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Vanessa Kirby joins ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

British actress Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret in seasons one and two of "The Crown," has signed up for 2019's "Fast and Furious" spin-off "Hobbs and Shaw" with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Post-apocalypse now: the end of the world at the movies

Movie directors love nothing more than feeding our deepest fears concerning overpopulation, pestilence and nuclear armageddon -- and the cinema-going public laps it up.

Apple is said to be near animated movie deal in video...

Apple is in talks with Cartoon Saloon, an Ireland-based, Oscar-nominated animation studio, said the people, who asked not to be identified speaking about private negotiations.

TV makes film a ‘vintage genre’, says Travolta

John Travolta claimed that films were "not as sought after" as they once were because of the impact of television.

‘Rampage’ sneaks past ‘Quiet Place’ to a box-office lead

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated US$34.5 million to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place".

Russell Crowe nets millions from ‘divorce auction’

The Sotheby's sale of more than 200 items in Sydney, titled "Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce", was held late Saturday on his 54th birthday and brought in Aus$3.7 million.

Nolan bats for celluloid filmmaking on India trip

Hollywood director Christopher Nolan on Saturday made an impassioned plea to the Indian film industry to revive celluloid as a medium for movies.

Movie theaters cash in as Hollywood turns to God

Marilyn Monroe famously invoked a Hollywood "where they'll pay you $1,000 for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul" -- but these days it's as likely to be the other way around.

‘Pacific Rim’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’ in box office

Smash-'em up blockbuster "Pacific Rim: Uprising" sent shockwaves through the North American box office this weekend, claiming the top spot with takings of US$28 million, industry estimates showed Sunday.

‘Black Panther’ purrs as ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ still flops

"A Wrinkle in Time," has fallen two places to fourth in its second week, with a woeful US$16.3 million -- a 50% drop.

‘Black Panther’ tops ‘Wrinkle’ as Disney dominates at the box office

The Disney/Marvel superhero collaboration took in an estimated $41.1 million for the three-day weekend, website Exhibitor Relations reported. That bumped it up to a domestic total of $562 million in its four weeks out, making it the seventh biggest domestic release ever.

Oscars best picture suspense crowns tumultuous Hollywood year

Unlike previous years, the best picture contest this time is anyone's guess.

‘Get Out’ earns top honor at Independent Spirit Awards

Jordan Peele also won best director at the annual awards that recognizes the year's best independent achievements made on small budgets.

Auteur director David Lynch is the star of new, unofficial video...

Presenting itself as an educational adventure with America's favorite avant-garde director, "David Lynch Teaches Typing" takes players through the basics of learning how to use a computer keyboard.

Streisand says she cloned her dog — twice

The cloned versions are named Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett.

Oscars so scandalous: leading movies hit with backlash

Almost every movie nominated for an Oscar this year has been criticised in some way.

Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated “Wonder”

"If this would have looked fake or mask-y, the whole movie wouldn't have worked," said Tuiten, referring to the prosthetics used to depict Auggie's face.

‘Star Wars’ Mark Hamill to present award at Oscars

"Note to self: 1) Talk fast enough so the orchestra doesn't try to play me off. 2) No 'R2-Me Too' jokes. 3) After opening the envelope, don't say 'La La Land.'" he tweeted

Warlord’s fighters become film stars as Ugandan cinema booms

At least 700 Ugandan features and short films have played at festivals in the past 5 years, although there’s still a long way before Uganda challenges Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry.

Foreign artistes come to earn money, not spend

It is unacceptable for foreign artistes to come in droves to promote their shows and earn big money from unsuspecting Malaysian Indians, says writer.

From Sergeant Hassan to The Malay Regiment

Where are we as a society heading?

Watching a movie in Terengganu? You’re being watched

Moviegoers at Terengganu's only cinema need to mind their manners as they are being monitored by CCTV.

Jins Shamsuddin’s passing a great loss to Malaysia

Minister Salleh Said Keruak recalls how legendary actor, a protégé of P Ramlee, introduced Malaysians to action-thriller genre with Malay James Bond character.

Film duo may appeal ban on ‘Fundamentally Happy’

Adibah Noor in leading role as Malay woman who meets a Chinese man, a former neighbour, after 20 years.