Jun 6, 2017

Terry Gilliam finishes 'Don Quixote' film after 17 years

Terry Gilliam, the US-born director famous for a string of dark fantasy films, has finally finished his version of Don Quixote... after 17 years battling one disaster after another. "Sorry for the long silence...," he posted laconically to Facebook on Sunday. "After 17 years, we have ...

Episode VIII title 'The Last Jedi' sends 'Star Wars' fans wild

Jan 24, 2017

Episode VIII title 'The Last Jedi' sends 'Star Wars' fans wild

The next Star Wars film will be called, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the film studio Disney announced on Monday. The movie will be the second of the sequels, set 30 years after the original movie trilogy, and will follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker ...

Nintendo eyes filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

/ May 16, 2016

Nintendo eyes filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD. Nintendo, which makes the Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS hand-held machine, has ...

Clint Eastwood looks back on career, 'American Sniper'

Apr 23, 2015

Clint Eastwood looks back on career, 'American Sniper'

Clint Eastwood wants to get one thing straight: He did not threaten to kill Michael Moore. "It isn't a bad idea," Eastwood laughed Wednesday during a tribute luncheon for the veteran actor and director at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The "American Sniper" director was responding to ...

Jan 16, 2015

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with nine nods each

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by "Boyhood," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "American Sniper" and "Selma." Nominations for ...

Yakuza film veteran Bunta Sugawara dies at 81

Dec 1, 2014

Yakuza film veteran Bunta Sugawara dies at 81

Renowned actor Bunta Sugawara, who won fame portraying the grittiness and cruelty of small-time gangsters, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital from liver cancer, movie company Toei Co. said Monday. He was 81. A native of Sendai, Sugawara starred in director Kinji Fukasaku's eight-part "Battles ...