• Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:37:53 +0000
    Ulrich Köhler’s “In My Room,” Alexey German Jr’s “Dovlatov,” Johannes Nyholm’s Swedish comedy “Koko-di Koko-da” and Guerin Van Der Vorst’s “The Wildness” were among the 16 feature films presented at the Work-in Progress session at the French-Alps set Les Arcs European Film Festival. Produced by Belgium’s Wrong Men and France’s ChevalDeuxTrois, “The Wildness” is a... Read more »
  • Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:50:34 +0000
    Wang Jianlin, chairman of China’s Wanda group, has warned against a possible growth of protectionism by the U.S. Wang said that he had spoken to MPAA chairman Chris Dodd asking him to pass on a message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. “I’ve invested $10 billion in the U.S. employing over 20,000 people. If something goes... Read more »
  • Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:24:29 +0000
    The force took over Hollywood on Saturday night as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” premiered to wild applause at the Pantages Theatre. Celebrities and fans cheered throughout the end credits of the film, which has a running time of 2 hours and 18 minutes. Some observers in the crowd remarked afterward how surprisingly action packed... Read more »
  • Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:01:43 +0000
    Before IBM mainframes took over NASA’s number-crunching duties, the organization’s “computers” wore skirts. While an all-male team of engineers performed the calculations for potential space travel, women mathematicians checked their work, playing a vital role at a moment when the United States was neck-and-neck with (and for a time, running behind) the Soviets in the... Read more »
  • Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:45:44 +0000
    Disney’s hotly-anticipated premiere of the “Star Wars” prequel, “Rogue One,” is tonight at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The long red carpet, which is expected to draw “Star Wars” cast members and Hollywood stars, has shut down two blocks of Hollywood Blvd near Vine. You can watch right here beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET. Starring Felicity Jones, the... Read more »
  • Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:31:59 +0000
    Park Jung-woo, director of disaster film “Pandora” says he now accepts that South Korean audiences will view his film through a political lens. “At first, I wanted the audience to pay attention to the film’s core material, the lack of trust and the safety issue surrounding nuclear power plants, rather than focusing on the film’s... Read more »
  • Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:01:16 +0000
    Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne Johnson orchestrated an emotional reunion on Friday night’s show between “Tonight Show” producer Karina Kabalan, an army veteran, and her husband who serves as a master sergeant in the U.S. air force. “I would love to give back to a military family that’s actually here in the audience,” Johnson told Fallon.... Read more »
  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:46:29 +0000
    Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan is planning a film on late Taiwanese author Sanmao, with production intended to take place in 2018. Kwan revealed the plan to Variety while serving jury duty at the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards Macao, which runs until December 13. The director is one of the five-member international jury... Read more »
  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:56:26 +0000
    A new teaser for “Sherlock” Season 4 shows Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular character in a dark place. “The roads we walk have demons beneath and yours have been waiting for a very long time,” the preview begins with a voiceover. Toby Jones will play the villain in this season, and in the teaser he seems to... Read more »
  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:26:45 +0000
    A suspected car bomb in Istanbul outside of a soccer stadium on Saturday has injured at least 20, according to reports from several outlets including Reuters. The explosion is suspected to have been targeting riot police and occurred after the end of a match between two teams in Turkey, Reuters reports. While speaking in parliament,... Read more »
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