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French terror film stalled twice by Paris attacks gets U.S. bow

Los Angeles - Islamic terror thriller "Made In France" was days from its premiere in Paris when Said and Cherif Kouachi walked into the offices of Charlie Hebdo and began unloading their Kalashnikovs.

Interview: Largerthanlife talks documentary, dream female duets Special

Wantagh - Largerthanlife sat down and chatted with Digital Journal on April 18, prior to their concert at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh.

Review: Steve Aoki charms on new 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead' documentary Special

New York - Steve Aoki's new documentary "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" made its world premiere last night on April 15 at Beacon Theatre in New York City.

France's richest man hits back at feelgood cinema hit

Paris - France's richest man, LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, broke his silence Thursday on a hit documentary in which the little guys take him on -- and end up laughing all the way to the bank.

'Star Wars' wins big at MTV awards

Los Angeles - Space Opera "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking best film and breakthrough performance for its star Daisy Ridley.

War photographer and mother, the woman at centre of new Spielberg film

Paris - Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it wasn't exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world's best known war photographers.

Bernie Sanders courts New York with Spike Lee-directed ad

Washington - Spike Lee has directed a new campaign spot for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, with rights activists giving the Vermont senator their endorsement.

Hollywood woos 'Generation Xbox' with 'Hardcore Henry'

Los Angeles - First-person live-action shooter "Hardcore Henry" hits theaters this weekend in a blaze of buzz hailing the movie as a new cinematic genre for "Generation Xbox" -- but sharply dividing critics.

Hogwarts goes to Hollywood as theme parks mushroom

Los Angeles - Fifteen years after Harry Potter's first big screen adventure, Universal is enchanting a new generation of Muggles with its most spectacular conjuring trick yet -- a theme park in the heart of Hollywood.

Favreau gives 'Jungle Book' a girl-power makeover

Los Angeles - One of the best-loved animated films of all-time, "The Jungle Book" boasted iconic songs and a cast that ensured it would be revered as a milestone in Hollywood history.

Thousands flock to screening of provocative Hong Kong film

Hong Kong - Thousands of moviegoers on Friday flocked to mass screenings of Hong Kong film "Ten Years", a provocative futuristic portrayal of the city that has riled China.

Hong Kong movie riles China and taps city's deepest fears

Hong Kong - In Hong Kong, a woman sets herself on fire in protest, a taxi driver despairs at the eradication of the local language and young children in military uniform prowl the streets, echoing the horrors of China's Cultural Revolution.

DiCaprio criticises climate change deniers running for president

Toukyo - Fresh from his Oscar-winning role in "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio suggested Wednesday that his upcoming documentary on climate change could help raise awareness about a phenomenon that some US presidential candidates reject.

Nick Carter's 'Dead 7' film to premiere on April 1 on Syfy

Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys wrote the highly anticipated zombie film "Dead 7" and it will make its premiere on Syfy on April 1.

Mexican drug baron Chapo sought ghostwriters

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was so obsessed with telling his life story that he pursued an actress, journalists and a former Colombian trafficker who became a writer.

Mark Rylance: From Shakespeare's Globe to Oscar glory

London - Long regarded as Britain's best stage actor, Mark Rylance is now Hollywood royalty as well after winning the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for "Bridge of Spies".

Oscar at last for Morricone, Italian maestro of the silver screen

Rome - Nobody could accuse Ennio Morricone of not having earned the best original score Oscar he collected on Sunday for his work on Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight".

DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film

Los Angeles - Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic "The Revenant" but journalism drama "Spotlight" took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood's glittering awards season.

'Spotlight' takes home best picture Oscar

Los Angeles - "Spotlight," a searing portrait of The Boston Globe's investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture at the 88th Academy Awards.

DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for 'The Revenant'

Los Angeles - Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged Oscars gold for his grueling star turn in "The Revenant," 22 years after his first Academy Award nomination.

'Son of Saul': Film on Holocaust hell earns Oscar

Budapest - "Son of Saul" -- whose Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday adds to a string of accolades for the Hungarian movie -- pulls the viewer right into the hell of the Holocaust.

Brie Larson wins best actress Oscar for 'Room'

Los Angeles - Brie Larson won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her searing performance as a kidnapped mother in 'Room', catapulting her to the top of Hollywood's A-list.

Inarritu wins best director Oscar for 'The Revenant'

Los Angeles - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu entered Hollywood lore Sunday, giving Mexico a best director triumph at the Oscars for a third straight year with the epic vengeance and survival story "The Revenant.

Rock cracks race jokes, 'Mad Max' takes six early Oscars

Los Angeles - "Mad Max: Fury Road" swept the technical prizes Sunday at the Oscars, the pinnacle of Hollywood's glittering awards season, as host Chris Rock delivered a searing salvo against the lack of diversity among nominees.

'The Revenant' leads charge at 'whitewashed' Oscars

Los Angeles - Hollywood hit the Oscars red carpet Sunday for its annual show of glitz and pageantry honoring cinema's finest -- with a broiling row over diversity an awkward guest at the party.

Pakistan's Oscar hope eyes bigger prize — law reform

New York - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history by winning Pakistan's first Oscar four years ago. Now she's back in Hollywood, hoping to scoop a second Academy Award for her harrowing film about a teenage girl shot in the face by her own family.

Stage set for Oscars night tainted by race row

Los Angeles - The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at Sunday's Oscars, with bleak survival epic "The Revenant" tipped to clean up on a night overshadowed by a simmering race row.

The eight contenders for the best picture Oscar

Los Angeles - From a blood-soaked tale of revenge, to a dystopian action thriller, to a dramedy about the subprime mortgage crisis, this year's contenders for the best picture Oscar on Sunday offer a wide range of stories and moods.

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in the main categories for the 88th Academy Awards, to be handed out on Sunday in Hollywood:Best picture: "The Big Short""Bridge of Spies""Brooklyn""Mad Max: Fury Road""The Martian""The Revenant""Room""Spotlight"Best director: Ada...

Israel seeks to lure Oscar nominees with risky gift

Jerusalem - When the top nominees at this year's Oscars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon, open their goodie bags, inside will be a potentially controversial gift.
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