Tag Archives: film

Director Jolie wants ‘Unbroken’ to be tale of hope

  SYDNEY (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she took on the challenge of filming “Unbroken,” which has defeated many before her, because she wanted to create a story of hope. The second-time director is in Australia promoting the new film, the survival story of Olympic and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. “I wanted to learn from [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Mbatha-Raw says ‘Beyond’ film shows power of self

LOS ANGELES (AP) — British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has had a busy 2014. Earlier this year, she starred in “Belle,” based on a true story about a mixed-race woman who was raised in British aristocracy in the 18th century. Now, the 31-year-old actress has transformed herself into a hot new pop star in “Beyond the [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Spain picks Lennon film to compete for Oscar

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s film academy has selected the movie ”Vivir es Facil con los Ojos Cerrados” (Living is Easy With Eyes Closed) about a Spanish man’s quest to meet John Lennon as its entry for best foreign language film at next year’s Oscars. Director David Trueba’s film, chosen Thursday, tells the true story of an English-language [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

2 American heavyweights frame NY Film Fest

NEW YORK (AP) — With a pair of much-anticipated book adaptions, two heavyweight American filmmakers frame the 52nd annual New York Film Festival. The Lincoln Center event, arguably the most prestigious film festival in the country, kicks off Friday with the world premiere of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” a thriller starring Ben Affleck and adapted [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →