Tom Pelligrini

  • Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

    A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the Cannes Film Festival's competition on Saturday, with many critics swooning for the visceral blood-and-betrayal movie. Directed by an Australian, Justin Kurzel, and shot on location mostly in…

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  • Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Imagines Weak $9.7M Friday, 'Poltergeist' Scares Up $9.35M

    Walt Disney's Tomorrowland earned $9.737 million on its opening Friday. That includes $725k from limited Thursday previews. Long-story short, that's not a great number. The $190m original fantasy stars Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, and Hugh Laurie in a story about a young girl…

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  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

    AFP
  • Guillermo Del Toro On Enthralling & Energizing Jury Experience – Cannes Q&A

    With one title left to screen, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to wind down and the jury is poised to enter its final deliberations before announcing this year’s prize winners on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with jury member Guillermo del Toro about his…

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  • The leading films in the Cannes race for the Palme d'Or

    Of the 19 films competing for the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, half a dozen stand out as the favourites to win.

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  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.

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    'Poltergeist' remake released in US theaters

    1980's horror classic "Poltergeist" gets a remake, coming out in US theaters Friday. The movie tells the story of a family who moves into a new home... only to discover that they are not its only occupants. Duration: 01:50

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  • Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind quirky US cult hits "The Big Lebowski" and "Fargo", and the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men", are this year's co-presidents of the jury. The 33-year-old British actress's career took off in 2004's "Layer Cake" (which earned its…

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  • Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

    British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The movie with the working title "Volga" will "look at the past and future of Russia, a country on the…

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  • Robert De Niro Gives Blunt Commencement Speech at NYU: 'You're [Bleeped]'

    Robert De Niro delivers some profane, poignant advice to grads at university's Tisch School of the Arts.

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    Celebs Soak Up the Sun at Hotel du Cap (11 photos)

    The annual Cannes Film Festival isn't all about film. For decades, the famous have frolicked in and around the pool at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes, France. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton chose it as the location for their honeymoon. Kate Moss was reportedly banned for…

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  • 'Tomorrowland' Cinematographer Claudio Miranda Talks About Creating First Dolby Vision Theatrical Release

    The high dynamic range capabilities allow “the actors’ performance to stand out more,” adds colorist Stephen Nakamura.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hollywood Teamsters Reach Contract Deal With Basic Crafts Unions

    Hollywood's Teamsters and the basic crafts unions have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. Terms of the deal, which must be ratified by the unions' members, were not disclosed. "We were able to achieve good contracts for all of our covered members while at the same time…

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  • ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Season 2 Sneak Peek: The Internet Is Coming

    EXCLUSIVE: Here a first look at the new TV spot for Season 2 of AMC’s ’80s computer drama Halt And Catch Fire. The show’s sophomore year picks up in 1985 as the startup company run by Cameron ( Mackenzie Davis) and Donna (Kerry Bishé) wrestles with a wild new concept that will come to be known as…

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  • Europe’s Digital Single Market: War Not Over, Warns Indie Film, TV Chief Jean Prewitt

    The battle to protect the film and television industries’ ability to license copyright territory by territory in Europe appeared to have been won at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the war is not over, Jean Prewitt, CEO of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, told Variety. On…

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  • Ava DuVernay & Eli Roth Added To PGA’s Produced By Conference

    EXCLUSIVE:  Ava DuVernay and Eli Roth are the latest additions to PGA's Produced By Conference, set for May 30-31 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. The Selma producer-director will sit for A Conversation With Tyler Perry, and the horror veteran is set to moderate a panel on Blumhouse Productions.…

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  • Introducing The Quentin Tarantino Of Uganda

    You know Hollywood and Bollywood, but have you heard of Wakaliwood? Uganda's growing action film industry is spearheaded by an unlikely pair, New Yorker Alan Hofmanis and Ugandan native Isaac Nabwana. The duo is creating kick-ass movies with computer-generated bombings and epic fight scenes that…

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