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Thursday, January 21, 2016
'Grand master' of Italian film Ettore Scola dies aged 84
Film director Ettore Scola, one of the last grand masters of Italian comedy, died on Tuesday at the age of 84, press reports said.
Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has weighed in on the swirling controversy over the all-white roster of acting nominations for this year's Academy Awards, saying the industry is moving backwards and needs to do better.
The average U.S. movie ticket has hit a record high of US$8.70.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over low diversity of nominees
Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year's ceremony, the academy's president said it was time for major changes -- and soon.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
'Spotlight,' DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics' Choice
The investigative journalism drama "Spotlight" won the top prize at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for "Room" and "The Revenant."
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was finally dethroned from its weeks-long grip atop the North American box office, shoved aside by cop comedy "Ride Along 2" and Oscar favorite "The Revenant."
The stars of "High School Musical" are reuniting for a 10th-anniversary tribute to the TV movie.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
"Stand down," says the actor playing the CIA station chief in Michael Bay's new film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." He's speaking to the security team that wants to go help Americans under siege less than a mile away in a U.S.
Harry Potter fans raise wand to late Alan Rickman
Some left flowers, others a few heartfelt words. Fans of the Harry Potter saga paid tribute Friday to the late actor Alan Rickman at the mythical platform 9 3/4 at London's King's Cross station.
U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday claimed to feel no nerves at the prospect of claiming his first Oscar for his role in "The Revenant," saying he had "done the work" and could do no more.
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