LONDON — The live broadcast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s stage production of “The Winter’s Tale” topped the U.K. cinema box office on Thursday. William Shakespeare’s play, which was screened in 520 movie theaters across the U.K. in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, grossed £1.1 million ($1.66 million), beating “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part… Read more »
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Philippe Blatter, nephew of scandal-hit soccer boss Sepp Blatter, has been named as head of the new sports division at China’s Wanda group.
LONDON — Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s “The Assassin” has topped a poll published by Sight & Sound magazine in which 168 U.K. and international film critics nominated their top five films of the year. Todd Haynes’ “Carol” came second and George Miller’s “Mad Max Fury Road” was third. The results mark 2015 as a year of strong… Read more »
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” opened in Germany last week with a boffo box office performance and what better way to celebrate than to blow up a 30-foot high relief of tyrannical President Coriolanus Snow (sporting the unmistakeable likeness of Donald Sutherland) chiseled into the face of a sandstone quarry in Bavaria? The… Read more »
Ridley Scott’s upcoming “Alien: Covenant” will use Australia’s New South Wales for its principal photography, following the injection of state government support. The film had previously been confirmed to shoot in Australia, following a federal government grant, and several states had jockeyed to land the picture. The NSW government did not specify how much finance it… Read more »
Unlike last week’s Grand Bell prizes, Korea’s Blue Dragon Awards spread the love between “Ode,” “Assassination,” “Veteran” and “The Throne.”
“Star Wars” has a Thanksgiving treat for impatient fans — a new, minute-long spot for “The Force Awakens,” which features a better look at Adam Driver’s villainous Kylo Ren, who — while initially believed to be a Sith thanks to his red crossguard lightsaber — has been revealed to be a member of the mysterious… Read more »
Sonia Sui Tang and Singapore actress Yeo Yann Yann, were among the guests at the gala opening of the Singapore International Film Festival
Revived SGIFF asserts a dual role: showcasing international films, and providing a global platform for the best of Singaporean cinema.
The SMF pitches itself as an opportunity for “cross-collaboration, industry investment and celebrating creativity and talent.”
Norman Reedus is perhaps best known for his fan-favorite performance as lone wolf turned group protector Daryl Dixon on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” but the multi-hyphenate has proven to be just as adept with a camera as a crossbow, as evidenced by his new photography show at Voila Gallery in Los Angeles. The collection, which… Read more »