(CBS News) Ridley Scott has returned to the set of his new film "The Counselor" after taking time off following his brother's apparent suicide.
A private funeral was held for Tony Scott in Los Angeles at the end of August, five days after the filmmaker jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Hollywood and the sports world are mourning the death of Michael Clarke Duncan.
Duncan died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack. He was 54.Continue »
(CBS/AP) The new horror film "The Possession," which stars Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, debuted at No. 1, earning $17.7 million from Friday to Sunday over the long Labor Day weekend.
The Lionsgate release led the last weekend of a fairly quiet season for Hollywood, with attendance down 4 percent from last summer, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.Continue »
(CBS News) LOS ANGELES - Peter Jackson's journey back to Middle-Earth is a little clearer, with the announcement of titles and releases dates for the second and third films in "The Hobbit" trilogy.
Originally planned as a two-part adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, Jackson announced in July that he was expanding his "Hobbit" to three films.
On Friday Warner Brothers announced that the second film, now called "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," will arrive in theaters on Dec. 13, 2013.
The third film, "The Hobbit: "There and Back Again," will bow seven months later, on July 18, 2014.
"There and Back Again" was originally the subtitle of the conclusion of the second of two films.
The first film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," opens on December 14.
The films - prequels to Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" epic - star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, and a number of actors returning from Jackson's Oscar-winning "LOTR" cycle, including Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee , Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Andy Serkis as Gollum.
"The Hobbit" screenplay was written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Bovens and Guillermo del Toro (who had originally signed on to direct, but left after studio squabbles delayed production).
A new documentary from conservative author Dinesh D'Souza has become an unexpected hit in theaters this summer-movie season. Produced on an estimated budget of just $2.5 million, "2016: Obama's America," has taken in almost $12.5 million at the box office so far.
According to Box Office Mojo, "2016" earned more than $6.5 million in ticket sales last weekend alone (when the documentary went into wider release following a limited run), even beating out the big-budget Hollywood production "Premium Rush" in its opening weekend."2016" Box Office Ticket Sales FACT CHECK: Anti-Obama film muddy on facts
In the documentary, D'Souza suggests that Obama is carrying out an anti-American agenda, based on the so-called teachings of his Kenyan father.
While the film has been universally panned by critics, and the accuracy of the facts have been put into question, ticket sales continue to be strong. In terms of box office, "2016" has been deemed the most successful conservative documentary of all time.
But what impact D'Souza's passion project will have on the outcome of this year's election remains to be seen, until November.
Watch our CBSNews.com report on this documentary at the top of this story.
(CBS/AP) "At Any Price," director Ramin Bahrani's new film starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, premiered in competition on Friday at the Venice Film Festival.
Bahrani's new movie follows Quaid as Henry Whipple, a fourth-generation farmer faced with the dilemma "expand or die" and his second son, Dean, played by Efron, who sees his future behind the wheel of a race car, not a tractor.Continue »
The gangster tale follows the Bondurant Brother trio, bootlegging siblings who chase the American Dream in Virginia. Inspired by author Matt Bondurant's novel, "The Wettest County in the World," "Lawless" has received luke warm reviews, garnering a 65 percent rating on the review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes.Continue »
The motion-picture academy said Thursday that there will be a minimum of five nominees in the original song category at next year's ceremony.Continue »
(CBS/AP) VENICE, Italy - "The Iceman," a film about real-life hitman Richard Kulinski, is making its debut at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.
Michael Shannon plays the killer-for-hire, who conceals the truth of his occupation from his picture-perfect suburban family.
(CBS News) Ryan Gosling can now add feature-film writer and director to his growing resume.
The 31-year-old actor will write and direct the movie "How to Catch a Monster," starring "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks, reports Variety. The pair appeared together in the 2011 film "Drive."Continue »
(CBS/AP) "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" opened the 69th annual Venice Film Festival Wednesday, and the film's director Mira Nair says she hopes her film will help open a dialogue about stereotypes of the Islamic world that have deepened in the last decade.Continue »