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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.

Hidden dragon: Cannes eyes elusive Chinese movie market

Cannes - Like an advancing army in a historical epic, the world's film studios are massing on the frontier of China's movie market, desperate to conquer the other side of the Great Wall.

Trump can't stop progress on climate, says Al Gore

Cannes - Not even Donald Trump can stop the campaign to roll back climate change, Al Gore said Monday as the former US vice president's sequel to Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" screened at the Cannes film festival.

Cannes queen Kidman steers career 'like I'm 21'

Cannes - Nicole Kidman said Monday that she still tackles roles like a 21-year-old after the premiere of her shocking new horror movie at the Cannes film festival.

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Cannes - Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast. Yet "The Terminator" star insists that should not stop him being an environmental evangelist.

Clint Eastwood, 86, hints at return to acting

Cannes - Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood said Sunday that he isn't ruling out a return to acting -- at the age of 86.

'Stone Age' Trump going back to horse and cart says Schwarzenegger

Cannes - Arnold Schwarzenegger laid into US President Donald Trump Sunday, saying his plans to revive coal would bring the world back to the horse and cart."He's back in the Stone Age," the Hollywood star told AFP.

'Star Wars' at 40: The Force is still strong

Los Angeles - The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made "whooshing" lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled "May the Fourth be with you" at strangers.

Cult series 'Twin Peaks' makes long-awaited return

New York - "Twin Peaks," the quirky TV show turned cult classic that gave way to a new age of television, makes its hotly anticipated return Sunday, nearly three decades after its debut.

Netflix row stirs tough questions for cinema's future

Cannes - The bitter row over whether Netflix films should be shown at the Cannes film festival is billed as generational clash that calls into question the future of cinema.

Five dresses making tongues wag at Cannes

Cannes - From a "Jerusalem skyline" gown that sparked a social media furore to a thigh-split leaving almost nothing to the imagination, these are the red carpet dresses turning heads at Cannes.

Moore, Haynes reunite to leave Cannes 'Wonderstruck'

Cannes - Tender childhood mystery "Wonderstruck" drew tears and sparked Oscar buzz at its Cannes premiere Thursday, with Julianne Moore playing both a silent movie siren and a deaf 1970s-era New Yorker.

Trump documentary stirs up start of Cannes film festival

Cannes - The Hollywood elite jetted into France on Wednesday for the Cannes film festival, with a Michael Moore documentary "take down" of Donald Trump among announcements stirring up a buzz as the 12-day movie marathon kicked off.

Almodovar: From the back row to the top at Cannes

Cannes - The Cannes film festival -- the world's greatest movie showcase -- celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.AFP asked actors and directors who made their names at the festival to recount their highs and lows at the star-studded event.

Disney blackmailed over apparent movie hack: reports

Los Angeles - Disney chief Bob Iger said on Monday hackers claiming to have access to one of the company's unreleased movies were demanding a "huge" ransom, according to US media reports.

'Lula' picked for Official Selection at East End Film Festival

The feature film "Lula" is going to screen again in London at the East End Film Festival. It was picked for official selection.

Daring Kidman is the queen of Cannes

Paris - Nicole Kidman is the undisputed queen of the Cannes film festival which opens Wednesday in the French Riviera resort, starring in three of its most eagerly awaited films.

Films in the running for this week's Palme d'Or

Cannes - From the tale of a mysterious beast to a migrant who finds he can levitate after being shot on a border fence, these are the 19 movies competing in the main competition at this week's Cannes film festival which gets underway on May 17:- Wonderstruck -...

Netflix rails at French 'establishment' after Cannes ban

Paris - Netflix boss Reed Hastings has hit out at the French cinema "establishment", which he claims wants to block the streaming giant's movies from the Cannes film festival.

'Stranger Things,' 'Beauty' win big at MTV awards

Los Angeles - Nostalgic horror sensation "Stranger Things" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" shared the spoils at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, expanded and renamed this year to include television.
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