Film

Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala - 05/26/2017

CANNES, FRANCE- A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival....

After Young Pope, Sorrentino's New Pope coming soon - 05/16/2017

ROME, ITALY- Paolo Sorrentino, the Oscar-winning film director who scored a small-screen hit with "The Young Pope", is to make a follow-up series called "The New Pope." Distributor Fremantle...

Screen sirens who have shaken Cannes - 05/15/2017

CANNES, FRANCE, Bénédicte Rey- The Cannes film festival -- which starts this week -- is famous for glamour and glitz. With the festival celebrating it 70th anniversary, we look back at some of the...

Hollywood honors TV slacker turned action hero Chris Pratt - 04/22/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Action star Chris Pratt swapped his superhero gear for a formal suit Friday as he was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for his contribution to cinema. Pratt, 37,...

Record-breaking debut for newest 'Fast and Furious' flick - 04/17/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- "The Fate of the Furious" debuted in super-high gear this weekend, taking in $100.2 million on North American screens and roaring to record global revenues of more than a...

Latin America cinema surging, but no distribution: festival chief - 04/06/2017

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA- Latin America is producing ever more movies, but they aren't being widely seen because of lack of foreign distribution, the head of Panama's International Film Festival said...

Film festival opens in cinema-less Saudi Arabia - 03/28/2017

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA- The Saudi Film Festival opened Monday with 58 homegrown cinematic works to be screened in the ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas. "Welcome to all...

Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One' - 03/27/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, Frankie Taggart- It grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" proved one of the most...

Disney shelves 'Beauty and the Beast' in Malaysia after cuts - 03/14/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Ammu KANNAMPILLY- Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a "gay...

Accountants behind Oscars snafu will no longer attend show - 03/02/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- The two accountants involved in the embarrassing mix-up at Sunday's Oscars will not be invited back to the show, a spokesperson for the Academy told AFP on Wednesday....
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