Ghassan Massoud

  • Tom Hiddleston Reveals Why He Was Cut From Avengers: Age Of Ultron

     ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would’ve been just as successful with or without the inclusion of the hugely likeable Tom Hiddleston (we think), but now the actor’s revealed why he was cut from the movie. Speaking to Digital Spy, the charming Brit who plays the devilish Loki in the Marvel Cinematic…

    Mike P Williams
  • IMAX China $248 million IPO saw lukewarm reception from retail investors

    A $248 million Hong Kong IPO from IMAX China Holding Inc, majority-owned by the namesake giant screen movie theater equipment maker, saw particularly weak demand from retail investors, a filing showed on Wednesday. While there have been some signs of improving confidence in the market, with China…

  • Barry Diller On Donald Trump: If He Wins, I’m Fleeing The Country — Or Resisting

    Note to those of you who had Barry Diller in your which-media-mogul-will-endorse- Donald Trump pool: Thanks for playing our game. The IAC Interactive boss didn’t mince words about the GOP White House hopeful during an event in NYC today. "If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the…

  • Asian cinema masterpieces, ferry tragedy at Korean film fest

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint.

    Associated Press
  • Suicide Squad’s Will Smith Still Hasn’t Met Jared Leto, Only The Joker

    Having recently shot ‘Suicide Squad’ together you’d imagine that Jared Leto and Will Smith are now extremely close friends. Speaking to Zane Lowe during his appearance on Monday’s Beats 1 radio show, Will Smith, explained, “I have never actually met Jared Leto.

    Gregory Wakeman
  • Met Gala Heist Movie in the Works at New Line

    New Line is launching development of a heist movie set at the star-studded annual Met Gala in New York City. The Warner Bros. division picked up the spec script “Met Gala Heist,” written by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer, and set up the project with Michelle Sy. The story focuses on a pair of…

  • Marvel’s Black Panther Finds Screenwriter

    It looks like there’s finally some progress to report on Marvel’s long-awaited ‘Black Panther,’ as The Wrap break the news that Joe Robert Cole is in talks to write the screenplay.

    Ben Bussey
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    Dan Rather Admires Pope Francis' Discussion of "Humility, Modesty, Forgiveness, Love"

    "I think [Pope Francis] should be asked questions about church finances and about the church's problems with the abuse of underage children."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hulu And Viacom Renew And Expand Streaming Programming Deal

    This should help Hulu, and add fuel to the debate among Viacom watchers over whether it benefits — or shoots itself in the foot — when it syndicates popular shows to subscription VOD services. The companies just renewed and expanded their multiyear pact that makes Hulu the exclusive SVOD home for…

  • How a small streaming site became the Netflix for indie film

    In February 2007, about a month after Netflix began streaming movies online, Efe Cakarel quietly launched what would become MUBI — a video-on-demand service focused on international and independent cinema. Where Netflix sought to amass a large library for wide audiences, Cakarel, a Turkish…

    The Verge
  • Female-Driven Movies Make Money, So Why Aren’t More Being Made?

    It’s good business to cast strong women in lead movie roles. Last summer’s opening weekend was a master class on femi-nomics when “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2” faced off on May 15 — and both films came out ahead. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller, starred Charlize Theron…

  • F. Gary Gray schedules a monster payday as director of 'Furious 8'

    F. Gary Gray had a great summer at the box-office with the surprise hit 'Straight Outta Compton,' and now it looks like he's the studio's choice to direct 'Furious 8'

  • How \'The Martian\' Helps Us Dream of Space Once Again

    'The Martian' was more than an Oscar-worthy movie. It represents the endless possibilities for the future of space travel.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • New Tax Credits Boost Filming In L.A. In Q3

    California's new film tax credit already is paying dividends in Los Angeles, which saw a 3.8% increase in on-location filming during the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The first round of TV projects that qualified under the incentives program entered production…

  • Watch: The Dinosaurs Finally Speak In 'Good Dinosaur' Trailer

    Video The big news in this morning's The Good Dinosaur trailer, timed to be attached to Pan I suppose, is that we actually get dialogue from our main characters. Pretty much every piece of marketing thus far for the Walt Disney/Pixar film has been silent save for music and sound effects. As I…

  • Aaron Sorkin says Steve Jobs just wanted to be loved—is that so wrong?

    At a post-screening Q&A Monday night, Hollywood's most celebrated screenwriter offered a simple psychological diagnosis of a complicated man.

  • It’s Up to Men in Power to Take the First Step Toward Diversity in TV

    Lifetime’s acclaimed summer drama “Unreal” opened with a memorable image: Shiri Appleby’s character, Rachel, the producer of a reality dating show, “Everlasting,” was sprawled on the floor of a limousine, surrounded by the show’s contestants and trying to avoid the cameras. Rachel’s face revealed…