Oscars nominee 'Sound of Metal' puts rare spotlight on deaf culture


LOS ANGELES Paul Raci, nominated for an Oscar for playing a drug abuse counselor who has lost his hearing in "Sound of Metal," said the most common response he receives from deaf people about the film is "how cool you show a bunch of deaf addicts." | Video

Finish him! New Mortal Kombat movie brings fantasy violence to screens

LOS ANGELES The "Mortal Kombat" movie reboot from Warner Bros, which debuts Friday in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service, aims to better depict the extreme gore of the video game franchise than two toned-down cinematic spinoffs of the 1990s.

Apr 20 2021

'Who's going to play me?' Boy George launches casting search for biopic

LONDON British singer Boy George launched a casting search on Tuesday, looking for an actor to portray him in a music biopic set to start filming this summer.

Music Apr 20 2021

Oscar-nominated Bosnian film highlights Srebrenica genocide

SREBRENICA/SARAJEVO (Reuters) -Survivors of the Srebrenica genocide hope that an Oscar-nominated Bosnian film about the massacre of mainly civilian 8,000 Muslims by Bosnian Serb forces will shed light on the atrocity and help counter denial that genocide occurred.

Apr 20 2021

High heels! Real pants! 'Teeny' Oscars red carpet signals return to glamour

LOS ANGELES What's an Oscars ceremony without a red carpet? | Video

Apr 19 2021

Human-octopus love story up for best documentary Oscar

Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach, that true story scores a best documentary nomination for this Sunday's Oscars.

Apr 19 2021

Oscar nominee Andra Day says Billie Holiday role made her 'braver'

NEW YORK American singer Andra Day says portraying legendary blues performer Billie Holiday has made her braver. | Video

Apr 20 2021

'Better Days' director hopes Oscar-nominated film inspires Chinese peers to tackle hard topics

HONG KONG "Better Days" director Derek Tsang said his Oscar-nominated film could inspire other Chinese artists to pursue difficult topics despite the challenges in getting works past censors in China. | Video

China Apr 13 2021

Recession drama 'Nomadland' wins best film at BAFTA awards

LONDON U.S. recession drama "Nomadland", about a community of van dwellers, was the big winner at Britain's BAFTA awards on Sunday, scooping best film and prizes for its Chinese-born director Chloe Zhao and leading actress Frances McDormand. | Video

Apr 12 2021

Box Office: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Roars to $13.4 Million in Second Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Godzilla vs. Kong" stormed to the top of the domestic box office, picking up $13.4 million in its second weekend of release. That brings the monster mashup's stateside haul to $69.5 million, an impressive gross considering it comes in the midst of a global pandemic.

Apr 11 2021

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