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Roman Polanski To Be Among Locarno Film Festival’s Guests of Honor

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ROME – Roman Polanski will be among guests of honor at the upcoming Locarno Film Festival where he will hold a master class and introduce a screening of his “Venus in Fur,” with star Emmanuelle Seigner, who is his wife, also on hand. Polanski’s playful adaptation of the erotic classic will screen on the Swiss… Read more »

Murdoch’s BSkyB Ups Stake in Virtual Reality Company Jaunt

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Rupert Murdoch’s U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB has invested a further $400,000 in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley company specializing in 3D virtual reality entertainment. The move follows BSkyB’s $350,000 investment in Jaunt in December 2013. “These investments provide Sky with additional insight into developments within the field,” BSkyB said in a statement. The technology being… Read more »

Watch the First ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Trailer

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Lionsgate has unveiled the first official trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” which Comic-Con attendees got an early look at this weekend in San Diego. In the new “teaser trailer,” we see the first stirrings of District 13′s rebellion against The Capitol and President Snow, with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen set to… Read more »

Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online

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Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters. The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues… Read more »

Watch: ‘Vikings’ Season 3 Trailer Shows More Violence

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If the first trailer for season three of History’s “Vikings,” released at Comic-Con, is any indication, fans can look forward to plenty more blood and brutal battles to keep them intrigued. At the end of season two of the Norse drama, Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel, had taken Horik’s spot as King of the… Read more »

Quentin Tarantino Confirms He’s Still Doing ‘The Hateful Eight’

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Quentin Tarantino fans, rejoice: The director announced at Comic-Con that post-Civil War film “The Hateful Eight” is still happening. “The Hateful Eight” has had a colorful life so far. Back in January, pages from the screenplay had leaked, and Gawker posted a story pointing to them. Tarantino filed a lawsuit against the media outlet (which… Read more »

Comic-Con: ‘Showrunners’ Panel Dishes on Disastrous Hollywood Experiences

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On the heels of “Showrunners’” distribution announcement with Submarine Deluxe (theatrical) and Gravitas Ventures (VOD), the documentary that looks at behind-the-scenes of TV shows screened for the Comic-Con crowd at the Horton Grand Theater on Saturday. “You’re the first audience ever to see ‘Showrunners,’” said director Des Doyle, “which is equally amazing and terrifying.” The film – which includes interviews (and in-depth supplements included… Read more »

‘Godzilla’ Dominates Box Office in Japan With $6.9 Mil. Debut

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“Godzilla” roared in Japan this weekend, with the monster picture topping box office charts. The film debuted to an estimated $6.9 million across 773 screens. The  opening is on a par with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which grossed $54.2 million in Japan, and more than double that of “Pacific Rim,” which went on to… Read more »