Superman´s cape and Bilbo´s put on auction with expected ‘huge price’

Superman´s cape and Bilbo´s put on auction with expected 'huge price'

LOS ANGELES: Superman´s very first cape and Bilbo Baggins´ pipe are each forecast to raise $100,000-$200,000 at a blockbuster auction of rare Hollywood memorabilia next week. The props from Christopher Reeve´s “Superman” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy will headline Monday´s sale of some 400 cinephile items at Julien´s Auctions in Los Angeles. Spokesman … Read more

Disney’s blockbuster ‘Frozen II’ continues to rule box office in second week

Disney's blockbuster 'Frozen II' continues to rule box office in second week

LOS ANGELES: In a rare show of box-office stasis, the top five films in North American theaters were unchanged this weekend from last, led again by Disney blockbuster “Frozen II,” industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The animated musical, which has Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and the gang traveling to an enchanted forest, … Read more

Sandler, Pattinson indie films top Spirit Award nominations

Sandler, Pattinson indie films top Spirit Award nominations

LOS ANGELES: Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson saw their Oscar hopes boosted Thursday as “Uncut Gems” and “The Lighthouse” led the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations with five each, in the unofficial start to Hollywood´s annual prize-giving season. While major studio releases are not eligible for the Spirit Awards, the prizes are still seen as … Read more

Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over ´concerns´

Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over ´concerns´

LOS ANGELES: Apple on Wednesday abruptly canceled the world premiere of “The Banker” over unspecified concerns, just one day before the film was due to close a major Los Angeles festival. The movie, starring Samuel L Jackson, is based on the true story of two black businessmen who hired a working-class white man to front … Read more

Madonna slapped by lawsuit for arriving hours late to her concerts

Madonna slapped by lawsuit for arriving hours late to her concerts

Madonna slapped by lawsuit for arriving hours late to her concerts Madonna fans have taken to court to sue the megastar over the increasing amount of times she has been late during concerts. The recent lawsuit came during her Madame X Tour, according to legal documents which TMZ acquired. The lawsuit was issued by a … Read more

´Maleficent´ sequel edges out ´Joker´ at N. American box office

´Maleficent´ sequel edges out ´Joker´ at N. American box office

LOS ANGELES: Disney´s dark fairy tale “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” edged out “Joker” in a fierce battle of the supervillains this weekend, taking $19.4 million in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The film, a sequel to the 2014 live-action hit, stars Angelina Jolie as the evil sorceress of “Sleeping Beauty” fame. … Read more

French director Besson speaks on allegations of indecent behaviour

French director Besson speaks on allegations of indecent behaviour

PARIS: French film director Luc Besson on Monday denied raping or drugging a young actress — the first time the maker of “The Fifth Element” has spoken publicity about the sex allegations against him. A judge reopened a rape investigation into the movie mogul on Friday, eight months after Paris prosecutors had dropped a case … Read more

Ferry disaster, politics and cinema intermingle at BIFF

Ferry disaster, politics and cinema intermingle at BIFF

BUSAN: A new film about the Sewol ferry sinking, a disaster that killed more than 300 people — most of them children, will premiere at Asia´s biggest film festival, five years after director Lee Sang-ho caused controversy with his first documentary on the topic. “Diving Bell”, which screened at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival … Read more

Kore-eda urges ´solidarity´ as Japan-South Korea trade war rumbles on

Kore-eda urges ´solidarity´ as Japan-South Korea trade war rumbles on

BUSAN: Cannes Palme d´Or-winning Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda says he has come to South Korea to show “solidarity” with his fans and fellow filmmakers as governments in Seoul and Tokyo fight out a bitter trade war. “Through showing support for each other we can solve and overcome these political problems,” Kore-eda said Saturday as he … Read more