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Craig confirms he's back as 007... one last time

New York - Daniel Craig, the British actor who famously complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, has finally confirmed he's returning as 007 after all... one last time.

Op-Ed: 'Casablanca' even with its classic magic, endures thanks to tech Special

Publishing a book about an old film may seem to some a moot point. But to author Noah Isenberg in his bestseller "We Will Always Have Casablanca," it says that film as an art form is transcendent.

Shaken, not replaced: Craig reportedly back as 007 in 2019

New York - Daniel Craig, the British actor who once complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, is returning after all as 007, US media reported Tuesday.

Bollywood superstars dazzle at India film awards

East Rutherford - India's biggest Bollywood stars led a triumphant celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy awards Saturday, cheered by thousands of ecstatic fans just outside New York.

Indian film kicks off New York awards extravaganza

New York - The International Indian Film Academy fired the opening salvo in a weekend of glitz, glamor and music for its annual awards, sending fans wild with excitement by hosting Bollywood stars in Times Square.

Indian cinemas shut in tax protest

New Delhi - More than 1,000 cinemas in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have closed in protest at a hike in taxes after the government introduced a nationwide levy.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

New sound diffuser improves the cinematic experience

An 'ultra-thin' sound diffuser has been developed, boasting improved sound quality and being physically 10 times thinner than commercially available devices. The new diffuser is intended for cinemas and recording studios.

Review: Ridley Scott returns to form with Alien Covenant Special

For those slightly disappointed with Prometheus, Ridley Scott has returned to form with his second Alien prequel - Alien Covenant. The movie veers sometimes towards an 'Alien greatest hits', but it's none the worse for it.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

French court dismisses complaint against saucy US food cartoon

Paris - A French court on Wednesday rejected claims that the subversive US cartoon "Sausage Party" aimed to corrupt children with scenes of frolicking fruit and vegetables and sex-crazed cereal packets.

Review: Arrival delivers a sci-fi treat to the cinema Special

Arrival, a new movie featuring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, delivers thought-provoking science fiction to the big screen and leaves the audience to question the nature of time and reality.

Myanmar's storied film industry gears up for a sequel

Yangon - With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar's art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.

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..."
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Deep within The Vaults and getting ready to enjoy the underground cinema experience.
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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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Movie theater poster for Star Trek Beyond (Odeon cinema, Hatfield).
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Old cinema signage - the mystery of movies
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Art Deco features restored, a scene of the stage and screen area.
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The special cinema at the Mondrian Hotel in London.
The special cinema at the Mondrian Hotel in London.
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Old cinema sign from the 1940s
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The steps leading down to the screening area, designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
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Heading into The Vaults for the Underground Film Club.
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Laundry box for the clothes of ushers and usherettes
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A selection of film books on display
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The restored magnificence of The Odyssey cinema.
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People take to their seats as an organizer explains how the underground cinema experience will proceed.
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Researchers are discovering that actions portrayed in movies likely influence "real life" behaviors, especially for children and adolescents.
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A selection of usherette and usher uniforms from cinemas of yesteryear #3
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A cinema ratings board from the 1930s
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A selection of old movie cameras