US-FILM Summary

Sony's 'Interview' lands on pay TV and in 580 theaters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment added more viewing options for its provocative comedy "The Interview," making the film available through U.S. pay television operators and nearly doubling the number of independent theaters that will show the movie.

A Minute With: Oscar Isaac on the hustle of acting and 'Star Wars'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From playing a struggling folk musician to an ambitious heating oil entrepreneur, actor Oscar Isaac is all about the hustle.

Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s back-to-back Oscar winner, dies

Luise Rainer, the German-born actress who made cinema history by winning back-to-back Oscars as best actress for the 1936 musical "The Great Ziegfeld" and the 1937 drama "The Good Earth" during a brief, stormy Hollywood career, died on Tuesday at age 104.

As 'Interview' takes streaming plunge, Hollywood tests waters

Consumers paid $15 million in just four days to watch "The Interview" from the comfort of their couches, building expectations that other hot, new films might also make their debut online.

Sony's 'The Interview' makes $18 million in opening weekend

Sony Pictures <6758.T> said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea.

'Hobbit' battles 'Unbroken,' 'Into the Woods' to second box office win

The last movie of Peter Jackson's three "Hobbit" films rode to a second consecutive win atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, selling $41.4 million worth of tickets to triumph over new releases "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods."

Apple makes 'The Interview' movie available on iTunes

Apple Inc <AAPL.O> said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony Corp's <6758.T> "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio.

'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in

"The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy.

Bradley Cooper sets high targets in new film 'American Sniper'

Actor Bradley Cooper is quick to say that "American Sniper," his film about Navy Seal sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is not about the Iraq conflict but an intimate character study of the harrowing impact of war on a soldier and his family.

'Star Trek 3' film to open in U.S. theaters in July 2016

"Star Trek 3," the latest film in the intergalactic franchise featuring Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, will open in U.S. theaters on July 8, 2016, Paramount Pictures said on Tuesday.