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A sinister Pennywise returns with a big dose of nostalgia in "It"

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has been 27 years since a deranged killer clown terrorized a town on the small screen in "It" and ushered in a generation's fear of clowns. Now, Stephen King's Pennywise the child-eating clown is back, with bloodier teeth and a fresh set of victims.

Don't look for truth in the courtroom, Japanese thriller suggests

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:13pm
VENICE (Reuters) - The courtroom is not where you find the truth, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda shows in his legal drama "The Third Murder", which premiered at the Venice film festival on Tuesday.

From Calvin Klein to Tom Ford, New York Fashion Week ready for kickoff

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Fashion Week, the first in a series of global style weeks during September, is gearing up with designers ready to present their visions for Spring 2018.

Amazon launches African-American movie subscription service

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:27pm
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday launched Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring what it calls the biggest collection of the "baddest" African-American movies for its prime members.

Playing cult comedian Kaufman was identity journey for Jim Carrey

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:51pm
VENICE (Reuters) - Playing Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon" was a chance for Jim Carrey to reflect on his own identity and the impact the late cult comedian had on him, the actor said on Tuesday.

UK's Prince Harry and I are in love, says U.S. actress Meghan Markle

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:15pm
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, has said they are in love and happy together, in her first frank comments about their relationship since they became a couple last year.

Beyonce, Clooney, Streisand to headline Harvey telethon September 12

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:53am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Beyonce and actor George Clooney will headline a telethon to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has displaced more than 1 million people in Texas, organizers said on Tuesday.

Apocalyptic horror 'mother!' was conceived in five days, director says

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:02am
VENICE (Reuters) - Darren Aronofsky's horror film "mother!" about humanity's unstoppable destruction of the earth was conceived in just five days, the U.S director said ahead of the film's world premiere on Tuesday.

Putin: no censorship or pressure behind arrest of prominent director

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:25am
XIAMEN, China (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that neither censorship nor pressure was behind the arrest of prominent Russian film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has a history of criticizing authority.

'Thriller' was made because Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:39pm
VENICE (Reuters) - Music video "Thriller" was not the product of a brilliant idea but was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster, director John Landis said at the Venice film festival on Monday.

Film on rivalry of tennis greats Borg and McEnroe premiers in Stockholm

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 1:43pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The film "Borg McEnroe", which traces the fierce rivalry between tennis greats Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe on and off the court, premiered in Swedish capital Stockholm on Monday.

U.S. Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' leads slowest Labor Day weekend in about two years

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A disastrous domestic summer box office is ending on a low note.

Frances McDormand used John Wayne as model in small-town revenge drama

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:42pm
VENICE (Reuters) - John Wayne was the inspiration for Frances McDormand's portrayal of an angel of vengeance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", the American said ahead of the movie's premiere at the Venice film festival on Monday.

Making movies gets more frightening with age, Judi Dench says

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 10:12am
VENICE (Reuters) - Making movies gets more terrifying the older you get, British actress Judi Dench said on Monday, a day after her latest royal comedy drama "Victoria & Abdul" premiered at the Venice film festival.

Rap star Lil Wayne suffers seizures, is hospitalized: reports

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:45pm
(Reuters) - Grammy-winning rap star Lil Wayne was taken to hospital on Sunday after suffering a seizure and being found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room, TMZ said on its web site.

Walter Becker, Steely Dan's jazz-loving co-founder, dead at 67

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:28am
(Reuters) - Walter Becker, co-founder of the influential jazz-rock band Steely Dan, died on Sunday at age 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death.

Walter Becker, guitarist who co-founded Steely Dan, dead at age 67

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:03am
(Reuters) - Walter Becker, guitarist co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, died on Sunday at age 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death.

'La La Land''s Chazelle partners with Netflix for Paris TV musical

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:42pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of hit movie "La La Land," has another musical in the works, this time a multilingual television series set in Paris.

George Clooney tackles 'original sin' of slavery and racism in dark comedy

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:27pm
VENICE (Reuters) - Breaking the brittle veneer of the picture-perfect suburbs of 1950s America, George Clooney's new satire tackles racial prejudice which the actor and director said on Saturday continues to erupt in today's angry society.

Singer Tom Jones postpones U.S. tour on medical advice

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop star Tom Jones is postponing the start of his U.S. tour, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, due to advice from doctors, the star posted on Twitter.