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'Lucy,' 'Hercules' beat expectations at U.S. weekend box offices

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million (25.91 million pounds) to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

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'The Hobbit,' 'Batman v Superman' take centre stage at Comic Con

SAN DIEGO - The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' "The Hobbit" and "Batman v Superman" were treated to first-look sneak peeks of the films on Saturday.

26 Jul 2014

'Game of Thrones' livens up Comic Con with deaths and newcomers

SAN DIEGO - Laughter and death did battle on Friday at HBO's "Game of Thrones" panel at Comic Con, one of the highlights of the annual gathering of entertainment enthusiasts, with the introduction of new characters to supplant the deceased for season five.

25 Jul 2014

'The Book of Life,' 'Kingsman' lead Fox's eclectic Comic Con peeks

SAN DIEGO - Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention's avid fan base. | Video

26 Jul 2014

'The Judge', with Duvall and Downey, to open Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO - "The Judge", starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday.

25 Jul 2014

Chinese tourism company sues Paramount over Transformers 4 scenes

SHANGHAI - A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

25 Jul 2014
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'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.