"Moonlight" - not, as it turned out, "La La Land" - won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco Sunday night. "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins called it "an imperfect way for us to get the perfect result." (Courtesy of Associated Press and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, "A Dog’s Purpose," from director Lasse Hallström, shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. (Courtesy of Universal)
Actress Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday at age 84, just as she and the rest of the world were starting to mourn her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday at 60, days after falling ill on a flight. Fans gathered around Reynolds' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday night to remember mother and daughter.
The latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
"Denial" recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
The official second trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped during Good Morning America on October 13. In the trailer, Jyn Erso leads a group of unlikely heroes to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16.
In “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” coming November 2016, writer Newt Scamander explores New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
The sign at the Palace West Theatre caught fire Saturday night and almost looked like a special effect. Theater owner Bill Warren says if it had been a planned effect, it would have been much more spectacular. Video courtesy of Clinton Franey