NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.
By Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - Al Pacino fended off suggestions on Saturday that because he plays depressed characters in two movies shown at the Venice Film Festival he must have a special affinity for such roles. The "Godfather" star, who is 74, also said that while he did not consider himself to be a Hollywood actor, he appreciated some of the big budget films coming out of there. In Barry Levinson's "The Humbling", based on a Philip Roth novel, Pacino plays an ageing Shakespearean actor who has lost his ability to act. In director David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn" he is a Texas locksmith who has never gotten over the love of his life, whom he abandoned, and locked himself away from normal human contact.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: