Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- An adorable teaser trailer for the film "Paddington" brings the beloved bear to life.
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Analysis: Pick will show Obama DHS vision

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The background of President-elect Obama's pick to head the Department of Homeland Security will reveal a lot about how his nascent administration views the future of the troubled agency, according to Washington insiders.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
Last 'Potter' book will be two films

Last 'Potter' book will be two films

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio reportedly plans to break the seventh and last "Harry Potter" book up into two movies.

Casting complete for 'Half-Blood Prince'

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British film stars Jim Broadbent and Helen McCrory have joined the cast of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Chertoff promises U.S. plan for IEDs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, at a meeting Friday, promised a plan for countering the threat of homemade bombs in the United States.

Analysis: New homeland security strategy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- President Bush’s homeland security adviser Fran Townsend says there will be no major changes to the administration’s controversial border and identity programs as a result of the White House’s new National Strategy for Homeland Security.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Passport backlog could spell security risk

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Experts see cracks in Congress' plan to improve security by requiring passports for all U.S. citizens re-entering the country.

'Potter' stars returning for last 2 films

BURBANK, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Daniel, Rupert and Emma will reunite as Harry, Ron and Hermione in the last two "Harry Potter" films, Warner Bros. Pictures said Friday in Burbank, Calif.

Warner Bros. nabs film rights to 'Dragons'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures has bought the film rights to the fantasy novel, "Here, There Be Dragons," prior to the U.S. release of the children's book next week.

Yates will direct 5th 'Harry Potter' film

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- British TV veteran David Yates will direct "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Warner Bros. Pictures said Wednesday. Yates gained international attention with award-winning short films and has directed a number of British TV series, including "Th

Biowar: Hill changes are little help

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Two new committees on Capitol Hill will simplify the funding and oversight of biodefense programs but not enough to avoid significant duplication of effort.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science & Technology Editor

Experts: reshape homeland security now

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security is in crisis and needs a fundamental reorganization, experts said Monday.

Report: U.S. unready for biological attack

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- A partially declassified report released by the Pentagon says the United States is unprepared for a biological attack, such as the anthrax campaign in 2001.

New Line set to film 'Inkheart'

HAMBURG, Germany, March 5 (UPI) -- New Line Cinema, the U.S. film company behind "The Lord of the Rings," has secured the film rights for "Inkheart," a popular German children's fantasy.

'Finding Nemo' writer for new film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- David Reynolds, just nominated for an original screenplay Academy Award for "Finding Nemo," has closed a deal with Warner Bros.

The cost of security

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- From local fire house and police station, to shopping malls and Main Street shops, the Homeland Security Agency's invoking of the Orange Alert level is a necess
T.K.MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

'The Dogs of Babel' may be movie

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman has optioned the screen rights to the Carolyn Parkhurst bestseller

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of several wrap-ups for May 12. Contents: TOPOFF 2 wargame; Kerry's point on C

Interview of the week: Chris Columbus

Director Chris Columbus says he has an excellent, yet simple, reason for stepping down as director of the Harry Potter film series: He wants to spend more time
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Richard Harris will be remembered by his family at a small private funeral service in London. The ashes of the 72-year-old Irish actor, who died Friday of Hodgkin's Disease, will then be scattered in the Bahamas, where he had a home, said his agent Sharon
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Harry Potter producer David Heyman says he has no idea why the media has been reporting there might be an eighth book about the boy wizard when the author of the popular series has always vowed to stop at seven.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The United Press International think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

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Interview of the week: Chris Columbus

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes gave director Chris Columbus conflicting advice just before he began working on his latest blockbuster, "Ha