Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Mar 5, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Becoming the latest high-profile name to partner with Netflix Inc., Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way, will produce a documentary and a series that will premiere exclusively on the digital streaming service, the company said on Wednesday. DiCaprio, who worked with ...

Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel

Feb 28, 2015

Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel

Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir “Blade Runner,” more than 31 years after the film first premiered. Ridley Scott directed the 1982 movie, which was adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel ...

At the Oscars, no prize for ethnic diversity

Feb 24, 2015

At the Oscars, no prize for ethnic diversity

What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of nonwhite contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations ...

Poland's politicians, filmmakers hail Oscar for 'Ida'

Feb 24, 2015

Poland's politicians, filmmakers hail Oscar for 'Ida'

Poland’s politicians, filmmakers and fans rejoiced Monday over the nation’s first-ever foreign language movie Oscar for “Ida,” seeing it as a sign of the country’s cinematography coming of age. President Bronislaw Komorowski said the award is a “source of satisfaction for all Poles” and ...

'Birdman' soars to Oscar glory with best picture win

Feb 23, 2015

'Birdman' soars to Oscar glory with best picture win

Dark comedy “Birdman” soared to Oscars glory Sunday, taking four Academy Awards including best picture and best director honors on Hollywood’s biggest night. The film, a satire about a washed-up superhero film actor battling to revive his career on Broadway, was a grand triumph ...

'Timbuktu' director wants more cinema from West Africa

Feb 23, 2015

'Timbuktu' director wants more cinema from West Africa

The Oscar nomination of “Timbuktu,” a film about the occupation of the Malian desert town by al-Qaida-linked Islamists in 2012, should not mask the lack of established cinema from West Africa, its director said. Up for the Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday’s ceremony, ...

Feb 22, 2015

Cameron Diaz, Transformers, Kirk Cameron top Razzie Awards

Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron received the dubious honor of being dubbed the year’s worst actress and actor at the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the “Razzies”) on Saturday night. Diaz earned the title for her performances in the raunchy comedies “The Other ...

Eddie Murphy said no to Cosby sketch, 'SNL' cast member says

Feb 20, 2015

Eddie Murphy said no to Cosby sketch, 'SNL' cast member says

A lingering letdown for fans after Eddie Murphy’s half-hearted display on the recent “Saturday Night Live” bash has been rekindled by a report of what might have been: Murphy impersonating Bill Cosby. In a series of tweets, former “SNL” cast member Norm Macdonald described ...

Feb 20, 2015

Heroine of NHK drama 'Massan' to perform on Broadway

Charlotte Kate Fox, a U.S. actress performing as the heroine of the NHK television drama series “Massan” is set to play the leading role in the long-running Broadway musical “Chicago.” “Chicago” is the story of murderer Roxie Hart attempting to become a star by ...