Cinema/TV

Natalie Portman humanizes former first lady in flawed 'Jackie'

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman
02 Dec 2016
Despite its theatrical release, "Jackie" by all rights should have been a cable-TV movie. Indeed, in many respects it's a sort-of companion to HBO's recent stage adaptation "All the Way," which picked up in...
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Actor Ahmed Ezz sentenced to three years in prison over defaming Zeina

Ahmed Ezz and Zeina
28 Nov 2016
The Nasr City Misdemeanor Court upheld on Saturday the three-year sentence handed to actor Ahmed Ezz over his defamation of actress Zeina. Ezz earlier challenged the sentence and LE15,000 fine made against him in absentia, over defaming...
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Thanksgiving flics: Disney's 'Moana' tops box office records, 'Allied' flounders

Disney official website - UK
28 Nov 2016
Disney's "Moana" sailed to the top of the Thanksgiving box office, earning a mighty $81.1 million over the five-day holiday period and $55.5 million for the weekend. "Moana" now ranks as the second biggest...
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Putin presents Russian passport to Hollywood actor Seagal

Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Steven Seagal during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Nov 25, 2016. - Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via REUTERS.

 

 
26 Nov 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal on Friday and said he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how the fractious ties between Moscow and Washington are starting to improve. At a Kremlin...
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FBI clears Brad Pitt over abuse claim

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
24 Nov 2016
Brad Pitt has been cleared after a probe into allegations he mistreated one of his children in a mid-air altercation, the FBI said on Tuesday. The claims centered on an alleged incident with his 15-year-old son Maddox in September on a...
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Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts' debuts to magical US$75 million

Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them
21 Nov 2016
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" dominated the weekend box office, debuting to a boisterous $75 million and launching a new cinematic franchise. The impressive debut confirms Warner Bros' high hopes for the property...
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Egyptian films at Cairo International Film Festival: an eye on awards

A Day for Women poster
16 Nov 2016
The 38th Cairo International Film Festival gives the opportunity for Egyptian cinema to be presented to a wider, art cinema audience and to international film-makers; they await the annual festival to watch the latest productions of film...
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Depressed' De Niro backs anti-Trump protests

Robert De Niro
16 Nov 2016
Robert De Niro gave anti-Donald Trump protesters across the United States his backing Friday as he spoke about how "depressed" the tycoon's win in the presidential election had made him. The 73-year-old star was on the red...
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Tom Holland confirms a 'Spider-man' trilogy

Tom Holland confirms a 'Spider-man' trilogy
12 Nov 2016
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter "Spider-man" actor Tom Holland has confirmed that he has signed up for three Marvel movies about the web-slinging superhero.   Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the upcoming...
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Why Morocco is Africa's little Hollywood

07 Nov 2016
In the new comedy "Army Of One", Nicolas Cage plays an American civilian who tries to hunt down Osama Bin Laden after an encounter with God, played by Russell Brand. The backdrop to the story is the slums of Pakistan's...
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