Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

Nov 20, 2014

Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear, a development that the bear’s 88-year-old creator says leaves him “totally amazed.” The British Board of Film Classification gave “Paddington” a parental guidance rating, saying it ...

'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch announces engagement

Nov 18, 2014

'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch announces engagement

Benedict Cumberbatch fans might be weeping on the inside over the “Sherlock” star’s engagement — but he’s seeing nothing but their love, he says. “It’s a crazy old love bomb to drop and the amount of love that comes back to you, that was ...

Miyazaki is second Japanese to receive honorary Oscar

Nov 10, 2014

Miyazaki is second Japanese to receive honorary Oscar

Renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki received an honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a Hollywood ceremony Saturday for years of contributions to the motion picture industry. Miyazaki, 73, is the second Japanese to win the Academy Honorary Award, ...

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

Nov 8, 2014

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

The autopsy of Robin Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff’s officials said Friday. The results, released by the Marin County sheriff’s office, found that the actor had ...

'The Force Awakens': New Star Wars film has title

Nov 7, 2014

'The Force Awakens': New Star Wars film has title

Star Wars fans were sent into a frenzy Thursday as studio giant Disney revealed the title of the iconic franchise’s seventh episode — “The Force Awakens” — and said filming was over. “The Force Awakens” immediately shot to the top of trending topics on ...

Oct 29, 2014

Movie company fined for failing to report ¥1 billion in income

Tax authorities say Sedic International Inc., a film production firm known for its Oscar winner “Okuribito” (“Departures”), failed to declare about ¥1 billion in income in the five years to August 2012. The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau levied about ¥400 million in back taxes, ...

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Oct 19, 2014

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — made of plaster. More than 90 years ago, filmmaker Cecile B. DeMille erected 21 giant sphinxes and a temple as a set for the silent black-and-white classic movie ...

Oct 16, 2014

JK Rowling working on three new wizard movies

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on three new wizard-based movies to be released starting in 2016, studio giant Warner Bros. announced Wednesday. The first, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four ...