Hong Kong film-maker Run Run Shaw died yesterday at the age of 106. His influence stretched from Hollywood to Piccadilly
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Harvey and Bob Weinstein claim they are entitled to cash from the three instalments of the film, which was originally a single book
Sunday 08 December 2013
Our position as the world's third largest film market after the US and Japan is set to be overtaken
Monday 09 September 2013
Until recently, any film turned out by the animation studio was sure to be a masterpiece. But now, with yet another director leaving during a shoot, The Independent's Nicholas Barber asks if it has lost its way.
Watch clips of Disney Pixar's best animated films below:
Will Hollywood ever have a gay action hero? Report highlights lack of LGBT diversity among 'Big Six' film studios
Wednesday 21 August 2013
GLAAD records not a single transgender character in films made in 2012 and just 31 identifiably gay or bisexual characters overall
Tuesday 13 August 2013
But the show also doubled its TV viewing audience from the first episode of season 5
Monday 01 July 2013
Family film Monsters University topped the US and Canadian movie charts for a second straight weekend, fending off competition from two new releases, the female buddy comedy The Heat and the explosion-filled thriller White House Down.
Magic moment as Kate the Duchess of Cambridge opens Harry Potter studios with William and another Harry in tow
Friday 26 April 2013
Love her or loathe her it is hard to deny that the Duchess of Cambridge has cast a spell over the general public - or the tabloids, at least. Today accompanied by her husband the Duke of Cambridge and brother-in-law Prince Harry the spellbinding affect was compounded by the fact trio were in Leavesden, Herts to officially open the Harry Potter Warner Bros studios to the public.
Thursday 21 February 2013
BSkyB has shown it still has a stranglehold over the best new movies on pay-TV as it signed a major rights deal with Disney, dealing a blow to online movie-streaming rivals NetFlix and Amazon's LoveFilm.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Subscription-price increases and a modest rise in customer numbers helped satellite broadcaster BSkyB report a strong rise in first-half profits.
Thursday 06 December 2012
Bollywood producer and distributor Eros International has just gone prime time.Its deal with HBO Asia, the pay TV group, is a "game changer" according to its house broker, Peel Hunt. The pair will launch two new premium, advertising-free movie channels, HBO Defined HBO Hits, in India.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Aardman's cartoon about Father Christmas and his two sons is bright, colourful fun.
Friday 09 November 2012
Take one of the most popular games ever to hit the iPhone, mix it with the biggest movie franchise in the history of film, and what do you get? Angry Birds Star Wars.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Disney is said to have overpaid for Lucasfilm's Star Wars but the money's not at the box office any more
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Fans can look forward to Episode 7 in the sci-fi franchise with George Lucas as consultant
Monday 29 October 2012
Mention certain literary estates to any number of editors, publishers and writers and you will see them shudder. These guardians of dead writers' works can be ferocious protectors of reputations. Stephen Joyce, grandson of James, destroyed more than 1,000 letters written by the writer's disturbed daughter Lucia to her father – as well as some to her from the man she loved, Samuel Beckett. Beckett's own estate gets very exercised when directors play fast and loose with his stage works, and T S Eliot's widow, Valerie, is considered largely responsible for the snail's pace at which her late husband's letters have been published.
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