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Review: The Final 'Batman V. Superman' Trailer

With the final trailer for ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ dropping before it opens in March, will it live up to the hype or be another let down?

Ambitious refugee documentary cheered at Berlin film fest

Berlin - A searing Italian documentary on Europe's refugee influx drew cheers Saturday at the Berlin film festival, which has rolled out the red carpet for pictures offering unique takes on the crisis.

Actress 'will not go' to Mexico to be quizzed on 'El Chapo'

- Actress Kate del Castillo is ready to answer questions about her links to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, but only if quizzed on US soil, her attorney said.

Mexico actress seeks to block any arrest in Chapo case

- Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo is seeking an injunction to block any attempts to arrest her over an investigation into her links to drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

'Spotlight' and diversity winners at SAG Awards

Los Angeles - "Spotlight," a drama about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, landed the top prize at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards that also saw black actors score major wins.

Documentary on radical Islam raises hackles in France

Paris - A documentary on radical Islam has struck a nerve in France two-and-a-half months after a devastating jihadist attack in Paris and sparked a debate about freedom of expression.

Ovation, tears for James Foley film at Sundance festival

Park City - A documentary about James Foley, the US journalist slain by the Islamic State group, premiered to a standing ovation on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, leaving few dry eyes in the audience.

Church child abuse scandals 'tip of iceberg' say real-life stars of Oscar-tipped film

Paris - The child abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church are only the tip of the iceberg, the journalists who exposed one of the hierarchy's biggest cover-ups said Wednesday.

Mexico probes if actress's company got money from Chapo

- Mexican authorities have found "signs" that drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman invested in the tequila business of actress Kate Del Castillo, the attorney general said in an interview published Tuesday.

Academy head 'heartbroken' over lack of diversity at Oscars

Los Angeles - Following an outcry over the all-white roster of actors nominated for this year's Oscars, the president of the film academy said she was heartbroken by the lack of diversity and working to implement change.

Mexico asks actress to testify on Chapo links

- Mexican prosecutors have formally asked actress Kate del Castillo to testify on her links with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities said Monday.

Mexico's Inarritu defends Sean Penn's meeting with 'El Chapo'

Madrid - Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has defended Hollywood actor Sean Penn's meeting with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, saying in an interview published Sunday that the US star "had every right" to look for the kingpin.

Review: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ — Trailer

J.J. Abrams is producing a possible sequel to the found footage blockbuster ‘Cloverfield’ and as always, it’s very hush- hush.

Outrage as black actors absent from Oscars lineup

Los Angeles - The glaring absence of black actors or directors among this year's Oscar nominees has triggered an outpouring of criticism, setting social media abuzz as the list was unveiled.

'Harry Potter' star Alan Rickman dies aged 69

London - Veteran British actor Alan Rickman, a master of the menacing screen villain, has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer, his family said Thursday.

Guzman, actress talked of 'dream' meeting in texts

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman fawned over the "beautiful" actress Kate del Castillo, while she confessed her "dream" of meeting him in leaked text messages filled with warm exchanges.

Guzman infatuation with actress led to recapture: Mexico

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was infatuated with actress Kate del Castillo and his desire to see her again contributed to his downfall after six months on the run, officials said.

'The Revenant,' 'The Martian' win big at Golden Globes

Los Angeles - Epic survival thriller "The Revenant" and space blockbuster "The Martian" won big at the Golden Globes, boosting their chances for Oscars glory next month.

Mexican actress stars as go-between in Chapo-Penn chat

- Known as a drug cartel "queen" in a telenovela, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is now starring in a real-life drama as the go-between for Sean Penn and crime kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Awards season kicks into high gear with Golden Globes

Los Angeles - Hollywood's awards season kicks into high gear on Sunday at the Golden Globes, with a movie about reporters investigating abuse in the Catholic Church and Leonardo DiCaprio touted as likely winners.

Eyeing global domination, 'Star Wars' opens big in China

Los Angeles - It has conquered North America, thrilled Europe and on Saturday "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened in China, chasing more records with an estimated $33 million in ticket sales, Disney said in early projections.

Sydney premiere of ‘Looking for Grace’ Special

Sydney - Celebrities and VIPs arrived for the Sydney premiere of ‘Looking for Grace’ on the opening night of St. George open-air cinema at Mrs Macquaries Point.

Pig character in film poster gets the chop in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Cinema posters and a billboard advertisement for a Hong Kong blockbuster film have been modified in Muslim-majority Malaysia to erase a half-man, half-pig character.

'Blood Diamond' star returns to Benin to film 'true' voodoo

- As the drumming rumbles on, Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou walks shirtless with a voodoo procession making its way through the dusty streets of Heve in his native Benin.

Review: Ryan Reynolds dives into ‘Deadpool’— Red Band Trailer

Marvel Studios and Ryan Reynolds team up again to bring back ‘Deadpool' the way he was meant to be. This ain’t your kid’s comic book movie.

'Star Wars' overtakes 'Jurassic World' for biggest global debut

Los Angeles - The new "Star Wars" movie has set a global opening weekend record, smashing past the previous record holder "Jurassic World" to rake in $529 million, Disney said on Monday.

Haiti on the outside looking in at 'Star Wars' delirium

Port-au-prince - Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the world swoons over the latest "Star Wars" movie.

Berlin church celebrates 'Star Wars' service

Berlin - A Berlin church celebrated a service with a "Star Wars" theme Sunday, with lightsaber-wielding pastors preaching parallels between Christianity and the blockbuster movie series to costumed parishioners.

New 'Star Wars' sets $57 mln opening night record

Los Angeles - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has set a new opening night record in the United States and Canada, raking in $57 million dollars, industry experts said Friday.

'Star Wars' rediscovers its Force say fans as film opens

Paris - It may be one of the most hyped films of all time, but "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened Wednesday to ecstatic reviews from both fans and critics.
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