‘The Last Jedi’ seeks balance in a ‘Star Wars’ galaxy in tumult

Movies & Music December 13, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Light faces dark, old faces new and there’s a struggle to find a balance in the Force when “Star Wars” returns with “The Last Jedi,” the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional adventure. Actors dressed as... Read more

British princes join Jedi knights at ‘Star Wars’ premiere in London

Movies & Music December 13, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film’s European premiere in London on Tuesday. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince... Read more

Major Cineworld investor ‘uncomfortable’ with debt for Regal deal

Movies & Music December 12, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company’s $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to finance the deal. The $23-a-share acquisition will transform FTSE 250-listed... Read more

Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

Movies & Music December 12, 2017 0

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas. “In line with the fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new sectors within... Read more

‘Shape of Water’ leads Globes nominees; risk-takers rewarded

Movies & Music December 12, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood’s long awards season began to take shape on Monday with Golden Globe nominations that rewarded risk-taking and shone a spotlight on veterans and newcomers alike. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a magical drama about a relationship between a strange river... Read more

‘Shape of Water’ leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

Movies & Music December 11, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love. Nominees for the 75th Golden... Read more

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

Movies & Music December 11, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter... Read more

Palace releases new portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip

Movies & Music December 11, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life. A painting by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans of Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, London, Britain,... Read more

Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

Movies & Music December 10, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. FILE PHOTO: British publicist Max Clifford arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File... Read more

‘X-Men’ film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

Movies & Music December 10, 2017 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Brian Singer, the director of the film series “X-Men”, has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state. FILE PHOTO: Director Bryan Singer arrives at a screening of X-Men... Read more