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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ tops US weekend box office; ‘X-Men’...

'The Secret Life of Pets 2' dominated the US box office over the weekend, while 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' bombs amid poor reviews and audience disinterest.

From hippies to hackers: New film tracks saga of Russia’s internet

The documentary 'Holy War: The History of Runet' looks back at a bygone era as the Kremlin currently clamps down on internet freedom in present-day Russia.

‘Men in Black’ Hemsworth and Thompson suit up for fourth installment

The fourth instalment of the 'Men in Black' film series gears up for release.

‘Giant’ Denzel Washington celebrated by Hollywood

Actor Denzel Washington gets honoured by Hollywood for a pioneering career spanning five decades and two Oscars, opening the door for a generation of black movie stars.

New James Bond movie set rocked by blast

An explosion at Britain's Pinewood Studios on Tuesday rocks the set of the next James Bond film, causing damage to the stage and one minor injury.

Godzilla: From radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero

Reviewers are parsing "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" for insights into the world’s paralysis in the face of climate breakdown.

Woody Allen to shoot next movie in Spain, with Christoph Waltz

Woody Allen prepares to film his newest movie in Spain this summer, starring Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, despite controversy carried over by the #MeToo movement.

Ron Howard explores Pavarotti’s life for new documentary

US filmmaker Ron Howard explores the drama in the late Italian tenor's Luciano Pavarotti's life in a new documentary film.

Native American actor Wes Studi to get Oscar, a first, at...

Veteran character actor Wes Studi receives an Honorary Oscar, the first for an actor of Native American descent.

‘Godzilla’ stomps its way to a box-office lead

Warner Bros.' "Godzilla II: King of the Monsters" stomps to the top of the box-office in its opening weekend in North American theaters, taking in an estimated US$49 million.

‘Fake interview’ tussle between The Star and Keanu Reeves

Claim and counter-claim by Hollywood star's publicist and writer for the daily's lifestyle portal.

Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

A Russian film critic says several scenes were edited out of the movie totalling about 5 minutes.

Hollywood studios can’t quit Netflix – even if they want to

Hollywood studios can't turn their backs on Netflix yet... not entirely, at least.

Disney CEO: It will be ‘difficult’ to film in Georgia if...

Disney CEO Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" for the media company to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect because many people will not want to work in the US state.

Cannes: “Parasite”, Banderas win accolades

South Korea's "Parasite" and actor Antonio Banderas emerge as major winners of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival

Almodovar and dark comedy ‘Parasite’ in spotlight as Cannes closes

Few films out of the 21 selected for Cannes' main competition hit a bum note with critics, however Cannes juries have been known to stump experts.

Cannes prize for Brazilian movie sends message of hope, director says

Brazilian film “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao”, a tale of two sisters and their struggles in a male-dominated society in 1950s-era Brazil, won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.

Polanski’s wife hits out at Tarantino over Sharon Tate

French actress Emmanuelle Seigner accused "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" filmmaker Quentin Tarantino of 'using the tragic life of someone and then walking all over them'.

Weinstein accusers poised to see first compensation as trial looms

Harvey Weinstein reportedly has reached a tentative settlement with women who filed civil suits against the disgraced film mogul for sexual harassment, but the multi-million-dollar deal will not forestall his criminal trial.

Stallone shows philosophical side at sneak peek of ‘Rambo V’

Action star Sylvester Stallone gets personal at a masterclass session in Cannes leading up to a sneak preview of 'Rambo V: Last Blood', which is billed as the final entry in the franchise.

From ‘Your Song’ to your movie: ‘Rocketman’ builds on new music...

Anticipation for the Elton John-centered film "Rocketman" highlights the musical biopic genre's growing popularity among film audiences.

Tarantino rolls into Cannes with ‘dazzling’ ode to cinema

The movie tells a tale of a the world of cinema from its glamourous parties to the highs and lows of being on set.

Gibson’s ‘Wild Bunch’ remake courts Fassbender, Foxx and Dinklage

Hollywood stars Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Peter Dinklage are all in talks to lead the Mel Gibson-directed Western, a remake of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah film.

South Korea preparing to set up joint film organisation with ASEAN

South Korea is preparing to set up a joint organisation with ASEAN to promote the development of the region's film industry.