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Toronto film fest pulls ‘London Fields’ amid ownership spat

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Cast member Billy Bob Thornton poses at the premiere of “The Judge” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TORONTO (Reuters) – The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has pulled the Friday night premiere of “London Fields” after director Matthew Cullen filed a lawsuit claiming the noir film’s producers had added “incendiary imagery” without his approval. The film, based…

‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ sweep fresh air into TV’s Emmys

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Actress Uzo Aduba poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea in Los Angeles, California, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok By Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – HBO shows “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television’s biggest night on an evening that also made history for black…

Four categories to follow at TV’s Emmy Awards

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Cast member Jon Hamm attends the “Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale” held in Los Angeles May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – It’s an honor just to be nominated for an Emmy given the more than 400 scripted TV shows broadcast or streamed on U.S. television in a year, but only a few will take home a Primetime Emmy Award on Sunday. Here are four key…


Cost of Cable Vs Online Media

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There are several ways you can access movie and TV programs in the United States, with cable, internet streaming, and DVD/Blu-ray being the most popular. However, more and more people are turning internet services for their entertainment needs. It has already largely eclipsed DVD and Blu-Ray, and now cable is increasingly feeling the squeeze from these new competitors. At the simplest level, movies and television programs are streamed over the internet to your…

Tenor Florez soars in Royal Opera’s Gluck season opener

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Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez gestures during a concert with pianist Vincenzo Scalera (not pictured) at Lima’s National Theatre, in this May 13, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez, beloved of opera audiences for his command of the high registers, made a soaring stage debut as Orpheus in Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” on Monday as the Royal Opera opened its…

Nicole Kidman returns to London in tale of overlooked DNA scientist

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Photograph 51 cast member Nicole Kidman poses for a photograph at the Noel Coward Theatre in London, Britain September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Nicole Kidman, whose last appearance on stage in London was described by one reviewer as “pure theatrical Viagra”, has captivated audiences again with her performance as the sidelined scientist who helped unlock the secret of DNA. The Oscar-winning actor’s portrait of…

BBC to launch online U.S. subscription service

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Barriers near to the main entrance of the BBC headquarters and studios in Portland Place, London, Britain, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls By Paul Sandle CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC will launch an online subscription service in the United States next year, boosting revenues for the public broadcaster and allowing viewers to watch shows on demand. “We’re launching a new OTT (over-the-top) video service in America offering BBC fans…

Justin Timberlake to raise hair as singing troll

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Singer Justin Timberlake poses with his iHeartRadio Innovator Award backstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Award-winning singer, actor and heartthrob Justin Timberlake will star in “Trolls”, a DreamWorks animated musical about the spiky-haired Danish dolls, the studio said on Tuesday. Timberlake will play Branch, a “hilariously hardcore survivalist”, joining Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy in the first…