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Hidden figures no more: women shining in Hollywood

09 September, 2019 12:53 pm 12:53 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Women enjoyed a banner year in Hollywood movies and on television over the past year, notching up record highs in lead roles and gaining ground in influential jobs behind the scenes such as directors and writers, according to two studies published on Wednesday. Box office hits like “Black Panther” and “Crazy … Read More

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Pakistani youngster gets lead role in upcoming Hollywood film ‘The Cu...

08 August, 2019 10:25 am 10:25 am

LAHORE (Web Desk) – A Pakistani youngster from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has got the lead role in an upcoming Hollywood short film, The Cure. The 29-year-old Mashood Alam Malik, who hails from Karak town, plays Noah, part of a team that attempts to save the world from a group aiming to spread a deadly virus. … Read More

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Dwayne thanks Pakistani fan for Hobbs and Shaw love

08 August, 2019 10:49 am 10:49 am

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” thanked a Pakistani fan on social media micro-blogging site Twitter this weekend for praising his latest movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Dwayne Johnson has just made a Pakistani fan’s day. The iconic actor brought happiness to the fan for his love … Read More

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Hobbs & Shaw finishes in first place with $60 million

08 August, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4,253 North American locations. The big-budget spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to be an even bigger draw overseas, where the action franchise is hugely popular. … Read More

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Box Office: The Lion King Rules With $185 Million Debut

07 July, 2019 10:08 am 10:08 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s “The Lion King” dominated box office charts. Director Jon Favreau’s remake of the animated classic collected a massive $185 million (148 million pounds) from 4,756 North American theatres during its first three days of release. In yet another win for Disney, the … Read More

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New Lion King movie lands with a critical whimper

07 July, 2019 10:08 am 10:08 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The much-anticipated new version of animated movie classic “The Lion King” landed with a whimper rather than a roar with critics hailing it as visually impressive but tame in terms of character and storytelling. “The Lion King,” Walt Disney Co’s latest remake of its own beloved animated films, shows off advanced … Read More

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US: Seasoned Actor Rip Torn known as a trouble-maker dies at 88

07 July, 2019 1:25 pm 1:25 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Emmy winner Rip Torn, whose tempestuous nature made him a compelling character actor on the screen and stage but sometimes caused him trouble on the set and in private life, died on Tuesday at the age of 88, media reports said. Torn, whose late-career resurgence included a key role on US … Read More

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Box Office: Toy Story 4 dominates with $118 million debut

06 June, 2019 11:27 am 11:27 am

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Disney’s domination over the box office only seemed to strengthen this weekend as “Toy Story 4” easily topped box office charts. The fourth entry in Pixar’s animated series collected $118 million in ticket sales when it debuted in 4,575 North American theaters. While that haul is significantly below expectations, which anticipated … Read More

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Hollywood star Doris Day, singer of ‘Que Sera, Sera,’ dead at 9...

05 May, 2019 11:21 pm 11:21 pm

(Reuters) – Actress Doris Day, who became one of the greatest box-office attractions of her time as the cheery, freckle-faced personification of wholesomeness, died on Monday at the age of 97, her foundation said on Monday. Day, who co-starred with 1950s and ‘60s superstars such as Rock Hudson and Cary Grant, died at her Carmel, … Read More

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End of Avengers movies cloaked in high-level Hollywood secrecy

04 April, 2019 10:19 pm 10:19 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios went to great lengths to keep the plot of the movie “Avengers: Endgame” under wraps until its highly anticipated debut in theaters this week, the stars and directors said in interviews. “Endgame” will offer the “grand conclusion” to a 22-movie story for six of Marvel’s Avengers … Read More

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Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push

03 March, 2019 10:46 pm 10:46 pm

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc is expected to finally lift the curtain on Monday on a secretive, years-long effort to build a television and movie offering designed to compete with big media companies and boost digital services revenue as iPhone sales taper. “It’s show time” is how the iPhone maker billed the affair … Read More

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Tale of Palestinian food truck draws Hollywood star to Beirut

03 March, 2019 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Entrepreneur Mariam Shaar’s idea of using Palestinians’ national cuisine to provide hope and opportunity for refugee women has succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. Shaar’s project “Soufra” – which means a table laden with food – drew the attention of Hollywood actress and social activist Susan Sarandon, whose documentary – also called “Soufra” … Read More

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Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea

02 February, 2019 6:11 pm 6:11 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress – but remains far from reaching parity with men. McDormand urged powerful celebrities to insist on inclusion riders: contractual provisions that require … Read More

Hollywood’s equality push fails to boost female film directors: study

01 January, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Only 8 percent of Hollywood’s top films in 2018 were directed by women, down from 11 percent the prior year, despite high-profile efforts to improve gender equality, a study released on Thursday showed. The percentage is roughly unchanged from two decades ago, according to the annual study, which found a “radical … Read More

Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

06 June, 2018 5:20 pm 5:20 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, his lawyer said, in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year. More than 70 women have accused the Miramax film studio’s co-founder … Read More