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Tom Hardy says on-screen ‘Venom’ stays true to Marvel comics

Hardy, who previously starred in "Dunkirk" and "Mad Max: Fury Road," plays the sharp-toothed title character and his human alter-ego

Robert Redford bids farewell to acting with throwback crime caper

Director David Lowery said, "The Old Man & the Gun" was "a spiritual successor" to the movies that made Redford a star and that he shot the movie in the style of 1970s crime films.

With ‘The Nun,’ Warner Bros.’ box office streak continues

"The Nun" scared "Crazy Rich Asians" into second place for the first time in its four-week run.

Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

A film that follows two friends through four nightmarish years of the Syrian civil war has lifted some of the top prizes at the Venice film festival, which ends Saturday.

Julia Roberts’ first TV series gets Toronto festival premiere

Roberts, 50, is the latest major Hollywood star to transition to television, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and John Travolta.

Chinese movie master Zhang Yimou still studying his craft

The Oscar-nominated director picked up a Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival where he also premiered his latest, "Ying" ("Shadow").

Fresh surge in rankings for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

The action spy movie is closely followed by Crazy Rich Asians and summer blockbuster The Meg which, in the wake of a week of musical chairs, are now in second and third place, respectively.

Cinema-going is over, says director Cronenberg

Streaming movies online is said to be shattering the big screen into many little screens, causing much stress amongst movie-nostalgia hardliners.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ heads for huge Labour Day weekend

"Crazy Rich Asians" is the fourth film this year to top the domestic box office three weekends in a row.

Coen brothers return to True Grit country with six tales of...

The movie, by the team that pulled off an acclaimed remake of the John Wayne Western "True Grit" in 2010, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week.

Dakota Johnson needed therapy after horror film ‘Suspiria’

The star of the sadomasochism-tinged "Fifty Shades of Grey" films confessed that she needed to see a shrink after filming "Suspiria."

Thunderstorm halts Lady’s Gaga’s movie debut

An hour into the screening of "A Star Is Born" late Friday a violent electrical storm rolling across the Venetian lagoon left the cinema in the dark for 20 minutes.

Neil Armstrong’s sons defend ‘First Man’ against anti-American jibes

"First Man" director Damien Chazelle denies he was trying to make a political statement by omitting the specific scene of the flag planting during the 1969 moon landing.

London Film Festival champions female directors

Around 38% of the movies screened across the whole festival are directed by women, up from 24% last year.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to play Hawaiian king in Warner Bros.’...

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has signed on to star as Kamehameha - the founder and first kind of Hawaii - in a fresh film based on the ruler.

Alec Baldwin to play Batman’s father in ‘Joker’ movie

The "30 Rock" actor is joining Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker" origin story.

Amazon is on the prowl for movies from Sony, Paramount

The company held exploratory talks with executives at Sony Corp.’s studio division and Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures.

Netflix reaches deal with bestselling author Harlan Coben

Fourteen novels from crime fiction author Harlan Coben are getting the Netflix treatment, including his next publication, March 2019's "Run Away."

Venice shoots for the Moon in Hollywood-heavy film festival

Gosling's "First Man" and Netflix's decision to boycott the Cannes festival has lured an array of A-list actors and directors to Venice.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ on hold

The third entry in Marvel's successful "Guardians of the Galaxy" series has been postponed as a new director is sought.

‘Little Women’ swaps Emma Stone for Emma Watson

Emma Stone of "La La Land" fame has departed Greta Gerwig's "Little Women," to be replaced by "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson.

‘True Detective’ trailer offers taste of season 3

After four years' absence, "True Detective" is booked to return in January 2019, with a first full trailer starring Mahershala Ali as its lead investigator.

‘Game of Thrones’ leads HBO’s network teaser

HBO made good use of the finale for thriller series "Sharp Objects" by airing a first teaser for the last season of "Game of Thrones" during its August 26 broadcast.

‘A Teacher:’ Kate Mara to star in an FX mini-series

The actress who rose to fame in "House of Cards" will play the lead role in a television adaptation of "A Teacher" by Hannah Fidell.

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