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Movies and Celebrity News

  • Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch,

    Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...


  • 'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut,

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...


  • France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68,

    French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...


  • Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire,

    Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...


  • Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist,
    By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
  • Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image,
    By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...
  • In thriller 'Runner Runner,' Timberlake, Affleck explore gambling's underside,

    Actor Timberlake watches Nadal of Spain face Djokovic of Serbia in the men's final match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New YorkBy Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The dark and murky world of online gambling comes alive in new film "Runner Runner," a thriller exploring the depths of greed starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who penned the 1998 gambling drama "Rounders," return to the poker world with "Runner Runner," out in U.S. theaters on Friday. While gambling is a core theme, the writers said they were inspired by the behaviors and motivations of shady operators from many other industries as well. "We never set out to intentionally hit a topic. ...


  • Home of British film launches online player,
    By Paul Casciato LONDON (Reuters) - The British Film Institute plans to launch a digital service this month offering access to one of the world's richest movie collections stretching from rare Edwardian footage to contemporary cinema. Founded 80 years ago, the BFI will introduce its BFI Player on October 9 to a rapidly growing video-on-demand (VOD) market worth some 243 million pounds ($393.75 million) in Britain in 2012. "I think this is our most important moment since I've been here," BFI Chairman Greg Dyke told Reuters on Wednesday. ...
  • 'Gravity' highlights personal adversity in deep space journey,

    Actress Sandra Bullock attends a news conference for the film "Gravity" at the 38th Toronto International Film FestivalBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Watching an astronaut tumbling into the void of deep space might make a mere mortal's own adversities seem rather small. But "Gravity," a drama starring Sandra Bullock and showing in U.S. theaters on Friday, was born out of the setbacks suffered by one man in the midst of the last recession: its director and co-writer, Alfonso Cuaron. The Mexican filmmaker had already achieved international success with films like "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" in 2004 and "Children of Men" in 2006. ...


  • Born to Bollywood royalty, Ranbir Kapoor makes new film a family affair,

    Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor poses for a portrait while doing interviews regarding his new film Besharam in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most bankable young stars, and his latest film, "Besharam," which also stars his parents, is set to become one of the most widely released Bollywood films worldwide. Kapoor, a member of India's "first family of film" and the grandson of veteran Bollywood director Raj Kapoor, plays a charming but vulgar car thief in the Hindi-language action comedy that opens on Wednesday in 4,700 cinemas internationally, including 210 in the United States. ...


  • 'Meatballs' sequel swallows up U.S., Canadian box office,

    Voice talents from the new Sony Pictures Animation film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" pose during a photo call in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaBy Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sequel to "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" devoured the weekend box office competition. The animated 3D "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," which tells the story of monster-sized fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers that come to life as "foodimals," earned $35 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, easily beating all competitors. "Cloudy 2" outpaced car racing drama "Rush," which pulled in $10. ...


  • 'Raging Bull' copyright fight headed for U.S. Supreme Court,

    Robert DeNiro arrives to the 25th anniversary screening of the film 'Raging Bull,' in New York, January 27, 2005. DeNiro played boxer Jake LaMotta in the film. REUTERS/Chip East CMEBy Lawrence Hurley and Erin Geiger Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emotionally raw boxing movie "Raging Bull" may have come out 33 years ago, but a copyright fight over an early screenplay has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court on Tuesday agreed to take up the case brought by Paula Petrella, daughter of the deceased screenwriter Frank Petrella. She says MGM Holdings Inc and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have infringed the copyright of a 1963 screenplay upon which she alleges 1980 movie was based. ...


  • Hollywood dumps romantic comedies for raunchier laughs,

    Director Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives for the screening of his film "Don Jon" at the 38th Toronto International Film FestivalBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "Some Like It Hot" to "Pretty Woman," "Sleepless in Seattle" to "The Wedding Planner," romantic comedies have long been Hollywood's box office darlings, but this fall raunchy R-rated comedies are getting top billing. Kicking off a season of coarse comedy is actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon," out in U.S. theaters this weekend, about a young, attractive man who struggles to connect with women due to his porn addiction. ...


  • Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image,
    By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...
  • 'Foodimals' stalk animated film world of 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2',

    Voice talents from the new Sony Pictures Animation film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" pose during a photo call in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers get their film shelf-life extended in the animated comedy "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," as the franchise explores a new world of living, breathing "foodimals." "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," released in 2009 and inspired by a 1978 children's book of the same name, saw the fictional island of Swallow Falls devoured by giant but inanimate food that falls out of the sky, generated from a machine created by the island's eccentric inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader). ...


  • Balkans, Central Europe can shine in filmdom, Sundance director says,

    Director Jasmila Zbanic poses during a photocall to promote the movie "Na Putu" at the Berlinale International Film Festival in BerlinBy Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Film directors Bela Tarr of Hungary and Jasmila Zbanic of Bosnia are little known except to aficionados, but the U.S.-based independent Sundance Film Festival sees the Balkans and Central Europe as a fertile ground for the movie industry. U.S. filmmakers are touring Bosnia to show their movies to audiences in the Balkan state that not only has become a regional film hub but has attracted the interest of some prominent Hollywood and European directors. ...


  • 'Prisoners' snatches weekly U.S., Canada box office title,

    Cast member Jackman waves at the premiere of his film "Prisoners" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly HillsBy Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Prisoners," a dark thriller starring Hugh Jackman as a father on a desperate search for his missing daughter, locked up the weekend box office title in the United States and Canada, grabbing $21.4 million in ticket sales during its first three days in theaters. Last weekend's leader, the low-budget horror flick "Insidious: Chapter 2," dropped to second place with $14.5 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. The dance movie "Battle of the Year" made its debut in the No. ...


  • 'Rush' screenwriter inspired by rivalry, not Formula One racing,

    Screenwriter Peter Morgan arrives at the closing night screening of "Hereafter" at the 48th New York Film FestivalBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fast-paced and adrenaline-filled drama "Rush" may be one of the most engaging films about the world of Formula One racing, but British screenwriter Peter Morgan says he couldn't be less of a fan of the elite motor sport. Morgan, a two-time best-writing Oscar nominee for 2006's "The Queen" and 2008's "Frost/Nixon," simply wanted to tell a tale of rivalry between an Austrian and an Englishman. As it happens, the battle for the 1976 F1 championship between Niki Lauda and James Hunt fit perfectly into Morgan's plans. ...


  • First U.S. anti-Hitler film discovered in Brussels archive,

    Handout photo by Cinematheque Royale de Belgique shows a scene from the 1934 U.S. anti-Nazi film "Hitler's Reign of Terror"By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The first U.S. film to warn about the dangers of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime has been found in a Brussels film archive, having lain unnoticed for some 75 years. "Hitler's Reign of Terror" was produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to the wealthy American industrialist family, who visited Germany as Hitler was voted into power in 1933. The film revolves around footage that Vanderbilt shot and smuggled out, showing Nazi party rallies, book-burnings and the ransacking of Jewish shops. ...


  • Born to Bollywood royalty, Ranbir Kapoor makes new film a family affair,

    Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor poses for a portrait while doing interviews regarding his new film Besharam in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most bankable young stars, and his latest film, "Besharam," which also stars his parents, is set to become one of the most widely released Bollywood films worldwide. Kapoor, a member of India's "first family of film" and the grandson of veteran Bollywood director Raj Kapoor, plays a charming but vulgar car thief in the Hindi-language action comedy that opens on Wednesday in 4,700 cinemas internationally, including 210 in the United States. ...


  • Critics divided on Orlando Bloom's Broadway debut as Romeo,

    Cast member Orlando Bloom poses during a photocall for the film "Zulu" at the 66th Cannes Film FestivalBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actor Orlando Bloom scored mixed reviews on Friday for his Broadway debut in a modern-day, interracial remake of "Romeo and Juliet," William Shakespeare's classic tale of doomed, young lovers. Bloom, the star of Hollywood blockbusters "Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," plays Romeo opposite Tony-nominated stage actress Condola Rashad in the David Leveaux production that opened on Thursday night. The New York Times praised Bloom for a "first-rate debut" but other critics were less enthusiastic, saying he lacked stage presence. ...


  • Disney and 'Pirates' producer Bruckheimer to end film deal,

    Film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer speaks during ceremonies unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in HollywoodBy Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co and Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year, the media company announced on Thursday. The company and Bruckheimer decided not to renew their current deal which gives Disney first-look rights to the producer's films, according to a statement from Disney. They will continue working together on various projects, including a fifth installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. ...


  • Actress Kerry Washington named best dressed woman by People magazine,

    Combination photo of actress Kerry WashingtonNEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Kerry Washington, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the ABC television drama "Scandal," was named the "World's Best Dressed Woman" by People magazine on Wednesday. Washington, 36, headed a list that included Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and actresses Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Kate Bosworth. "I don't wear a lot of pants," Washington said in a statement announcing the honor. "When I go somewhere I want to know I'm going to be comfortable and I'm dressed for the event. ...


  • '12 Years a Slave' wins top prize at Toronto film fest,

    Actor Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen attend a news conference for the film "12 Years A Slave" at the 38th Toronto International Film FestivalBy Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - "12 Years a Slave," the true story of a free black man sold into slavery in 1840s Louisiana, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, by "Shame" director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, took home the BlackBerry People's Choice award for best film at the 38th edition of the festival. Based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, the film has won widespread acclaim from critics and audiences in both Toronto and at the Telluride Film Festival, and has been touted as a top early contender for Oscars. ...


  • Movie theater still king, but filmmakers slowly warm to online,

    Director Atom Egoyan poses for a portrait during the 38th Toronto International Film FestivalBy Julie Gordon TORONTO (Reuters) - A few years ago, a successful run on the festival circuit might have propelled a small independent film into a limited art-house run and then onto the shelves of the local video store, where for the most part, it would be forgotten. The rise of streaming and Video on Demand (VoD) is changing that model, allowing independent filmmakers to skip the studio distribution process and tap directly into new audiences on their computers, smartphones and television sets. ...


  • Horror flick 'Insidious 2' jolts box office with $41 million,

    Actors Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson arrive for the premiere of their new film "Insidious Chapter 2" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Low-budget horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" grabbed moviegoers searching for a Friday the 13th scare, winning the U.S. and Canadian box office race over The Robert De Niro comedy "The Family." The fright flick about a family haunted by spirits pulled in more than $41 million in ticket sales in its first three days, according to studio estimates on Sunday. About $20 million came on its Friday the 13th release date. "The Family" finished in second place with $14.5 million over the weekend. ...


  • Julianne Moore joins cast of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay',

    Cast member Moore poses at the premiere of "Don Jon's Addiction" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park CityLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Julianne Moore will be dipping her toes into the young adult film universe with a key role in the two-part final installment of "The Hunger Games," the film franchise's distributor Lionsgate said on Friday. Oscar-nominated actress Moore, 52, will play President Alma Coin in "Mockingjay" parts 1 and 2. Coin is the leader of the rebel alliance against the dictatorship running the fictional capital city Panem in the novel's dystopian future setting. ...


  • Canadian directors hear Hollywood's call, but may not head south,

    Villeneuve poses at the premiere of "Prisoners" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly HillsBy Julie Gordon TORONTO (Reuters) - Ask the new wave of Canadian directors why they're getting calls from Hollywood and the answer is easy: Canada's thriving film industry has allowed them the freedom to tell the stories they want to tell, in the way they want. In a Hollywood built around commercial success - often at the cost of originality - Canadian directors are now bringing their voices to major feature films. So far, the response has been good. ...


  • Director Haggis polarizes again with 'puzzle' of a film, 'Third Person',

    Director Haggis speaks during the "Third Person" news conference at the 38th Toronto International Film FestivalBy Julie Gordon TORONTO (Reuters) - Controversial Canadian director Paul Haggis is back in Toronto with his latest feature, which may end up being even more divisive than "Crash," his 2004 story of racism, love and interlinking lives that won the Oscar for best picture. In "Third Person," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Haggis again creates a multi-character drama, this time exploring the themes of love, trust and guilt. "This is an incredibly personal story, the way 'Crash' was an incredibly personal story," Haggis told reporters after the film's ...


  • J.K. Rowling returns to wizarding world for screenplay debut,

    Author Rowling poses for a portrait while publicizing her adult fiction book "The Casual Vacancy" in New YorkLONDON (Reuters) - Best-selling "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling will return to the wizarding world for her screenplay debut with a film inspired by one of her fictional boy wizard's textbooks. Rowling has agreed to write the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a film from Warner Bros. based on the adventures of Newt Scamander - the fictional author of a Hogwarts textbook of the same name. ...


  • 'Gone Girl': NIN's Trent Reznor Previews Eerie Soundtrack,

    Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl' -- Twentieth Century FoxTrent Reznor has given fans a sneak preview of the "Gone Girl" soundtrack – and it's just as creepy as the highly anticipated movie's plot. The Nine Inch Nails frontman premiered a new clip from the David Fincher-directed film's soundtrack on the NIN website on Friday. Reznor teamed up with Atticus Ross for the film's score. The duo composed the score for 2010's "The Social Network" (for which they earned an Academy Award), and 2011's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which nabbed a Golden Globe nomination and won a Grammy.


  • Michael Moore out as Michigan film board member,
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council.
  • 'The Maze Runner' weaves way to top of box office,

    Still of 'The Maze Runner' (Le Labyrinthe) 2014Science-fiction action film "The Maze Runner" weaved its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, earning $32.


  • 'Maze Runner' speeds past Neeson's 'Tombstones' at box office,

    Director Ball poses at a press line for "The Maze Runner" during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San DiegoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dystopian young adult movie "The Maze Runner" won the weekend box office race in the United States and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick, "A Walk Among the Tombstones." Neeson's film earned $13.1 million from Friday through Sunday and finished in second place, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak. Comedy "This is Where I Leave You" landed in the No. 3 slot with $11.9 million at domestic theaters. "Maze Runner" fell slightly short projections for a start of $34 million, the forecast of Box Office Mojo. ...


  • 'Paper Towns' given June 2015 date,

    Cover art for John Green's "Paper Towns"Jake Schreier's adaptation of John Green novel "Paper Towns" benefits from a 20th Century Fox reshuffle, vacating its end of July window in favor of a June 19 debut, while "Fantastic Four," "Deadpool" and "Assassin's Creed" form part of the shuffle.


  • Jennifer Lawrence Joins Chris Martin At iHeartRadio Fest,

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin -- Getty Images


  • Keith Urban Supports Nicole Kidman As Her Father Is Laid To Rest In Sydney,

    Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville -- FilmMagicNicole Kidman laid her father, Antony, to rest at a funeral at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia on Friday. The actress' husband, Keith Urban, was by her side as she said her goodbyes, and also acted as a pallbearer. Nicole delivered an emotional eulogy about her dad, a psychologist, who passed away on September 12 after falling during a trip to Singapore.


  • Japan's controversial Miike to get Rome film award,

    Japanese director Takashi MiikeJapanese director Takashi Miike, whose violent and often controversial films boast a huge cult following, will be awarded the 2014 Maverick Director Award at the Rome film festival, organisers said Saturday.


  • Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa',

    Angelina Jolie arrives at a summit to end sexual violence in conflict, at the Excel centre in LondonLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants. The film, Jolie's fourth directorial effort, is from Skydance Productions, the company behind recent "Terminator" and "Mission: Impossible" films. The screenplay is from Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for "Forrest Gump." "I've felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life," said Jolie in a statement. ...


  • 'King Arthur': Astrid Bergès-Frisbey cast as Guinevere,

    Astrid Berges-Frisbey will play Guinevere in "King Arthur."Previously seen in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and soon to appear in "I Origins," the French actress has joined the cast of Guy Ritchie's movie based on the Arthurian legend.