George Clooney and Sandra Bullock get stranded in outer space, Scarlett Johansson stalks male hitchhikers, and Zac Efron treats wounded President John F. Kennedy in movies premiering at the Venice Film Festival.
Furious that his girlfriend just dumped him, Mark Zuckerberg races to his Harvard dorm room and trashes her on his blog. He then instantly creates a campus database where guys can compare pictures of two female students and choose which is “hotter” -- an idea that eventually morphs into Facebook.
A lot of people wish that Woody Allen would return to the loopy, surreal comedy of his early years. Now he has, sort of, and at a level of accomplishment that befits a man who’s written and directed more than 40 movies.
“Fast & Furious 6” was the top film at U.S. and Canadian theaters for a second weekend with $35.2 million in sales, topping “After Earth,” the new Will Smith- and-son movie from Sony Corp., which took in $27.5 million.
Margarethe von Trotta’s “Hannah Arendt” confines itself to the period in the early 1960s, when the German-born thinker covered the trial of Nazi chief Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker magazine and weathered the firestorm that followed.