Leia has key role as 'Star Wars' wraps Skywalker saga


The highly anticipated final chapter in the Skywalker film saga will feature a significant role for Princess Leia, the beloved "Star Wars" character played by late actress Carrie Fisher. Writer and director J.J. Abrams said he had enough unused footage of Fisher from the filming of 2015 movie "The Force… Read


Immersive movie technology gets U.S. debut with new 'Jumanji' adventure


Moviegoers have been offered rolling seats, 3D glasses and even rain and smells in recent years as theater chains seek to fill seats. Now comes an immersive experience that gets its U.S. launch in Los Angeles next week. It features laser projection and giant LED panels that line each side… Read


HBO OKs Watergate series


U.S. cable channel HBO on Thursday green-lit the production of a new limited series based on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. The two actors -- HBO veterans -- will also executive produce "The White House Plumbers," which is to be… Read


First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online


Car chases, machine gun fire and love interest: fans of James Bond on Wednesday got their first taste of the upcoming film featuring the fictional British superspy, "No Time To Die". A trailer on the official 007 Twitter account shows sharp-suited Bond, played by British actor Daniel Craig, evading capture… Read


Hollywood needs to be reformed, says Harvey Keitel


Movie tough guy Harvey Keitel, who plays a mobster in Martin Scorsese's Netflix gangster epic "The Irishman", has some advice for Hollywood: get back in touch with your creative side. In the era of global blockbusters, he argued, studios should refocus on making movies that are less commercialised and more… Read


Tenor Domingo blames accusations on cultural differences

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Placido Domingo has sought to blame the allegations of sexual harassment against him on cultural differences between countries, adding that there are places nowadays where “one can’t say anything to a woman.” In an interview published Wednesday in Spanish leading daily El País, the Madrid-born tenor said “here (in Spain)… Read


South Korean actor Cha In-ha found dead in latest K-pop tragedy


South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face. While South Korea's pop culture mostly projects a wholesome image on stage and… Read


Anime classic 'Summer Wars' gets 4DX release with motion seats and theater effects

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Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, produced by studio Madhouse, and originally released in August 2009, "Summer Wars" was the first of Hosoda’s directorial works to start off as an anime original project. It went on to win a handful of awards, including the prestigious Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year in 2010.… Read


Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade


Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the Top 5.… Read


Claire Foy on hand to unveil Pirelli’s 2020 calendar


Pirelli’s 2020 calendar pays romantic tribute to Shakespeare’s tragic figure Juliet in the city of her famously failed romance. Patrizio Roversi, the first Italian photographer ever tapped by the Pirelli tire company for its famed calendar, said Tuesday that he believes that ‘’there is a Juliet in every woman, and… Read

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