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The women of ‘Ocean’s 8’ steal a big lead at the box office

The women of “Ocean’s 8” proved this weekend that they know how to steal the show — and much more — as the new heist flick took in an estimated $41.6 million in North American theaters. With an all-star cast led by ever-popular Sandra Bullock and supported by Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter,…

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For the love of Star Wars

    By Omair Alavi Han Solo is to Star Wars what Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name was to Spaghetti Westerns – no matter how hard you try, you can’t disassociate one from the other. In Solo – A Star Wars Story, we get to know about the backstory of Han Solo who goes…

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Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from muggers in London

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his portrayal of fictional crime-fighter Sherlock Holmes and comic book superhero Doctor Strange in the Marvel movies, has been hailed a hero for chasing away four assailants as they mugged a cyclist in London. Cumberbatch, 41, jumped out of his taxi and ran to the aid of the man…

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Hollywood legend Brian De Palma to tackle Weinstein story

“Scarface” director Brian De Palma is to tackle the story of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood legend told AFP. The maker of “Carrie” and “The Untouchables” said he was toying with the idea of dealing with Weinstein and the #MeToo movement the Hollywood producer unleashed after claims that he had raped and abused…

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Deadpool 2: Return of the anti-hero

By Omair Alavi Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 is perhaps the best way to come out of the shocking climax of Avengers: The Infinity War; the guy who played Thanos there (Josh Brolin) is the one who saves the day as Cable; the film is also the perfect reply to the silliness of both Marvel and…

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‘We got you’: Weinstein accusers relieved, elated at rape charges

Women in Hollywood expressed relief, hope and vindication on Friday as movie producer Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape after decades of alleged sexual misconduct. Weinstein was met by dozens of photographers and camera crews as he walked into a New York City police station to be charged with two counts of rape and one…

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Actor Morgan Freeman apologizes after accusations

Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment. The accusations against the Oscar-winning actor are the latest in a torrent against male actors, filmmakers…

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Movie producer Weinstein surrenders on sex assault charges

Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges. A few months back, he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax film studio and Weinstein…

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Weinstein expected to ‘surrender’ to NY authorities Friday

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career collapsed in a blaze of assault accusations. US media reported that the former movie powerbroker — once the toast of Hollywood, with his films winning scores of…

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“No one wanted to make this film”: India’s Pinto stars in sex slave’s tale

A new film starring “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto and Demi Moore, about the real-life story of a young Indian girl who gets trapped in the global sex trade, struggled to get funding because it was too controversial. The gritty movie “Love Sonia”, which also features award-winning Anupam Kher, will premiere in June as it opens…

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Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ propels to $125 million opening

Deadpool might not consider himself a superhero, but its latest installment is off to a powerful start. The Marvel Comics film from 20th Century Fox debuted in North American with $125 million in 4,349 locations. That wasn’t enough to match the debut of its predecessor, 2016’s “Deadpool,” which had the biggest opening ever for an…

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Ranveer becomes Hulk in upcoming movie Simmba

Indian actor Ranveer Singh has totally reshaped his body for an upcoming movie ‘Simmba’. In a picture, the Padmavaat actor doesn’t look like Ranveer Singh but the Hulk of Hollywood. According to Indian media, director Rohit Shetty wanted his hero to be the best in shape. Rohit Shetty’s ‘Simmba’ is the Hindi remake of the…

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‘Black Panther’ knocks out ‘Infinity War’ in MTV movie nominations

Superhero movie “Black Panther” scored a leading seven nominations on Thursday for the MTV Movie & TV awards, delivering a knockout punch to box-office blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War.” Supernatural television show “Stranger Things” landed six nods, MTV announced, including a best performance nomination for 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown who will also compete in the fan…

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New ‘Robin Hood’ movie promises plenty of action

The trailer for the upcoming action movie “Robin Hood” was released and it promises plenty of thrilling action and amazing choreography. The story of the movie tells the tale of Robin Hood who takes on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham to rid the people from his tyranny and poverty. Taron Egerton will portray the role…

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Jackie Chan’s daughter claims to be homeless due to ‘homophobic’ parents

“We’ve been homeless for a month due to homophobic parents. We pretty much slept under a bridge and other things,” says Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter in a recent video uploaded on YouTube.  Etta Ng Chok Lam, Jackie Chan’s love child, has claimed that her parents have forced the couple onto the streets after finding out…

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Weinstein ‘believes he will be forgiven’ by Hollywood: Piers Morgan

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, believes he will eventually be forgiven by Hollywood, according to television presenter Piers Morgan. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, Weinstein has been accused by more than 70 women of sexual misconduct, including rape. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual…

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Priyanka: I’m a proud woman of colour but that’s not the only thing that defines me

Priyanka Chopra said she is a proud woman of colour but that’s not the only thing that defines her, reported an Indian website. The Quantico star spoke to Teen Vogue about the minuscule opportunities for South Asian actors in global cinema. “Within global entertainment there needs to be a lot more opportunities that are created…

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When earth’s mightiest heroes take on their worst nightmare

By Omair Alavi The Avengers are back but they are still in the Civil War mode, meaning that half of the guys are on Tony Stark aka Iron Man’s side and the other half, on Captain America’s. The person who emerges as a major threat during this fight is Thanos who is out to collect…

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Sony wows CinemaCon with glitzy opening shows

By Frankie Taggart Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino vowed Monday that his leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would make as iconic a silver screen duo as Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The 2019 movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will look at the death throes of the old studio system — seen as…

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Natalie Portman not to accept $2m prize in protest against Netanyahu policies

JERUSALEM: Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel’s prime minister. “I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech…

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Forman, Oscar-winning director of ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’, dies at 86

PRAGUE – Milos Forman, the Czech-born movie director who found fame in Hollywood with the Oscar-winning classics “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus,” has died at the age of 86. Forman passed away on Friday in the United States, where he lived, after a short illness, his wife, Martina, told Czech news agency…

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