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War Over 'The Conjuring': The Disturbing Claims Behind a Billion-Dollar Franchise
39 minutes ago
Fans of The Conjuring horror movie franchise will be familiar with the romantic tale of Ed and Lorraine Warren, real-life married demonologists who claimed their Catholic faith helped them fend off the forces of evil. In the trailer for the first film, Warner Bros.' New Line division sold The Conjuring as "based on the true story of the Warrens," but according to legal filings and recordings obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, it's possible that even the simple depiction of the Warrens as a devoted and pious couple might have stretched the truth past the breaking point.
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- Kim Masters ,Ashley Cullins
Animation Roundtable: The Risk of Making Toons for All Ages and Why Hiring More Females Is "Crucial"
39 minutes ago
The Boss Baby, his lead actor, Alec Baldwin, suddenly developed a fresh cultural currency as Saturday Night Live's Donald Trump. Lee Unkrich, 50, director of Pixar's Coco, worried about how his young actor's voice might change during the five-year production. And Chris McKay, 49, director of Warner Animation's The Lego Batman Movie, "made some people uncomfortable" at the studio when his spoof-filled film opened just before the deadly serious Batman v. Superman. But they all agree that's part of the pleasures »
- Carolyn Giardina
CineAsia: India’s Multiplex Pioneer Ajay Bijli Talks Cinema Growth, Digital Threats
5 hours ago
As the chairman and managing director of India’s largest cinema chain, PVR Cinemas, Ajay Bijli has been a trailblazer credited with revolutionizing the country’s exhibition industry.
Back in 1997, Bijli opened the country’s first multiplex in the capital New Delhi at a time when single-screen cinemas were struggling against rampant video piracy.
New Delhi-headquartered PVR was launched as a joint venture in 1995 between Bijli’s Priya Exhibitors and Australia's Village Roadshow, which exited the venture in 2002. The move signaled a diversification for Bijli, 50, who comes from a business family that runs a trucking company.
- Nyay Bhushan
'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Superman' Enter the National Film Registry
6 hours ago
Yippee ki-yay and Merry Christmas! Die Hard is among the 25 motion pictures selected this year by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress to be preserved for future generations, it was announced Wednesday.
The latest round of films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant also includes the James Cameron blockbuster Titanic (1997); Superman (1978) and The Goonies (1985), both directed by Richard Donner; the Phil Alden Robinson baseball fable Field of Dreams (1989), starring Kevin Costner; and Spencer Tracy's final film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967).
Two films starring Kirk Douglas, who just had his 101st »
- Mike Barnes
Tom Hanks Jokes About Working With "High Maintenance" Meryl Streep
8 hours ago
After host Stephen Colbert explained to Hanks that many people trust him, including his co-star, Hanks playfully rolled his eyes. "You mean, can I just say, 'high-maintenance Meryl Streep?'" the actor joked. "Oh, really? Diva?" Colbert prodded.
"Look, the shoes alone, man," Hanks joked, adding, "No, I am so joking."
"You know what's scary about Meryl? She comes in and does it just like everybody else does. You're expecting French horns before she enters the stage," »
- Lauren Huff
George Lucas Thinks 'The Last Jedi' Was "Beautifully Made"
11 hours ago
George Lucas has seen The Last Jedi, and he was highly impressed.
"And in speaking with director Rian Johnson after viewing was complimentary," she added.
Lucas also wrote and directed the prequels.
In 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion.
Lucas said in interviews after the sale that he had ideas for future »
- Ryan Parker
Australian Academy Announces Nominees for Aacta International Awards
12 hours ago
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 7th Aacta International Awards.
Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with five nominations each, lead the total of fifteen films to receive nominations across seven categories. Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Alison Janney are among the nominees.
Mirroring the American Film Institute Movie of the Year acknowledgements were the five nominees for Best Feature: Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
- Pip Bulbeck
Shelter PR Expanding Into Film, TV Representation
14 hours ago
Wyld held senior positions at Focus Features, Warner Bros. and most recently Paramount, where for nearly 10 years she oversaw regional publicity and promotions activities as well as all experiential marketing, Hispanic, African-American and Asian American publicity in addition to sports, religious and family outreach for the company's films.
- Borys Kit