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Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film, making it eligible for Oscars


NAIROBI A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering the censor.

Female empowerment, 100 years ago, at heart of 'Colette'

Beneath the corsets and petticoats lies a turn-of-the-20th- century real life tale of feminism and gender politics that is just as relevant today, the film makers say.

Sep 20 2018

Next James Bond film to be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

LONDON The next James Bond film will be directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of U.S. drama "True Detective" and the Netflix comedy "Maniac," the 007 producers said on Thursday. | Video

Sep 20 2018

Han Solo's jacket could fetch $1.3 million at film auction

LONDON A jacket worn by Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the Star Wars film "The Empire Strikes Back" failed to sell at a London auction of movie memorabilia on Thursday, the sale's organizers said.

Sep 20 2018

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle SEC charges they hid 'Blackfish' impact

NEW YORK SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and former Chief Executive James Atchison will pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they misled investors about the negative impact of the documentary "Blackfish" on the company.

U.S., Sep 18 2018

Box Office: 'The Predator' Bites Off $24 Million Bow

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Predator" was able to fend off "The Nun" at the domestic box office.

Sep 16 2018

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

A view across the grimy rooftops of London? A nanny descending to earth with a flying umbrella? Dick Van Dyke? All are present and correct in the trailer for the "Mary Poppins" reboot that was released on Tuesday.

Sep 18 2018

A lady vanishes: In China, a movie star disappears amid culture crackdown

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Fan Bingbing, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the "X-Men" and "Iron Man" film franchises, has more than 62 million followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared. | Video

China Sep 14 2018

Lesbian love movie director sues Kenya to lift ban on film

NAIROBI The Kenyan director of a movie banned in her home country for telling the love story of two women has filed a lawsuit seeking to lift the bar so it can be considered for the country's Oscars entry, court documents show.

Sep 12 2018

Robert Redford bids farewell to acting with throwback crime caper

TORONTO Robert Redford bowed out on Monday from a 50-year acting career, calling what he has said will be his final movie "a wonderful film to go out on." | Video

Sep 11 2018

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