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Tarantino did not tell Polanski about film set against Manson murders


CANNES, France Quentin Tarantino said on Wednesday he didn't tell Roman Polanski in advance about his latest movie, set in the run-up to the notorious 1969 Manson murders which claimed the life of Polanski's wife at the time, actress Sharon Tate.

Daniel Craig to have ankle surgery, 'Bond' film remains on schedule

LOS ANGELES James Bond actor Daniel Craig will undergo ankle surgery after injuring himself while filming the spy franchise's latest installment, but the movie remains on schedule for an April 2020 release, producers said on Wednesday.

May 22 2019

Darkly comic 'Parasite' gets critics buzzing at Cannes

CANNES, France "Parasite", a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly funny satire about class struggles, has upped the ante at the Cannes Film Festival, with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho emerging as an strong contender for an award after impressing critics.

South Korea, May 22 2019

Tarantino says recent marriage made him 'take stock'

CANNES, France Quentin Tarantino, who once suggested he was too focused on movie-making to marry, said on Wednesday that his recent wedding to Israeli singer Daniella Pick had made him "take stock" from a different perspective. | Video

May 22 2019

From 'Your Song' to your movie: 'Rocketman' builds on new music biopic

LONDON With hit tunes, a plot about one of the world's best known performers and flamboyant costumes, "Rocketman" brings Elton John's story to the big screen, the latest musical biopic offering a concert-like experience at the cinema. | Video

Music, People May 22 2019

Tarantino rolls into Cannes with 'dazzling' ode to cinema

CANNES, France With Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in tow, Quentin Tarantino unveiled his latest opus in Cannes on Tuesday, a story about movie magic and acting pains that wowed many critics - at least in parts. | Video

May 21 2019

Will Smith goes from fear to joy as Aladdin's new genie

LOS ANGELES Will Smith was initially worried about playing the genie in Disney's live action version of "Aladdin" after the celebrated performance by the late Robin Williams more than 25 years ago, but says it eventually became a joy. | Video

May 21 2019

Crawleys await royal visit in 'Downton Abbey' movie, trailer shows

LONDON "Downton Abbey" fans got a glimpse on Tuesday of the television period drama's upcoming movie adaptation, with a new trailer showing the central Crawley family preparing for a royal visit to their sprawling countryside home.

May 21 2019

Dardenne brothers explore radicalization and redemption in Cannes

CANNES, France Cannes regulars the Dardenne brothers said on Tuesday they were driven to explore the sensitive subject of radicalization in their latest film after a wave of attacks in recent years, including those by Islamist militants.

May 21 2019

An understated Huppert anchors bittersweet family drama "Frankie"

CANNES, France In Ira Sachs film "Frankie", Isabelle Huppert stars as an ailing French actress who gathers her family together for one last holiday - coming as close to playing herself as she ever has.

May 21 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