Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ rockets to top of box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Guardians of the Galaxy” blasted past expectations at the weekend box office.
Marvel Studios’ cosmic romp starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista as members of an intergalactic band of rebels earned $94 million in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Ahead of its Friday debut, box office analysts [...]

Comic-Con gets first look at ‘Mockingjay’ trailer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular “Hunger Games” series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.
Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome before the minute-long teaser trailer was shown.
The trailer opens [...]

Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86.
He was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area [...]

‘All the Way’ with HBO for Bryan Cranston as LBJ

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says it’s “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut.
HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play that opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as [...]

New film ‘Book of Life’ animates Day of the Dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guillermo del Toro is helping to open the “Book of Life.”
The Oscar winner is producing the animated feature by first-time director Jorge Gutierrez, and joined him at Fox Studios on Monday to unveil footage from the film.
“Book of Life” is rich with imagery from Mexican folklore, with a special emphasis on [...]

Anne Hathaway Reports for Duty on “The Intern” Set

Kicking off the week with a new project, Anne Hathaway showed up at a local New York City park to begin filming “The Intern” today (July 7).
The “Dark Knight Rises” dame looked lovely in a yellow tank top with distressed jeans as she sheltered herself from the sun under an umbrella.
Also on the roster for [...]

Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo Bring “Begin Again” to London

Continuing promotions for their upcoming film, the cast of “Begin Again” headed over to London, England on Wednesday (July 2).
Keira Knightley struck a pose with costars Mark Ruffalo and James Corden for the press event held at the St. Vincent House.
In related news, fellow castmate Adam Levine revealed that he didn’t receive a paycheck while [...]

‘Transformers’ dominates box office with $100M

The “Transformers” film franchise is far from extinct.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth installment in Paramount’s morphing robots series, earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut for a movie this year.
The sequel starring Mark Wahlberg as a human inventor who aids the hulking alien robots rolled over [...]

Shia LaBeouf removed from Broadway theater by police

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say actor Shia LaBeouf (SHY’-uh luh-BUF’) was taken out of a New York City theater for being disorderly and yelling obscenities during the performance.
It happened Thursday night at Studio 54 in Manhattan at the Broadway show “Cabaret.”
Police say LaBeouf used obscene language and interfered with the show.
A spokesman for “Cabaret” [...]

Film academy invites 271 to join in the Oscar vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A total of 271 people working in the movie business have been asked to join its most exclusive club: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Lupita Nyong’o, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Statham and Michael Fassbender are among those invited to the actors branch, the academy announced Thursday. Music invitees [...]

North Korea’s take on new US movie: “Act of war”

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an “act of war.”
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If the U.S. government doesn’t block the movie’s release, it will face “stern” and “merciless” retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign [...]

‘Think Like a Man’ tops ‘Jersey Boys’ with $30M

NEW YORK (AP) — The Las Vegas ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man Too” topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood’s new Four Seasons musical “Jersey Boys.”
The Kevin Hart sequel “Think Like a Man Too” narrowly edged out “22 Jump Street,” [...]

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