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3D version of latest Bourne movie gives Chinese a headache

Matt Damon's latest version of Jason Bourne is giving people in China a headache, or at least the 3D rendering of the movie is.

Magnificent 'old time' cinema proves popular in St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - A cinema, originally built during the early 1930s and operated in the city of St. Albans, has recently re-opened and restored to its former glory. The building and experience offers an evening more enjoyable than the crowded multiplex.

On the Harry Potter trail in Portugal — Rowling's inspiration

Porto - It feels as if time has stood still at Lello, a Gothic Revival style bookstore in the historic centre of Porto, whose heady "olde worlde" ambiance inspired some of the scenes for Harry Potter.It was in Portugal's second city that Potter author J. K.

China's Wanda eyes stake in Paramount Pictures

Shanghai - Chinese conglomerate Wanda is in talks to buy a stake in US film studio Paramount Pictures, according to a report, marking the Asian company's latest move to expand its entertainment empire.

Iran bids farewell to late director Kiarostami

Tehran - Several thousand cinema lovers joined top artists in Tehran on Sunday to bid farewell to renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami following his death last week in Paris.

'Deer Hunter' director Michael Cimino dead at 77

Washington - Michael Cimino, director of the Oscar-winning Vietnam-era film "The Deer Hunter," has died at the age of 77, several sources said.

Tattoo lands Iranian actress in feminism controversy

Tehran - A popular Iranian actress has found herself at the centre of a dispute over feminism in the Islamic republic after cameras appeared to capture a "women power" symbol tattooed on her arm.

Cannes spotlight puts Iranian cinema centre stage

Tehran - As Iranian films and actors compete this weekend at Cannes attention is turning toward the country's thriving independent cinema sector which is succeeding despite tough regulations.

Only one in five European films made by women, says report

Paris - Only one film in five in Europe is made by a woman director, according to a new report which calls for positive discrimination to combat the imbalance.

Review: Dazzling bars and a basement cinema, a day at the Mondrian Hotel Special

London - The Mondrian is a high end 5 star hotel in the center of London. The hotel contains a cool cocktail bar, classy restaurant and a delightful basement cinema.

Film vs. Digital: Can there ever be a winner?

The film vs. digital debate has been waged for more than a decade with the latter gaining momentum. So why were two of the most anticipated December releases — ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’ — still shot on film?

Kim Novak praises Canadians, defends Hitchcock at Toronto fest Special

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is known as a launching pad for future Oscar-winning films, but on its final day yesterday, the festival hosted a special free screening of a past masterpiece: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”.

Review: 'The Disaster Artist' — How an awful film became a brilliant book

Back in 2002, Greg Sestero was ready to give up on acting, after spending the last few years chasing his childhood dream; but then an old friend offers him one last throw of the dice. "Take it", Greg decides. "It's not like anyone's going to see this..."

Child soldier drama makes Netflix award contender

Venice - Officially its full title is the International Exhibition of the Cinematographic Arts.

Review: New book on unfinished movie a must-read for Orson Welles fans Special

May 6 of this year marked the hundredth anniversary of Orson Welles' birth. But despite the name recognition and the wide film-school reverence for “Citizen Kane”, it sometimes seems as if Welles is still being neglected, even posthumously.

'Drifter' gunman kills two, himself in cinema rampage

Chicago - A "drifter" with anti-government views randomly killed two women in a Louisiana movie theater and then took his own life as police closed in, authorities said Friday.

Women take spotlight as Cannes film fest opens

Cannes - The Cannes film festival eschews its usual blockbuster kick-off on Wednesday, opening with a gritty French film that marks only the second time a female director has won the coveted first slot.

Istanbul film festival scraps competitions in censorship row

Istanbul - The annual Istanbul Film Festival on Monday announced that it had scrapped all its competitions this year due to a bitter row over a film about Kurdish rebels pulled from the event following intervention by Turkish authorities.

Op-Ed: A tale of two 'classic' movies about teenage angst

John Hughes' beloved 1980s teen drama “The Breakfast Club” turned thirty years old last weekend, while the iconic James Dean flick “Rebel without a Cause” will be sixty later this year. Which movie holds up better today? You may be surprised.

Lebanon mourns legendary 'songbird' Sabah

Birut - Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday aged 87, after a seven-decade career and a colourful love life that kept her in the headlines until the end.

Billy Elliot live is U.K. cinema hit

A live screening of "Billy Elliot the Musical Live" has topped the U.K. and Ireland box office. This is the first time an event screening has reached number one.

Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in star-studded Venice bash

Venice - Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin married in Venice on Saturday before partying the night away with their A-list friends in one of the most high-profile celebrity weddings in years.

Review: McKellar's Newfoundland comedy may charm, but never seduces Special

Feel-good comedies like “The Grand Seduction” remind me of “nice guys” who try to attract women with flowers and nonstop compliments. Sure, he's harmless, he may even be sincere, but where's the edge? What makes him different from the others?

Review: Memoir tells story behind 'The Room' with expected hilarity Special

If you've never been to a public screening of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult film “The Room”, you've been missing a wonderful, surreal experience. Few legitimate intentional comedies hurt your belly from laughter the way this terrible flick can.

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox sees profits fade

New York - Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox reported a drop in quarterly profits Thursday despite revenues rising strongly at the film and television conglomerate.In the second fiscal quarter to December 31, net profit fell by half to $1.

Op-Ed: 'Dr. Strangelove' – Still hilarious and potent after 50 years

Could present-day Hollywood produce a satire as bold and subversive as Stanley Kubrick's 1964 masterpiece, “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”? Not bloody likely. And there are several reasons for that.

Music helps elderly remember, documentary reveals at Sundance

Park City - It won't cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but music can nevertheless help sufferers "wake up" their memories, reveals a moving documentary presented at the Sundance Film Festival.

Brokeback Mountain, the opera, makes world premiere

Madrid - "Brokeback Mountain", the Oscar-winning epic about the relationship between two cowboys in the American West, is coming to the stage as an opera, with a world premiere in Madrid this month.

Short Documentary: 'The Way of the Dodo' — Ümit Mesut and film

London - Ümit Mesut started working life as a rewind boy in a cinema. Now his wife thinks he's obsessed and should see a doctor, but Ümit simply loves what he does for a living. Videos and DVDs mean nothing to him, as he prefers the real thing.

'Gravity' leads BAFTAs with 11 nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) handed "Gravity" 11 nominations while "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" grabbed 10 each.
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Even the carpet in the cinema carries the air of something special.
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Entrance to the cinema musuem
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A selection of film books on display
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A selection of usherette and usher uniforms from cinemas of yesteryear #3
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Signage for the British Film Institute (1970s)
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Old cinema signage - the mystery of movies
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A selection of old movie cameras
The restored magnificence of The Odyssey cinema.
The restored magnificence of The Odyssey cinema.
LG’s LW6500 model with Cinema 3D TV offers flicker-free and a brightness booster to allow users to...
LG’s LW6500 model with Cinema 3D TV offers flicker-free and a brightness booster to allow users to switch on the 3D feature without much dimming of the picture.
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A seating area where patrons can relax before the start of the movie.
A seating area where patrons can relax before the start of the movie.
Foundation stone for the workhouse (1871) that became the cinema museum
Foundation stone for the workhouse (1871) that became the cinema museum
The special cinema at the Mondrian Hotel in London.
The special cinema at the Mondrian Hotel in London.
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People take to their seats as an organizer explains how the underground cinema experience will proceed.
A view from the seats. A hush. A movie is about to be screened at The Odyssey cinema.
A view from the seats. A hush. A movie is about to be screened at The Odyssey cinema.
The steps leading down to the screening area  designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
The steps leading down to the screening area, designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
Old device for printing cinema tickets circa 1930
Old device for printing cinema tickets circa 1930
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A cinema ratings board from the 1930s
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Heading into The Vaults for the Underground Film Club.
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Old laundry box for a launderette in the United Kingdom

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