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'Get a grip': Jennifer Lawrence offended over plunging dress furor

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday blasted a controversy over a photo of her wearing a plunging black dress outside on a cold London day as sexist, ridiculous and "not feminism."

Marcos-era musical resonates with modern Philippines, director says

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:10am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Filipino director Lav Diaz's musical about martial law under President Ferdinand Marcos is set firmly in the 1970s, but the movie is as much about today, he told Reuters at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday.

Italian investor looks to rev up Shanghai Tang sales

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:00am
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Bastagli set his sights on Shanghai Tang two decades ago and having finally bought the brand in 2017 from Richemont he aims to increase the group's sales by 15-20 percent next year.

Judge says IMDb can show Hollywood actors' ages under First Amendment

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors' ages at their request.

Brazil's 'What a shot' music video stirs debate amid violent crime wave

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:35pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A viral music video called "What a shot" is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression, as surging crime in Rio de Janeiro has led the government to put troops in charge of security in the tourist city.

Disabled by alcohol - Van Sant brings cartoonist biopic to Berlin

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:25am
BERLIN (Reuters) - It was a role Robin Williams wanted to play in honor of his friend "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve - the true story of a quadriplegic who despite his disability makes his name as a talented cartoonist.

Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday.

Film at Berlin festival shows 2011 massacre on Norwegian island

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:59am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

Trump blasts Oprah over 60 Minutes episode

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 1:42am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 6:43pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take center stage.

Wilde's struggle has echoes in some countries today, says "Happy Prince" director Everett

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:36pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals' tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today.

Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:15am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:10am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and integration.

Film at Berlin fest examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:12am
BERLIN (Reuters) - A movie at the Berlin film festival that looks at how Islamic State fighters recruit young European women online highlights the dangers of using the internet, the actress in the starring role told Reuters.

Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:11pm
(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

French star Isabelle Huppert glad women are speaking up about harassment

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:22pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - French actress Isabelle Huppert said on Saturday she was pleased that women were speaking up about their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment after staying silent for so long.

South Korean filmmaker hopeful Olympics will improve ties with North

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:40am
BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula.

Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:41am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.

Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:41pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government.