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  • The Latest: Courthouse empties after Day 1 of Holmes trial

    5:55 p.m. MDT The Arapahoe County Justice Center in suburban Denver has emptied quickly after opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting trial. Victims and survivors left the same way they entered Monday morning —…

  • Viola Davis to star as Harriet Tubman in HBO movie

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero. HBO said Monday that the project is based on the…

  • ‘Black-ish’ creator set to write ‘Good Times’ movie

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Good times are coming to the big screen. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a “Good Times” film based on the hit ’70s sitcom, his…

  • Box office top 20: ‘Furious 7′ leads box office for 4th week

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Furious 7″ had enough gas left in the tank to lead the box office for the fourth straight weekend. The Universal sequel has dominated the month of April at the box…

  • Salma Hayek hopes ‘The Prophet’ inspires new generations

    BEIRUT (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film “The Prophet” she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box…

  • A look at judge, lawyers in Colorado theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Key players in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes: ___ THE JUDGE Carlos A. Samour Jr. became a district court judge in 2007 after working as a private defense…

  • Review: ‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

    It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing”: a low-budget, black-and-white…

  • Review: ‘Age of Ultron’ is an Avengers overdose

    It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado About Nothing”: a low-budget, black-and-white…

  • Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Ironside,” has died in California. He was 93. Mankiewicz died Saturday…

  • ‘Avengers’ stars wary of artificial intelligence

    BURBANK, California (AP) — The cast of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” may battle out-of-control artificial intelligence onscreen but in real life, they’re not so sure about cutting-edge technology. The Associated Press talked with the “Ultron”…

  • A new Vision for Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Paul Bettany couldn’t hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters Friday, Bettany could barely make…

  • Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show ‘Avengers’ film

    BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new “Avengers” film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. News agency dpa reported that 686 theaters in 193 mostly…

  • Winehouse family criticizes ‘misleading’ movie about singer

    LONDON (AP) — The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. A statement issued Sunday by family…

  • ‘Furious 7′ holds on to box office; ‘Age of Ultron’ looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Furious 7″ enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week.…

  • Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film ‘The Prophet’

    BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) — Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch “The Prophet,” an animated feature film she co-produced. Hayek visited the picturesque mountain village of Bcharre in…