'Eighth Grade,' 'Beale Street' land Indie Spirit nominations
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Coming-of-age movie "Eighth Grade" and family drama "If Beale Street Could Talk" scored best feature nominations on Friday for the Independent Spirit Awards, the annual honors given to Hollywood's lower-budget movies.
Actor Rebel Wilson loses appeal on Australian defamation case
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian actor Rebel Wilson has lost an appeal against a court decision that cut a record payout against Germany's Bauer Media, which was found to have defamed her in a series of articles, Australian media reported on Friday.
Apple partners with Oscar-winning movie studio A24 for feature films
(Reuters) - Apple Inc
has inked a multi-year deal with A24, the studio behind Oscar-winning projects "Moonlight" and "Amy", a source familiar with the plans told Reuters, as the iPhone maker pushes deeper into original content and movies.
Dark, new 'Fantastic Beasts' movie grounded in real world
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him.
'Spinal Tap' creators, Vivendi to mediate $400 million U.S. fraud lawsuit
(Reuters) - The creators of "This Is Spinal Tap" have agreed to put their fraud lawsuit against Vivendi SA on hold while a mediator tries to resolve their $400 million case over the 1984 cult film.
Film Review: 'The Christmas Chronicles'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Director Clay Kaytis' "The Christmas Chronicles" isn't going to make audiences believe in the power of Christmas, let alone stoke the spirit of the holiday season, but boy does it exhaust itself trying. The family-friendly adventure, about two kids whose Christmas Eve mission to capture Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) leads to helping him save the holiday, plays like a love letter to producer Chris Columbus' previous works without ever distinguishing itself. With its saccharine score, saturated cinematography, and trite platitudes, the film is formulaic and forgettable except for Russell's performance as the lovable legend.
Amazon India says comic embroiled in #Metoo no longer involved in new show
MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian comic embroiled in allegations of sexual misconduct will no longer be the showrunner for an original series on Amazon.com Inc's video streaming service, a top Amazon executive said on Wednesday.
Aretha Franklinâs 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three months after her death and 46 years after she first recorded it, Aretha Franklin's live gospel concert is coming to the big screen.
DOC NYC Film Review: 'Amazing Grace'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In "Amazing Grace," a 46-year-old gospel concert movie that feels like a rough gem unearthed in a time capsule, Aretha Franklin, standing at the pulpit of the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles, delivers a hymn called "Climbing Higher Mountains" that gets everyone in the place standing up and jazzed.
Paz de la Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein for Rape and Retaliation
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Monday against Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of raping her twice at her home in New York in 2010.
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