Just as the furry animal known as Punxsutawney Phil "saw" his shadow in small-town America last week, across the Pond in Italy a "Groundhog Day" remake was unspooling, marking the first time Italians…
How much sway does Italo prime minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi hold at pubcaster RAI ? According to RAI's exasperated prexy Lucia Annunziata, Berlusconi personally "picks up the phone to…
Besides altering his face, Silvio Berlusconi's recent cosmetic surgery may have also caused pubcaster RAI to reconfigure its schedule.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Italian politics have dealt the Venice Intl. Film Festival a new blow, with the Senate voting against the appointment of former banker Davide Croff to head the Venice Biennale, the fest's parent…
TV journalists at Italy's two main newscasts, pubcaster RAI's "TG-1" and Silvio Berlusconi-owned Mediaset's "TG-5," are up in arms over what they claim is excessive coverage given to the prime…
Italian film critic and former Venice Film Festival chief Felice Laudadio has been appointed director of Rome's nascent Casa del Cinema, a state-of-the-art facility for industry screenings…
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia pay-TV platform aired a play lampooning Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi Friday night. But in an anomalous form of censorship, the televised play, titled "The Two…
The most vocal critic of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" has finally managed to screen the pic and emerged to say it confirms his fears that it could stir up anti-Semitism.
A film law designed to do away with decades of subsidies to local movies that bombed at the box office has received the final government greenlight.
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