"Star Wars" Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
2016-12-27 21:02:13 UTC
Los Angeles (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spo...
The Killings of Tony Blair: watch the trailer for George Galloway's film about the former PM – video
2016-07-14 00:40:59 UTC
George Galloway – until recently the Respect MP for Bradford West – is an old adversary of Tony Blair, and he has presented and produced a documentary about Labour’s longtime leader in the 1990s and 2000s. Focussing on the decision to go to war in...
Bud Spencer died at the age of 86
2016-06-27 21:22:10 UTC
Italian actor and filmmaker Carlo Pedersoli, widely known as Bud Spencer died at the age of 86 on Monday, reports said.
His son Giuseppe Pedersoli confirmed the reports.
"My father died peacefully at 18:15 and did not suffer from pain. His l...
Oscars So White: Actors of Color Out of the Industry's Biggest Honors
2016-02-29 03:59:42 UTC
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Global Gathering — With one look at the 20 actors that were nominated for this year’s Oscars, it’s easy to wonder - where is the di...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has record opening
2015-12-19 07:32:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled toward $120 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office on Friday and a potential record-breaking $215 million through Sunday, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend...
Dylan O'Brien brags about looting Native American artifacts
2015-10-08 06:20:08 UTC
An offhand comment made by "Maze Runner" actor Dylan O'Brien about filching Native American artifacts from a New Mexico ranch where a movie was being filmed has stung advocates who have long struggled to protect tribal items and remains.
Gone With The Wind: Dress worn by Vivien Leigh sold for $137,000
2015-04-19 04:31:43 UTC
(Reuters) - A gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" sold for $137,000 at an auction in California on Saturday.
The outfit, featuring black appliques, was one of mo...
Best Documentary Oscar for Snowden Film 'Citizenfour'
2015-02-23 08:06:57 UTC
Academy Awards: Citizenfour, A Laura Poitras’ film chronicling the living history of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's unprecedented heist of U.S. government secrets, won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary. A...
Why James Gray’s The Immigrant isn’t a great movie?
2014-05-17 04:51:52 UTC
It’s a mystery why James Gray’s The Immigrant isn’t a great movie. It looks like one, and sounds like one, summoning a vision of New York in the 1920s that rivals Coppola’s in The Godfather, with the sooty tenements of the Lower East Side seeming ...
James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ Gets By With Help From a Pair of Famous Friends
2014-05-07 04:19:33 UTC
James Brown would have turned 81 on Saturday, and while his birthday gives fans cause to celebrate the Godfather of Soul, 2014 marks an especially notable year for J.B.'s faithful.
That's because Brown will get the big-screen biopic treatment i...
Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies
2014-03-30 16:36:35 UTC
<h3>Former Dynasty star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74, her agent said.</h3>
The British actress was best known for her role as sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby in the US soap.
She also had prominent roles in the '80s series Howar...
Noah: 'Russell Crowe is just about the only actor who could have pulled this off' – first look review
2014-03-29 19:03:43 UTC
Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, has here created a sombre, powerful biblical epic, shot through with a certain beserk grandeur and gloomy portentousness. Its desire to do justice to the spirit, if not the letter, ...
12 Years a Slave' rolls at Spirit Awards
2014-03-02 06:54:41 UTC
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "12 Years a Slave" rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration.
On the eve of the Academy Awards, the slavery tale won awards for director ...
Oscar President: movie could help loosen white dominance
2014-02-23 05:33:13 UTC
As the deadline for voting in the Academy Awards approaches this week, Tinseltown's elite could yet make movie history. If British director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is named best picture, it will be the first time a black director's film h...
From Harry Potter to Gravity: how British VFX talent is leading the world
2014-02-15 09:23:44 UTC
"You don't get very long," says Tim Webber, VFX (visual effects) supervisor on the blockbuster space thriller Gravity. "Five minutes to talk about it, a 10-minute showreel, and then three minutes of question and answer. When you've spent three yea...
Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83
2014-02-01 16:41:39 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83.
Schell's agent, Patricia Baum...
Disney's 'Frozen' freezes out 'Paranormal' spinoff
2014-01-05 21:15:42 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — On a wintry weekend, Disney's "Frozen" retook the box-office top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones."
Paramount's "The Marked Ones" debuted in second place with $18.2 m...
Marine Vacth: 'Nudity is a costume too'
2013-11-25 07:29:03 UTC
The English title of the film that launches Marine Vacth as a screen star is Young & Beautiful, which is undeniably an accurate description of the Paris-born model turned actor. But the original French Jeune & jolie, a knowing nod to a now-defunct...
Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating
2013-11-06 11:04:56 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence. Now movie theaters in equality-minded Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it.
Mexico TV star shows Hollywood what Latinos want
2013-10-25 07:39:04 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez jokes that it took him 12 years to become an overnight sensation.
The real punch line is that it took much longer.
The writer, director and star of the surprise Hollywood hit "Instructions N...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Discomfort is a very underrated feeling'
2013-10-18 09:20:41 UTC
The sweet, sixtysomething couple in pastel leisurewear are curious about the room next to theirs in this Santa Monica beachfront hotel. There have been a lot of comings and goings all day. "So much activity!" the woman chuckles to me while her hus...
Ben Foster cycles ahead on Lance Armstrong movie
2013-10-17 17:04:01 UTC
LONDON (AP) — American actor Ben Foster is cycling into the lead as Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the disgraced American cyclist.
Director Stephen Frears said filming started Wednesday on the untitled project, and Foster is already provi...
'Red October' novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66
2013-10-02 20:09:57 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, Tom Clancy was invited to lunch at the White House, where he was questioned by Navy Secretary John Lehman.
Who, the secretary wanted to know, gave ...
Bridget Jones' fans horror at death of Mark Darcy
2013-09-29 23:36:12 UTC
Bridget Jones fans have taken to social networking to voice their horror at the news that author Helen Fielding has killed off Mark Darcy.
In extracts from her new book, Mad About The Boy, published in the Sunday Times magazine, Bridget reveals...
Rogen, Goldberg to make R-rated animated film
2013-09-24 18:26:02 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures will make a raunchy, R-rated animated film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg titled "Sausage Party."
The project was announced Tuesday by Sony, which is co-financing the film with Annapurna Pictures. Writing ...