SAN SEBASTIAN — Building Chile’s growing pantheon of eye-catching young women directors, already one of the strongest of any national cinema in Latin America, Chile’s Jirafa Films (“The Blind Christ”) has closed a deal with Rosanna Seregni at Italy’s Alba Produzioni for Alba to co-produce the feature debut of Chile’s Francisca Alegria, a prize-winning Columbia… Read more »
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Kim Jee-woon’s foreign-language Oscars contender, “The Age of Shadows,” remained on top of the Korean box office for the third consecutive weekend. It suffered a steep decline of 78% following the holiday period. The Warner Bros. release earned $3.49 million from 459,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. After three weekends, the period espionage drama has… Read more »
Not since “Sweeney Todd” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Tim Burton, Hollywood’s most iconic auteur.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you’ve seen Season 2, Episode 13 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” titled “Date of Death.” It turns out a lot more people than just Travis saw the hotel lights when Madison powered the place up last week. By the time he arrives, there are already dozens of people… Read more »
Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Evan Spiegel. Maybe that third name hasn’t earned the right yet to be uttered in the same breath as the other two icons. But Snapchat’s CEO is making a case for himself one innovation at a time, and his latest one is a true doozy. Last week’s surprise launch of Spectacles,… Read more »
“Y’all should be real proud of yourselves, y’all know that?” said Rihanna to her crowd of fans, including humanitarians, world leaders, refugees, musicians, and celebrities, on Saturday night at Central Park as part of the fifth Global Citizen Festival. “Y’all are changing the world just by standing here right now. I’m not gon’ get too sentimental… Read more »
The week following the National Day holiday was a miserable one for cinema-going in China. The box office slumped to its second lowest weekend of the year as holdovers took the top places. Local fantasy, “A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three” narrowly held on to top spot. But its winning score for the Friday to Sunday… Read more »
Newton Minow, the FCC chairman under President John F. Kennedy who helped start the tradition of general election presidential debates, says that it should be up to the candidates, and not necessarily the moderator, to correct each other if something is said that is not factual. Minow, who is a member of the Commission on… Read more »
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt An attorney for Angelina Jolie’s, Robert Offer, confirmed the news to the Associated Press that she had filed for divorce “for the health of the family.” ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Not Expected to Do ‘Force Awakens’ Business, Disney CEO Says Disney chief Bob Iger said he just… Read more »
The iHeart Radio Music Festival brought performances like U2, Drake and more to Las Vegas.
Two of this season’s high-profile new dramas — NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Bull” — pulled in notable gains over three days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen’s just released live-plus-3 ratings for the Tuesday premieres. “This Is Us” saw its 18-49 number swell to 4.2, from 2.8 in live-same-day viewing. That’s the biggest… Read more »