At 40, Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' proves forever fresh

Sep 11, 2014

At 40, Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' proves forever fresh

“Young Frankenstein” is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill. The film’s writer-director, Mel Brooks, and actresses Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night for a 40th-anniversary screening of their ...

U.S. comedian Jon Stewart's first film is no joke

Sep 6, 2014

U.S. comedian Jon Stewart's first film is no joke

On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has frequently made a punch line out of his movie career. When movie stars come on the show, Stewart often happily mocks his own film credentials, the ones largely from his days before becoming a revered late-night host: ...

Sep 5, 2014

Online 'safe harbor' for nude photos defines Internet

Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online. The Internet would be less sleazy, but prescreening more content might also mute ...

Sep 3, 2014

How can you protect your online data?

The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities’ online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of people to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and ...

Sep 3, 2014

Should theft of naked photos online be considered a sex crime?

Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it ...

Sayuri Yoshinaga's film wins prize at Montreal festival

Sep 2, 2014

Sayuri Yoshinaga's film wins prize at Montreal festival

The movie “Fushigi Na Misaki No Monogatari” (“Cape Nostalgia”) starring veteran actress Sayuri Yoshinaga has won the Special Grand Prix at the Montreal World Film Festival. It is the first Japanese film to win the second-highest award at the festival since “Waga Haha no ...

FBI begins probing nude celebrity photo leaks

Sep 2, 2014

FBI begins probing nude celebrity photo leaks

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was ...

Jolie, Pitt avoid media glare to wed privately in chateau in France

Aug 29, 2014

Jolie, Pitt avoid media glare to wed privately in chateau in France

The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated weddings shrouded from the media’s glare. When? Where? Why ...

Authorities shut down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Aug 24, 2014

Authorities shut down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls. Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of ...