• File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

    Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream,” has died. He was 76.

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2015 photo, day-hikers scramble over rocky boulders on the Appalachian Trail below the summit of Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park in Maine. The sharp rise in the number people using the Appalachian Trail is causing headaches for officials, who say they’re dealing with increasing problems along the 2,189-mile footpath. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

    BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

  • This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton."  (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)

    ‘Compton’ tops box office for 3rd week; ‘War Room’ surprises

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama “We Are Your Friends” fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” keeps chugging along.

  • Sculptures depicting Chinese suffering during World War II are seen at a park near the Memorial Museum of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in Beijing Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Combined with pervasive patriotic education that goes to great lengths in detailing Japanese atrocities, Chinese authorities have ordered TV stations to fill their channels with dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy from Sept. 1-5 to ensure that the Chinese public - generation after generation - always remembers the country’s past humiliation as well as the bitter but valiant efforts to resist the Japanese. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan 70 years ago.

  • ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake to film around New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A remake of the “The Magnificent Seven” starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will be filming throughout New Mexico.

  • In this Aug. 19, 2015 photo David Oyelowo poses for a portrait in New York. Oyelowo plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence in HBO's "Nightingale," a role which garnered him an Emmy nomination on July 16. The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 20. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

    David Oyelowo talks Emmy nomination after Oscar snub

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film “Selma,” says there’s an interesting upside to not getting an Oscar nomination.

  • In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Institute, interacts with the media during the opening day press conference at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Redford co-stars with Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods," which releases in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

    Robert Redford takes a walk through his classic buddy roles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Robert Redford first acquired the film rights to Bill Bryson’s memoir “A Walk in the Woods,” he knew exactly who he wanted to play his Appalachian Trail hiking comrade: Paul Newman.

  • This image provided by Konami shows a scene from the video game, “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” (Konami via AP)

    Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ a technical, tactical marvel

    In an early mission in “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” (Konami, for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, $59.99), the player is tasked with assassinating a corrupt colonel who’s up to no good. While such a chore is standard fare for a video game, “Phantom Pain” provides dozens of ways to off the military leader.

  • In this image released by The Weinstein Company, Owen Wilson, left, and Lake Bell appear in a scene from, "No Escape." (Roland Neveu/The Weinstein Company via AP)

    Review: ‘No Escape’ is taut but deeply troubled

    Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as “No Escape,” a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

  • This photo provided by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate shows, Chris Pine, from left, as Caleb, Margot Robbie as Ann Burden, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Loomis, in the film, "Z for Zachariah." (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate via AP)

    Review: ‘Zachariah’ a drama about last 3 people on Earth

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powder-keg plot setup triggers an underwhelming display of dramatic fireworks in “Z for Zachariah,” a post-apocalyptic survival tale propelled by male-female emotional dynamics. Set in a remote valley spared from radioactive contamination after a presumed global catastrophe, the film from director Craig Zobel effectively sets all its surface parts in motion but, crucially, doesn’t sufficiently develop the turbulent undercurrent of tension and intrigue that are called for in the hothouse circumstances. This, despite the solid efforts of the only actors in the piece, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine.