throbs with the public fury and private horror of the real-estate collapse. Set in the Orlando, Florida, suburbs, Bahrani plunges into the ugly, contentious dramas of foreclosure. It's a war movie where thresholds are the … more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When the Eagles' Don Henley started looking for guest singers to accompany him on his new country album, he compared it to casting for a film. "It's like reading a screenplay. Who would be the best to play this part?" Henley … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wes Ball's adaptation of the first book from James Dashner's "Maze Runner" young adult novels, about a group of teens consigned to a mysterious labyrinth, yielded a feature that proved it could compete for the same audience as the … more
Shakespeare had his tortured Hamlet, his ambitious Macbeth, his malevolent Iago, his warring Montagues and Capulets. But what would the Bard have done with the tale of James "Whitey" Bulger, and all the supporting players around him? There was … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a decade for Bill Prady to bring his dream of a mockumentary-style sitcom peopled by Muppets to television. When Muppets owner Walt Disney Co. finally agreed this … more
Read this one. The global refugee crisis is the largest since World War II, but it's easy to see it only as a series of images: Syrians in life jackets landing on a Greek island. Frail boats, teeming, on the Mediterranean Sea. This book tells you … more
"Spare change? Any spare change?" The man holding the cup in the street looks, from a distance, like just some guy in a wool cap, formless parka and rumpled pants. Only this is Richard Gere, and if you looked a little closer, you'd recognize … more
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pop star Britney Spears is staying in Las Vegas for at least another two years. Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced Thursday that Spears has extended her residency at the … more
Charlotte "Charlie" Cates has had a rough time. Her husband ran off with another woman, and then her young son died from a brain aneurysm. She jeopardized her job by taking time off from work to deal with these events, and she spends her days … more
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