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'Men in Black: International' leads box office with muted $28 million


LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hollywood seems to be coming down with a contagious case of franchise fatigue this summer, as "Men in Black: International" and "Shaft" become the latest sequels largely dismissed by moviegoers in North America.

'The Dead Don't Die' stars on the environment

Flesh-eating zombies terrorize a small town in Jim Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die", a comedy horror in which polar fracking sets off strange reactions and raises the dead. | Video

Environment Jun 14 2019

'Men in Black' Hemsworth and Thompson suit up for fourth installment

MOSCOW The "Men in Black" are back - wearing the same suits and sunglasses but different faces. | Video

Jun 06 2019

Aston Martin built for James Bond heading to auction

LOS ANGELES A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tire slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, will go up for auction in August, the auction house announced on Wednesday. | Video

Jun 12 2019

Samoa bans 'Rocketman' over gay scenes: media

SYDNEY Samoa has banned "Rocketman", the movie-musical based on the life of British musician Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island's censor has said.

Jun 11 2019

Scorsese gets playful with Dylan in 'Rolling Thunder Revue' film

LOS ANGELES Director Martin Scorsese has made his second film about Bob Dylan, and this time the filmmaker has taken a cue from the elusive rock star to weave a fantastical mix of facts and imagination. | Video

Jun 10 2019

Woody Allen to shoot next movie in Spain, with Christoph Waltz

LOS ANGELES Woody Allen is set to shoot his next movie in Spain this summer with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, the director's first film project since "A Rainy Day in New York" that was shelved at the height of the #MeToo movement.

Jun 04 2019

Ron Howard frames Pavarotti story through arias for new documentary

LOS ANGELES Director Ron Howard did not know much about opera, but he understands drama when he sees it, and Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti's life was packed with it. | Video

Music, Italy Jun 04 2019

Godzilla: from radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero

LONDON Ever since Godzilla first rampaged across cinema screens 65 years ago, film critics have seen the reptilian anti-hero as a symbol of the fears gnawing away in the deepest recesses of movie-goers' minds.

Environment, Jun 04 2019

Box Office: 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' debuts with mediocre $49 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. and Legendary's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" may be king of the box office, but it only managed a meek roar. The monster sequel brought in $49 million when it debuted in 4,108 locations, a disappointing start given its $200 million price tag.

Jun 02 2019

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video