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Film director Emir Kusturica visits Moscow-annexed Crimea

Moscow - Acclaimed Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica on Sunday arrived in the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine to give a concert with his No Smoking Orchestra group.

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

San Diego - Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the "Justice League" and announced a sequel to summer smash hit "Wonder Woman.

Turkey formally arrests producer of Erdogan film

Ankara - A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of a film producer after he made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held at gunpoint in a bloody coup d'etat, reports said Wednesday.

Valerian and Laureline, the 'thinking kid's' superheroes

Paris - It may as yet be obscure in the English-speaking world, but the comic book series on which the new mega-budget film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is based has long been the thinking kid's favourite elsewhere.

Luc Besson banking on passion project 'Valerian'

Los Angeles - With its $180 million budget, two relatively new stars and obscure source material, Luc Besson is betting the house on the success of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

The real-life Jedi Council policing Planet 'Star Wars'

Los Angeles - Deep within Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters, a group of elders act as a real-life Jedi Council -- keepers of sacred knowledge who police everything that happens in the "Star Wars" universe.

Turkey detains director of film 'on anti-Erdogan coup'

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday detained a prominent film director who has made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan under gunpoint in a bloody coup d'etat, state media reported on Thursday.

Eastwood casts real life heroes in train terror film

Los Angeles - Clint Eastwood has cast three young Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a high-speed train to play themselves in "The 15:17 to Paris," according to US media.

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Los Angeles - Over nearly a century Disney has exported US culture across the globe, but the company was astonished to find one slice of Americana wildly popular in China -- the turkey leg.The entertainment giant opened its $5.

Indian censors want 'cow', 'Hindu' beeped in film

New Delhi - Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out, the director said Wednesday, in the latest dispute involving the sensitive film boar...

Actor Lanny Joon discusses new action film 'Baby Driver' Special

Korean-American actor Lanny Joon chatted with Digital Journal about his role as J.D. in the action film "Baby Driver." which was directed by Edgar Wright.

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Reykjav - Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.

Bollywood star Khan's latest Eid release hits screens

Mumbai - Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan's latest movie opened in Indian cinemas Friday but film analysts are sceptical it will have the same box office success as his previous Eid blockbusters.

Han Solo 'Star Wars' spinoff movie loses its directors

Los Angeles - A spinoff movie of the "Star Wars" franchise about the early life of smuggler and crack pilot Han Solo has lost its two directors, the production company behind the project said on Tuesday.

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.

'The Right to Live' film raises awareness for domestic violence

The indie film, "The Right to Live," by filmmakers Michele Frantzeskos and Nancy Vazquez raises awareness on domestic violence.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes Film Festival

Cannes - The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a movie about a hammer-wielding hitman, a rousing story of AIDS activists and a parable of Putin's Russia among the favourites to lift its top prize, the Palme d'Or.

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

Cannes - They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.

'Afghan Spielberg' Shaheen goes down a storm at Cannes

Cannes - In the hierarchy of world cinema, Hollywood is at the top. Then comes Bollywood and Nigeria's Nollywood. And then "way, way below comes us," says Salim Shaheen, a chubby Afghan actor who is his country's one-man film industry. "We are Nothingwood.

Kidman takes aim at sexism as Coppola film wows Cannes

Cannes - Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell said Wednesday they wanted to throw their star power behind more movies made by women, after the Cannes premiere of their battle-of-the-sexes thriller.

Kids are the break-out stars of Cannes film festival

Cannes - Young actors are making waves at this year's Cannes film festival -- often in films that are hardly suitable children's viewing.

Salma Hayek says Hollywood treats actresses like monkeys

Cannes - Salma Hayek laid into Hollywood sexism on Tuesday, saying the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and wants rid of them once they realise they are smart.

Roger Moore's best quotes as 007

Paris - British actor Roger Moore played James Bond in a record seven films, more than any other man to date.He made the role truly his own by using an ironically raised eyebrow, well-timed to go with deadpan quips he delivered with a slight smirk.

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

London - British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond over two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising superspy and his charity work.

Roger Moore: from Saint to 007

London - British actor Roger Moore was never one to boast about his acting ability but then the facts spoke for themselves -- he played James Bond in more films than any other man.

AIDS drama, Sandler comedy among breakout hits at Cannes

Cannes - A wrenching French AIDS drama, a cinematic indictment of Putin's Russia and a bittersweet Adam Sandler comedy are among the 70th Cannes film festival contenders that have captured critics' hearts.

Why Korea's 'film noir' movies are wowing Cannes

Seoul - Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea's years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country's staggering rise as a cinematic powerhouse.
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